New Orleans, La. – Mayor Landrieu says President Obama remains committed to New Orleans, and says his plan to cut the deficit while increasing government efficiency will revitalize the city economy. Landrieu says relying on only cuts to reduce the deficit will mean less funding for recovery projects. He says programs that could be hurt include blight reduction and recreation improvements that depend on federal dollars. He says public safety, coastal restoration and Mississippi River dredging could also be at risk if the U-S government defaults on its debt.
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