WASHINGTON, D.C. – Every now and then, real life examples of catastrophes result in powerful reminders as to why preppers believe in survival as a lifestyle.
In this new series by Paratus Business News, we want to share important but rarely highlighted news as examples of “Why We Prep.”
In this first installment, Rep. Garret Graves, R-La., takes the floor of the House of Representatives to criticize both the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Environmental Protection Agency for their complete failure to help flood victims in that state.
And he destroys them.
Recall that the Louisiana flooding this summer left people stranded on I-12 for days with no food or water, and damaged 80,000 homes.
Many of these victims have received little to no assistance from the government’s chief emergency response agencies. And in some cases bureaucrats are making things worse for the victims.
Two sad examples of government ineptness are:
- FEMA would rather spend $100,000 per temporary housing trailer from connected vendors, instead of using a local business that would only charge $10,000 per trailer.
- The EPA is actually forcing expensive new regulations on homeowners to repair or rebuild their own home using an existing structure.
To watch Graves demolish these two agencies for their mismanagement, click on the photo below (or here) and then click on the video in the Congressman’s Facebook thread.