FEMA wants their money back!

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  1. MrsKreamer

    MrsKreamer Mom to 3, married, and a full time college student

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    I am so glad to hear this. We didn't see a dime from FEMA and knew of people double dipping...glad they are finally going to catch up with these people.

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  3. DVC Sadie

    DVC Sadie <font color=royalblue>Those mashed taters are soun

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    :thumbsup2 I too am glad that FEMA is collecting from those who tried to work the system.
     
  4. magiccouple2004

    magiccouple2004 DIS Veteran<br><font color=limegreen>Secretly want

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    i am also happy that fema wants to get all their money back all those people that played the government and stole money oughta pay back
     
  5. magicmirror

    magicmirror DIS Veteran<br><font color=blue>what was the topic

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    It disgusts me that something like this happens, and people try to take advantage of a terrible situation that way. So many people have lost so much. In the face of this, to still have such dishonest people trying to get what they do not deserve, thus robbing innocent victims of what they do deserve, makes me sick. If it weren't for freeloaders this world would be a better place. Get 'em Fema!!!
     
  6. ducklite

    ducklite <font color=teal>Take the Poly, it's fabulous!<br>

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    I just saw this today, and was going to post it. I'm glad that the government is going to crack down on people who double dipped or took payments for second homes and such.

    IMHO if you've got enough money to fund a second home, you should also have enough money to take cover uninsured losses. (I say that as someone who used to own two homes, and actually probably will again within the next year or two.)

    A lot of things come down to personal responsibility, and unfortunately, we saw a lot of people who obviously have none in the wake of last years hurricanes.

    I'm not saying that no one should have gotten help, but there comes a point in time where people must take care of their own, rather than looking for handouts.

    Our own MrsKreamer is a good example--she and her husband went to where they knew they could find work for as long as it took to get back on their feet, and worked towards the objective of getting back "home." They didn't just sit around in a hotel or shelter having a pity party for themselves, taking handouts from the government.

    Anne
     
  7. MrsKreamer

    MrsKreamer Mom to 3, married, and a full time college student

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    Aww thanks Anne!
     
  8. Keli

    Keli <font color=darkcoral>We're smarter than the avera

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    I too, am glad FEMA is going after the abusers.

    I think that when there is widespread fraud going on then subsequent victems of later catastrophies suffer because there is less willingness to give money/help to them because we all remember what happened last time.

    One of the things I love about America is that we are so generous. I want us to continue giving to those hurting and in need.
     
  9. LuvDuke

    LuvDuke DIS Veteran<br>Forgive & Forget, no way I'm Italia

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    Oh yeah, they're catching up all right. Sooner or later, FEMA will catch up to the $22,000,000 they paid 9000 crooks for fraudulant Miami/Dade wind damage claims when Miami/Dade didn't have any wind damage ............ from the 2004 hurricane season.

    Gooood luck!
     
  10. taeja71

    taeja71 <font color=deeppink>I'll type real slow...<br><fo

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    Well said! No moochers esp. the double dipers!
     
  11. wishfulthinkin

    wishfulthinkin Earning My Ears

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    I find it interesting that the people in Florida are so quick to pass judgement on the people of Mississippi seeing how Florida has their own share of FEMA thieves. I'm from Gulfport, MS and know first hand how my people are suffering because I deal with it on my job and volunteer work. I say shame on you Florida for being so greedy and wanting us to do without so that you can have more. I bet if we spent our FEMA :rolleyes2 money on your beaches or Disney-whatever you wouldn't mind...eh?
     
  12. LuvDuke

    LuvDuke DIS Veteran<br>Forgive & Forget, no way I'm Italia

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  13. disneymom3

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    I guess I don't get your point. No one here is saying that people should not be getting help who actually need and deserve it. The people who abuse the system are the ones who are going to be gone after to get the money they got through fraudulent means back. If FEMA gets the money back they will then be able to help the people who DO need it. No one wants those who are suffering to do without--just the opposite. We want the people who need it to get it, not the people who are engaging in fraud.
     
  14. wishfulthinkin

    wishfulthinkin Earning My Ears

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    whatever...I guess what I'm trying to say is...we'll take care of ours and you take care of yours and mind your own business because we pay taxes too
     
  15. disneymom3

    disneymom3 <font color=green> I think I could adjust!! <br><f

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    That is not a very nice attitude. And for the record FEMA stands for Federal, so there is no ours and yours. For that matter, I am from MN so technically really don't have a "mine" to take care of, but I do have concern for all those affected by this.
     
  16. Keli

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    If you are taking care of 'yours' then why am I helping pay for it up here in KY? It's the federal gov't. Don't you understand that means the whole country is supporting the relief effort? Not that I mind, actually I'm glad we step in and help but for heaven's sake, did you think all the funds going to Miss. victems were coming only from Miss. taxpayers?
     
  17. wishfulthinkin

    wishfulthinkin Earning My Ears

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    have any of you been here and seen the devastation? have you listened to the elderly cry because they have lost everything they worked a lifetime for? most of the federal money is earmarked for roads and bridges and military use. only a small percentage is actually going to the people like a tiny bandaid on a very large wound. all these people want is to go back in time before Aug. 29 and there's not enough money in the whole world to do that. you are the ones who don't get it. the people of the Mississippi coast are a proud people and it took an act of courage and desperation to accept help and that was only after we were so overwhelmed with our loss. I know I'm just wasting my time trying to explain. we don't want money...we want our quiet peaceful lives back and that is not going to happen for many many years
     
  18. RitaZ.

    RitaZ. Move on don't hesitate, break out.

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    It's about time! I soooo tired of people trying to benefit financially whenever a hurricane is in our vicinity, even when they haven't sustained any losses. :sad2: Yes, there are many people that have genuine claims and losses, but there also many that are taking advantage of the situation for their personal gain.

    I know people that bought generators after Wilma, filed a claim with FEMA for reimbursement, then returned the unused generator to Home Depot. They doubled their money! :sad2: One family in particular isn't anywhere near needing financial assistance, but as the wife said, "It's about time I get something back from the government." :sad2: :sad2:
     
  19. dolphin01

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    amen to that!! :thumbsup2
     
  20. arminnie

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    Yes - I have seen the devastation first hand - multiple times in Lakeview, Lower 9th Ward, East New Orleans, Gulfport and Biloxi. It is hideous beyond belief - but that still does not give anyone the right to lie and scam to get more money.

    Some of the people who are committing fraud didn't live in the area or didn't have any damage. That to me is a terrible crime.


    I personally did not take any FEMA or other money because I did not need it. I don't begrudge the ones who need and deserve the money, but I have utter contempt for those trying to make an illegal buck off of others misfortunes.

    Able people who refuse to work 9 months later and are demanding to be supported are truly lowlifes.

    My sister had an evacuee with her for two months. Yes she got FEMA and Red Cross money, but she also got a job within 2 days of arrival.
     
  21. mickeyfan2

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    So if it is your business why is the Federal Govt sending money. I pay taxes so I do have a say and a right of accountablity.
     

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