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New ruling puts freeze on FEMA payments
Chron.com ^ | 12/22/2006 | Patti Reinert, Susan Carroll

Posted on 12/23/2006 7:35:55 AM PST by OBXWanderer

WASHINGTON — Just as federal housing money was to start flowing again to thousands of Texas-based hurricane evacuees, a federal appeals court put everything on hold Friday.

The ruling means that about 4,200 families in Houston, San Antonio and Austin who were left homeless by hurricanes Katrina and Rita will have to wait until at least February to find out whether the federal government is required to restore their rental assistance payments.

By then, the temporary housing program will have expired — unless Congress or President Bush extend it.

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: evacuees; fema; katrina; rita

1 posted on 12/23/2006 7:35:58 AM PST by OBXWanderer
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To: OBXWanderer

--here's one for them--


--http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1757682/posts


2 posted on 12/23/2006 7:37:39 AM PST by rellimpank (-don't believe anything the MSM states about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: OBXWanderer
temporary housing program

I thought the key word here was "temporary", but I must be mistaken.

3 posted on 12/23/2006 7:41:52 AM PST by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: OBXWanderer
BULLETIN FOR "EVACUEES".....

GET..... a job...

4 posted on 12/23/2006 7:45:17 AM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The answers remain available; Wisdom is obtained by asking all the right questions!)
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To: OBXWanderer

Do not make up your own headlines.


5 posted on 12/23/2006 7:46:16 AM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: mtbopfuyn
I thought the key word here was "temporary", but I must be mistaken.

Public housing and welfare were intended to be short-term, too. I'd laugh, but it seems the joke is on us.

6 posted on 12/23/2006 7:46:28 AM PST by Charles Martel (Liberals are the crab grass in the lawn of life.)
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To: OBXWanderer

This will go on forever!

When it comes to money ... they'll keep reaching in your pocket. There is little incentive to get up on their feet and have THEM help themselves. Pity me silly is much easier. Demoncrats know this and so does Bush.


7 posted on 12/23/2006 7:46:52 AM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: OBXWanderer

Not a good thing to count on the govt.


8 posted on 12/23/2006 7:50:43 AM PST by duckman (I refuse to use a tag line...I mean it.)
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To: OBXWanderer
Its supposed to be TEMPORARY. The rest of us don't get free housing. We have to pay our rent and our mortgage. Why are these people special? All of us have had tragedy in our lives but you don't see the federal government holding our hands.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

9 posted on 12/23/2006 7:51:24 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

"All of us have had tragedy in our lives but you don't see the federal government holding our hands."

One word: Reparations


10 posted on 12/23/2006 7:52:23 AM PST by L98Fiero (The media is a self-licking ice-cream cone)
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To: OBXWanderer
Elderly, infirm or disabled individuals or minors who have lost their parents or guardians **need** to be the recipients of some form of assistance.
That is the decent thing to do.


ALL others **need** to be the recipients of a copy of
"Conscience of a Conservative" by Barry Goldwater, a final $50.00 "separation FROM assistance" check, a hearty handshake and the best wishes of the United States of America for the future.
That is the decent thing to do.

See?
I am a compassionate conservative. The real kind.
My compassion extends towards the poor Schmucks who have to pay the bills.
11 posted on 12/23/2006 7:56:56 AM PST by Gideon Reader (Time for some serious Lagavulin sipping and a little Stan Getz to cool out with.)
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To: L98Fiero

One word: Reparations

What this have to do with any past? Get a life, brother


12 posted on 12/23/2006 8:00:37 AM PST by autosellers
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To: OBXWanderer

Allow the "temporary" housing program to expire and mainstream these bums.


14 posted on 12/23/2006 8:01:04 AM PST by Mashood
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To: Wings-n-Wind
BULLETIN FOR "EVACUEES".....GET a job...

...and a loan and your own house or condo so that when Islam knocks on your door, you have something to defend.

15 posted on 12/23/2006 8:02:11 AM PST by Rapscallion (Under Islam, we will not be free to choose anything...except Allah.)
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To: Wings-n-Wind
BULLETIN FOR "EVACUEES".....

These parasites still want to be called e-vac-u-ees?

They failed to evacuate when they were told to.

They have failed to go out and get jobs to pay the rent.

They sound more like lazy parasites, not evacuees.

16 posted on 12/23/2006 8:04:17 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: mtbopfuyn

"I thought the key word here was "temporary","

People will be living in FEMA trailers for the next 30 years...

It's the way government works today...

How many "Temporary" government programs EVER get cut???


