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Thursday, February 16, 2006

FEMA's Blunder

FEMA has done it again! They have managed to basically throw away (this may be a bit exagerated) $300 million. The agency has $300 million worth of mobil homes sitting in a field which is rented for $25,000 a month in Arkansas. Yes that's right, Arkansas. Not New Orleans, not Mississippi, not Lousiana. Why? Because of governmental red tape that does not allow those homes to be moved into a flood prone area. While thousands of people are being kicked out of hotels and thousands more live in their cars, FEMA cannot get around bureaucracy to get the aid where it needs to go. Not only that, but because the mobil homes are sitting on trailers and on muddy unstable ground, their infrastructure is in danger of being permanently damaged. FEMA will now have to spend approximately $8 million more to try and fix this problem. Hmmm... what could be done with $308 million? I don't know about you, but I think a lot!

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