So FEMA hired Carnival Cruise Lines, at double their normal rate for a fun cruise, to house victims of Katrina. It's also buying huge quantities of mobile homes to give to the suddenly homeless.
Wouldn't this have been a golden opportunity to show that small business can do well what government can't? That is, give the victims money
and let small and big business compete to provide housing in the most sensible manner, where the people decide they most need it? Rather than creating big projects. Almost no one is using the boats, of course, because how do you find a new job when you're living on a boat?
Not to mention, private enterprise could have taken people's rent money and used it to build housing, hiring the people who need the housing? Hell, people with Winnebagoes in their driveways could have driven them down and rented them out -- if there were money to be had.
Why award no-bid contracts? Why not let the market decide?
What I hate so much about this administration is that it won't even adhere to Republican principles. It spends like a drunken sailor, and the result is big government. But because they don't believe in big government, they make sure it's big, corrupt, ineffective government. If the US can't have big effective government like every other Western nation, with decent education and health care, at least could the US have effective lean government?