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Bush’s damage to FEMA, FDA shows up in Kentucky ice storm disaster

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Originally published on on Fri, 02/06/2009 – 9:25am

See how many Bush Administration screwups you can find in this sentence:

“Kentucky Emergency Management officials are getting Kentuckians another source of prepared meals after the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that some meal kits might contain contaminated peanut butter.”

You should have counted at least two screwups: 1) FEMA was passing out potentially contaminated food, and 2) lax regulation didn’t uncover a salmonella-ridden food plant.

The unsexy part of government, the parts few think about have come home to roost in the Kentucky ice storm disaster.

And this is on top of the suffering electrical grid in the state even before the storm arrived, while money was literally wasted in Iraq.

President Barack Obama has been in office for slightly more than two weeks, and some people are wondering why FEMA hasn’t been completely reformed. Seriously.

FEMA is still screwed up because it takes time to clean up a screwed up system. And the work of the FDA (spinach, tomatoes, peanut butter, et al.) speaks for itself.

Hopefully, you live in a part of the country that can wait until the Obama Administration tries to fix a damaged domestic government setup before a natural disaster hits your area.


Written by democracysoup

February 6, 2009 at 9:25 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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