I can’t believe this shit is still going on:
Sen. Trent Lott berated both the Federal Emergency Management Agency and his own state’s emergency management, MEMA, for being mired in red tape at a time of urgent need given the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina.
Lott said he has been trying to get FEMA to send 20,000 trailers “sitting in Atlanta” to the Mississippi coast, and he urged President Bush during a meeting Monday to intervene. He said FEMA has refused to ship the trailers until contracts are secured.
“FEMA and MEMA need to be saying, ‘Yes’ to Mississippi’s needs, not, ‘No.,” the former majority leader said in a written statement.
“Mississippians are homeless, hungry and hurting.”
Similar stories of governmental red tape have been reported elsewhere, including a case of 100 surgeons and paramedics hindered from caring for hurricane victims in rural Mississippi.
People keep asking me about Mike Brown, whether I think he should go or not, and I personally have no love for the man. The problem is, I think people are under the impression that firing Mike Brown is going to fix this problem. People keep pointing fingers, as if this is a failure of one man- it isn’t. It is a failure of men, and it is a failure of governments caught with their pants down. What needs to be done is that this whole thing needs to be re-worked from the bottom up.
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Title of post edited for those who choose to ignore what I write in actual posts and apply mythic, evil, anti-government motivations to me based on the title of posts.