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Re: [BKARTS] Stymied



It's interesting Allbaugh said that, considering he and his wife were registered lobbyists for KBR and Halliburton- talk about entitlement programs.  He also started the ball rolling to privatize much of FEMA's services, and we can see now where that's brought us.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul T Werner" <paul.werner@xxxxxxx>
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [BKARTS] Stymied
Date:         Wed, 7 Sep 2005 21:37:46 -0400

> 
> > We can't depend on FEMA to protect our bibliographical heritage (or
> anything else.)
> 
> On whom should we depend, then? This is not simply a question of
> incompetence, or a few bad apples: it's a political ideology that sees
> governmental help for anything (or anybody) as an evil. In May 2001
> Allbaugh characterized FEMA as an "entitlement program," viz.
> something like Welfare or Medicaid that needed to be eliminated. Today
> we're seeing the results of that attitude.
> 
> Now if only those books and archives and artworks had
> assumed "Personal Responsibility..."
> 
> 
> Paul T Werner, New York
> http://theorangepress.com
> 
> Forthcoming: "Museum, Inc.: Inside the Global Art World" from Prickly
> Paradigm Press
> 
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