posted on Dec, 9 2012 @ 11:11 AM
Originally posted by Honor93
reply to post by ShotGunRum
hahahahaha, when ever ?
because they do not work on a profit margin
all FEMA providers, including the govt squeeze every penny of profit they can out of every disaster they "gather" to maybe address.
and that ^^^ my friend is the beauty of bureaucracy
don't let the propaganda fool ya
Haha. Very very true. The federal government provides huge amounts of taxpayer money to connected cronies. The federal government is all about getting
as much money to the ultra-rich as it possibly can. Why do you think the agents of the federal government (of BOTH parties) are bankrolled by special
Also, agencies involved, esp FEMA are full of bureaucrats who essentially do nothing but move paper and forms around, and argue about ways in which
they can most irrationally "rebuild" communities.
I'll give some some credit. Sometimes they go with the second most ridiculously stupid way instead of the number one most ridiculously stupid way.
But really they do what they do to justify their jobs' existence. Hence, the environmental office throws up red flags for things that have nothing to
do with environment or are patently ridiculous. Bureaucrats often feel like they are not doing their job if they are not holding things up.
And the way in which government budgets are handled is downright stupid. Toward the end of the fiscal year, departments/offices of all agencies are
scrambling to see what useless things they can spend taxpayer money on in order to justify the same budget for the next fiscal year. Ask any
government employee about "end of year" money. Instead of being rewarded for efficiency and good work, and/or coming in under budget,
departments/individuals are punished for not finding unnecessary things to spend others people's money on. This is a system that can't end well. And
Ultimately I agree with Beezzer about different levels of gov't paying for their own, but having been actively engaged with disaster
response/recovery in Louisiana, you'd be surprised at how interconnected the federal and state governments are in some ways. Also, when you are
talking about a large area without basic infrastructure, you need some more muscle ($$$) in order to get things going immediately. I am not against
the idea of federal involvement, but FEMA and the way the feds currently do it are extremely idiotic, inefficient, and backward.
So what I'm saying is that when it comes to FEMA and other federal agencies, much of the Republican rhetoric is 100% accurate. And I find it humorous
that people posting on here would want to exact vengeance on Gov. Christie by denying him aid, when the people that are suffering are the real people
of New Jersey (I'm sure Christie himself will be fine with or without federal aid). Esp. when New Jersey is such a blue state, which voted for their
adored demagogue. The Democrat brownshirts are starting to get a bit scary.