Matt Davies by Matt Davies

Matt Davies

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  1. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    FEMA’s response to Sandy is criminally actionable.

    No, you’re thinking of their ineptitude after Katrina. They sure did a “heck of a job” back then!

  2. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Wha? Bush still hasn’t fixed FEMA? What on Earth could be more important?

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago

    FEMA isn’t involved in rebuilding. And the agencies, state governments, and insurance companies are all reassessing the ‘value’ in helping restore homes and infrastructure to vulnerable areas. The cartoon doesn’t seem to be accurate to what I’m reading.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  4. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 4 years ago

    People who buy homes should be aware of the enviromental risks and assume some responsibility. Building a house that close to the sea is ridiculous. But to some extent, we need to cut people slack because many of the structures were built when we had a much lower level of environmental knowledge.
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    Should FEMA make everyone move out of Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska because we spend a fortune on taxpayer-funded tornado relief?

  5. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    FEMA does NOT “rebuild”, however those loans from that “nasty government” will be flowing, through the banks so they get their cut, to cover the cost of much of the rebuilding.


    LOCAL land use planning and building codes, is what causes most of the problems, or rather POOR local planning and weak codes. THAT is why Mitt’s “turn everything over to the states and locals” is such idiocy! (Beside the fact that the locals and states can’t raise the money to PAY for any of those programs! For example; the pressure is on within Republican circles to “privatize” all the public lands. The states can’t even begin to pay for merely the fire suppression costs on those lands, and the “corporate” forest and grazing interests, AREN’T ABOUT to pay the costs! They sure haven’t to the feds!)


    From sea to shining, and inrushing, sea, it is state and local screwups that have allowed folks to keep building, and rebuilding, instead of THINKING! Whether fire, flood, earthquakes, it is only some FEDERAL regulations that HAVE protected people from some of the local stupidity.

  6. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, almost 4 years ago

    @chillbilly, building anywhere has risks of disaster. can’t build on the coast, can’t build in the plains (tornados), can’t bulid at the bottom of a mountain, can’t build on the top of a mountain…….. maybe we should all live in (FEMA) trailers and move them at appropriate times.

  7. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, almost 4 years ago

    I love all you people who don’t live around here (mdavis?) making katrina comments against fema, get over it bush was the worst president ever!

    FEMA is doing a respectable job here. The size and magnitude of the disaster was huge, and it can’t all be fixed by clicking your heels together and saying “there’s no place like home”.

    and before you go off, FEMA’s response in Andrew and Katrina took about a month to get going. FEMA’s response here in the northeast (not a city, not a state, a region got hammered) was IMMEDIATE and on-going.

    this shows the the policy ramifications of an administration / executie who understand and believes in the role of the federal government. Bush had no federal response to multiple disasters that were too big for the locals to handle. It is the republicans belief that the federal government should have no role. Obama’s executive had a federal response immediately.

    i agree with obama. I don’t want to see fellow americans abandoned, either on rooftops due to flooding in new orleans. I don’t want to see fellow americans cast out on the cold streets of detroit in the winter due to the bankruptcy of GM.

    the federal government has a legitimate and essential role. And as americans we should be proud that it does, and we should all be willing to pay for the servcies we use.

  8. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, almost 4 years ago

    @morty
    while you can mitigate for ‘known knowns’, disasters will still occur no matter the building code. nothing is volcano proof, earthquake proof, flood proof, fire proof, etc….

    even if you build an unsinkable ship, designs fail, unknown things happen, men are men and nature is nature. it is the ultimate hubris to believe you can build things to withstand everything.

    that being said, building codes are important and proper regulations.

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