Jan 7 2013

 

 

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For the first time in my memory, extreme right wing Republicans in the House of Representatives are playing politics with disaster relief. Never has this nation waited so long or turned our back on our neighbors in the time of need. Even now there is just partial relief and you can count on the fact that some Republican members of Congress - including Paul Ryan -will attempt to stop the remaining funds.

Two months later we can see the situation in the Rockaways - one of the hardest hit areas in New York City. It is shameful that this is still the situation and the suffering of the people of this neighborhood are experiencing as relief is delayed by politics. (You can see more photographs at the BusinessInsider.com ):

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Blocks-away-from-the-beach-fires-ravaged-storefronts-during-the-storm

Home-repairs-are-needed-everywhere-but-the-government-response-has-been-slow