Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Your Government At Work

Time has a good article this weeks asking why we don't prepare better for disasters. Apparently they don't remember the good work FEMA did before the Bush administration ran it into the ground. Anyway, one paragraph stands above the rest. From Time:

In the 12 months since Katrina, the rest of the U.S. has not proved to be a quicker study than the Gulf Coast. There is still no federal law requiring state and local officials to plan for the evacuation of the sick, elderly, disabled or poor. But in the past few months, both houses of Congress triumphantly passed bills that require locals to plan for the evacuation of pets.

I guess they don't want dogs around to eat the dead bodies of the sick, elderly, disabled, or poor.

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