The government takes credit where it deserves and often times where it does not deserve. I am curious about what kind of impact the recent hurricanes Katrina and Rita will have on our society concerning the unemployment rate. The unemployment rate nationally was doing well shortly before the hurricanes hit (unemployment statistics). Now, there are masses of people heading down to the coast to perform contract work for the government. We all know that these jobs are temporary, but will the government give praise to itself for "creating" these jobs? If so, will it only be in effort to counteract the drastic number of people who have lost their jobs in the southern region? What is even more interesting to me, is how will these hurricanes affect the national unemployment rate? Granted they (hurricanes) left a dent in our economy, but is our economy's "airbag" sufficient to withstand the blow? I believe it is, so long as we all do our part, especially the government!