Skip to comments.Jersey City small business owners tell FEMA they need grants, not loans ('Where's da free loot?')
Posted on 11/15/2012 4:20:33 PM PST by Libloather
Jersey City small business owners tell FEMA they need grants, not loans
By Terrence T. McDonald / The Jersey Journal
updated November 15, 2012 at 11:29 AM
But thats not helpful, said Wayne Lyons, 52, owner of Soul Flavors Restaurant on Grove Street. The restaurant was closed for five days because of Sandy, which caused floods that destroyed equipment in the restaurants basement, Lyons said.
Lyons said he was hoping for grants instead of loans, saying the federal government bailed out Wall Street, so they should bail out small businesses.
FEMA declined to comment.
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I hear they can have up to 30 of them.
Maybe, but add a photo op to that and you might have a deal.
after thinking about it.
What did his insurance company say?
No insurance. well, it’s not Obamacare, you can’t buy it after the fact and rebuilding a flooded restaurant is NOT my job to do or fund. Sorry.
These people... seriously...
I guess every American should demand a million bucks, it’s the only way to get the economy rolling again.
Sadly, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in my town gets taxpayer funding... why do taxpayers have to fund businesses, especially based on ethnicity? Tax revenue is supposed to be for the necessary operations of government, and that is ALL it should ever be used for.
The difference is that the wall street bailouts were NEW YORK CITY bailouts in order to buy the main stream networks.
ABCNNBCBS are bought and paid for by the American taxpayer for the benefit of the democrat party.
What a sweet deal. New Jersey will have to suck eggs...
Grant them everyone’s blessing to do well in the future and move on.
Ford took a loan. No way are they bigger than Ford.
“federal government bailed out Wall Street, so they should bail out small businesses. “
Slippery.... meet slope.
Lots of folk go away disappointed when they find out that FEMA generally does not give grants to individuals. Most of what they do is assist people in applying for special low interest loans.
There are exceptions (especially when it came to Katrina) but they are just that...exceptions and not the rule.
But New Jersey? Let’em freeze in the dark! Unless they attack an embassy or blow up school buses of children they don't get a dime.
Good point you make.