Skip to comments.A Picture Worth $13 Billion?
Posted on 11/16/2012 6:18:51 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
How do you know when government is broken and rife with incompetence? A good indicator could be when Federally managed workers with the Federal Emergency Management Agency are lining up for food handed out by an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Occupy Sandy.
Last week, FEMA shut down its New York centers set up to respond the devastation caused by superstorm Sandy because of bad weather. This left a disaster aid void that was filled by independent volunteer groups, including Occupy Sandy. Many residents in the region reported feeling abandoned by the Federal helpers sent to aid them.
Currently, a photo circulating the Internet makes a strong case for community-based disaster aid programs taking the place of the wildly expensive and bureaucratic Federal apparatus that is FEMA. The photo, verified by factions of the Occupy movement, shows FEMA workers being supplied with food and beverages served by the activists from the back of a U-Haul truck.
The photo, posted by a Twitter user going by the name TshirtToby, reportedly was snapped on the outskirts of New York City.
FEMA should be renamed GUGA: Giant Useless Government Appendage.
....Napolitano should be answering for HER employees.....
It’s in the original article.
Wow, no picture.
See the original article. I didn’t feel like stealing bandwidth by hotlinking the picture.
I am amazed that even after four more years Bush still can’t run FEMA right....
Actually if they are really deployed FEMA personnel they could be in some trouble.
Deployed personnel are paid a daily per diem for which food expense is included. They have Government issued credit cards on which they may buy food (the per diem helps pay the credit card bill and they are responsible for anything over the per diem that they spend).
Deployed FEMA personnel are forbidden from partaking in free food for disaster victims unless there is no other source of food available.
Those are some kids from the FEMA Corps. In other words, not FEMA personnel, but unpaid volunteers. FEMA Corps is part of the Americorps community volunteer system.
Quite useful when the power is out. /s
Although, I suppose, one of those old-fashioned mechanical credit card readers would do in a pinch . . .
I wonder wether “Good Job Brownie” will get any justice from Zer0 and Big Sis totally un-coordinated farce that FEMA is foisting on the northeast???
“How do you know when government is broken and rife with incompetence?”
A good indication would be when a character like Obama gets elected not once, but twice.