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Sandy Victims Still Stranded As “Red Tape” Hinders Help From FEMA
Cybercast News Service ^ | December 26, 2012 | Joe Schoffstall

Posted on 12/26/2012 10:07:01 PM PST by Olog-hai

Nearly two months after homes in Staten Island, NY were devastated by Hurricane Sandy, residents say they’re still struggling with red tape as they try to get the government to help. …

Victims are shuffled from one desk to another for registration, an identification check, and one-on-one interviews—then referred to something called a “Mitigation Desk,” a FEMA official at a local Disaster Recovery Center explained to MRCTV. …

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey; US: New York
KEYWORDS: fema; hurricanesandy; sandy

1 posted on 12/26/2012 10:07:05 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Bush’s fault.


2 posted on 12/26/2012 10:08:33 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Olog-hai

Look, Obama would have had them put up in hotels and their houses rebuilt by now if it wasn’t for those crazy Tea partiers holding the country hostage.
Hell, they completely ruined his Christmas vacation, forced him back to DC to ‘save the country’.

When will you get it through your heads : Nothing that goes wrong under Obama is his fault. Its always someone else’s.

He is the only serious ‘adult in the room’ in Washington.


3 posted on 12/26/2012 10:19:15 PM PST by sickoflibs (Dems know how to win. Rs know how to whine.)
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To: Olog-hai

wait.. id check? what for? are they trying to disenfranchise them? Are they trying to keep the poor form getting help?

First we try to keep um from voting but now Obama wants to cut off aid to them?

WTF!

(/s)


4 posted on 12/26/2012 10:19:39 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Olog-hai

Obama came
He saw
He smiled for the photo op
He made promises
He left

And the people wait for aid
...and wait
...and wait
... for promises unfulfilled !


5 posted on 12/26/2012 10:24:42 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Disclaimer - the opinions above merely reflect the writers restricted ability to observe reality)
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To: Olog-hai

They must have LOVED all the news stories about the won’s golf and surf outings in der tropics.


6 posted on 12/26/2012 10:38:06 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: Olog-hai

HOG WASH!!!!!
I find this hard to believe.
I saw with my own ears, our “beloved pResident” made a vow to krispy kreme that ALL RED TAPE WOULD BE CUT and help will be imminent.

I also believed him because we all know he would NEVER have went on vacation if some of his subjects were still in trouble, he would have been manning the scissors..

Can’t even blame it on Joebama as he has his hands full with the gun task force, just putting more work on BO.

Oh the shame....How quickly we have fallen into the depths of hell - Once this clown gets confirmed it will be ‘Katy bar the door’ and the scorched earth policy will be unleashed upon US.


7 posted on 12/26/2012 10:51:46 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Olog-hai
Two months ago I said that I would like to see the polls tell these poor people that they are screwed. So to make it easy I will give what they are telling the people. We will let you rebuild your house provided it does not exceed %50 of the value of the home. Some time in your rebuilding process we will change the flood zone. This will require you to build your beach cabin one foot above the flood line, Oh Yes we will require flood insurance. Only the well to do will be able to do this.
8 posted on 12/26/2012 10:58:09 PM PST by Domangart
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To: Olog-hai

Have these people who are blaming FEMA for dragging their feet realized that OBAMA is FEMA? Why does he not get blame for anything ever it pisses me off. President Bush was blamed for everything and he did alot more to help people than the Turd who shall be named Obama has or will ever do.
Pox on Obama


9 posted on 12/26/2012 11:16:25 PM PST by funfan
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To: funfan

Obama came. Promised to help. So they voted for him. Once he had their votes they didn’t matter anymore. Surprise!


10 posted on 12/26/2012 11:48:49 PM PST by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: Olog-hai
SOMEwhere there's an inbox that sits on the desk of someone who knows damned well what's in the inbox and does absolutely nothing about it.

Not only that, but that someone has certain protection from recourse by some higher office and THAT higher office knows too damned good and well what's in the box and intentionally does nothing about it.

And ultimately, it all sits in the inbox of obama via his appointment of someone in an office that was knowingly appointed to allow inboxes to fill up with no action planned nor intended.


Real people suffer and die because government and it's minions falsely assure the people that they will be cared for.



11 posted on 12/27/2012 12:14:37 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Olog-hai

Staten Island is the most conservative part of NYC. Staten Island voted for McCain in 2008 and narrowly for Obama in a city that is overwhelmingly liberal. Obama is just engaging in a little social re-engineering and the media won’t report it.


12 posted on 12/27/2012 1:53:54 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Olog-hai

Same old FEMA....


13 posted on 12/27/2012 3:09:53 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Olog-hai
Apparently the "No Red Tape" promise from krispy and Zero meant they didn't have any
on them to show. Their suppoters are being conned and still taking it in the Zoo. Incredible.
14 posted on 12/27/2012 3:49:04 AM PST by MaxMax (Gun free zones was the invitation to gun bans)
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To: Truth29

I know Staten Island isn’t Obamaland, but the fact is that NY state is (as my state - NJ - is). Anyone who can leave does, and nobody wants to invest in the state because success is punished. Here in NJ property taxes are so high that old adages (like you would get back more than any money invested in a home) simply don’t apply anymore because the tax burdens make monthly mortgage payments so high for any prospective buyer. I believe that if these properties were in a better tax/economic clime no expense would be spared to get them back into shape; in this area the states are in such poor financial shape they probably won’t take action until the feds pick up 110% of the bill (the extra 10% for the customary graft associated with Dem states, unions, etc.).


15 posted on 12/27/2012 3:58:21 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Olog-hai

Where’s all the money from the great 12/12/12 concert ???????? Shouldn’t that be available immediately ???


16 posted on 12/27/2012 5:10:48 AM PST by Mopp4
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To: Olog-hai

Bump


17 posted on 12/27/2012 5:14:05 AM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Olog-hai

Sandy people are getting the same treatment from The Incompetent One that the Benghazi people did. He’s more interested in vacationing, golfing than he is in them.


18 posted on 12/27/2012 5:39:08 AM PST by Marathoner 244
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To: Truth29
Staten Island is the most conservative part of NYC. Staten Island voted for McCain in 2008 and narrowly for Obama in a city that is overwhelmingly liberal. Obama is just engaging in a little social re-engineering and the media won’t report it.

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Nope, there are areas in Queens, Nassau and Suffolk that have not boted for a GOP POTUS in decades, were hit just as bad as Staten Island and are seeing the same inept response. It is just FEMA as usual - a royal fustercluck.

19 posted on 12/27/2012 5:44:19 AM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: MestaMachine

“I will NOT rest until.....”
Sad part is in his mind its already taken care of.


20 posted on 12/27/2012 5:50:25 AM PST by jughandle
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To: wtc911
"Nope, there are areas in Queens, Nassau and Suffolk that have not boted for a GOP POTUS in decades, were hit just as bad as Staten Island and are seeing the same inept response. It is just FEMA as usual - a royal fustercluck."

Sorry to hear than. Then it is just a case that Obama's pledge to cut through red tape and take quick action on everybody was meaningless and when the camera lights went out, Obama lost interest. And it still seems the major media is not reporting on what is happening and certainly not pressing the Regime to do more.

21 posted on 12/28/2012 2:37:40 AM PST by Truth29
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