Katrina Victims to Get $2K Debit Cards

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    By DEVLIN BARRETT
    Associated Press Writer

    WASHINGTON

    The federal government plans to begin doling out debit cards worth $2,000 each to adult victims of Hurricane Katrina, The Associated Press has learned.

    Homeland Security Department Secretary Michael Chertoff descibed the plan in a conference call with state officials Wednesday morning. The unprecedented cash card program initially will benefit stranded people who have been moved to major rescue centers such as the Houston Astrodome.

    "They are going to start issuing debit cards, $2,000 per adult, today at the Astrodome," said Kathy Walt, a spokeswoman for Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

    The cards could be used to buy food, transportation, gas and other essentials the displaced people need, according to a state official who was on the call and requested anonymity because the program has not been publicly announced.

    http://www.breitbart.com/news/2005/09/07/D8CFH5F00.html
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    Not sure what I think about this.
     
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    i don't think this is a wise idea. give them supplies yes. give them money....
     
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    i was thinking along the same lines. i mean its a good idea and all, but think about this one for a moment. fruad, theft, and all the other good things that are going to happen.
    nothing like a good old natural disaster to bring the cream of the crop out :bat:
     
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    I wonder how long before somebody buys a gun w/ that debit card, shoots somebody, then either the vicitm's family or the perp blame the government for 'enabling' the shooting.
     
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    Add to that the fact that they used the gun to steal other debit cards...

    This has way too many unforseen problems.
     
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    How would you know that unless you have forseen them? :D
     
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    yeah, its going to get ugly thats for sure. :firing: :firing:
     
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    I speculate on the unforseen. For, with unforseen, you can't predict what they might be. With forseen (not to be confused with foreskin), you can imagine the forseen, as it is logically...seen. Where, unforseen, is not seen, but only imagined.

    Of course, depending on what was not forseen, but discovered after the fact, could be disappointing that it wasn't seen while it was happening.

    Example, if you should receive a phone call, detailing activities that happened earlier during the day - had you forseen one or two of those activities, you possibly would have wanted to being able to "see" those activities as they happened.
     
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    thats a little deep for this early inthe afternoon...
    (bet you didnt foresee that)
     
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    wow, let's give them a 50 bag of cocaine too! yeah. christ... like they don't already have 2k for selling the plasma tv's they stole and sold. this is THE MOST UNBELIEVABLE THING I'VE HEARD YET.

    soon I will have absolutely no respect whatsoever for the government.


    I'm so furious over this I can't even compose my thoughts in a way that can be understood.. it's just all curse words at this point. your house drifts off and you get 2k. great. are there any rewards for going to college, working, paying taxes and voting?

    guess not. well, I'm off to have 12 kids and sell crack. maybe between street profit and taxpayers' money I can afford that hummer H2 with 24" gold rims! hello welfare line!
     

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