Any time there is a natural disaster, FEMA is trotted out as an example of how well government programs work. In reality, by using taxpayer dollars to provide disaster relief and subsidized insurance, FEMA itself encourages Americans to build in disaster-prone areas and makes the rest of us pick up the tab for those risky decisions. Americans should not be forced to pay the cost of rebuilding oceanfront summer homes.

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Arrogance of Power Reborn: The Imperial Presidency and Foreign Policy in the Clinton Years ,

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For the money that the U.S. federal government paid farmers between 1995 and 2003, ... the government could have purchased outright more than a quarter of all farms.

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