What is up with the weather? Is it finished raining along the Mississippi? Maybe a better question would be is the river finished rising yet? Those earthen levees aren't quite enough to hold back that much water. It was good to see today on TV the people in that area working together. Some of them from miles away, not in the flood zone. They came just to help their fellow Americans. As far as that goes, it was a good day! Here's to hoping FEMA does a better job with this levee breach, but I doubt it.
I was reading today that FEMA agreed to release something like 65 million dollars worth of supplies they were trying to sell as surplus. The problem is there are aid groups in Louisiana who are still waiting for those same supplies! Is possible they didn't know they still had that much stored up? What exactly are the supplies that FEMA still has stockpiled? Did they know they had it? How much space does 65 mil worth of anything take up? Where was it being stored? Better yet, who is getting paid to store that much stuff?
What ever happened to those trailers FEMA bought? They bought 147,000 of them, are there any left? Oh yeah, there are. They have them stored all over the country. It was a bargain too, we only paid 2.7 billion for them in a no bid contract. Sweet! I guess some must have gone to the people in Arkansas that lost their homes, and their town, to tornadoes in February? Surely the President declared the area a disaster so FEMA could step in and work their magic? No, I don't think he did? Never mind, they are probably better off without that kind of help. By the way, FEMA has sold 41,000 of the trailers at 40 cents on the dollar, so we got that going for us, which is nice!
The President has asked for over a billion bucks to lend a helping hand to flood victims, and that's a good thing, right? I mean I know Brownie is gone from FEMA, but I'm sure he has a cute name for the current dude, something like Pauley, or the Paulster. Has he talked to him about the trailers? What about the "extra" supplies from Katrina, wherever they may be? Somebody does know where all this crap is, right? The Dems are in charge of Congress now, right? What are they doing? Tell me they are doing something! No, the Dems have just postured like the Reps did before them and done nothing.
Tell me there is someone in a position of power that has a bead on all this. Where is that guy from the movie "Dave"? You know the one I'm talking about. He was Dave's friend and he was an accountant or something. He stepped in and made decisions that made sense. Never mind, we are talking about the government, there is no room for sense. Who do I write to and ask for a breakdown of who got paid, how much they got paid, where the stuff went, and where is the surplus? There is someone who knows the answers to those questions I hope.
Do any of our decision makers have personal checking accounts? Do they know how to balance them? I sure as hell hope they know there are people that are depending on them. The presidential candidates have spent millions, and will spend millions more to try and get the job. I hope the folks that are there now remember that they work for us take care of those of us that really need it. Good work people of the flooded areas! Keep up the good work and continue to help each other, there may not be anyone else coming to the rescue!