March 11, 2007

Trailers? FEMA's Got It For CHEAP.

Showbiz and A.G. - Fat Pockets
Donny Hathaway - The Slums
Max Roach - The Profit

Your tax dollars were used to buy 145,000 mobile homes after Katrina hit NOLA. That was a 2.7 BILLION dollar bill. With Katrina slowly becoming a memory in the back of America's mind, FEMA has to unload 41,000 UNUSED trailers. Yeah, brand-spankin' new. You can get a deal: you'll pay 40 cents for every dollar those sucker tax-payers spent. Also, keep in mind that 900 million dollars worth of RV's were bought by FEMA, only to be stored because the homes were not meant for "storm zones."

Wait a second, you may be asking yourself: What about those tornadoes that left many homeless? "While FEMA has 8,420 brand new, fully furnished, never-used mobile homes in a cow pasture in Hope, Arkansas, they refuse to provide the people from Desha, Back Gate and Dumas counties with help. This is crazy," said Mike Ross, a Arkansas representative, "If this is the new and improved FEMA, I don't want any part of it."


Wait a second. Where are FEMA's PRIORITIES, you ask? Here's what Michael A. Molino, president of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association, had to say: "As you can imagine, a public auction of so many vehicles could devastate the market for travel trailers."

Wait a second. What about our brothers and sisters who need a ROOF over their head? What about their kids? What about their homework? FEMA spokeperson Deborah Wing said that FEMA is working with the RV Association "so we do not flood the market or harm business." I'm sure that she meant to use the word FLOOD figuratively. You gotta love the fact that the mobile-housing market takes priority over PEOPLE.

What about the NOLA housing market? An anonymous trailer park tenant had this to say: "People say we shouldn't still be living in a FEMA park. But take a look at the rents people have to pay in New Orleans now -- who can afford that?" FEMA spokesperson Deborah wing had nothing to say.

Ron Harrell, a FEMA trailer park tenant, put it best: "WE CALL IT HURRICANE FEMA."


Blogger Scholar said...

Props for exposing the fact that FEMA itself is a complete disaster. Apparently their collective IQ didn't go up any in the wake of "Brownie"'s demise.

Peace, bro

11:34 PM  
Blogger Hummingbyrd said...

Hurrican Fema.

Is hot.

10:14 PM  
Blogger Hummingbyrd said...

Ummm tasty delicious.

10:19 PM  
Blogger vik said...

scholar - yeah, my dude. i gotta do a post about WAITING FOR ACCIDENTS TO HAPPEN. we never learn. we never use history as a guide for our future.....

m DOT - yeah, this post came after i read that hurricane fema quote. plus those pice of trailers are WILD.


1:05 PM  

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