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    PsychoSavannah, MaikeH

    A bunch of existing federal and state programs into a cohesive, efficient whole, that had cabinet level authority.

    One of my friends made the claim that FEMA was Jimmy Carter taking control away from the states. I had to give a history lesson, beginning with the ongoing nuclear threat from Russia, which led Truman to create the Federal Civil Defense Act as part of the Office of Emergency Management 1950.

    There are so many people who are so ignorant of history - and who somehow assume that because they don't like something that already exists, that thing must have come into existence for no good reason, whatsoever. Pisses me off to no end.

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