Thursday, December 07, 2006

Great Job, Brownie!!

FEMA sucks.

The government is squandering tens of millions of dollars in Hurricane Katrina disaster aid, in some cases doling out housing payments to people living rent-free, investigators said Wednesday.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has recouped less than 1 percent of the $1 billion that investigators contend it squandered on fraudulent assistance, according to the Government Accountability Office. Its report shows the disaster relief agency's struggles, one year after the deadly storm, to rush aid to those in need while also preventing abuse.

-FEMA could not find dozens of laptops, printers and other items that employees purchased with government-issued credit cards for Katrina disaster work. In one case, FEMA purchased 20 flat-bottom boats, but could not find two of them and lacked the legal titles to any of them.

...but we've talked about Big Government before, no?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's what Government does: Throw money at a problem. The bigger the problem, the more obscene the pile of loot hurled at it. The recipients of the "aid" were "entitled" to it, as it was more of an overdue wealth reassignment. Even with that, I'd bet that many would say that the Gov't didn't do enough, or fast enough.