By Mike Thayer
We should dissolve the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
FEMA has managed to spend over $10 billion annually every year and that number is likely to continue going up, not down.
Return that money to the states, all 50 should have their own emergency management outfits. Why are we sending money to Washington, only to have to return it (and less of it) to the states? After all, where do the disasters happen? The states! We don't need a federal agency for emergency management, states are totally capable of doing this on their own, especially if they don't have to send so much money to Washington. And if neighboring states want to help out with some contingency happening next door, that's great and likely to happen. We don't need state governors having to beg Washington D.C. to "release funding" for damages Mother Nature inflicts. We don't need to be paying federal paper pushers to do admin and *management* and those FEMA field workers can work for and reside in a state of their choosing. Who came up with the stupid idea that we *need* a FEMA anyway? Oh that's right, Jimmy Carter, the second worst president of my life time. Sending money to Washington for emergencies is a stupid thing to do. It's not a rainy day fund and it's not even treated like one. It's nothing more than an unnecessary step. You get less bang for the buck, it takes much longer to get money and services to the needed area, and states have to jump through hoops to get it. That makes absolutely NO SENSE AT ALL!
Dissolve FEMA. Carter's idea is inefficient and should never have been enabled. There, I just shaved $10 billion off the budget for fiscal year 2015. I just took something off the federal table, one less thing for them to screw up. I just kept $10 billion in the 50 states, where it frick'n belongs.
Liberals, insert your lame excuse making to keep FEMA here: _________________________