FEMA orderd to stop renegging

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    Finally the absurdity stops. If I give you a check for $1000 and tell you that its yours, I can't just ask for it back a few months later, not without some sort of legal process - yet FEMA somehow thinks it can. It gives people grants, then accuses them of fraud and expects them to pay the money back without having produced any evidence whatsoever that fraud was committed.
     
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    FEMA is complete shit, did you know they spent over 1 billion dollars on ice for victims of katrina, that was never used! What did they do with the ice a year later? They melted it and drained it into the ocean. What a fucking waste of money.
     
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    Yeah I remember that. Truckers had trucks full of ice and they were waiting to be told where to go and no one told them.
     
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    Get rid of FEMA and from now all disaster "victims" can fend for themelves.
     
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    Get rid of FEMA? Why do that, when you can just appoint a new head? And build better communication between FEMA and state governors/legislators.
     
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    I think you're living in the wrong country. Try a place like Iraq or Afghanistan if you want to live in a place where the government does not respond in a natural disaster.
     
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    I never said that the government shouldn't respond. I just don't think they should be involved in compensating people for what they never had, what was already covered by insurance or 10 people who are all trying to get compensated for the same loss.
     
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    That's fine. Except FEMA is asking for recoupements from people who did have valid claims. My wife is a legal aid attorney here in New Orleans and she sees it all the time. The burden of proof is on FEMA to show that fraud occurred, yet FEMA seems to not be aware of this legal fact, so they're dragging these poor people through the courts (and the courts of course cost us even more money). Its to the point where you can't really tell who FEMA will attempt to recoup from, they apparently don't have any standards. They apparently just pick people at random to accuse of fraud. Actually they seem to pick those who have the least means.
     

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