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Reconsider Funds For Disaster Relief

September 18, 2013

No one ought to go through the devastation suffered by hundreds of thousands of people in the Gulf States when Hurricane Katrina hit there in August 2005....

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dyingov

Sep-18-13 4:22 PM

And in Iowa from 2008 flooding. The hydroplant (greenies like that) is damaged so we give them money to fix it and they will spend it on building a parking ramp. PRICELESS!

"The $13.8-million disaster award will translate into a somewhat smaller amount of money because the city is using the funds for an alternate project, as permitted by federal law, and not to fix the hydroelectric plant.

In this case, the city will use the money for the new parking ramp now under construction on the south side of downtown.

An adverse ruling from FEMA headquarters would have left the city to scramble to find money for the parking ramp project."

If the good peeps of Iowa want a parking garage, let them build it!

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dyingov

Sep-18-13 6:32 AM

"The Louisiana Road Home program, which allocated $1 billion to elevate and repair homes to protect them from flooding and storms, was part of the $29 billion Hurricane Katrina relief effort approved at the time by Congress. The government investigation found that 70 percent of the money has not been accounted for. More than 24,000 homeowners who each accepted grants of $30,000 were unable to show they used the money to fix their houses."

Gobernment waste/fraud and abuse in action!

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dyingov

Sep-18-13 5:26 AM

Total spending in Katrina States will be 150-175 billion before the feds finally cut them off. The spending will be happening for 25+ years. If the peeps only knew what "pork" projects are the result of FEMA spending!

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