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Monday, 9th November 2009

States: Stop Subsidizing FEMA Waste and Manage Your Own Local Disasters

States: Stop Subsidizing FEMA Waste and Manage Your Own Local Disasters
Source: Heritage Foundation

All disasters are local. Or so many politicians proclaim. Yet 29 states send their tax money to FEMA only to end up footing the disaster-response bill for the other 21. Unfair? Incredibly so -- and inefficient -- explains Heritage homeland security expert Matt Mayer. Instead of nationalizing disaster management, states should keep their FEMA taxes -- and fund and manage their own local disasters. Mayer explains how to amend the Stafford Act to make this happen.


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