U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 10-12-2017, 04:06 PM
Status: ""A luta continua, vitória é certa"" (set 22 days ago)
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
39,313 posts, read 19,634,998 times
Reputation: 29830

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by suzy_q2010 View Post
The sad fact is that Puerto Rico is too poor to recover on its own, and FEMA is not designed to fix the level of devastation the island faces.
we are under a legal obligation to provide the same level of FEMA assistance to Puerto Rico as we would any state, and if I recall correctly New Orleans received substantial FEMA assistance, I sure don't recall hearing anyone say that that New Orleans was poor to start with so FEMA could only provide limited assistance, do you?
Rate this post positively

 
Old 10-12-2017, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Southern Nevada
4,848 posts, read 2,059,756 times
Reputation: 6941
Quote:
Originally Posted by bawac34618 View Post
Trump has been the final straw that has pushed me to atheism.
If Donald Trump pushed you away from God then your faith was never very strong to begin with.

You liberals come off like the sky is falling and you're one crisis away from suicide.

Relax. Turn off CNN and stop listening to Stephen Colbert.
Rate this post positively
 
Old 10-12-2017, 04:11 PM
 
2,215 posts, read 920,681 times
Reputation: 1381
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2sleepy View Post
we are under a legal obligation to provide the same level of FEMA assistance to Puerto Rico as we would any state, and if I recall correctly New Orleans received substantial FEMA assistance, I sure don't recall hearing anyone say that that New Orleans was poor to start with so FEMA could only provide limited assistance, do you?
Are you expecting FEMA to rebuild the power grid in PR ?
Rate this post positively
 
Old 10-12-2017, 04:33 PM
 
13,845 posts, read 4,528,659 times
Reputation: 4676
Trump is inhumane and so are many of his supporters. When you are hit with two Category 5 (or 4) hurricanes back to back, it makes it very difficult to recover. Every rain causes more flooding and destruction.

I haven't seen Puerto Rico and don't need to. I am next door in the USVI. For all the idiots who think people arent out there doing things and helping themselves, who do you think began getting us out from where we were after these storms? Local people were on foot chopping wires and trees and moving debris. We were stuck in the house until local men removed a fallen pole blocking our road. People are out here working HARD.

Our local police officers are overworked. Since Irma, most haven't had a day off. Same with many other local first responders. Virtually none of you have a clue.
Rate this post positively
 
Old 10-12-2017, 04:41 PM
Status: "Moonie Trump" (set 26 days ago)
 
12,549 posts, read 7,591,790 times
Reputation: 8968
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rakin View Post
Are we supposed to pay for the complete costs of rebuilding? Seems like FEMA is there just to get them back on their feet so they can take care of themselves.
I agree that FEMA is not responsible for 'rebuilding', at least completely.


Here is FEMA's mission statement:

https://govinfo.library.unt.edu/npr/...ndix/fema.html

"The mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect our institutions from all hazards by leading and supporting the nation in a comprehensive, risk-based emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

FEMA has adopted five mission-associated goals and one organizational goal to guide its management and program decisions. These are to accomplish the following:
  • create an emergency management partnership with other federal agencies, state and local governments, volunteer organizations, and the private sector to serve our customers better;
  • establish, in concert with FEMA's partners, a national emergency management system that is comprehensive, risk-based, and all-hazards in approach;
  • make hazard mitigation the foundation of the national emergency management system;
  • provide a rapid and effective response to, and recovery from, disaster;
  • strengthen state and local emergency management; and
  • revitalize the agency and develop a more diverse and effective cadre of FEMA managers and employees."


Now, number four does state 'recovery from' a disaster. What the scope is, I do not know. However, PR is obviously not yet 'recovered' to any rational degree from the hurricane.
Rate this post positively
 
Old 10-12-2017, 04:42 PM
 
7,058 posts, read 2,321,742 times
Reputation: 4633
Quote:
Originally Posted by kevinm View Post
FEMA does not do repairs. When you wreck your car the insurance company does not stick around to watch your car get repaired. They leave after evaluating the damage and authorizing a check for the repairs.
Sure they do. Lack of drinking water is a hazard to health.
Rate this post positively
 
Old 10-12-2017, 04:46 PM
 
47,664 posts, read 20,560,558 times
Reputation: 11547
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fiyero View Post
Trump threatens to pull FEMA from Puerto Rico - ABC15 Arizona

Everyday you think this monster can't get any worse, and yet he does something even more vile. Maybe Trump actually is the anti-Christ.
More FAKE "news" from ABC AND YOU!

"saying the federal government's emergency responders can't stay there "forever."

So, in your OWN link it does NOT say Trump threatens to pull FEMA out.

Common sense says they "they CAN'T stay there FOREVER!

It is "reporting" like this that the media has LOWER approval rating then even congress and why Trump goes after them why many support him FOR the outright lies they say.
Rate this post positively
 
Old 10-12-2017, 04:47 PM
 
13,845 posts, read 4,528,659 times
Reputation: 4676
Quote:
Originally Posted by legalsea View Post
I agree that FEMA is not responsible for 'rebuilding', at least completely.


Here is FEMA's mission statement:

https://govinfo.library.unt.edu/npr/...ndix/fema.html

"The mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect our institutions from all hazards by leading and supporting the nation in a comprehensive, risk-based emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.

FEMA has adopted five mission-associated goals and one organizational goal to guide its management and program decisions. These are to accomplish the following:
  • create an emergency management partnership with other federal agencies, state and local governments, volunteer organizations, and the private sector to serve our customers better;
  • establish, in concert with FEMA's partners, a national emergency management system that is comprehensive, risk-based, and all-hazards in approach;
  • make hazard mitigation the foundation of the national emergency management system;
  • provide a rapid and effective response to, and recovery from, disaster;
  • strengthen state and local emergency management; and
  • revitalize the agency and develop a more diverse and effective cadre of FEMA managers and employees."


Now, number four does state 'recovery from' a disaster. What the scope is, I do not know. However, PR is obviously not yet 'recovered' to any rational degree from the hurricane.
Who in PR or the USVI has said that FEMA is completely responsible for rebuilding? WHO?
Rate this post positively
 
Old 10-12-2017, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Houston
5,780 posts, read 3,247,021 times
Reputation: 3731
Conservatives don't think FEMA should even exist. They believe that people who survive disasters like this should just suck it up and dig themselves out on their own dime.
Rate this post positively
 
Old 10-12-2017, 04:48 PM
 
47,664 posts, read 20,560,558 times
Reputation: 11547
Quote:
Originally Posted by aridon View Post
All he had to say is exactly what he said for Florida and Texas.

He's a jackass.
"Those that cast the insult are usually the ones GUILTY of the insult", some one said!
Rate this post positively
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top