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More Government

layopinions Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 8:54 AM
I was in Staten Island this past weekend and I can tell you that the community there is taking care of itself. It took a week for FEMA to show up and we didn't really see them. We saw a single Red Cross truck drive past and the National Guard just stood in the street pointing at things. Meanwhile, the community set up their own donation center in front of a duplex. Neighbors in need could get a hot meal, sign up to have work done at their house and go home with food, water, clothes, blankets and toiletries. Search Google News for "Frank Recce" and read the two articles that come up. This guy was (and still is) doing an amazing job coordinating volunteer workers. He also had some pointed things to say about the government response
layopinions Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 8:59 AM
Crew member Daniel DeSario, a 31-year-old construction worker, was not impressed with the institutional response to the devastation in New Dorp. "The Red Cross and the National Guard have been a joke," he said. "I got 90-pound girls with my crew showing them up, making them look like pansies everyday."
I expect that by the time you read this, President Obama will have been re-elected. Get ready for four more years of Big Bloated Government.

Hurricane Sandy didn't help.

The New York Times declared "a big storm requires big government," and my liberal neighbors agreed.

My science-challenged mayor, Michael Bloomberg, said the storm makes it imperative that America do something about climate change. He said this even though hurricanes have not increased and little evidence exists that man has much effect on climate. With Obama's re-election, we now will spend billions more on "green" strategies. But the Earth won't notice.