New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie slammed Washington once again Wednesday for its slow response in getting aid to Hurricane Sandy victims. “We’ve waited here now seven times longer than the victims of (Hurricane) Katrina to get help from the federal government,” he said, adding that some people were still waiting. Christie made his comments Wednesday on the Fox Business Network, one day after his annual State of the State address. Christie, who is up for re-election this year, has upped his public profile since Superstorm Sandy hit New Jersey last October. Last week, he called out House Speaker
Comments: If you can´t see it yet, Christie just can´t keep his mouth shut and work with the other RINO GOP to get fed the "pork" he is requesting. Already given $9B in Sandy relief aid, 0bama´s new disciple demands more. Tea Party needs to start looking for a replacement.
Katrina would have gotten help instantly but their stupid gov wouldnt give GW to send in the troops (so to speak). I am not fond of beaches or water and to build expensive homes on the ocean front is the last thing that I would do or even think about. It´s called flood insurance.
Hey Lardbutt Christie. Get off your enormous haunches and start acting like a damn governor and not like a food stamp or welfare recipient whose mewling because his government handout check is late.. Quit waiting for the overbearing, oppressive Federal government to bail you out. Don´t you get it? No amount of butt kissing of our first communist president is gonna get you any aid. Your on your own and you´ll have to solve the hurricane problems yourself. So quit whining about federal aid and get to work.
#1 That would have been Louisiana, and its dumb-o-crat governess Kathleen Blanco. Next door in Mississippi, where Katrina actually made landfall by the way, Barbour and the State and Local officials were ready and waiting. As was FEMA, because Barbour had already issued a state of emergency and requested federal assistance.
Prior to the storm, when all of us were told to prepare for the hurricane....did Christie bother to communicate with NJ Transit to be assured that they had followed the report recommendations about the flooding danger for the rail cars?
Following the previous eight day power outage, what communication did he have with the Public Utilities Commission to make sure that JCP&L was prepared for the storm.
In both cases I would bet Christie did NOTHING.
I point my finger at his failure as Governor of NJ.
Hey Chris, the only thing that 0blamer did fast on Sandy was to get on TV and let you kiss his butt. He could have expended some of the money already appropriated to provide needed emergency relief. Money to fix the waterfront mansions ofthe rich and famous is not an emergency.
Geez, what is wrong with NE libs? Take care of yourselves. You live by the stores, you had a weeks notice, we out here in the high uncut are prepared for a storm. And no one out east gives a rats behind if we get 3 feet of snow, have 500 head of cows to feed, hitching up three teams of horses to the sleds, all in a blizzard. I really dispise whiny town people.
We are Andrew survivors. Our electricity took 7 weeks to be returned to our house. It took us almost a year to settle with the insurance company and complete the repairs. The initial work was done by my husband and myself. It included tearing out all the carpets, general clean up of interior and yard. We did have a window person come and replace all the necessary broken windows. We dried all of our furniture on the lawn in the beautiful Florida sun and we never saw a FEMA representative nor did we call them. We spent the six weeks after the clean up and lock down with our children in a small apartment in NYC only returning when notified that the electric was restored. Most people will find that they have to help themselves. The government postures while the people suffer. Working at your own recovery is the best cure after the catastrophe.
Maybe if Obama throws Christie another dollar bill, he will get off the pole and shake his groove thing again..... but this time there aren´t any voters watching to see his dance. Obama will probably keep his dollar.
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The political temperature in the Arctic rose on Tuesday when Vladimir Putin vowed to step up Russia´s military presence in the region in response to a claim by Canada to the north pole. In typically trenchant style, Putin told his defence chiefs to concentrate on building up infrastructure and military units in the Arctic. He said the region was again key to Russia´s national and strategic interests, following a retreat in the post-Soviet period. His comments were a direct and rapid riposte to Canada, a rival Arctic power. John Baird, said his government had asked scientists to work on a submission to the UN arguing
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