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FEMA Trailers (Photo credit: Win Henderson)

FEMA Becomes Liberal Ideology Enforcement Agency

New Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) rules on requirements for states to receive federal emergency preparedness dollars are being met with disbelief by many of the nation’s governors. The new rule forces a state to include a “consideration of changing environmental or climate conditions that may affect and influence the long-term vulnerability from hazards in the state” in conducting risk assessments.

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Hurricane Sandy flooding in Crisfield,  MD (Photo credit: National Guard)

Hurricane Sandy Bill Creates Its Own Disaster

On Jan. 15, the House of Representatives easily passed legislation costing more than $50 billion legislation that would, in part, fund disaster relief for communities deeply affected by Hurricane Sandy. The trouble is that the House had an opportunity to pay for the core $17 billion for disaster assistance — but took a pass.

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FEMA Trailers (Photo credit: Win Henderson)

FEMA and Heartless Federal Aid

FEMA trailers. They’re low quality, high-priced relief wagons used to house those rendered homeless by Sandy and other major disasters. Prime targets for those that assail government waste, the trailers were a major issue during Katrina’s aftermath and FEMA’s ineffective response. Money aside, the heart of giving lies in individuals, not the federal government.

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Should We Write a Blank Check to Emergency Relief?

Should We Write a Blank Check to Emergency Relief?

Iowa’s Rep. Steve King got into trouble before the election when he suggested the government is too quick to spend money after a disaster. King was one of only 11 members of Congress who voted against a $51.8 billion relief package in 2005. Many people support public funding of disaster relief partly because they fear being described as unfeeling and selfish. Is there a moral obligation to support this public funding?

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