FEMA: “For the Children”

Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Posted in category "For the Children"

More stimulus jobs for FEMA bureaucrats.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — While testifying before the Senate Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery today, the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate announced the creation of a “Children’s Working Group.”

…”It is time for special needs populations, whether children or any other segment of our communities who have traditionally been underserved, to be more fully and consistently integrated into preparedness and planning efforts at every level of government,” Administer Fugate said.  “Children are a part of every community.  We must understand and address their needs from the outset, recognizing that they are not simply small adults. That means not putting the considerations specific to children in a separate box, but incorporating them into our planning on the front end.”

Note that the focus of the Children’s Working Group will include such things as:

  • Enhanced preparedness for child care centers and schools as well as for children in child welfare and juvenile justice systems;
  • Enhanced national planning, including incorporation of children into national planning scenarios and exercises;
  • Consideration as to how the federal family can help ensure child care centers are able rebuild and restore services more quickly following a disaster;
  • Increased public awareness efforts to educate families and protect children during disasters.
  • NOTE: This post is not satire.

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    5 Responses to FEMA: “For the Children”

    1. Robin says:

      August 5th, 2009 at 11:18 am

      I note that FEMA has been absorbed into Homeland Security, along with INS. This article confirms my suspicion that Homeland Security is evolving into a high-tech, American version of the SS or the KGB, an enormous police/paramilitary/bureaucratic empire whose purview will be virtually coextensive with the government and the economy.

    2. Sal says:

      August 5th, 2009 at 12:35 pm

      “We must understand and address their needs from the outset, recognizing that they are not simply small adults.”

      WTF??????? If you hadn’t said so, I’d have thought you pulled this from The Onion.

    3. Jesse says:

      August 5th, 2009 at 12:43 pm

      (recorded from memory)
      Landrieu: A bank looking at a loan application for a daycare center where there are no children would call it “not viable.” This is exactly the responsibility of FEMA/HS to step in and require the bank to loan (say $200,000) at an extended low-interest rate.

    4. Bruce says:

      August 5th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

      Agree, at first glance this seems like a parody or something. I used to be friends with 2 women who spent years working in the social services agency in Chicago. Their description of how children (and adults) were treated would curl a grown mans hair. To appoint more special government “working groups” to protect the children is like asking the fox to do a better job guarding the hens. ….completely absurd.

    5. The Freeholder says:

      August 6th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

      I love that word “underserved”. Underserved by a government that wants to take my hard-earned money and little remaining freedom?

      Underserve me! Please!

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