Comments: This doesn't surprise me

I admire their attitude and spirit, but as Barbara over at said.."you can't shovel water." :-)

Posted by Silver Blue at November 17, 2005 03:07 PM

I saw this as well. I've also received many of the usual polemicist emails that run the net(s) during such times.

I want to throw one extra consideration into the mix that I've not heard much during of these discussions.

government organizations such as fema exist year round. Taxpayers pay for those organizations to exist, function and perform their usual perpetual motion year-round, regardless of whether or not there is a disaster to respond to. We pay for their offices, their employees, the computers and networks and fax machines and security personnel and photos of politicians on the cafeteria walls and their vehicles and their office furniture et al. If the citizens of the nation, aren't supposed to expect those organizations to perform on their behalf when the disasters strike, then why must we continue to pay for those organizations during the down time? If the states are supposed to take care of themselves, then why must we pay for a federal agency who has the charter?

I'd be overjoyed to be responsible for myself... in pretty much all regards.

Just another useless thought to toss into the mix.

Posted by BLUE at November 18, 2005 11:56 AM
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