Katrina victims believe that the federal government owes them over damage from the failure of levees and flood walls following the Aug. 29, 2005, hurricane. There’s almost half a million claims going on right now. 247 for at least $1 billion apiece and one for just over $3 QUADRILLION.

Just so I get this straight. Katrina victims want the government to pay for failure to protect them from their own stupidity (living in a flood zone that is actually below sea level, having no insurance, etc.). Or am I missing something?


5 Responses to “$3,014,170,389,176,410.00”

  1. 1 ben
    January 10, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    So they sue the federal government for 333 times the current federal deficit. And expect to win. Because they were stupid.

    Maybe Sean Penn and Kanye West can chip in.

  2. January 11, 2008 at 1:04 am

    I hope it’s not too late for Louisiana’s new governor, Bobby Jindal, to straighten some of this mess out.

  3. January 11, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Most – I’d guess 98% of those claims will be dismissed. I have little (nope, make that NO) respect for the lawyers who have 60,000 clients filing claims. That’s absurd.

  4. January 12, 2008 at 10:21 am

    And I have no respect for lawyers or other folks who expect to get paid for being stupid. The government is not a stupidity indemnifier. And whether these cases get dismissed or not, WE will be spending OUR tax money to put the cases through the court system far enough to get them dismissed. Money that could be spent on FIXING the area’s problems instead of dealing with stupidity.

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