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sodomizer: We never saw any FEMA activity
KatjaMouse: This sounds more like a screw up on the City's behalf than FEMA's to me.
Flragnararch: I think the better question is why is this article from the San Fransisco Chronicle?
sasbazooka: I have some good friends down in Ocean County that were flooded out, and FEMA has taken care of them pretty well. They aren't ALL bad.
sodomizer: Government picks people who generally cannot have other careers to do these jobs.
sodomizer: When conservatives say we're against big government, part of what we're talking about is the inherently abusive tendencies of bureaucracy.Bureaucrats don't have to show a profit, or be in any other way regulated by reality. They do what it says they're supposed to do, however they interpret it, with oversight only by other bureaucrats. Government picks people who generally cannot have other careers to do these jobs.I'm not yay-gung-ho about privatization, but private insurance hiring private companies might have done a better job of cost accounting. The Red Cross seems to be doing OK, not great, but better than FEMA as a practical solution.The last really big storm I went through knocked power out for weeks for eight million people. We never saw any FEMA activity.
Headso: The Wall Street Journal says ok, bullshiat coming out...