Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Throwing money at the problem...

U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon has announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) failed to explain the cancellation of housing funds for Hurricane Katrina victims. What does this mean? FEMA must keep making payments and must pay victims for two months of housing since the decision to stop the program.

After initially reading this my first thought that came to mind was who appointed Leon and to my surprise it was President Bush. Now, there are many people out there who say that the Government, the Bush Administration, etc. should have done more for these people but come on folks, how long are we honestly going to give these people a hand out?

It has been fifteen months since Hurricane Katrina devastated everyone in America. In some way, shape or form, many Americans were either directly or indirectly affected. For me, I was directly affected by Hurricane Katrina and was a Liaison for FEMA and the American Red Cross.

I saw first hand how this tragedy made needy people into some of the greediest people I have ever seen. There was an overwhelming response to the victims’ needs not only in my area but throughout America. Many of these so-called ‘Victims’ were suddenly living a life much better than what they had before.

Long story short, FEMA kicks everyone off the Hurricane Katrina Welfare system and then we have a U.S. District Judge bring them back. That is what is wrong with America, instead of forcing these people to better themselves, we are only throwing more money at the problem. These people will forever feel as if we owe them something, yes it was a tragedy, but it was time to move on months ago. We are not making these people any better or being able to contribute to society when we give them no incentives to better themselves.

I think we should change the National Emblem from the Bald Eagle to the Sow, because it seems like everyone wants to use the Government. Our new slogan, “Grab a tit, hold on and suck.”


At November 30, 2006 4:15 AM, Blogger classifiedlogic said...

Agreed! People have to work for a living! They should be contributing to this society, not riding it!

At November 30, 2006 4:58 AM, Blogger classifiedlogic said...

"And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country."

-President number 35.

At November 30, 2006 8:41 AM, Blogger insider92625 said...

I can't believe that anyone would actually be against having the govt provide for their every need. Why do we need to work when the govt is more than happy to let us suck on the Great Democratic (Socialist) Teet? I, for one, have NO INTENTION of holding down a job if the govt is willing to provide for me. Down with Democracy and up with Socialism!

Ok, the above is a bunch of crap. I am really afraid of what is happening in this country. When will government stupidity come to an end???

Ever read any Vince Flynn books? Diego, I think you'd really like them. In one book, Transfer of Power, there is a solution for what is currently happening in our country.

When will people get off their lazy asses and demand change? Not any time soon, I'm afraid.


At November 30, 2006 12:00 PM, Anonymous Angel said...

It'll never happen. Politicians are all afraid to cut spending to any large degree--they want to be re-elected.

How about we take Charlie Rangle's suggestion and reinstate the draft? Make military service a prerequesite to receiving welfare...Put 'em in Southern Afganistan or in the Sunni Triangle. Sluggards wouldn't last long there, so they would either get some motivation or die. The only catch would be that you would have to put them in the same units so that they didn't endanger the enlisted men & women just in case they didn't opt for motivation.

At December 02, 2006 5:31 AM, Anonymous k wilcox said...

coming from f3 tornado ravaged caruthersville and having dealt with FEMA, I think what happened is that when you get a FEMA trailer you are given 18 months to take care of business and rebuild or be it, that is when they pull the trailers, otherwise people would live in them forever.

FEMA has done an excellent job in Caruthersville where 60 percent of our town was destroyed. We have not received a lot of outside money except red cross and salvation army early, because we are not Katrina. We have over 100 FEMA trailers in town and we are working hard to place those families before the deadline. Also our town got out and cleaned up most yards together. We did have lots of outsided volunteer labor and that has been wonderful. THe bottom line is, our tornado was Katrina to us, but you have to work to get things back and work hard....just my harsh thoughts, because on April 2, 2006 live in Caruthersville MO changed forever, but we are a hard working town and we will make the best of it.


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