Sep 27 2011
The news media is either way too lazy, way too gullible, way too partisan – or all of the above.
The news out today is that all the bogus scare mongering about an inevitable government shutdown because Dems could not find offsetting cuts to cover FEMA’s disaster relief needs turns out to be all BS. We just got a big ‘never mind’, without even an apology or heads rolling for the false alarm:
After weeks of political brinkmanship in Congress, the threat of a partial government shutdown appeared to ease Monday with the disclosure that money to aid victims of natural disasters may last through the end of the budget year after all.
Good lord. How deep is the incompetence in government these days. I have seen the quality of management and execution completely deteriorate in some areas of my federal contracting world, but it seems what I thought were isolated screw ups were actually warning signs of a disastrous cancer spreading throughout the federal bureaucracy.
If the news media was actually doing its job investigating instead of simply being a repeater of political propaganda and spin, they would be questioning how the US Senate HAD NO DAMN CLUE how much money FEMA had on hand!
The revised estimate suggested there would be no interruption in assistance in areas battered by disasters such as Hurricane Irene and last summer’s tornados in Joplin, Mo., …
Was this a lie from the administration to fool the political rubes into hating the evil GOP penny pinchers?
Dems have to understand why America is rejecting their high drama incompetence. We are so fed up with them trying to be the world’s savior when they are truly and really not up to the job. But then to go out and create emergencies out of thin air (when there is plenty of money being wasted in the government every damn day to probably feed the world)?
I have a better plan – close EPA, the Department of Education and the Department of Energy and there is your disaster relief money. It will be a double savings. Disaster relief will flow to those in need AND the economic disasters that emanate from these organizations will be averted.
Message to GOP – stop being so cautious, and start investigating these lies.