Tue Oct 30, 2012, 04:02 PM
Faygo Kid (20,551 posts)
Obama Tells Storm Victims, 'America Is With You'
Source: New York Times
“America is with you,” President Obama told victims of the storm across the mid-Atlantic and the Northeast on Tuesday afternoon.
“Obviously this is something that is heartbreaking for the entire nation,” Mr. Obama said, speaking at a Red Cross center in Washington. “We certainly feel profoundly for all the families whose lives have been upended and are going to be going through some very tough times over the next several days, and perhaps several weeks and months. The most important message I have for them is that America is with you. We are standing behind you, and we are going to do everything we can to help you get back on your feet.”
He praised local officials, including Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York and Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, whose state he will tour on Wednesday, for the “extraordinary work that they have done.” He added, “Were it not for the outstanding work that they and their teams have already done, and will continue to do in the affected regions, we could have seen more deaths and more property damage.”
He said he had told officials in the affected states, “If they are getting no for an answer somewhere in the federal government, they can call me personally at the White House,” adding: “My message to the federal government is no bureaucracy, no red tape. Get resources where they are needed as fast as possible, as hard as possible, and for the duration.”. . .
Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/10/28/nyregion/hurricane-sandy.html#sha=1c33f48c3
Thank you, Mr. President.
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Tue Oct 30, 2012, 04:15 PM
nichomachus (10,085 posts)
4. That's not quite accurate
99 percent of Americans are with them -- the one percent couldn't give a shit.
Let them drink to forget their poverty and remember their troubles no more. -- Proverbs 31-7