These two-thousand dollar debit cards being handed out to evacuees of Katrina sound like a questionable idea to me.
Who gets them? What can you buy with them? Who is paying? Do people who complied with the original evacuation order get one? The answers aren't completely clear, except to say that not everyone qualifies. Who is taking time to check qualifications?
This will turn out to be a huge mess for many reasons, just wait. Another bad idea among many regarding the handling of this catastrophe. FEMA head Michael Brown is unqualified for the position he holds. It goes to show you, it truly is "who you know."
And "Brownie" is the guy that President Bush complimented during a briefing recently. Closed circuit message to W: sometimes it's best to just say nothing, huh?