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$208,333 per person

Discussion in 'World News & Events' started by shade, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. shade

    shade Well-Known Member

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    $250,000,000,000 / 1,200,000(people) = $208,333

    This "reconstruction" in New Orleans will be the single largest redistribution of wealth in the history of the United States, and probably the world. Disgusting.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Chewy

    Chewy C8 H10 N4 O2

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    In Burrito's post he claimed it was only 200 billion.
     
  3. ThaiTanium22

    ThaiTanium22 VR6 can nevar lose!!!

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    Habitat for Humanity homes = $46,600

    But you know, not all of that money goes directly to the people.
     
  4. shade

    shade Well-Known Member

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    It has been upped to 250 billion now.

    It is still a redistribution from the rest of the country to one point in the country.
     
  5. Chewy

    Chewy C8 H10 N4 O2

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    So Burrito is WRONG?


    Well seeing as folks seem ok with spending 200 Billion and counting "Granting Democracy" to countries in the Middle East this should not be that big of an issue. I mean think how happy you will feel when the people of NO has their first election.
     
  6. pidgeball6

    pidgeball6 My eyes are bleeding

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    I think I'll see about getting me some of that Chewy dual citizenship action working for my New Orleans residency.

    BTW- One of my largest clients is a cable television provider that caters to lower income apartments. Up until a month ago they were in a serious death spiral and I was sure the account wouldn't be around in a year. They've experienced a record number of new premium memberships in the last three weeks thanks to a little help from our displaced american friends from NO being put up, rent-free, in the vacant apartments and spending some of their FEMA checks on skinemax and HBO.

    America, Fuck Yeah!
     
  7. Viet Era Marine

    Viet Era Marine Interdimensional Guide

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    Humm, anyone have the phone # for a good
    Real Estate agent in NO??

    With that kind of $$$ headed their way,
    you can bet property will SPIKE!

    I'll also bet you can pick up some great places
    for Pennies on the Dollar right now.


    Regards,
    VEM
     
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  8. shade

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    Pidge, I got a very similar story.

    My clients are trucking companies. There is a race track near Dallas called the Texas Motor Speedway.. you may have heard of it. Well, it is full of trucks (many are clients of mine). The trucks are paid by FEMA, even while not moving. They are getting up to and beyond $50,000 per load of supplies from Texas to NO. Generally speaking, such routes are $1-1.50 per mile.

    Another client owns a trucking company and also owned a casino in NO. He lost his casino. It is going to be rebuilt with federal money. It was insured.

    America, fuck yeah!
     
  9. Chewy

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    200 was the estimated cost, 250 is the price tag submitted by the senator (and governor, mayor etc.) it hasn't passed so we still don't actually know the amount.

    What's sicking is we could give everyone down there $100,000 and repair the levee's and still come out cheaper. I just pray someone comes to their damn senses.
     
  11. pidgeball6

    pidgeball6 My eyes are bleeding

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    Not bad... For an individual motivated enough to earn that kind of scratch. Overpaid security and mechanics doing their jobs in a hostile environment are one thing, regardless of how or why the environment got that way. Finding new ways to manage the customary government check into much larger sums for a temporary inconvenience is quite another. How the two situations arrived at their respective points is another topic. We could debate the reasons for invading Iraq and the motivation to remain in a hurricanes path in other threads.
     
  12. Chewy

    Chewy C8 H10 N4 O2

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    Not really, it could be considered that Large Government Contractors are just used to getting fat of the folks in the US.
     
  13. pidgeball6

    pidgeball6 My eyes are bleeding

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    And the same can be said of the check collectors in NO accustomed to getting the same fat.
     
  14. Chewy

    Chewy C8 H10 N4 O2

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    You think that the check collectors are making the same off the backs of the US as big companies. :rolleyes:
    It would be cheaper to assist these people if their overhead was not so high.
     
  15. droogsteve

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    Is this the new "New Deal"?


    Shade, I don't pretend to understand the economy like you do. But never in this nation's history has there been this kind of spending (Iraq, Katrina, etc) without asking the nation for some sort of sacrifice. I know the Republican mantra is that deficit spending is good for the economy, but we're still maintaining tax CUTS throughout all of this. Doesn't the bill come due eventually?
     
  16. pidgeball6

    pidgeball6 My eyes are bleeding

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    I haven't seen any figures comparing the two, but I do know that big business at least pretends to provide a service.
    I don't follow you?
     
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    If I understand Chewy correctly he is saying the reconstruction bills would be cheaper if the companies the government hires didn't overcharge so much? Which I'd agree with. I got no beef with Halliburton or KBR, but awarding contracts without competetive bidding is not good governance.

    As for how much guys get paid while working in Iraq, my main frustration is that supposedly we started using contractors to save DOD's money. I fail to see how it costs less to pay mechanics $100,000 a year to work there than it did to keep the same numbers of mechanics in the military, working for normal Army wages. As long as the military hires contractors though I can't fault guys for taking the money.
     
  18. Kazimierz

    Kazimierz Vox Vocis of Causa
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    You have to factor in all the KFCs that got destroyed, frying a chicken is expensive.
     
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    Quite true. Plus it takes a skilled deep fryer operator, who must be brought in from another part of the country. Obviously that costs a good $100k right? Please note sarcasm :)
     
  20. Kazimierz

    Kazimierz Vox Vocis of Causa
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    "He told me that it sounded like my hobbit that turns the crank case is depressed and needs therapy. We need to get us a new hobbit. They's from the land beyond time. The land beyond time's also gonna hook us up with a unicorn for the radiator. I ain't even gonna tell you about that haunted air conditioner. Plus the air filter? That's made of plutonium. That's gonna involve Superman, so...you know...plus shipping from Krypton. Then...the cow jumped over the moon."
     
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