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September 18, 2005
Flawed FEMA Response Calls for Greater Funding
by Scott Ott

(2005-09-18) -- Mismanagement, confusion and delays by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the wake of Hurricane Katrina point up the need for 'a massive influx of taxpayer cash', according to Democrats in Congress.

"The waste, inefficiency and bureaucratic bungling are merely symptoms of poor funding, rather than evidence that the federal government can't manage anything other than its own payroll," said one unnamed senate Democrat.

The senator explained that the situation echoes the problems of taxpayer-funded, government-run public education where low student achievement and rampant crime in schools is also caused by insufficient cash flow from taxpayers.

Senate Democrats this week will introduce a bill to quintuple the FEMA budget, and give the agency a 'home equity line of credit' backed by the value of all U.S. homes that have not yet been destroyed by natural disasters.

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