posted on Sep, 10 2005 @ 05:58 PM
Yeah, altering the title of this forum from "Katrina Conspiracy and FEMA Failure" to "Katrina Aftermath A Conspiracy? and FEMA Failure"
(after this thread was initiated) addresses part of the problem.
I still don't see why it's all a "FEMA Failure" when you consider the majority of the initial problem lays squarely at the feet of the state and
county for each region/area. It's even less of a FEMA failure when you consider FEMA was merged into (more like absorbed by) the Office of Homeland
Defence, had it's budget cut, had it's departments slashed or reduced, and isn't the FEMA that existed before 2002. The division of of Office of
Homeland Defence (FEMA) that is now dealing with the "Largest Natural Disaster in the History of the United States of America" wasn't prepared,
wasn't staffed, and wasn't funded to deal with it.
If you'd like to truely address the problem I'd go look at your tax forms for the past ten years. Americans refuse to pay more tax, Americans demand
lower taxes and at the same time want more more more from their government. In Canada, we have (on average) 15-20% higher taxes than our US
neighbours. We also have universal medicare (which isn't perfect), we have far more social programs (which aren't perfect) -- and because of this we
have far fewer people living in poverty (per capita), we have a far lower crime rate, and we do not have a large distrust of our government even
though we give them 15-20% more of our income.
Besides all of that. There is no drama on my end because it is still not a conspiracy, and there ARE NO DETAINMENT CAMPS. The renaming
of the forum so quickly is rather interesting however.