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Obama insisted on state, local Stafford Act funding after Joplin, Mo. tornado
Daily Caller ^ | October 3, 2012 | Zachary Snider

Posted on 10/03/2012 3:52:03 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Despite his harsh criticism of the George W. Bush administration’s handling of Hurricane Katrina in 2007, President Obama decided not to waive a requirement that state and local governments contribute 25 percent of relief funds devoted to cleaning up after a tornado that swept through Joplin, Mo. in May 2011.

The Stafford Act requires those matching funds in order to collect federal disaster relief money, but that requirement may be modified or even waived at the president’s discretion.

“What’s happening down in New Orleans,” Obama asked in a video of a June 2007 speech at Hampton University obtained by The Daily Caller. “Where’s your dollar? Where’s your Stafford Act money?”

Obama misstated the Stafford Act’s requirements, saying that Hurricane Katrina-ravaged communities — mostly black communities — were expected to contribute ten percent of the rebuilding funds on their own.

The federal government, he complained, hadn’t footed the entire bill for Katrina cleanup as it had in the aftermath of 9/11 and Hurricane Andrew.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blacktheology; election2012; racism; racist

1 posted on 10/03/2012 3:52:20 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I guess Joplin must be a white suburban city


2 posted on 10/03/2012 3:55:16 PM PDT by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Its not like O didn’t have the money. He was sitting on a trillion in stimulus money he could have spent.


3 posted on 10/03/2012 3:56:20 PM PDT by marron
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Maybe the tornado hit the suburbs. We all know how Obama feels about the suburbs.


4 posted on 10/03/2012 3:56:41 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

9/11 wasn’t simply a disaster and Katrin wasn’t terrorism. Those on 9/11 had no warning and absolutely no chance of surviving. Big difference. This Stafford Act thing should not be a scandal at all except in the other direction.


5 posted on 10/03/2012 3:58:59 PM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Pretty sure he did the same thing with the tornados that went through Alabama but he waived it for the Ohio floods of 2011.

Just heard on Fox Eric Bolling just reported that 10 days before Obama made that 2007 speech railing about Stafford Act and Katrina, he voted AGAINST waiving the Stafford Act as a senator; 87 senators voted to waive it for New Orleans, Obama voted to keep it.

Can someone confirm?


6 posted on 10/03/2012 4:08:31 PM PDT by NoobRep
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Must be something about the people down there


7 posted on 10/03/2012 4:12:54 PM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: NoobRep
Brett Baier just reported it on Fox. Seems he voted against it because of there being something in the bill about Iraq.

He is scum through and through.

8 posted on 10/03/2012 4:14:43 PM PDT by Post5203 (I bought 6 marines a beer at a bar recently and not one said thanks. I won't do that again.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Barack Obama doesn’t care about white people.


9 posted on 10/03/2012 4:19:21 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: hecht

Joplin is in Jasper County, which voted 2-1 for McCain. (Obama did a little better than Kerry did in 2004). Elections have consequences—if you vote against Obama, don’t expect him to help you out.


10 posted on 10/03/2012 5:13:03 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: NoobRep

Video of Eric Bolling’s report: http://video.foxnews.com/v/1875964675001


11 posted on 10/03/2012 5:13:17 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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