If you stretch humor to its very end you will find sorrow staring back at you with an unnerving glare that will find you ashamed and alone in the room. To take the affairs of the government with a nudge and a grin is to take your life and the lives of those around you with neglect and scorn. Take Hurricane Katrina for example. The water has receded but the tragedy continues.
Our government has found it prudent to extend reimbursement and waivers and guidance on where to stay. Here is the link. But before you go to the link keep in mind that the victims of Hurricane Katrina had to wait, wait for what seemed an eternity for any help at all. But let’s celebrate that those who work for the government can be reimbursed. God bless America, let’s all sing.
A quote to look for:
“As a result of the catastrophic destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina, agencies should consider delaying all non-essential TDY and relocation to the affected locations for a period of 90 days. This is especially important with relocation travel because the 120-day maximum for TQSE cannot be extended due to statutory restrictions.”
I wonder how the victims of Hurricane Katrina would feel to know that the government employees who visit the area could spend how they wish because they will be reimbursed. Meanwhile the victims having depleted the meager funds allowed to them are scraping together whatever they can to survive. We are going to tear down your house so please fill in the right forms and get them into us by the end of business Friday? The teeth of the nation are embroiled in the regurgitation of an uncaring and unfeeling seat of power.
- Chris Mansel
Saturday, March 25, 2006
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