Katrina Fraud estimated at $2 Billion...

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    The sad thing is, you knew it was going to happen. Didnt have this amount of fraud in Mississippi (who was arguably hit worse), Alabama and Florida (whose been hit by 5 major Hurricanes in 2 years). Yet the liberal run utopia of Louisiana and specifically, New Orleans somehow wasted $2 Billion.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/27/w...600&en=94142ea1ee48b0e8&ei=5065&partner=MYWAY

    Hooray for Beuracracy. Only they could be expected to spend billions in the face of overwhelming panic created by the media. :rolleyes:
     
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    Why do people keep expressing "surprise" at the fraud in the Katrina Aid funding programs?

    When the hurricane hit, there were several quotes in the papers from state officials, FEMA officials, etc. even as they got started, to the effect of, "We know that some people may lie to us. But the intention is, don't ask too many questions of the victims, just keep shovelling out the cash."

    They were basically afraid of what the media would do to them if there was the slightest hint of a victim being held up in receiving funds, because officials wanted the poor, downtrodden guy to fill out a form or answer a bunch of questions first. The media would blow it into a huge, "Heartless bureaucrats deny funds to suffering victims" story. The only wasy they could make sure there were NO such possible stories, is to simply hand out money freely to everyone who askes, and ask questions later.

    Of course a lot of slimeballs took advantage of it. The only question is, why is this considered "news"?
     

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