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Obama's aid decision stirs anger
The Day ^ | 04/28/2010 | By Joe Wojtas, Megan Bard and Chuck Potter

Posted on 04/29/2010 7:20:37 AM PDT by MNJohnnie

Residents, business owners in state denied financial flooding help; Rell plans to appeal

Since last month's floods, residents and business owners in communities across southeastern Connecticut whose properties were damaged have heard repeated assurances that the federal government would cover their noninsured losses.

Both the state and New London County easily exceeded the monetary threshold needed to qualify for disaster assistance, and last week President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration that allowed aid to begin flowing to the state and municipalities to cover their costs.

But on Tuesday afternoon, Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced that Obama had denied the state's request for individual aid.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: obama; politcs
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So does mean we are going to have hip hop stars at Flood Victims Benefit shows telling us all how Obama hates white people?
1 posted on 04/29/2010 7:20:38 AM PDT by MNJohnnie
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To: MNJohnnie

If Obambi looses The Peoples Republic of Connecticut you can break out the cigars in Nov. 2012.


2 posted on 04/29/2010 7:23:39 AM PDT by McGruff (So how is that Hopey Changey thingy working out for ya America?)
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To: MNJohnnie
I used to live in CT and love the state and its people.

But Connecticut residents are finally learning the bad news about Obama...he hates white people.

3 posted on 04/29/2010 7:25:41 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself... - D.H. Lawrence)
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To: MNJohnnie
"whose properties were damaged have heard repeated assurances that the federal government would cover their noninsured losses"

Yet another example of why the economy is collapsing.

4 posted on 04/29/2010 7:26:19 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (The Quran and Mein Kampf: if you've read one you've read them both.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Yep.


5 posted on 04/29/2010 7:27:32 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: MNJohnnie

He took care of Beyonce, what’s your complaint, dude? /s

http://www.businessinsider.com/beyonce-knowles-gets-425000-taxpayer-bailout-on-her-house-in-texas-2010-4

You’re just a racist. :)


6 posted on 04/29/2010 7:27:50 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: MNJohnnie

There should be no expectation that Uncle Sugar will bail you out for your individual losses in a flood. There should be no “Too Close To The River To Fail”... That is what insurance is for.


7 posted on 04/29/2010 7:28:56 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gov. Chris Christie (R) won the NJ-6 held by Rep. Frank Pallone (D) by a 15.5% margin!)
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To: MNJohnnie
WTH???

Obama 59.9% 74,776
McCain 38.8% 48,491

They held up their end of the bargain, Now pay up you dirty little Kenyan!

8 posted on 04/29/2010 7:31:31 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Owl_Eagle

The Chicago definition of an “Honest Politician” is one who once bought, stays bought. By that standard, Zero is not a very honest politician...


9 posted on 04/29/2010 7:32:49 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gov. Chris Christie (R) won the NJ-6 held by Rep. Frank Pallone (D) by a 15.5% margin!)
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To: Daisyjane69

Thanks! Just posted that as it’s own thread


10 posted on 04/29/2010 7:33:46 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: MNJohnnie

the federal government GAVE over a half million dollars for every man, woman and child after Kartina, but won’t LEND a few grand to people from CT?

I suppose if you look at the demographics of the people on the receiving end (and the controlling end now that I think of it), that might answer a few questions.

and if you look at the fact that NOLA voted against the sitting prez, whilst CT voted FOR the sitting prez, we can get a picture of the mind of said sitting prez from one party versus the other.

frankly, although my heart goes out to those affeected by teh floods, many are personal friends, they mostly DID put the man in the white house, so you reap what you sow, eh?


11 posted on 04/29/2010 7:38:17 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

...he hates white people....and America.


12 posted on 04/29/2010 7:47:07 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Haiku Guy

Here’s the thing. This IS a racist act. Period. Obama didn’t suddenly become frugal, folks.

I lived within ten feet of a designated river for more than 20 years. It wasn’t just a flood plain, it was a flood plain SQUARED. The river ran through my property like a question mark shape. My neighbors, the same winding river. We referred to each other as River Rats, looking out for one another during the multiple annual floods.

