Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Erotica/Booze: Good. The Government: Bad.

This from CNN ("FEMA cards bought diamonds, erotica"):
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Problems with the distribution of federal disaster assistance after hurricanes Katrina and Rita caused potential fraud and waste topping $1 billion, an audit by the Government Accountability Office found.

Debit cards given to people displaced by the storms were improperly used to buy diamond jewelry, a vacation in the Dominican Republic, fireworks, a $200 bottle of champagne at a Hooters in San Antonio and $300 worth of "Girls Gone Wild" videos, the audit found.
Now, if government wealth redistribution were limited to buying porn and booze instead of invading countries and bailing out airlines, this would be a much happier, safer country.

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