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Friends, neighbors were more helpful than government after Sandy, poll finds
NJ.com AP ^ | June 24, 2013

Posted on 06/24/2013 7:48:50 AM PDT by SMGFan

A poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that after the storm in New York and New Jersey, friends, relatives and neighbors were cited the most often as the people who helped them make it through.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey; US: New York
KEYWORDS: democrats; sandy
But didn't Christie bring Obama back recently to thank him yet again ???
1 posted on 06/24/2013 7:48:50 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan
Did this 'poll' cost tax dollars?

SOO frickin' 'scusted with this administration.

2 posted on 06/24/2013 7:50:18 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: SMGFan

These are the people the GOP & Conservatives need to appeaL to. We will not win attacking Obama but attack the Democrats & Progressives and their ideas.(As Rush has reiterated) In October we will get Booker or Holt or Progressive Pallone as Senator. :(


3 posted on 06/24/2013 7:51:51 AM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: SMGFan

The government sees a crisis and thinks,damn it another expense.We see it as people who we care about in trouble and we want to help them.


4 posted on 06/24/2013 7:52:16 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: SMGFan
Friends, neighbors were more helpful than government after Sandy, poll finds

Exactly the way it's supposed to be.

5 posted on 06/24/2013 7:53:54 AM PDT by pgkdan (Marco Rubio can go straight to hell!)
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To: SMGFan

But Obama was in charge!!

not that EEEEEEEEEVILLLLLLlllllllllllll Bush!?!?!!


6 posted on 06/24/2013 7:54:50 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: SMGFan
That's because your friends, relatives and neighbors care about you.

Your government? Not so much.

7 posted on 06/24/2013 7:55:58 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: SMGFan

Funny how the national media just forgot about covering this story. In a Republican administration, they’d still be doing live updates on the hour.


8 posted on 06/24/2013 7:57:20 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: SMGFan

Where’s the $80 billion that was borrowed by Congress for Sandy relief? Someone made out like bandits again.


9 posted on 06/24/2013 8:01:12 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: SMGFan
I've read in a few places that some are still recovering from Sandy. So what's the comparison between Sandy and Katrina vis a vis the W admin and Zero's? It can't be all that good since I see hardly any mention of Sandy recovery in Zero's propaganda arm (commonly called "the media"). They usually black out anything on him that could be construed as negative. Now if a Repub were Prez, I'm sure we would still be seeing stories of people still trying to recover, etc.

Watch for the homeless to suddenly reappear when a conservative regains the White House.

10 posted on 06/24/2013 8:03:38 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: SMGFan

Hussein got what he wanted from Sandy - a very propitious ass-licking photo op with Christy proclaiming Obama as Sandy Savior.

Why should he expend resources on those areas where he has been proclaimed savior when he has more Obama Phones and EBT, SNAP, TANF, WICs, Section 8 in areas where he didn’t win?

You people up there in Sandyland had better depend on your neighbors; you won’t get it from Hussein or your governor.


11 posted on 06/24/2013 8:05:02 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SMGFan
And in other news:

Water is still wet, bears still poop in the woods and the Pope is still Catholic...

12 posted on 06/24/2013 8:08:32 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Farmer Dean
I have a friend that runs an administrative staff for an office in DHS. She had volunteered to be part of a deployable group that responds to disasters, going door to door and filling out FEMA paperwork for homeowners.

What she saw during the Sandy recovery effort was an incredible amount of waste by FEMA. FEMA brought up a bunch AmeriCorps types that were completely useless and seemed to spend all day shopping and staying at incredibly expensive hotels. My friend's group stayed on an old merchant marine training vessel from King's Point.

She said what made it worth while was the people in area. Her group would work their way through neighborhoods and the people were really great and upbeat. Despite not having much, they would offer my friend coffee or a sandwich just because they were being good neighbors.

I can understand why those people didn't find the government helpful. All my friend did was fill out applications. That doesn't mean anything was done with the application once it entered the swirling bowl in Washington. They also have the memories of people in FEMA shirts walking down the streets of Manhattan with their arms full of bags from Bloomingdales.

13 posted on 06/24/2013 8:08:47 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: pgkdan

I had personal friends of mine getting pissed off at the government after Sandy because they weren’t getting “their” money to fix their homes.

I decided to not comment so I wouldn’t burn bridges.


14 posted on 06/24/2013 8:15:42 AM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: wastedyears

Same here.


15 posted on 06/24/2013 8:21:50 AM PDT by pgkdan (Marco Rubio can go straight to hell!)
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To: USNBandit
They also have the memories of people in FEMA shirts walking down the streets of Manhattan with their arms full of bags from Bloomingdales.

Considering they're part of this administration, the stuff from Bloomingdales was probably looted.

16 posted on 06/24/2013 8:22:37 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: SMGFan

Friends, neighbors were more helpful than government after Sandy

As it should be...


17 posted on 06/24/2013 8:24:23 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: SMGFan

They always have been. Take it from someone who has lived through a couple of dozen hurricanes in Florida.


18 posted on 06/24/2013 9:19:42 AM PDT by T. Rustin Noone (the angel wanna wear my red shoes......)
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To: SMGFan

It was exactly the same after Hurricane Wilma devastated S. FL.

For WEEKS my little neighborhood was left to fend for ourselves, which we DID. We all helped each other. We never saw a FEMA worker, Red Cross person, LEO, or any other kind of government employee or elected official.

Except for the president of the HOA who loaded up his SUV and fled to Orlando, leaving the neighbors to take care of each other.


19 posted on 06/24/2013 9:39:06 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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As a Katrina victim all I can say is... “well, duh”. If you’re counting on the gubmint for help you’re doubly screwed. All gubmint does after a disaster is get in the way. I tried to politely dismiss them at any opportunity. They are half as efficient in a post disaster environment as they usually are which is to say as useless as two rows of tits on a boar hog.


20 posted on 06/24/2013 11:07:28 AM PDT by 762X51
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To: left that other site
It was exactly the same after Hurricane Wilma devastated S. FL.

Same here after Wilma. No water for a week, no power for 16 days...not a Red Cross or FEMA worker in sight. We all just worked together, shared our food and water, sat in the dark...

Until the out-of-state power worker sent 220 down the 110 line into my house, burning it down...

21 posted on 06/24/2013 11:17:55 AM PDT by Crusher138 ("Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just")
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To: SMGFan

government is no substitute for community and church; politicians and bureaucrats are no substitute for friends and neighbors.


22 posted on 06/24/2013 1:31:13 PM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: Crusher138

OMG!

That just ain’t right.


23 posted on 06/24/2013 6:40:51 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: left that other site

Took the insurance money, sold the lot, and moved to New Mexico. No more hurricanes!

Bought a bigger, nicer home. Started my own business. Very happy ending, so far!


24 posted on 06/25/2013 6:14:03 AM PDT by Crusher138 ("Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just")
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To: Crusher138

So the disaster turned into a Blessing!

That is terrific! :-)


25 posted on 06/25/2013 6:15:27 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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