Fixing Elected Officials and FEMA’s Problems

President Joe Biden listens as Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., speaks in Rolling Fork, Miss., Friday, March 31, 2023. From left, Biden, first lady Jill Biden, FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell, Thompson, and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

ATLANTA – Ben is offering up a “twofer” for today. First, he’ll discuss the age and ability issues of some of our elderly elected officials. It’s clear that some are currently occupying an office “long past their shelf life” instead of effectively representing their constituents. From Biden’s “senior moments” to Mitch McConnell’s freezing spells, it’s apparent that there are some elderly people in government that need to be evaluated for their competency. Ben has some ideas on how to tackle this.

Next, with the natural disasters in the news recently, shortcomings have been exposed in how FEMA responds to natural emergencies. Ben has some ideas on how to fix them and make FEMA a much more responsive agency.