17 posted on 12/23/2006 8:05:29 AM PST by tcrlaf (VOTE DEM! You'll Look GREAT In A Burqa!)
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To: autosellers

"What this have to do with any past? Get a life, brother."

I'm not your brother and the only reason this is even remotely tolerated is because they are black. More "slavery-guilt" turned into stipends from tax dollars. Essentially, it's back-door reparations.


18 posted on 12/23/2006 8:05:39 AM PST by L98Fiero (The media is a self-licking ice-cream cone)
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To: goldstategop

"Why are these people special?"

Because they are the chosen victim minority...
sheesh, get with the Democrat program, dude...


19 posted on 12/23/2006 8:07:19 AM PST by tcrlaf (VOTE DEM! You'll Look GREAT In A Burqa!)
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To: OBXWanderer
I was a "victim" of the 1994 Northridge, California earthquake. I want the federal government to pay for my housing in perpetuity too..
20 posted on 12/23/2006 8:14:30 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (When toilet paper is a luxury, you have achieved communism.)
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To: lindasmith
If it was an entitlement for every one - it would be fair. What it looks like is what it is... favoritism for a few who've had a year to figure out what to do with the rest of their lives.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

21 posted on 12/23/2006 8:15:03 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: nmh
This will go on forever! When it comes to money ... they'll keep reaching in your pocket. There is little incentive to get up on their feet and have THEM help themselves. Pity me silly is much easier. Demoncrats know this and so does Bush.

How pathetic the ghetto-ward dwellers of New Orleans are. They are children.

I'm ashamed of these people, no initiative, no drive, Thank God for Katrina, because it create more exposure into this disgusting welfare culture.

Just look at the forgot people of Mississippi. No complaining on their part.

Let the Katrinites STARVE.

22 posted on 12/23/2006 8:29:47 AM PST by KingArthur305
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To: OBXWanderer

These people have confused assistance from the government with adoption by the government.


23 posted on 12/23/2006 8:41:41 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (COMING SOON: MSNBC Going Out of Business Sale)
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To: OBXWanderer

fema payment to katrina evacuees will be as temporary as clinton's incursion into bosnia!!!!


24 posted on 12/23/2006 8:59:36 AM PST by hnj_00
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To: tcrlaf

Entitlements are forever.


25 posted on 12/23/2006 9:02:40 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: mtbopfuyn
I thought the key word here was "temporary", but I must be mistaken.

Just think "temporary tax". That will give you the meaning of "temporary" in gummit circles.

26 posted on 12/23/2006 9:34:11 AM PST by Ole Okie
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To: OBXWanderer
"It was really unexpected when (the rental subsidy) stopped out of the blue," she said. "I don't know what to do now."

And you expected it to go on forever. "She and her three children, ages 6, 4, and 3......
Advice... Use aspirin technique... Get a job... Soon!

"It's like a terrible roller-coaster ride," said Wanda Jones of Houston, a Katrina survivor and member of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now which sued the government. "Every time we go up, when we come down we lose more people. But we're going to keep on riding and keep on fighting in court for our rights."

First, she is not "of" or "from" Houston!
Second, they lose more people.....
Translated: The pick themselves up, get a job, and get on with their lives!
Third, Their rights....
To be deadbeat freeloaders on working people?

U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston, ...... calling the members of the Court of Appeals "scrooges."

No, they are not Scrooges. They are acting responsibly by not creating yet another "right" that will be abused by deadbeats.
27 posted on 12/23/2006 10:07:40 AM PST by WildBill2275 (The Second Amendment guarantees all of your other rights)
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To: OBXWanderer

FAMILIES...an interesting choice of words. I wonder how many (or how few) of them are mom, dad and kids, who were either homeowners or good responsible tenants and who worked instead of collecting public assistance.

I know, Ms. Single Mom and her brood count as a "family", but don't usually function as one. I'd like to see the breakdown.


28 posted on 12/23/2006 10:20:45 AM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help m)
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To: JimRed
I know, Ms. Single Mom and her brood count as a "family", but don't usually function as one. I'd like to see the breakdown.

I would like to see the breakdown as well.

29 posted on 12/23/2006 10:38:17 AM PST by KingArthur305
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To: tcrlaf

FEMA does try to get their trailers back when the lease expires.

Just act some of the FEMA guys who have gone to deactivate these trailers only to get physically assaulted by people who don't think they should have to give them up.


30 posted on 12/23/2006 4:10:18 PM PST by XRdsRev (The Democrat Party - Keeping Black folks on the "Plantation" since 1790)
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