Saturday, September 03, 2005

Why is the Relief Effort in New Orleans Failing?

Crooks and Liars reports that FEMA is headed by Mike Brown, a man with no qualifications for the job who is incompetent to boot (par for the Bush Administration course, it seems). Rep. Henry Wexler urged the Pres. in January of this year to fire Brown
FEMA under Brown's management inappropriately gave away $30 million in disaster relief funds to people in the Miami, Florida, area even though they were not affected by Hurricane Frances, which made landfall more than 100 miles away.

FEMA made payments to people for "new wardrobes, cars, lawn mowers, vacuum cleaners, furniture and thousands of televisions, microwave ovens, stoves, air conditioners and other appliances...dental treatments due to dental injuries received during the disaster...damage caused by 'ice/snow.'"

(Via TalkLeft)

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