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Politico: Should disaster aid be conditional?

While the federal government should play a role in disaster relief, Congress has a responsibility to spend the taxpayers’ money wisely. Far too often Congress has issued blank checks in an emergency that are ripe for waste, fraud, and abuse. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the New York Times – of all publications – did an exposé on how the federal government wasted $2 billion in the relief efforts.

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