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2021-01-25 9:13:13 PM  
Good, I guess? I mean it's a problem that's going to take a few hundred billions a year to tackle at a meaningful rate, but you have to start somewhere I guess.
 
2021-01-25 9:15:36 PM  
It's a start, just a very small drop in a very gigantic ocean of trouble.
 
2021-01-25 9:21:27 PM  
All I got was a blank piece of paper, even an incognito mode :/
 
2021-01-25 9:23:06 PM  
charlie, a nice small hurricane...cost about 15 billion, so this is a good start if he does it every year...
maybe twice a year...
 
2021-01-25 9:26:19 PM  
If your nto paying attention, basically they are going to steal billions of COVID money for this, then COVID plans would hav eto draw out of another account.  When that is quicky emptied, congress simply fills it back up.  What a clever way to tax us more.

"The proposal wouldn't necessarily reduce the money available to address Covid, according to people familiar with the plan. Rather, it would give FEMA the ability to draw additional resilience money from the government's dedicated disaster fund, which Congress routinely replenishes once the fund is drawn down. "
 
2021-01-25 9:36:43 PM  
Maybe they can give some of that to the NYT to remove their paywall
 
2021-01-25 9:41:46 PM  

G-force: If your nto paying attention, basically they are going to steal billions of COVID money for this, then COVID plans would hav eto draw out of another account.  When that is quicky emptied, congress simply fills it back up.  What a clever way to tax us more.

"The proposal wouldn't necessarily reduce the money available to address Covid, according to people familiar with the plan. Rather, it would give FEMA the ability to draw additional resilience money from the government's dedicated disaster fund, which Congress routinely replenishes once the fund is drawn down. "


Hopefully at least 40% of the 10 billion goes to the actual issue and not graft.  If there is an unlimited supply I somehow doubt it.
 
2021-01-25 9:44:21 PM  

radbaron: Hopefully at least 40% of the 10 billion goes to the actual issue and not graft. If there is an unlimited supply I somehow doubt it.


It's nice to have a dream.

After waste, fraud, abuse and "consultants", maybe 10%.
 
2021-01-25 9:45:46 PM  
its finally infrastructure week
 
2021-01-25 9:49:44 PM  
We solved the fluorocarbon problem, we can solve the CO2 problem, too.  We are smart monkeys.  Sadly some monkeys will have to receive fewer coconuts.
 
2021-01-25 10:22:23 PM  

G-force: If your nto paying attention, basically they are going to steal billions of COVID money for this, then COVID plans would hav eto draw out of another account.  When that is quicky emptied, congress simply fills it back up.  What a clever way to tax us more.

"The proposal wouldn't necessarily reduce the money available to address Covid, according to people familiar with the plan. Rather, it would give FEMA the ability to draw additional resilience money from the government's dedicated disaster fund, which Congress routinely replenishes once the fund is drawn down. "


Why the hell do I care of taxes are raised? I'm not wealthy so it won't affect me.
 
2021-01-25 10:29:11 PM  
How much is that in Jade Helms?
 
2021-01-25 10:58:53 PM  
"Mr. Biden's move won praise from disaster groups."

Strange issue for Guns 'n' Roses to chime in on, innit?


/The Replacements were the best kind of disaster
//The Placemats
///The Mats [I know this only because I read. I was never that hip. "Pleased, To Meet Me" was my first exposure.]
 
2021-01-25 11:12:25 PM  

G-force: If your nto paying attention, basically they are going to steal billions of COVID money for this, then COVID plans would hav eto draw out of another account.  When that is quicky emptied, congress simply fills it back up.  What a clever way to tax us more.

"The proposal wouldn't necessarily reduce the money available to address Covid, according to people familiar with the plan. Rather, it would give FEMA the ability to draw additional resilience money from the government's dedicated disaster fund, which Congress routinely replenishes once the fund is drawn down. "


That seems kind of an odd thing to complain about.  Of course when the government spends money it doesn't have that money any more, and it replenishes that money by either borrowing or raising taxes.  That's what government is for.  So unless you're complaining about what they're spending the money on you're just making yourself look ridiculous.

/ my car has a gas tank and when I drive it the tank becomes empty, then I refill it at the gas station!  What an ingenious way for Exxon to make money!
 
2021-01-25 11:13:44 PM  

edwoodca: "Mr. Biden's move won praise from disaster groups."

Strange issue for Guns 'n' Roses to chime in on, innit?


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2021-01-26 12:52:00 AM  

robodog: Good, I guess? I mean it's a problem that's going to take a few hundred billions a year to tackle at a meaningful rate, but you have to start somewhere I guess.


Place 500 million on research and 500 million on a prize on who comes up with the best carbon capturing method.
Will probably be solved in under a year.
 
2021-01-26 1:18:09 AM  
Is that $10b going to go to buying out people in flood prone areas and returning the land to a natural state?
 
2021-01-26 1:46:53 AM  
Just move all of the US people who are within 150km of a coastline to those middle states. So many US problems would get out of my news feed if Kansas and Nebraska and the other square ones got 2 million more people with a broader mix of education, experience, and politics.
 
2021-01-26 3:11:45 AM  
Michael M. Grimm, FEMA's acting deputy associate administrator for disaster mitigation...

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2021-01-26 7:58:34 AM  
That will buy a lot of rakes for California!
 
2021-01-26 11:32:25 AM  

KungFuJunkie: G-force: If your nto paying attention, basically they are going to steal billions of COVID money for this, then COVID plans would hav eto draw out of another account.  When that is quicky emptied, congress simply fills it back up.  What a clever way to tax us more.

"The proposal wouldn't necessarily reduce the money available to address Covid, according to people familiar with the plan. Rather, it would give FEMA the ability to draw additional resilience money from the government's dedicated disaster fund, which Congress routinely replenishes once the fund is drawn down. "

Why the hell do I care of taxes are raised? I'm not wealthy so it won't affect me.


That's so cute. Do you believe in the Tooth Fairy to?
 
2021-01-26 1:20:48 PM  

KungFuJunkie: G-force: If your nto paying attention, basically they are going to steal billions of COVID money for this, then COVID plans would hav eto draw out of another account.  When that is quicky emptied, congress simply fills it back up.  What a clever way to tax us more.

"The proposal wouldn't necessarily reduce the money available to address Covid, according to people familiar with the plan. Rather, it would give FEMA the ability to draw additional resilience money from the government's dedicated disaster fund, which Congress routinely replenishes once the fund is drawn down. "

Why the hell do I care of taxes are raised? I'm not wealthy so it won't affect me.


They only raise it on poor people.  That is why the tax code is a stack of 500 very large books.  Loopholes for those with the means to find them.  Or those with the means to have their congress critters put them into a bill and pass them.
 
2021-01-26 2:47:22 PM  

G-force: What a clever way to tax us more.


Replace "us" with "rich people's yacht money".
 
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