FEMA proves that big government does not work. The Federal response to Katrina was disgraceful and wasteful.
Government auditors have located at least 1.4 Billion in fraud and suspect a lot more. This is at least 16% of total direct aid...
Fraud includes prison inmates who got aid, numerous people who got aid who lived in other parts of the country, FEMA paid for a sex change, FEMA paid for a divorce, FEMA paid for season football tickets, FEMA paid for a tropical vacation, etc.
So what are the Reps and Dems doing about it? Very little.
They are actually expanding FEMA and wasting more money.
My solution would be different, I would:
Disband FEMA entirely, The National Guard is intended to respond to National disasters.
I would remove all funding for FEMA at once.
I would designate 1/2 of those funds to The National Guard. The National Guard could then
prepare for an expanded role...
I would take the other 1/2 and use it to pay down the Federal Debt.
What would you do?