Thursday, July 27, 2017

WaTimes: New Orleans bilks US taxpayers $2 bil in Hurricane Katrina repairs - 3rd world populations = 3rd world govt --tma

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New Orleans is taking federal taxpayers for a $2 billion ride in Hurricane Katrina spending, the inspector general who oversees the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Thursday, concluding that the city is charging the government for repairs that had nothing to do with the 2005 hurricane and flooding that devastated the Gulf Coast.
Auditors said New Orleans and FEMA struck a deal in 2015 to pay for sewage, water and street upgrades to a system that was already struggling before Hurricane Katrina, and whose repairs should have been born by local taxpayers, not the federal government. ...