Chip. Wrote:
Mar 05, 2013 3:41 AM
This is amazing to read: "The Congressional Budget Office estimates that only seven percent of the $50.5 billion in the Senate’s disaster relief bill went toward the immediate needs of Sandy victims. The rest goes toward pork and future spending, not immediate disaster relief." It seems everytime a disaster occurs somewhere, people get through it without any government involvement whatsoever, even though the news is constantly talking about relief efforts. And now it is apparent that such efforts are late and very little, AND, it seems each disaster involves re-inventing the wheel in terms of figuring out what is needed, when some basic sets of plans should already be in place.