Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Arkansas Official Rob Rash Says Push to Get Flood Insurance Is a FEMA Scam to Raise Money

This is not very surprising, because it appears to me that most of our federal agencies are beyond corrupt at this point. I wouldn't expect FEMA to be any different.

Recommendations by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for local landowners to purchase flood insurance are nothing more than a scam, a levee district official told a crowd of concerned residents Saturday.

“FEMA is taking an area of debt that they have and they are trying to expand, and they are trying to get money, and this is the only way they have to do it,” said ROB RASH, CEO and chief engineer of the St. Francis Levee District, during a candidate forum at Trumann High School. “FEMA officials in Washington, D.C., looked me in the eye and said, ‘We owe $20 billion to the U.S. Treasury, and the only way we have to get it is through flood insurance premiums.’ Please don’t be fooled by this.”

Source: The Jonesboro Sun

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