Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 16, 2013, 9:08 a.m. EST by OTP
from Tampa, FL
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Yes, two weeks into the year, they spent it. All of it. 60 BILLION dollars for Sandy. Two weeks. Gone.
There's still X's on the houses in NO. Still lots of shit not right. Area still is horribly depressed and beat up. Where did all that money go? Couldnt even give the fuckin houses a paint job? Cant even paint just the front? Or just the front door?
How much of this 60 billion is going to go into actual improvements, vs being gobbled up by politicians and corporations?
I think the Occupy Sandy vs FEMA debate this time around shows that the power is in the people. Occupy Sandy will not see much of this, if any, at all. And that is a shame.
Occupy Sandy showed what happens when REAL people get busy. Not huge corporate organizations, not bureaucrats, and not politicians. Real people. With a REAL work ethic.
So with all that hoopla over the "fiscal cliff" and who won and who lost, we are right back where we were before. That triumphant tax deal is now useless for the remaining 50 weeks of the year.
60 Billion is a fuck ton of money.
In other news, the Fed or Congress has showed no signs of slowing down the current 85 BILLION a month they are pillaging. Good thing we dont need that money haha.