Sunday, October 09, 2005

Who's getting the money?

2.2 million people have been registered as storm victims, of which 1.2 million had been approved for federal assistance that so far totaled $3.3 billion. That's an average of $2,750 apiece, in case you're doing the math. Boy, that's really gonna help folks who've had their whole life's possessions swept away, isn't it? So where's the other $40+ billion in storm relief gone?

Well, Governor Blanco of Louisiana says that almost 50% of Louisiana businesses suffered storm damage. So perhaps the money has gone to SBA disaster relief loans to help them rebuild? Err, no. The same article says that four (4) -- *FOUR* -- SBA disaster relief loans have been granted. FOUR WHOLE LOANS.

So where is the money going? I don't know, but I have a suspicion:

-- Badtux the Suspicious Penguin

1 comment:

  1. I see your suspicions and raise several more suspicions.



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