FEMA Must Go
This report on the FEMA audit has me so mad I could scream. It's also going to be my latest stock answer in the Why I Am A Libertarian sweepstakes. The Federal Emergency Management Agency appears to be good for little other than taking billions of dollars from citizens by force and then throwing that ill-gotten money up in the air like a toddler on crank.
_Fraud detection is inadequate. Even though GAO found at least $1 billion in disaster aid waste, FEMA has identified about $290 million in improper payments and recouped just $7 million.
_Control procedures remain weak. FEMA was unable to locate dozens of laptops, printers and other items that federal employees purchased with government-issued credit cards for Katrina disaster work. In one case, FEMA purchased 20 flat-bottom boats, but could not find two of them and lacked titles to any of them.
Fans of socialised medicine take note: Can you imagine these same people in charge of your health care?