NOT ONE OF US CARRIED FLOOD INSURANCE.

Why? We knew that moderate floods would do little damage, save for landscaping, etc. We also knew that big floods would render a emergency designation from a current White House, offering us grants, instead of loans. We were cautioned not to purchase flood insurance because DC would bail us out.

These largely rural, WHITE, areas were nothing special in those days. We were just good ol’ folks on the wrong side of things. None of this was in the inner city.

Obama’s team has run the demographics of these areas, no doubt. And they won’t see a dime, despite being told by TPTB to go without flood insurance.


13 posted on 04/29/2010 7:48:39 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: MNJohnnie

If only they were related to Beyonce!


14 posted on 04/29/2010 7:52:01 AM PDT by Carley (I'll keep clinging to the constitution, my guns and my religion, thank you.)
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To: Lee'sGhost
You know, if he really wanted to help the poor in America, even poor Black people, there is so much he could have done.

He could have helped people get off welfare by getting jobs or even by training and education. He could have even started a program to help train people as to how to start and run their own small companies.

But he has done nothing to actually help.

Instead, he has simply used his office for political gain. He has squandered freebies on his homeys and p!ssed away a bloody fortune that could have pulled a massive number of the poor into the productive economy (a trillion $'s is a huge leg up).

He is more interested in destroying the country for the folks he hates (Whitey) than he in improving the world for the poor.

Obama is pure evil!!! Evil of a sort that the world has not seen for a long time (and we probably haven't even seen him in full as yet).

15 posted on 04/29/2010 7:58:56 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself... - D.H. Lawrence)
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To: Daisyjane69

If you expect me to feel bad that people who were gaming the system wound up getting screwed, you will be disappointed.

If a house is built in a flood plain, he owner should either buy insurance (which is heavily subsidized), or accept his losses. This business of counting on the government to bail the owner out is just wrong. It causes people to build in areas that should never be built upon, because the resulting losses are all but inevitable.


16 posted on 04/29/2010 8:05:06 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gov. Chris Christie (R) won the NJ-6 held by Rep. Frank Pallone (D) by a 15.5% margin!)
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To: Haiku Guy

Although I agree with you I must defend the homeowners in Conn. Many of the homes hit in Conn weren’t even close to the flood zone.

Every once in awhile, Mother Nature pulls a fast one and manages to hit areas that should be safe. (That’s why my property is on top of a very high hill! lol!)


17 posted on 04/29/2010 8:09:58 AM PDT by Marie (Obama seems to think that Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel since Camp David, not King David)
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To: Haiku Guy

I do not expect any such thing.

What I am trying to explain to everyone is exactly your point...it is a GAME. Ask anyone you know who lives near a body of water if they carry flood insurance. They will say NO and I just told you why.

But Obama is a different cat. He’s going to deny help to “regular” people (i.e. middle class white people) and their businesses (who, remember, have been already told that only assholes carry flood insurance) in order to give “help” to millionaires like Beyonce.

Who need no help and whom are already IN A FLOOD PLAIN.


18 posted on 04/29/2010 8:13:46 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: Marie

So why are they sending the bill to me? (and 300 Million of my closest friends...)


19 posted on 04/29/2010 8:15:37 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gov. Chris Christie (R) won the NJ-6 held by Rep. Frank Pallone (D) by a 15.5% margin!)
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To: Daisyjane69
I live near a river, and I carry flood insurance. Even though my mortgage is paid off, I still carry the insurance.

If Uncle Sugar is starting to get unreliable, perhaps everybody who lives in a flood zone should start carrying insurance.

The granting of gifts by the government will always be a political decision. One group may have been showered with money in the past, but that does not mean it should always be so.

This might be of interest to you: David Crockett, Charity, and Congress

20 posted on 04/29/2010 8:43:27 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Gov. Chris Christie (R) won the NJ-6 held by Rep. Frank Pallone (D) by a 15.5% margin!)
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