Bureaucracies are all about paperwork and records. Pretty soon we’ll be told by a FEMA administrator that we have nothing to complain about...FEMA has visited with a zillion Sandy victims and here’s the records to prove it. Well, maybe they did visit with all those people, but where is the actual help. Have you ever noticed that whenever you call a public agency or a non-profit asking for some sort of help, the first thing they do is to get your name and address and fill out their form. That’s to produce a record to show when it comes to funding the agency or non-profit. Very seldom is any real help initiated other than to refer you to another agency which adds to the new agency’s record also. Nothing is ever really acomplished except for paperwork to benefit the agency’s machine.
When an honest taxpaying citizen tries to access any “government program” they are ALWAYS initially denied and/or referred to another government agency!
See the problem is, you have an established record of not contributing to public corruption, and not really needing corrupted government assistance.
So you are already, automatically pegged as a potential enemy/whisteblower to the government agencies you think your personal tax dollars supported.
The Katrina victims who were subsidised HUD renters were instantly given several thousands of dollars each in instant emergency cash.
What help did their landlords get, the taxpaying property owners, who lost everything?
What immediate “government cash assistance” was given to the private property owners who paid their property taxes?
Think about it....