October 18, 2005

Hurricane Katrina Evacuees Use Federal Assistance Money For Alcohol and Strippers

UPI reports that federal assistance money is being abused by Hurricane Katrina evacuees:

BOURNE, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Hurricane Katrina evacuees using federal assistance money are living the high life with alcohol and strippers in Massachusetts, the Boston Herald said Tuesday.

The newspaper's investigation recorded "a virtual parade of evacuees from a bus stop in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Falmouth to nearby liquor stores.

"Some emerged and openly swilled from brown-bagged containers, while others poured booze into jugs or plastic cups and casually sipped drinks at the Wal-Mart bus stop."

At a Mashpee strip club, a dancer named Angel told the newspaper she had done several lap dances for evacuees, who tipped her $5 each time.

Since the Sept. 8 arrival of the original 235 evacuees, Gov. Mitt Romney and the Legislature approved a $25 million emergency aid package to feed and house the evacuees at Camp Edwards on Otis Air Force Base.

As of mid-September, the Red Cross had also given out another $25,000 in debit cards for victims sent to Massachusetts after the storm slammed Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama Aug. 29.

Glad to know our tax money is being spent wisely. Thanks Assholes for exploiting the good will and trust of the American people.
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