Skip to comments.Long waits for aid for [hurricane] Sandy victims in NY and NJ
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
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It must be 100% Bush’s fault....
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?
I’m a Biloxi “Katrina victim” who never got a dime. Lost a thriving business. So what? Get on with your lives!
We’re from the government and we’re ... somewhere.
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!!!
I can find no other logical explanation
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 !”
But wait....The joisey dough boy said Obama swiftly delivered money as promised.
“So, where has the money gone?”
Pssst! Advice from the Missisippi coast.
Start your search in Albany.
It’s with the $1T stimulus money...
There is a lesson to be learned here. Don’t wait for the government to come and help you!
2 years after Katrina Nawleans was up and running. But we don’t hear the media screaming about Sandy.
Government is the greediest, most corrupt and murderous force on earth.
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?
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.
Somwhow, it will be.
Strange how the media doesn’t acknowledge the poor victims here.
As you know, not part of their agenda. Wake me up from this dream.
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.
“Im 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.
“’Heck of a job, Brownie’”
Obama promised “No red tape”
What do you think about this situation?
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?
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.
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.
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"!
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”!