Staten Island, NY – Residents of Staten Island say that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is still failing to get them the help they need in the aftermath of last month’s Hurricane Sandy devastation despite repeated promises from President Obama.
At a recent standing-room-only town meeting at Staten Island’s New Dorp High School organized by Borough President James Molinaro, citizens (including at least 1,000 people who are still homeless at this late date) made their feelings clear about how FEMA is not doing a heckuva job following the October 29 superstorm.
Staten Island resident Scott McGrath — who personally met the president when Obama and New York Governor Cuomo toured the storm damage — evidently spoke for many frustrated Staten Islanders about the FEMA response or lackthereof when he made these comments at the town hall:
“We are the people – we are the middle class, and we are getting the finger. You were there when I met Obama, and I told the president … that the middle class was getting the royal finger. And he said, ‘FEMA works for me.’
“FEMA ain’t doing nothing, They keep going around in circles.”
As FNC reports, “Obama addressed the nation from FEMA headquarters in Washington on Nov. 3, promising to cut red tape and bring the full force of FEMA to hard-hit residents. On Nov. 15, Obama came to Staten Island, where he repeated his pledge.”
Imagine just for a second the mainstream media outcry over the lack of relief for Staten Island if G.W. Bush was still president.
Watch an FNC report on the Staten Island Hurricane Sandy town hall meeting: