“No one is doing what’s right for us!” “We go from one to another,” one homeowner said. “We go from FEMA to our homeowners. My homeowners’ insurance offered me $150. What can I do with that?” Borough President James Molinaro almost accidentally riffed the old Reagan line about the most terrifying words in the English language during Thursday night’s meeting: “We’re from the government, and we’re here to help.” “We are friends, we’re here to help,” he said. “There’s a lot of confusion. There’s a lot of statements and mis-statements being made by individuals.”
Comments: I feel really sorry for these people, but how many of them voted for Democrats knowing the results they are seeing will be guaranteed. The author asks the same question regarding the "malignant incompetent" 0bama. What a perfect description.
FYI, Staten Island routinely votes conservative which is probably why they getting the shaft. Only the North Shore is Democrat and it escaped most of the damage. This county has the only 2 GOP reps on City Council. I doubt that these Sandy victims even were able to vote.
soooooooooooooo how many of you staten islanders voted for THE BOY CHILD WHO THINKS HE IS KING...the same one who promised you the moon and the sun........i could say you get what you vote for but somehow i think YOU ALREADY KNOW THAT...lying is nothing to this guy...FOOLS BEWARE in the future....duh
Staten Islanders should have purchased their own insurance and they should have had flood coverage. You should not rely on the government to feed you, clothe you and house you. Oh, and deal with reputable insurance companies, will you? You probably boght the cheapest stuff out there. Hey, what can happen, right?
Responsible governments assess the probability and consequences of natural disasters. The direct hit by a Class 1 hurricane had to have been on the list. Raising the ends of the subway tunnels must have been considered. An evacuation plan and possibly even sea walls must have been considered.
Think for a moment of the trillions spent on global warming which just might occur in 100 years. Class 1 hurricanes hit the US maybe 40 times a year. Maybe we should rethink our priorities.
OP is right on. You know, Megyn had on a NYC firefighter. On the one hand he told the sad story of his half million dollar house´s destruction but would not say a word against ANY public officials and their sorry response. DEMOCRAT first and above all. Makes you ill.
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