I am beyond the point of believing that there is any limit to the venality of the Current Federal Administration (emphasis added). They purposefully let Americans die rather than fix a problem:
Pressed by an angry House committee, FEMA Administrator David Paulison promised yesterday to warn tens of thousands of displaced victims of Hurricane Katrina that they are living in agency trailers that may be contaminated with dangerously high levels of formaldehyde gas.
The noxious chemical has been linked to at least two deaths of FEMA trailer residents at a time when the agency ignored danger warnings from its own fieldworkers and instead delayed testing to avoid exposure to lawsuits, said Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D., Calif.), chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
“Do not initiate any testing until we give the OK,” an agency attorney replied in an e-mail dated June 15, 2006. “Once you get results and should they indicate some problem, the clock is running on our duty to respond to them.”
An agency memo dated the following day said the office of general counsel “has advised that we do not do testing, which would imply FEMA’s ownership of this issue.”