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  1. FEMA and fraud

    When I’m in a good frame of mind, I can cut FEMA some slack. They are dealing with t he aftermath of a disaster and trying to get as much help out as fast as possible. All done while intense media and public scrutiny that are demanding relief right a…

    Trackback by The Florida Masochist — Wednesday, June 14, 2006 @ 10:07 am

  2. I think allowing fraud was a choice that was made, and probably the right one.

    Putting processes in place that would have impeded the procurement of necessities like “Girls Gone Wild” videos would have taken time. That was the 1 thing that FEMA didn’t have. There were too many people calling for ’something’ to be done NOW. Can you imagine the screams of agony from Washington and New Orleans if FEMA would have announced a 2 week delay while it ponders how to do away with the worse of the fraud before giving away the money? That just wasn’t politically palatable. Better a little fraud than a delay in the funds.

    Comment by Buckland — Wednesday, June 14, 2006 @ 10:47 am

  3. You make a legit point.

    Still, it is frustrating, and it is a remarkable amount of fraud.

    Still, at least the money went into the economy… ;)

    Comment by Dr. Steven Taylor — Wednesday, June 14, 2006 @ 10:49 am

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