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HUD report: Nearly $700 million
Katrina rebuilding funding missing

Daily Caller, by Caroline May

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Posted By:toledo, 4/3/2013 8:36:01 PM

A report from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of the Inspector General reveals that $698.5 million dollars in disaster recovery funds given to Louisiana homeowners in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita were not used to fulfill the purpose of the funding — to elevate damaged homes. According to the report, dated March 29, a total of 24,042 Louisiana homeowners who received up to $30,000 each were “noncompliant, including those that had not elevated their homes

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross, 4/3/2013 8:39:46 PM     (No. 9258196)

The Federal Government should play no role in disaster relief. Everyone has the choice to insure or not. Let them live by their decisions.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Scribelus, 4/3/2013 8:53:24 PM     (No. 9258213)

Sales of such basic necessities as huge flat-screen TVs were, however, markedly elevated.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: suziannr, 4/3/2013 9:05:16 PM     (No. 9258227)

**GASP*** I am shocked, I tell ya! Shocked! Who could have seen this coming?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: disasterman, 4/3/2013 9:05:19 PM     (No. 9258228)

#3 May be right for a change. The government truly squanders several hundred billion dollars annually, seven hundred million doesn´t even begin to reach the squander threshold, merely an accounting error.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: udanja99, 4/3/2013 9:16:24 PM     (No. 9258242)

Air Jordans, tats, grills, hair extensions, acrylic nails, piercings - they all cost a lot of money.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Blue hen1, 4/3/2013 9:23:20 PM     (No. 9258252)

Check Ray Nagin´s freezer

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Reply 7 - Posted by: LanieLou, 4/3/2013 9:34:07 PM     (No. 9258261)

This is why entire neighborhoods are still in ruins. The peeps took the $$ & ran. Any time you hand out free money with zero accountability, this is what happens.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lil dotty, 4/3/2013 9:36:54 PM     (No. 9258268)

If not in the freezer, look in Moochillini´s new boots or under junior´s bed (or in his closet) You might find some large bills there.
So 700 million missing after Katrinia.. and then we have Sandy who struck further north. How much missing there, Gov. Christi?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: peebster, 4/3/2013 9:59:33 PM     (No. 9258285)

...we´ll get Sherrif Joe Biden on that right away...nobody messes with Joe.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: uno, 4/3/2013 10:31:00 PM     (No. 9258317)

With this administration "missing" simply means that you can´t prove they simply looked the other way accidentally on purpose. Just another way to have a slush fund in plain sight explained away with the shrug of the shoulders.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: shurnuff, 4/3/2013 10:42:59 PM     (No. 9258337)

Surprise, surprise, surprise!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: BadgerBill, 4/3/2013 10:49:34 PM     (No. 9258344)

Xmas gifts broken 15 minutes after opening...by whom?...

...kindergarteners. Gimme more free stuff Uncle Sugar.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: oh-heck, 4/3/2013 10:59:49 PM     (No. 9258358)

Like all government programs, they hand out the money and never get around to investigating whether it went toward the use for which it was intended. For Katrina it was only 700 million. For Sandy it will be tens of billions. It seems to me that some loan officers with experience in local home improvement loans could help oversee this program on a contract basis to help ensure that the work actually gets done.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 4/4/2013 12:29:31 AM     (No. 9258421)

Took them a long time to discover this. $700 million lost is a drop in the bucket compared to what others gave to that city in time and money.

So now the victims of Sandy are punished.
Since we are racist, you think color had something to do with it ? Can´t make those people in Nagin´s Chocolate City accountable.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: ladydawgfan, 4/4/2013 2:29:35 AM     (No. 9258474)

This and 11/6/12 are why I´m not giving another blessed dime to any charity ever, PERIOD, EXCLAMATION POINT! I didn´t even buy Girl Scout cookies this year and I always support my local troup. However, my give-a-damn broke into smithereens last November and now, whether or not it is selfish, I am looking after my own best interests. The lo-fos are on their own.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Old Army Vet, 4/4/2013 4:56:26 AM     (No. 9258500)

Kudos to poster #7.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Trigger2, 4/4/2013 7:00:28 AM     (No. 9258586)

It´s merely a reparation down payment...

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