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Long waits for aid for [hurricane] Sandy victims in NY and NJ
Yahoo News/AP ^ | 24 December 2013 | David b. Caruso, Frank Eltman

Posted on 01/05/2014 6:43:33 PM PST by Lorianne

As a second New Year since Superstorm Sandy approaches, many coastal residents are still waiting for New York, New Jersey and New York City to distribute billions of federal dollars that were intended to go directly to people struggling to rebuild their homes.

Only a fraction of that money has been spent, leaving storm victims at the mercy of a frustrating maze of bureaucracy. Depending on where they live, the checks could be anywhere from days to many more months away.

Congress approved a roughly $60 billion Sandy aid bill last January, setting aside a large chunk of that money for housing rehabilitation programs

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Government; US: New Jersey; US: New York
KEYWORDS: hurricanesandy; sandyvictims
So, where has the money gone?
1 posted on 01/05/2014 6:43:33 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

It must be 100% Bush’s fault....


2 posted on 01/05/2014 6:49:06 PM PST by Mpatl
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To: Lorianne
They're not disbursing it.

My guess is that they're waiting until just before elections so they can use it to buy votes.

Now can you remind me why did Pres. Bush get such flak for waiting THREE DAYS after Katrina?

3 posted on 01/05/2014 6:49:22 PM PST by what's up
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To: Lorianne

I’m a Biloxi “Katrina victim” who never got a dime. Lost a thriving business. So what? Get on with your lives!


4 posted on 01/05/2014 6:50:35 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: Lorianne

We’re from the government and we’re ... somewhere.


5 posted on 01/05/2014 6:55:10 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Lorianne

New Jersey.....you got screwed by both Barack Hussein Obama and Cory Booker!!! Love it!!! You fools voted for these low life, shysters....and they did you in!!!! Hoping that Obama Hope & Change is just doing fine for you!!! Idiots!!!


6 posted on 01/05/2014 7:05:18 PM PST by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: Mpatl

I can find no other logical explanation


7 posted on 01/05/2014 7:06:29 PM PST by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Lorianne

Theres only one answer for it they want those residents to move so they can snatch the land “It will be headlines sooner than you think !”


8 posted on 01/05/2014 7:12:29 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (I'm not afraid to say what i mean nor should you be afraid of what you know to be true !)
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To: Lorianne

But wait....The joisey dough boy said Obama swiftly delivered money as promised.


9 posted on 01/05/2014 7:15:48 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Lorianne

“So, where has the money gone?”

Pssst! Advice from the Missisippi coast.

Start your search in Albany.


10 posted on 01/05/2014 7:16:42 PM PST by logitech (It is time.)
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To: Lorianne

It’s with the $1T stimulus money...


11 posted on 01/05/2014 7:18:21 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: Lorianne

There is a lesson to be learned here. Don’t wait for the government to come and help you!


12 posted on 01/05/2014 7:22:39 PM PST by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: TigersEye
We’re from the government and we’re ... somewhere nowhere.

Fixed!

13 posted on 01/05/2014 7:38:38 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Lorianne

2 years after Katrina Nawleans was up and running. But we don’t hear the media screaming about Sandy.


14 posted on 01/05/2014 7:52:20 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: unixfox

Better.


15 posted on 01/05/2014 8:10:07 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Lorianne

Government is the greediest, most corrupt and murderous force on earth.


16 posted on 01/05/2014 8:11:10 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Sacajaweau
But wait....The joisey dough boy said Obama swiftly delivered money as promised.

By making that statement Christie Creme considers his duty to the people of NJ fulfilled. Watt? Youse tawt he was spozed ta woik hawda dan dat?

17 posted on 01/05/2014 8:15:16 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Lorianne

I;ve been to the Philippines for business in more than 5 years and they get hit by super typhoons every year.

They are so used to it that after the typhoons they simply rebuild their houses and get to work. Now how effing’ simple is that? Americans today are damn weak, looking for any hand out.


18 posted on 01/05/2014 8:25:11 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Mpatl

Somwhow, it will be.

Strange how the media doesn’t acknowledge the poor victims here.


19 posted on 01/05/2014 8:28:21 PM PST by CPONav
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To: CPONav

As you know, not part of their agenda. Wake me up from this dream.


20 posted on 01/05/2014 9:57:45 PM PST by Mpatl
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To: Mpatl

I’d say it’s partly Christie’s fault. And the idiots who voted for Obama and believed him when he said he would cut through the red tape.


21 posted on 01/06/2014 12:24:32 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I’m a Biloxi “Katrina victim” who never got a dime. Lost a thriving business. So what? Get on with your lives!”

Losing a business is one thing (and that sucks); losing a home is worse. As the region de-populates, I think there is serious debate about rebuilding in some of these areas.


22 posted on 01/06/2014 4:17:13 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Lorianne

“’Heck of a job, Brownie’”


23 posted on 01/06/2014 7:09:04 AM PST by moovova
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To: Lorianne

Obama promised “No red tape”


24 posted on 01/06/2014 8:07:59 AM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

What do you think about this situation?


25 posted on 01/09/2014 8:16:26 PM PST by Mpatl
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To: Sacajaweau

Speaking of the NJ Doughboy...what ever happened to his *secret* lapband surgery? Shouldn’t the weight have dropped off, by now? At least a noticeable amount?


26 posted on 01/09/2014 8:19:35 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Mpatl

First of all, if a man builds his house on sand and it crumbles, the man who built his house on rock should not have to pay for the sandcastle that was knocked out by a storm they KNEW would come evetually.

As for Chritie and obama hugging and promising fast money, it was just to get votes. The only way the president can get any “fast” money to anyone is if he writes them a check from his personal bank account.

It’s slow to protect from fraud but that never works. I knew a guy in the navy when a hurricane hit. He parked his car in a hangar. It never got wet. He put in a claim and said sand had blown all over the car and ruined the paint job. He got around $300. That was in 1970. Other’s not free uniform allowaces because they claimed their uniforms had gotten wet in the storm and were ruined. Fraud was being committed left and right on that naval air station. I can only imagine the fraud in Sandy.


27 posted on 01/10/2014 2:17:24 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Jane Long

I read he weighed 355 lbs before the surgery and that he lost 40 lbs. I don’t believe it. He’s 5/11. He had to be over 400 to start with. 40 lbs...he’d still be the blimp he is.


28 posted on 01/10/2014 3:17:11 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Lorianne
I recently watched an episode of "Hotel Impossible", which was filmed on the Jersey Shore, last summer. I was amazed at the lack of "recovery", more than a year after the storm. Nothing is happening! Homes still list crookedly on their foundations, beaches are littered with dangerous debris, hotel rooms are unusable!

Obama promised help would come and this would not become another Katrina. Yet, that is exactly what has happened! The only difference in the recovery after Sandy and the recovery after Katrina is there're no cameras and reporters camping out on the Jersey shores.

After Katrina, we were "treated to" two years of continuous scrutiny of the New Orleans area. There is no such "outrage" surrounding the Sandy story, because the media can't chance hurting their "der leader"!

29 posted on 01/31/2014 5:36:33 AM PST by REPANDPROUDOFIT (November can't come soon enough!)
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To: Lorianne

Just a few weeks before the presidential election, Obama promised this would not be “another Katrina”. His promise influenced the election. After he was elected, Obama forgot about the victims and it became “another Katrina”!


30 posted on 01/31/2014 5:47:10 AM PST by REPANDPROUDOFIT (I think I'm a Republican, but (watching our representatives) I can't quite figure out what that is!)
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