Skip to comments.Obama Promised To Rebuild Joplin.Well,How Is The Infastructure Coming Along?
Posted on 04/15/2012 8:52:30 AM PDT by Reality_News
Remember last spring/early summer when Obama made that speech about rebuilding Joplin and bringing it back to life? So what has happened since? The Government was already beyond broke at the time, many residents moved in with friends/relatives, others took their insurance money and likely built a home elsewhere. If Joplin has really made a turn-around over the last year, wouldn't Obama be there now delivering one of his "Look At What I Did" Speeches? Can any of you tell us what Joplin looks like now?
I have no doubt that the people of Joplin are not the sort to sit around and wait for the government, much less the Boy Wonder, to rebuild their town.
But he will take credit for it ‘somehow’. His media will take care of that for him.
According to this WSJ article, Joplin is doing fine by letting the people and businesses get to work and not waiting around for government money....
White, Christian, overwhelmingly Conservative people, handling this disaster in the normal, American self-reliant way.
Nothing for the East Coast CommieMedia to report.
Quiet American heroism is not a story to these self-hating, neurotic cowards.
kind of says it all...
Free skiddles with every honky killed?
dag nabbit man don’t tease us with a pay site
Say it all? One and a half paragraphs?
Joplin is not fully recovered, but in terms of how the community is doing, it’s doing pretty well. Joplin adopted a bottom-up recovery plan that essentially told the business community “tell us what we can do to speed your own rebuiding and we’ll try to help” (like cutting some of the red tape and some of the regs as well). Recovery is well on it’s way with many Joplin businesses reopened.
Tuscalousa on the other hand had some city fathers that decided that in the face of all the damage it was time to “rethink” how Tuscalousa was laid out and they put alot of recovery on hold until a new “master plan” for the town was designed and approved by the city fathers. The plan they spent months to come up with - with the help of outside specialists they hired - acknowledged it would need subsidies from the Feds in order to be fully implemeted. In the meantime, most businesses have not yet, or have not yet been allowed, to rebuild, and some will be forced to relocate according to the new master plan.
Can anyone say “FEMA we are still struggling and still need YOUR help badly”. If you live in Tuscalousa that is more likely than if you live in Joplin.
according to the WSJ
The reason for Joplin's successes and Tuscaloosa's shortcomings? In Tuscaloosa, officials sought to remake the urban landscape top-down, imposing a redevelopment plan on businesses. Joplin took a bottom-up approach, allowing businesses to take the lead in recovery.
Thanks. That last sentence is the money quote.