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Stryguy Donating Member (163 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:29 PM
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My favorite quote from Barack Obama regarding FEMA screw up!
"When the federal government would actually save millions of dollars by forgoing the status quo and actually sending evacuees on a luxurious six-month cruise it is time to rethink how we are conducting oversight. A short-term temporary solution has turned into a long-term, grossly overpriced sweetheart deal for a cruise line," said Coburn and Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.)

FEMA negotiated for 3 Carnival Cruise Line ships to be morred to house FEMA workers. These three ships now sit half empty.

All this to the tune of $236 Million dollars.

If the ships were at capacity, with 7,116 evacuees, for six months, the price per evacuee would total $1,275 a week, according to calculations by aides to Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.). A seven-day western Caribbean cruise out of Galveston can be had for $599 a person -- and that would include entertainment and the cost of actually making the ship move.

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hahaha what knuckle heads approve this type of spending. My friend still says that Republicans are more "financially responsible" and democrats would have spent 10 times as much had they been in power.. whatever.

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w13rd0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:34 PM
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1. Your friend is ill-equipped to deal with the problem of...
...distinguishing between reality and Rush-style fantasy. Perhaps you should look into having him committed or institutionalized. People that can't recognize reality can be dangerous to themselves and those around them.
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