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Posted: 9/6/2005 10:31:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2005 10:41:27 AM EDT by The_Macallan]
Given that Katrina will be a far greater disaster than 9-11 in terms of number of lives lost and amount of damage done...

and given that there is a LOT of finger-pointing and blaming going on about who in Gov't dropped the ball on both the warnings, evacuation and rescue efforts...

and also given the fact that there will be a "Blue-Ribbon Congressional Investigation" into every possible aspect of the damage and rescue efforts...

and especially since the victims we all see 24/7 in the media are "so poor and so black" and so heavily dependant on gov't handouts for their whole lives...


How much $$ do you think the Gov't will dole out to every poor, helpless hurricane Katrina-survivor who had to endure a week of hell either under gov't supervision in the Superdome or waiting for a week or more to be rescued?

Link Posted: 9/6/2005 10:33:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2005 10:36:37 AM EDT by Stealth]
(*deleted* Too pc here for that one!)

The charities will come under fire until they give the money to the people, instead of using the money to aid them.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 10:41:36 AM EDT
The question is, what have people on welfare in public housing lost? If your $million a year stockbroker husband died on 9/11 at age 35, you lost a million dollars a year to his retirement age. If you missed your SSI check, it'll be replaced. If you missed your free cheese, you got MREs at the shelter. If you were out of your HUD unit, you got a cot at the Superdome.

9/11 compensation was to protect the airline and construction industries, which might have otherwise been sued. There aren't any responsible and vital entities to be ruined by suits on behalf of survivors of national emergencies. Everybody who might be deemed responsible is protected by sovereign immunity - precisely because of situations like this.

People whose houses were flattened are SOL.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 10:47:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:
The question is, what have people on welfare in public housing lost? If your $million a year stockbroker husband died on 9/11 at age 35, you lost a million dollars a year to his retirement age. If you missed your SSI check, it'll be replaced. If you missed your free cheese, you got MREs at the shelter. If you were out of your HUD unit, you got a cot at the Superdome.

9/11 compensation was to protect the airline and construction industries, which might have otherwise been sued. There aren't any responsible and vital entities to be ruined by suits on behalf of survivors of national emergencies. Everybody who might be deemed responsible is protected by sovereign immunity - precisely because of situations like this.

People whose houses were flattened are SOL.

Yeah but 70% of people in NO are minorities and Democrats.

With that combo, they'll never be "SOL" as long as the FedGov is around.

Link Posted: 9/6/2005 11:43:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
How much $$ do you think the Gov't will dole out to every poor, helpless hurricane Katrina-survivor who had to endure a week of hell either under gov't supervision in the Superdome or waiting for a week or more to be rescued?



A hell of a lot more than you or I would get under similar circumstances.


Bob
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 10:40:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2005 10:41:47 AM EDT by The_Macallan]

UPDATED:

Well I guess we're starting to see...



Katrina Victims to Get $2K Debit Cards

The federal government plans to begin doling out debit cards worth $2,000 each to adult victims of Hurricane Katrina, The Associated Press has learned.

Homeland Security Department Secretary Michael Chertoff described the plan in a conference call with state officials Wednesday morning. The unprecedented cash card program initially will benefit stranded people who have been moved to major rescue centers such as the Houston Astrodome.

"They are going to start issuing debit cards, $2,000 per adult, today (Wednesday) at the Astrodome," said Kathy Walt, a spokeswoman for Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

The cards could be used to buy food, transportation, gas and other essentials, according to a state official who was on the call and requested anonymity because the program has not been publicly announced.

In Boston, Gov. Mitt Romney said the cards will be offered "to people in shelters as well as people who are not in shelters but who have evacuated the area and need help." He said the hope is the cards will encourage people to leave shelters voluntarily.

It's unclear how much the debit card program will cost the government, but it could run into the hundreds of millions of dollars since hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced.

Homeland security officials did not immediately release details of the plans after the call with governors, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency was still sorting out which individuals would be eligible.

Not everyone will qualify for a debit card, said Ed Conley, a spokesman for the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Houston.

"For instance you may have some people who have insurance and insurance is meeting their living expenses while they have been displaced. You have some people who may be looking at an option such as a cruise ship where all of their needs are going to be met. It is going to vary by family," said Conley.

When it comes to distribution of the cards, Conley said, "we are scheduling an appointment with the family and then providing it to them."




And when they burn through that $2,000 next week and still don't have homes or jobs (or even education, motivation or personal responsibility) - they'll be back on the doorstep for the next round of handouts.

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