“You’re doing a heck of a job Craigie!” FEMA credit cards used for birthday cards, golf umbrellas

By Kevin “Coach” Collins

Remember the wild frenzy set off when George Bush put his hand on his FEMA Director Michael Brown’s shoulder and said, “You’re doing a heck of a job Brownie”?

Given his disastrous handling of the Gulf oil leak isn’t it time for somebody to kick Obama’s FEMA Director Craig Fugate in the butt and say, “You’re doing an awful job, Craigie”?

If you’ve wondered what FEMA is doing besides sitting and watching our Gulf region disintegrating before his eyes, here’s some news that will make you want to scream.

A newly released report by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General, outlines a series of outrageous charges that have appeared on federally issued (read our) credit cards used by Obama’s FEMA employees.

One FEMA worker used a federal credit card to purchase more than $4,300.00 in “Happy Birthday” gift cards. Another statement line shows two corrupt lowlifes spent $9,000 of our money to buy 360 golf umbrellas.

The Inspector General found more than $247,000 of what are euphemistically referred to as “improper” expenditures made by FEMA workers with our credit cards.

The report was very clear on what these credit cards are to be used for and how they have been abused “Disaster purchase cards can be used only for disaster needs using disaster funding, and are the preferred method to pay for disaster-related micro-purchases. With more effective internal controls, FEMA could have prevented more than $247,100 of improper purchases or detected them more quickly.”

The figures cited in the report identify approximately $90,000 in fraudulent purchases on our credit cards. That might sound small in the grand scheme but it would surely buy a lot of oil stopping booms.

While it is fair to point out that the review covered the period between October 2007 and June 2009 which overlapped the Bush years, there is no indication that any FEMA employee was fired for abusing the our credit cards.

You’re doing an awful job Craigie.

Learn what has to be done and get busy. Make history or be history.

“It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.” Samuel Adams.

Our nation has been taken over by people who hate our America and it’s time to recognize this fact.
Each American has to pick a side. Will you stand and fight with other patriots?

What did you do to defend American freedoms yesterday? What will you do today and what do you plan to do tomorrow? Let’s stand fight back and regain our country and our lives.

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To read more about this story go to these Collins Report sources:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/04/craig-fugate-obamas-fema_n_171837.html

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/68729

Yesterday’s Rasmussen Presidential Index had Obama at -19

This day in history July 2

1776: In preparation for the Declaration of Independence, the Continental Congress adopts a resolution severing ties with Great Britain.

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