Beware big government bearing gifts.
If Occupy Sandy doesn’t tell the Rockaways community how it plans to spend the rest of the money, “I personally believe they have outstayed their welcome,” Taylor says.
If you were wondering why politicians were so desperate to get the Sandy funding, it wasn’t to help people, they could care less about the storm victims, it was to bring in more pork and more cash for their union pals.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, it has never been more apparent that government can’t help business.
She said she was honored to meet Obama, but she is also frustrated that she has yet to receive help from either her insurance companies or the government. “The president told me I would get immediate help,” she said.
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.”
“It’s so cold at night I have to sleep with a blanket over my head and use my own breath to stay warm,” William Dickson said.