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11k Manufactured Homes Wasted Because of FEMA's Incompetence

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posted on Feb, 14 2006 @ 01:02 AM
FEMA has let nearly 11,000 unused manufactured homes deteriorate on old runways and open fields in Arkansas, and the agency spent $416,000 per person to house a few hundred Hurricane Katrina evacuees for a short time in Alabama last fall, government investigators told the Senate on Monday.

The allegations that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has wasted hundreds of millions of dollars on a host of bungled efforts to help evacuees were in a pair of reports to senators investigating the government's response to the disaster.

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, chairwoman of the Senate Homeland Security committee, called the reports a "fresh indictment" of FEMA. She said investigators uncovered "shocking examples of absent safeguards and wasted tax dollars."

Sick and sad that this has happened. 11k homes rot while FEMA chases its tail in a circle! That sort of waste is ludicrous to even think about. There are people whose lives could have been changed with those homes. There are people who could have gotten a new lease on life with the donation of those homes. God, it boggles the mind, how can people be so amazingly selfish and arrogant and lazy and foolish and conceited and useless to everyone including themselves!

Now everyone's playing cover your butt, and the investment continues to go to waste. :shk:

Do these numbnut politicians and government 'nyuck-nyuck' employees realize they're instrumental in bringing suffering and misery to their nation? They deserve nothing less than shame and exile for their bewildering display of incompetence in the line of duty.

posted on Feb, 14 2006 @ 01:26 AM
Ok, and who is actually looking surprised?

This was NOT a federal problem. It was a state and city problem. They dropped the ball in a big way, too, and they werre the entities that should have had the best chances of doing it right.

Once the feds get involved with something like that, it will do nothing but worsen. Anyone who expects the feds to step in to help in such situations not only understands little about how the country is suppsed to be, but also understands little about the incompetence of the government as it is!

Seriously, we are talking about a government that swallowed the Warren Report. what sane person would trust the feds after that?

posted on Feb, 14 2006 @ 02:18 AM
Oh, I agree Thomas, there were cascading failures at every single level, and it should come as no surprise to people that the government can't handle the job we pay them to do, but strangely, it does.

90%+ percent of Americans KNOW their politicians are liars and cheats, but they keep playing along with this charade? Why?


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