Government is not the solution. Government is the problem. Especially this government, the most incompetent and fiscally reckless government in the history of the United States.
We will not let the Bush Administration or our corrupted congress spend $1 of our money bailing out failed housing gamblers. Not $1. You think hurricane Katrina had wide-spread fraud and a sickening waste of taxpayer money? Just let the government get involved in giveaways and freebies for the subprime crowd.
This report should make you sick. And for extra credit, look at the Federal tax section of your next pay stub, and think about where your hard-earned money goes. There needs to be a taxpayer revolution in the US folks. The government must be choked off. And we must elect leaders who promise to do just that.
The Bush administration now acknowledges it is trying to recover nearly $500 million from people who improperly received federal aid money intended to help victims of two deadly hurricanes, Katrina and Rita, along the Gulf Coast two years ago. It said the amount may increase further.
The government's newest estimate of improper aid represents $494 million FEMA paid to 134,000 people who were ineligible for the aid they received.
People claiming to live in as many as 162,750 homes that did not exist before the storms may have improperly received as much as $1 billion in tax money, the AP's analysis found.
A Government Accountability Office report released in February estimated between $600 million and $1.4 billion was improperly spent on Katrina-related relief alone. The GAO, a congressional watchdog agency, said money was used for guns, strippers and tattoos, among other improper items.