Tax Payer Money Equals Sex and Booze

I don’t care what other people do with their own money as long as they are not hurting me but I damn sure don’t want to pay for anyone else’s sex and booze. If you want to buy alcohol and strippers fine but do so with your own money.

BOURNE — Hurricane Katrina evacuees hastily handed $2,000 in federal relief money last month have been living it up on Cape Cod, blowing cash on booze and strippers, a Herald investigation has found.

Herald reporters witnessed blatant public drinking at a Falmouth strip mall by Katrina victims living at taxpayer expense at Camp Edwards on Otis Air Force Base. And strippers at Zachary’s nightclub in Mashpee, a few miles from the Bourne base, report giving lap dances to several evacuees.

“They were tipping me $5 a pop,” said a Zachary’s dancer named Angel. “I told them I felt bad taking their money. But I still took it.”

Now imagine why we have a crisis of poverty. The people spend all their money on taxes to provide others with entertainment.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued more than $1.5 billion to 607,000 Katrina victims in the form of individual cash handouts of $2,000. There are no restrictions on how the money can be spent, FEMA officials said.

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Remind anyone of government funded sex.

3 Comments
  1. Well, when dealing with government handouts, we’re damned if we do and damned if we don’t. If there are no restrictions on the money, there will be some few individuals who will make choices that the rest of us don’t approve of. (Personally, I approve of booze, but not strippers.) If there are lots of restrictions on the money, the aid is ineffective for lots of affected people, i.e. food aid for people who need shelter, medical aid for people who need food, etc. Getting the right thing to the right person is a logistical nightmare.

    On the whole, I think the costs are lower with putting $2,000 in the hands of 607,000 individuals, knowing that some of them will make poor choices, than with putting a few FEMA bureaucrats in charge of making sure everything gets to everyone who needs it. Hell, they can’t even figure out how to deliver ice.

    Yours truly,
    Mr. X

    …ice and booze…

  2. Yeah, I touched on these awhile ago:
    /2005/09/17/stripping-for-tax-dollars/

    If people saw, first-hand, how their taxes were being spent I think the tax code would have changed a long time ago.

    I guarantee that you can walk up to any political person, ask them what thing they hate about society… and the government is funding it somehow. What better reason to kill all the unecessary funding that goes on…

  3. The real point I was trying to make here is that it is not FEMA’s money to give out in the first place. Private donations and individuals should be able to make their decisions on where their money goes and to who it goes.