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titantoo 09-29-2005 08:22 AM

Guardian:Outcry over $236m contract to house hurricane survivors in cruise liners
 
Three liners owned by Carnival were hired by Fema in the aftermath of Katrina. The ships had a capacity of 7,116 beds, at a cost of $1,275 per person per week. The cost of a Caribbean cruise from Texas is $559 per week. "When the federal government would actually save millions of dollars by forgoing the status quo and actually sending evacuees on a luxurious six-month cruise it is time to rethink how we are conducting oversight," said senators Tom Coburn and Barack Obama.


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http://www.guardian.co.uk/internatio...580390,00.html


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