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Stryguy Donating Member (163 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 02:57 PM
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FEMA spends $236mil on ships for evacuees = $1,276 a week per person BUT!
a 7 day caribbean cruise is only $599 per person... and that would have included Food, Entertainment, Shuffle Board, 1 hour to the ship's relaxation resort or 3 hours of jet ski rental.

Not to mention the cost of fuel.

a 7 day alaskan cruise is only $999 per person

Not to mention the ships are sitting there off the Mississippi coast half empty.

It would have been cheaper to send evacuees on luxury cruises than to place them on docked ships that don't even include food or daily linen service.

Republicans.. The financially responsible party. *laugh*
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LoKnLoD Donating Member (923 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:00 PM
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1. Let me guess
Is whoever owns that cruise line a Republican donor?
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:08 PM
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3. Heard that one of the Carnival board members is tied to GHW Bush
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 03:08 PM by ComerPerro
From another thread, don't have a link...
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Stryguy Donating Member (163 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:09 PM
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4. Better yet
The cruise line is Carnival Cruises.. who lists their point of business as Panama so they don't have to pay US taxes. In fact on $4+ billion in sales they only paid around $4 million to the US in taxes.

So they are tax dodgers basically.
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Brother Buzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 03:07 PM
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2. I head they signed a six month contract, too - Hoot!
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