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Michael Brown



    It is inherently impractical, totally impractical, for the federal government to respond to every disaster of whatever size in every community across the country,

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    There are certain jobs in government that shouldnt be political trinkets, ... But FEMA has never been a first responder agency, and they never built themselves up as that.

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    [20)] We just learned of the convention center we being the federal government today. ... Don't you guys watch television? Don't you guys listen to the radio? Our reporters have been reporting on it for more than just today.

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    The federal government did not even know about the convention center people until today.... Now is not the time to be blaming.

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    Government does have the right to take properties under eminent domain with caution and responsibility. In this case the tenant had gone out of business and abandoned the property. It is not right for them to get money because they breached the lease.

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    I know what death and destruction is and I know how much people suffer, ... And it breaks my heart. I pray for these people every night. So don't lecture me about knowing what disaster is like.

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    I know what death and destruction is, so I don't expect you to lecture me.

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    The construction of this sidewalk on a dead-end lane is a complete waste of taxpayers' money.

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    There are lots of contests that give away prizes and money, but we wanted a contest that would change someone's life.

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    They are fighting an uphill battle. They wouldn't give me the money and resources to do it.

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