Skip to comments.Friends, neighbors were more helpful than government after Sandy, poll finds
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.
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SOO frickin' 'scusted with this administration.
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. :(
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.
Exactly the way it's supposed to be.
But Obama was in charge!!
not that EEEEEEEEEVILLLLLLlllllllllllll Bush!?!?!!
Your government? Not so much.
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.
Where’s the $80 billion that was borrowed by Congress for Sandy relief? Someone made out like bandits again.
Watch for the homeless to suddenly reappear when a conservative regains the White House.
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.
Water is still wet, bears still poop in the woods and the Pope is still Catholic...
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.
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.
Considering they're part of this administration, the stuff from Bloomingdales was probably looted.
Friends, neighbors were more helpful than government after Sandy
As it should be...
They always have been. Take it from someone who has lived through a couple of dozen hurricanes in Florida.
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.
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.
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...
government is no substitute for community and church; politicians and bureaucrats are no substitute for friends and neighbors.
That just ain’t right.
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!
So the disaster turned into a Blessing!
That is terrific! :-)