The Corner

Overworked Taxpayer Relief Workers

The Washington Waste Watchers, organized by Rep. Tom Feeney of Florida and other conservative members of the House, promise to be among the busiest workers in Katrina’s aftermath. Following the 9/11 attacks, the group tracked FEMA “mental health” spending for victims in Virginia that funded multicultural dialogues, theatre workshops, and “a yearlong celebration of trees, gardens , and other healing spaces.” After a Feeney floor speech questioning a “personal growth class based on mindful meditation techniques” some of the questionable programs were cancelled. May Tom Feeney’s ranks grow. . .

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