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Pay for Katrina victims, not war

November 18, 2005

It strikes me as more than a little odd that our federal government, through FEMA, can no longer afford the costs of housing Hurricane Katrina's victims by paying their hotel rents (Nov. 16) but instead is looking to scatter them to various apartments across the country in order to save money.

After all, we have to be responsible in how we spend, even when we are talking about families left homeless by the worst U.S. natural disaster on record.

According to the article, "In all, FEMA said it had doled out $1.2 billion in transitional housing assistance to more than 500,000 households."

All the while, we are now spending approximately $5 billion per month on the war in Iraq, with no end in sight. It is reassuring to know that those in charge have their priorities straight.

DIRK BLOCKER

Santa Barbara

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