The Trillion Dollar Storm
Bush Rewards FEMA With $US60 Billion To Spend As They Please
$US1 Billion Spent On Caravans And Campers To House The Homeless
Texas, Florida Get Most Evacuees Now Being Granted $US2000 Debit Cards To Buy Food, Clothing, Medicines, As Florida & Texas Economies Boom
By Darryl Mason
After the Federal Emergency Management Agency blocked aid reaching New Orleans and ignored calls from the Navy to deploy doctors, water and medical equipment from a hospital-equipped ship that was waiting off the coast from New Orleans, FEMA has been given $US60 billion of taxpayers money to spend as they please. As most evacuees were shipped to Florida and Texas, most of the money spent housing them will be spent in these states. Texas is the Bush homeland, Bush brother Jeb is the governor of Florida.
The first billion went to buying up tens of thousands of caravans, campers and RVs to house the 200,000 homeless people now dispersed across one third of the US. There is now what has been termed a “critical shortage” of caravans and campers in the US.
One of the benefits of housing the poor homeless Americans in easy-to-move accommodation is they can be shipped around the country at short notice, from one state to another, depending on how locals react to their presence and how many jobs are going.
Over the next few days more than 70,000 debit cards with $2000 credit on each will be dispersed to evacuees to buy food, clothing, bedding and medicines. 90% of the homeless are now in Florida and Texas, which means hundreds of millions of dollars are now pouring into the local economies of Florida and Texas as a direct result of the devastation wrought on New Orleans.
As all the counties of all the states where evacuees have been sent are under Bush imposed Emergency Measures, 100% of all costs associated with hosting the homeless will be met by the federal government. Curiously, all 14 plus states involved had majority voting in favour of Bush at the last election.
The FEMA grants are expected to continue for months. US Congress is growing extremely nervous as $US60 billion has already been allocated, yet some estimates suggest $US200 billion minimum will be needed within months.
Counting in costs of rebuilding, loss of jobs, insurance claims, housing and feeding 200,000 evacuees and handing out quick cash in place of social security payments, The Trillion Dollar Storm is no long shot.
The Trillion Dollar storm is rapidly becoming a reality.