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FEMA Funding Perpetrators

The lamestream media told you:

A congressional committee has taken testimony showing that $1.4 billion of tax money taken from the public, used in a federal aid giveaway by FEMA, and intended to help victims of the Katrina hurricane, was fraudulently used for plastic surgery, vacations, tattoos, iPods, $200 bottles of Dom Perignon champagne at a Hooter's restaurant, car purchases, an engagement ring, adult entertainment, massage, bail bonds and a sex change operation. Much of this was related to bank debit cards handed out to people who lined up or applied in New Orleans.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Although Congress has enthusiastically backed massive giveaways of taxpayer funds from the public treasury to people who survived last year's storms, no constitutional authority for such fiscal policy can be found.

The U.S. government appears to have little if any authority to take money from the public and give it to people who build homes in flood plains, hurricane zones, below sea level or other high-risk areas.

Redistribution of wealth, from those who have earned it, to groups deemed in need of it, is generally known as socialism, a failed utopian system still attractive to many poorly educated individuals. An arch enemy of the American Dream, socialism is rarely if ever identified by name in the "news" media.

It has been estimated that as much as half of the U.S. federal budget is currently given to various groups, based on central planners perception of need, in socialist programs sometimes called a kleptocracy. Some politicians wondered if funds should be handed out more slowly after future disasters.

No authorities have been charged for disbursing public funds without apparent legal authority. No plans for charging the people who committed the apparent fraud have been announced. The ability of the perpetrators to repay the embezzled funds is unknown, not under investigation, and suspected to be non existent. No bad-debt recovery firms have been hired.

Although racial overtones dominated "news" reports after flood victims survived, the racial makeup of the people defrauding the government and the taxpayers has not been released.

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