The link above is for your information only. I don’t need a story to tell me how bad of a job FEMA is doing. Houston is my hometown.
OK, so they did better in NO this year. That’s because they evacuated a city which is 1/100th the size of the Houston Metropolitian area.
FEMA is PATHETIC! I heard on Olberman last night that there were FEMA trucks loaded with supplies sitting in Louisiana with drivers being paid $800/hr. Hmmm, Pathetic is not the word some people are using in my Home town right now.
I can not remember the last time we had a gov’t that was pro-active, if ever! But one thing is for certain. FEMA doesn’t work anymore.
Look we knew it was coming. There was plenty of time to get in there BEFORE the storm hit and load up the shelters with food, water, ice, basically all the supplies needed. Even if Ike had changed course and gone in north or south of Houston, we would be ready to welcome evacuees and take care of them.
In 1983, we had a storm exactly like Ike…Allison. So some of us (those with a brain) knew what to expect. Our current mayor even lived in Houston at that time, so if he had thought about it, he might have acted proactively to ensure that we would have the supplies we needed. But he didn’t. He relied on FEMA, F***ed up as it is. And what happened? Well read the story for yourself.
It is time to disband FEMA and come up with a new system along our coasts. Perhaps with regional centers designed to address the specific needs of that particular area ahead of the storm’s landfall. But ONE THING IS FOR CERTAIN…we are wasting our tax dollars on FEMA!
Anyone that tells you FEMA is better than it was during Katrina is lying and doesn’t live in the Houston Metropolitian area.
With the Federal Deficit at the largest amount EVER, we cannot afford to waste money like they are doing with those trucks in Louisiana. We cannot afford to waste money. And if the bureaucracy doesn’t work to help the people, then according to our Declaration of Independence, we are required to change it.
Now John McCain and Sarah Palin will not fix the problem. Hell, John McCain didn’t even know what the Commerce committee that he sat on for years, does. And coming from Arizona wouldn’t have a clue except for pictures and a possible visit to New Orleans, what one goes through after a Hurricane. And Sarah Palin’s from Alaska, so she would probably melt in the Gulf Coast heat. So I have no hope for a solution from those guys.
And I realize that there are those people who will say that Obama won’t change anything either.
Well, at least Obama, is open to changing things. He’s willing to listen to everyone’s ideas before he makes a decision unlike Bush-McCain who believe they are the deciders, not the American people.
The last time we had a POTUS that listened to the American People, was Prez Clinton who the lie, cheat and steal Republicans tried to characterize as someone who only made decisions according to the polls.
All I can pro-actively say to those naysayers, is AT LEAST President Clinton considered the will of the American People BEFORE he decided on a course of action, UNLIKE GW BUSH and potentially John McCain.
IT’S ABOUT TIME WE HAD A PRESIDENT THAT LISTENED TO OUR WILL INSTEAD OF TELLING US WHAT OUR WILL SHOULD BE!
AND IT’S ABOUT TIME WE GOT RID OF FEMA BECAUSE IT DOESN’T WORK AND IS A WASTE OF OUR TAX DOLLARS!
I hope I made that LOUD ENOUGH & CLEAR ENOUGH!
“True freedom is having no choice; being so clear on your purpose, so committed to your quest, there is no choice but to propel forward regardless of what may appear to be.” — James Arthur Ray