“I Told the President … That FEMA Was Giving Us The Royal Finger. And He Said, ‘FEMA Works For Me.’”

Well obviously.  And Obama is great at giving the finger to the middle class. And it doesn’t help that Staten Island trends conservative, especially around the shorelines.

“We are the people – we are the middle class, and we are getting the finger,” said frustrated resident Scott McGrath, who personally spoke to President Obama and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo when they came to Staten Island to inspect storm damage earlier this month. “You were there when I met Obama, and I told the president … that the middle class was getting the royal finger. And he said, ‘FEMA works for me.’”

“FEMA ain’t doing nothing,” McGrath added. “They keep going around in circles.”

Storm-ravaged New Yorkers say President Obama’s promise to cut red tape and get them aid in the aftermath of Sandy has proven to be hot air.

Angry citizens vented at FEMA officials at a town hall meeting held by the disaster relief agency Thursday, with tempers boiling over. Some 1,000 people, many left homeless by the Oct. 29 storm, attended the meeting at Staten Island’s New Dorp High School. They were initially scheduled to submit written questions that would be picked and answered at random, but the session turned into an angry shouting match where residents booed FEMA officials and accused them of lying.

Obama addressed the nation from FEMA headquarters in Washington on Nov. 3, promising to cut red tape and bring the full force of FEMA to hard-hit residents.

If you know FEMA, that’s really more of a threat than a promise.

Here’s a little reminder of what the full force of FEMA looked like.

A private recovery worker providing transport and logistical support to the first responders told the Voice about receiving a request for blankets and sleeping bags needed at Floyd Bennett Field. He was confused—wasn’t that the FEMA headquarters? Shouldn’t goods like that be going out to the city?“I called my contact back for clarification,” the logistics worker tells the Voice. “He says to me: ‘We’re firefighters and EMTs and nurses. We’ve been here for days, and they haven’t let us off the compound, they haven’t given us marching orders, they haven’t even given us our equipment. We’ve been sleeping on plastic chairs since we got here.’”Through his work with other relief operations, the logistics worker knew there was acute need just down the road for medical checks, prescriptions, and other work for which the medical workers would be perfectly suited.“I asked, ‘Why haven’t you been sent out?’” he says. “Then he just lays the story on me, tells me about all the personnel they have out there, more than 100 ambulances, two paramedics per ambulance, everybody waiting for marching orders.”

Horrified, the logistical worker offered to help transport them to a place where they could be useful.

“He said they couldn’t do it because FEMA had them all under contract, and they couldn’t go out without FEMA’s say-so. They were so frustrated. They came all this way, and now they’re not going anywhere, and there’s something in their contract telling them they can’t even throw up their arms and say ‘Fuck it’ and go into the city and do good.”

  • κατεργάζομαι

    RE: “I Told the President … That FEMA Was Giving Us The Royal Finger. And Obama Said, ‘FEMA Works For Me.’”

    …..Obama thought you said SEIU.

  • jakespoon

    FEMA means; Fix Everything My Ass. Today the finger,tomorrow the shaft.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      If the shaft doesn't come till tomorrow, what's that I've been feeling in my butt for about 4 years now?

  • κατεργάζομαι

    RE: “I Told the President … That FEMA Was Giving Us The Royal Finger. And Obama Said, ‘FEMA Works For Me.’”

    ~ Conservatives & The Tea Party extends their warmest, collective Society Fingers to:

    ……Pres. Barack Hussein Obama and his plodding bovine, uncouth, & graceless spouse….

    …….Barack & MOOchelle – You Are Number ONE! – (camouflage)

  • Mary Sue

    So Obama is deliberately stalling FEMA. Greaaaaaaaaaaaaaat. GWB didn't even do this with FEMA at Katrina and the libtards still raked 43 over the coals. Hypocrites.

    This is like when Pierre Elliot Trudeau quite literally gave Western Canada the finger. Hell, Obama's presidency is getting more and more like Trudeau's reign every minute.

  • Mary Sue

    Translation:
    Obama: I'm giving YOU the finger.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    "I've got more flexibility now. I won, you lost," said Obama to working (middle class) Americans.

  • zeno

    and who do you work for Mr. President?

    • Mary Sue

      apparently he doesn't think he works for you! He thinks he works for all those inner city community organizers.

  • Parenthetical Phrase

    New York has ALWAYS voted overwhelming for the libtards. Now they are reaping the rewards. C'est la vie!

    • Daniel Greenfield

      The people most affected on this are on the shoreline and tend to vote Republican.

      • intrcptr2

        Coincidence, much?

      • Mary Sue

        I wonder if the Liberal areas were getting help first in a most conspicuous fashion.

  • Arlie

    0 only redistributes to people who vote for him, or bundle $ for him (for now). 0 has the whole country over a barrel. He has thousands of out of work black youth that will riot and Islamists and Union thugs on his side (for now). When the $ runs out I hope they turn on him, but they won't because he's told his parasites that it's the bankers and the rich that won't pay their "fair share". TO Everyone else he LIES because you don't exist. When the ACA H/C is implemented you really won't exist if you are under 3 or over 60. When UN Resolution 16/18 is implemented you don't speak. 0 does not care about anyone but 0. FEMA only exists for implementation of Agenda 21. 0's evil defies my ability to describe.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "0 only redistributes to people who vote for him"

      0'Bama.

  • Allie

    My husband survived Katrina and he says Obama managed to screw things up with Sandy worse than Bush did with Katrina and thats after he spent 8 days during Katrina cooking bottled water on a fire built with the remains of a fence.

    • Mary Sue

      The real screwup on Katrina was the governor of Louisiana and the idiot mayor "school bus" Nagin, of New Orleans.

      • gerry

        Yes this was the real screw up,the governor at the time did participitate and collaborate in the screw up.A really show of incompetence.Abbott and Costello,Laurel and Hardy.

  • gerry

    Obama gave the finger to the American people,the day he ordered his personal records to be sealed.In doing so he showed is utter comptent.