Skip to comments.Thank You George Bush, for Fixing FEMA
Posted on 09/02/2011 5:29:03 AM PDT by Mr. K
After all was said and done, there was a much improved response from FEMA both before and after this latest storm.
FEMA was a mess before Katrina- Bush fixed it after it that disaster.
Not one word of thanks from anyone about that?
Obambi has left FEMA essentialy 100% unchanged since he took over- so ALL the praise should go to Bush
You don’t fix redistribution. You bury FEMA in the same mass grave as the EPA, OSHA, HUD and others.
“FEMA was a mess before Katrina- Bush fixed it after it that disaster.”
Roughly 5 YEARS after he took office? Sheesh talk about lowering the goal posts. And how do you square his “you’re doing a heck of a job Brownie’ comments?
He really is like the ‘new boyfriend’ who moves in with the divorcee; to the house the husband has paid for, eats the food the husband pays for, lounges in the pool the ex-husband paid for and grumbles when the grass needs mowing.
And he hates the kids!!!
I am being facetious (on purpose, duh)
Everyone keeps talking about how bad FEMA was and Katrina was messed up by George Bush. How come here in Florida we weathered 3 hurricanes hitting one after the other and didn’t have major problems? Katrina was botched by the local authorities and the governor of Louisiana!
The states should be able to opt out of FEMA (Quit paying for it and refuse their “help”)
"Security" isn't just a dangerous illusion, it's a delusion.
“Katrina was botched by the local authorities and the governor of Louisiana!”
When you are ‘stuck on stupid’ like Nagan and the rest of the NOLA clown club, NOTHING is going to make a difference for you ... in an emergency or at any other time.
My state (Michigan) got FEMA funding for Katrina. In fact I think it was the single largest FEMA payout to Michigan.
FEMA works well when it educates and coordinates. Put it back where it was and all will be well.
I agree. Charity is best left to those who are truly charitable and without political agendas.
Where do they find those people outside of public school, Hollywood and meth labs? It's disgusting!
Bush at least loved this country, respected it's citizens and it's soldiers. He wasn't the quickest when it came time to blow off the panic with the bail-out but he's hardly responsible for the years of socialism bankrupting our nation.
Anyway, yes, Bush definitely deserves high marks for the FEMA build up.
They don't exist to take over the roles of state and local government when the governor locks herself in her office, and the mayor shoves is face in a pile of coke and curls up in a fetal position.
The problem is people could do things for themselves if they need to, but too much reliance on Uncle Sugar caused New Orleans to have a very inappropriate response. The response to Irene was more sensible.
Has FEMA finished building the detention camps they’ll herd us into at the start of CW2? < /sarc >
You should learn about how the process works before you make comments that are 100% wrong.
It is the state governors themselves who submit a request for a Federal disaster declaration and thus FEMA assistance. Only in very very rare cases does the Federal government send in FEMA without a state requesting them first. Even in those cases the Feds only send a small cadre of FEMA personnel until more are requested by the state via a disaster declaration.
It normally works like this
1) Disaster happens
2) State disaster declaration is made
3) State government sends a request to the President of the US for a Federal disaster declaration.
4) FEMA ERT Teams do an initial investigation and submit recommendations on whether the disaster rises to the level of a Federal emergency.
5) If denied, the sate may appeal. If approved, FEMA and other appropriate Federal agencies are dispatched to operate within the declared disaster area for a specific amount of time.
6) If needed and if the state concurs, the time limit of the disaster declaration may be extended.
Don’t care what you leeches think.
Save yourself some time and remember it moron.
Wow you obviously don’t anything about the subject you’re talking about and that makes me the moron ? Strange world you live in buddy.
I don’t know who jerked your chain, but XRdsRev is correct on the rules for requesting FEMA support. LA Guv Blanco was an extreme leftist partisan who was scared Bush might take over LA, so stupidly refused to ask for help until it was too late. Mayor Nagin was an incompetent blowhard who didn’t have a f###ing clue, and demanded Greyhound send buses while he allowed hundreds of school buses to sit idle and drown. NOLA residents sat on their fat arses in a hole in the ground that was flooding while waiting for someone else to “pull their bacon out of the fire”. NOLA welfare folks have proven to be a blight on everyone attempting to help them. Bush should have told the entire bunch to shove it and let the place disappear under the waves!!
Given that Bush had a moron in charge to begin with.
I could care less about FEMA, under Clinton it was expanded way beyond it’s initial guidelines and now it’s expected everywhere except it’s now out of money.
You can avoid wasting your time as well.
I was not SERIOUS about praise for Bush- It was a joke
They blame everything that happens on Bush. But with NO CHANGE since Bush left, they want to claim Obama was ‘Masterful’ because of how FEMA acted this time
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