September 21, 2005
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Louisiana Ice Trucked to Maine

FEMA is sending 200 trucks filled with ice for Katrina victims to Portland Maine.

The ice cost the government 44 million dollars. Truckers are being paid to haul it cross country, in the hope that some can be salvaged for a future need. Because the Portland storage facility can only unload four trucks at a time, the truckers are receiving $800/day to wait in line.

Republican fiscal conservatism.