Gut Rumbles
 

April 22, 2006

good luck

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, FEMA responded to the disaster by spraying money in all directions like a gigantic Rain Bird lawn sprinkler. Naw, that's not correct. No lawn sprinkler can spray that kind of volume with such inaccuracy. FEMA sprayed money like water from a bank of high-pressure fire hoses, and they weren't very careful with their aim. In this deluge of cash, a lot of people saw the opportunity to game the system, so they did, to the tune of MILLIONS of dollars.

Now, the government wants its money back from the grifters and thieves who stole all those taxpayer dollars.

In Mississippi alone, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said it is seeking $4.7 million from 2,044 people, telling them in a form letter that they have four months to repay or set up a payment plan.

BWHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!! All I have to say about collecting that money is... good luck. I will be amazed if the government collects ANYTHING. After all, we're dealing with a lot of "poor" people who also happen to be members of a certain politically-special ethnic group. If the government attempts to force these people to pay back what they stole, cries of "racism!" will put a stop to THAT shit.

I can see it now--- Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton on their soap boxes, flinging their usual dung for the television news cameras and sending leftist sensitivities on a terrible guilt-trip. When all is said and done, I won't be surprised to see government not only forgive the theft, but also pay the thieving bastids MORE money in some twisted idea of "fairness."

Nobody should doubt the fact that FEMA royally screwed the pooch in its incompetent (and VERY expensive) relief efforts. I think they have a lot of nerve to ask for any money back after the way they showed such little regard for where the money was going in the first place. The problem really is THEIR fault for being so half-assed.

That fact doesn't make stealing from the government right. I pay taxes, so that was MY money the thieves were grabbing. But who can blame them? That's our "entitlement" mentality at work. I'll wager that most of the people who scammed the system are quite accustomed to getting something for nothing from the government. Hell, this disaster was just an opportunity to double-dip.

I predict that the idea of collecting any money from these people won't go very far. First of all, the people probably don't have the means to repay what they stole and we damn sure don't have the balls (or the prison space) to lock all of them up. Second, no politician in office today will touch this hot potato with a ten foot pole once it becomes a racial issue, which it certainly will.

Good luck, FEMA. But you're just pissin' in the wind here.

Comments

And FEMA will spend millions, pretending they are try'n to collect.

Posted by: Wm H on April 22, 2006 12:17 PM

It wasn't the poor people who scammed the big money A-man. They're a drop in the bucket compared to folks like the guy who owned a hotel and charged the gummit for housing nonexistent refugees. They were regular guests and his friends and family.

And 4.7 mil is spit in the bucket compared to the millions they spent on leasing cruise ships that were never used and the close to a billion it cost for all those trailers sinking in the mud in Arkansas that can't be used because of FEMA's own rules. You think they might have considered that before they bought em from some company that makes big political donations.

I'm not saying the folks who scammed the relief money aren't scummy, but they didn't get rich off the graft and they're not the major violators.

Posted by: Libby on April 22, 2006 02:36 PM

Yeah, those trailors could not be used in alot of places because on zoning laws..I mean, what gated community wants a trailor park next to them? It was government red tape at the state level as well as the Federal that prevented the use of the trailors. It was a waste of time and money and the tax payers got ripped by everyone concerned from the sub culture of welfare mothers to the Mayor, the governor, and the Federal government. The irony is that we know, they know we know it, and yet the state is still screaming for more money and the gotdam Federal gumit is bound and determined to give it to them, In the meantime if you are a taxpayer all you can do is try to grin while they stick it up your butt.....

Posted by: GUYK on April 22, 2006 06:06 PM
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