Wednesday, September 07, 2005

"Run like a business"

Link (via Josh Marshall)

...Fire Chief Jon Ritchie said his crews would be a "little frustrated" if they were assigned to hand out phone numbers at an evacuee center in Texas rather than find and treat victims of the disaster.

Also of concern to some of the firefighters is the cost borne by their municipalities in the wake of their absence. Cities are picking up the tab to fill the firefighters' vacancies while they work 30 days for the federal government.

Shift the budget. Treat incomparable goals as the same (flacking for FEMA and actually saving lives). Not recognizing the skills of the personnel.

In business, people don't typically die from mistakes. President Bubble Boy, please get out of that job. You have killed too many already.


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