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Module 2–Discussion – Declaration of Disasters Read the following article: Too many disasters are nationalized, By Matt A. Mayer

Module 2–Discussion – Declaration of Disasters Read the following article: Too many disasters are nationalized, By Matt A. Mayer http://www.heritage.org/research/commentary/2012/11/too-many-disasters-are-nationalized In his article, he states:…

Module 2–Discussion – Declaration of Disasters
Read the following article:
Too many disasters are nationalized, By Matt A. Mayer
http://www.heritage.org/research/commentary/2012/11/too-many-disasters-are-nationalized
In his article, he states:
“The devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy will drain down the funds remaining in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Disaster Relief Fund and push the National Flood Insurance Program further into debt. With the rapidly approaching federal fiscal cliff, it’s time we had a serious national discussion over the future of these programs” (para. 1).
To put this in perspective, let’s examine the yearly average of FEMA declarations by presidential term:
•Ronald Reagan, 28
•George H.W. Bush, 43.5
•Bill Clinton, 89.5
•George W. Bush 129.6
•Barack Obama, 153.
Keep in mind, America has not had a major earthquake in years, and only two hurricanes have made landfall in the past four years.
Answer the Following
Keep in mind, America has not had a major earthquake in years, and only two hurricanes have made landfall in the past four years.
1. Are there too many disaster declared?
2. Is this being abused?
3. Should homeowners be allowed to rebuild in the same high-risk areas?
Assignment Expectations:
Length: This Case Assignment should be at least 1 page not counting the title page and references.
References: At least 3 references should be included from academic sources (e.g. peer-reviewed journal articles). Use a minimum of 2 direct quotes. Quoted material should not exceed 10% of the total paper (since the focus of these assignments is critical thinking). Use your own words and build on the ideas of others. When material is copied verbatim from external sources, it MUST be enclosed in quotes. The references should be cited within the text and also listed at the end of the assignment in the References section using APA format.
Organization: APA Subheadings should be used to organize your paper according to each question.
The following items will be assessed in particular:
•Relevance: All content is connected to the question.
•Precision: Specific question is addressed. Statements, facts, and statistics are specific and accurate.
•Depth of discussion: Student presents and integrates points that lead to deeper issues.
•Breadth: Multiple perspectives and references, multiple issues and factors considered.
•Evidence: Points are well-supported with facts, statistics and references.
•Logic: Presented discussion makes sense, conclusions are logically supported by premises, statements, or factual information.
•Clarity: Writing is concise, understandable, and contains sufficient detail or examples.
•Objectivity: Student avoids use of first person and subjective bias.

 
Module 2–Discussion – Declaration of Disasters Read the following article: Too many disasters are nationalized, By Matt A. Mayer

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