Monday, August 27, 2007

Katrina Health - Part 2

We posted before on what a Katrina style health plan might look like. Now comes the sequel.

It's hard for the average working stiff to contemplate a number as vast as the $23.5 billion the federal government has allocated to Mississippi for Katrina recovery.

Think of it this way:

It's enough money to buy two average-sized houses for each of the 65,000 families in Mississippi who lost their homes.

And, there would be enough left over to buy each family a brand-new Honda Accord to drive between their two $166,000 houses. That's the EX-L, V-6 four-door sedan Accord, with all the extras and navigation, not a base model.

What does the government think they are doing with OUR money?

Apparently they have no clue.

As it has with so many things, Katrina has forever changed how federal tax dollars can be spent after disasters. And as with most things in the aftermath of the storm, the rules are in large part being made up as we go along.

Well that's certainly comforting . . .
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