Tuesday, June 27, 2006


Our government at work..... unfuckingbelieveable. Think of the good that could have been done with that 2 billion. The Gulf coast is still in shambles..... I'm sure that money could have been put to good use to help rebuild.

Frauds, schemes and errors related to Katrina cost U.S. taxpayers $2 billion

By Eric Lipton
The New York Times
Posted June 27 2006

WASHINGTON · Among the many superlatives associated with Hurricane Katrina can now be added this one: It produced one of the most extraordinary displays of scams, schemes and stupefying bureaucratic bungles in modern history, costing taxpayers up to $2 billion.

There is the hotel owner from Sugar Land, Texas, who has been charged with submitting $232,000 worth of bills for phantom victims. There are the 1,100 prison inmates across the Gulf Coast who apparently collected more than $10 million in rental and disaster-relief assistance.

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