Happy Thanksgiving, you poor, miserable bastards! We're not paying for your hotel rooms anymore! Get out!
I got yer two-week notice right here, baby.
So says FEMA, in announcing they're cutting one of the few programs they've actually cost-tracked in the wake of Katrina.
And a relatively inexpensive one, at that. If you consider that FEMA has spent about $278 million to house families in hotels since the end of August, that means every man, woman and child in the U.S. has pitched in about a buck for that worthy effort so far.
Compare that to the billions upon billions of dollars that are unaccounted for through sweetheart no-bid contracts, and much of the money that's flowed into the Gulf Coast region so far, and it's pretty clear where this government's priorities are.
And Denny Hastert has absolutely nothing to say about it.
So is it a parallel set of priorities that we haven't figured out yet -- another sick strategy? Or is it more like you don't have the political nerve (or capital) to stand up?
Or is it that you really don't care?
Which is it, Denny?