Tuesday, August 30, 2011

AND NOT TO RAIN ON ANYONE’S PARADE (NO PUN INTENDED) BUT FEMA’S POT IS ALMOST DRY



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“The Federal Disaster Relief Fund, the pot of money used to help communities and individuals hit by disasters, is nearly depleted. That's bad news for victims of both Hurricane Irene and other disasters like the tornadoes that hit earlier this year.

Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate said Monday that the agency's fund has fallen to less than $800 million. With less that $1 billion on hand, the agency is only authorized to pay for emergency repairs. That means that long-term projects, like rebuilding roads, schools and other damaged structures in the tornado-ravaged southeastern states and Joplin, Mo., will have to wait.

While individuals eligible for assistance from those earlier storms will continue to get their checks, FEMA will put other spending on hold in order to have enough cash on hand for new emergencies like Hurricane Irene.….”
   
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Suggestion:  Let us shake out the pockets of the politicians and bureaucratic pigs who have been voraciously poaching filching the coffers and pockets of Americas since Barack Obama’s inauguration.  Of course, that would include the labor unions and let us not overlook Barack and Michelle.

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