From someone in 'Nawlins'....
Demolition workers said that they are being paid $35 an hour. However, when they worked at rebuilding after Hurricane Ivan they were allowed to work overtime. For the Hurricane Katrina rebuilding they are only allowed to work 40 hours a week. Nevertheless, they anticipate that they will be in town for 6 months and they are thankful for the “endless supply of FEMA money.”
Your tax dollars at work... your government at play.
If we knew only half of what our government does with the money we work hard for I bet Washington DC would be burned to the ground. Of course, if you are making over $100,000 a yr then you'll have that tax cut that's suppose to be creating all kinds of jobs. I just don't know how someone with a personal income of over a $100,000 creates jobs. I can see it for the business sector, but not personal income.
Then there's the $300 a night hotel rooms booked by FEMA.
But if we all tighten our belts and not drive anywhere, then the rich will have enough gas for their Hummers.
I smell a revolution in the making. Its not a strong smell, but it still stinks.