Many, including Chris Christie, and Peter King, are shocked and dismayed when the relief vote for New York and New Jersey was postponed until the new Congress assembles later this week.
The U.S. has historically had a great reputation for jumping in AS A WHOLE COUNTRY to help the victims and survivors whose lives and businesses have been ravaged and, in some cases, destroyed. Many world leaders have commented on how the USA always pulls together in these emergencies.
According to the House, that’s no longer true.
The decision to take a budget fight to this level is NOT good politics. These people, most of them property owners AND registered voters, are going into winter without the basic necessities, with houses that have not been repaired, with streets not repaired. Sixty-eight days AFTER the disaster, these people cannot wait two more days, they can’t wait one more day.
A big country like the United States of America cannot hold its head up in the world, if we can’t help our own brothers and sisters who suffer these terrible events.
If this happened in New Orleans, I think you can imagine what the talking points would be.
As a group concerned about safety and security, we should be writing our congressmen and senators and tell them to stop playing games with federal disaster relief.