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Red Tape? Non-Union FEMA Crews, Water and Other Supplies Sit Idle Thanks To Unions & Red Tape
Red State ^ | 11/12/2012 | LaborUnionReport

Posted on 11/12/2012 12:07:33 PM PST by dirtboy

It’s been two weeks since Hurricane Sandy killed 113 people, wiped out portions of towns, and knocked out power to millions. It has also been two weeks since Barack Obama pledged, “No bureaucracy. No red tape.”

However, according to multiple public and private sources, unions and union-related red tape are causing workers from out of state to be turned back, as well as workers contracted by FEMA, as well as tons of supplies, already in New York and New Jersey to sit idle—at a cost of millions to taxpayers.

It has already been well publicized though the Daily Caller how the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers demanded unionization of out-of-state utility workers in order for them to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

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Despite the fact that there is apparently a news blackout—FEMA contractors are not allowed to talk to the press—Americans are shelling out tens of millions in taxpayer dollars for FEMA contractors to be paid while not being allowed to do the jobs they brought in to perform.

(Excerpt) Read more at redstate.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2012; biggovernment; boondoggle; corruption; democrats; elections; fema; heckofajob; hurricanesandy; liberalism; obama; redtape; sandy; unioncorruption; unions
It has also been two weeks since Barack Obama pledged, “No bureaucracy. No red tape.”

Well, folks at FR knew what that pledge was worth at the time - diddly. News blackout? None needed. The alphabet networks will make sure this never gets aired on the evening news.

1 posted on 11/12/2012 12:07:39 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

Say it ain’t so dirtboy! FEMA are you sure? Not FEMA! ;-)


2 posted on 11/12/2012 12:10:04 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

We all saw this coming. And also foresaw no MSM talking heads blaming it on Obama the way the Katrina aftermath was blamed on Bush.


3 posted on 11/12/2012 12:14:00 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: Kartographer
Nope - not FEMA.
Bush.
4 posted on 11/12/2012 12:14:21 PM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of No! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: dirtboy
RED TAPE, How appropriate. Red star tape would also be appropriate.
5 posted on 11/12/2012 12:18:09 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: dirtboy
King Obama’s world, all F up. But what did they expect, he was a communists selfish nothing and still is.
6 posted on 11/12/2012 12:20:29 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Logical me

Disaster ?
They own it.


7 posted on 11/12/2012 12:22:34 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: dirtboy

Karma...that ol’ beeyotch...


8 posted on 11/12/2012 12:22:34 PM PST by moovova
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To: dirtboy
"Heck of a job you're doing there,'Bammy......"


9 posted on 11/12/2012 12:28:31 PM PST by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: moovova
No "karma," here. The union goons will get away with it, and the media will help them. Sure, pro-union households are affected . . . but they are the ones that don't care.
10 posted on 11/12/2012 12:30:06 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: dirtboy

Why am I rooting for the unions to continue to block aid?
Why am I rooting for the fiscal cliff?

hmmm... I guess it’s because they’ve made peaceful revolution impossible with their voter fraud machine.


11 posted on 11/12/2012 12:31:57 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Kartographer

Saw a brief interview on Fox awhile ago with a resident of NY (I think) and he was asked about the response. He basically said the local government was doing a good job, especially firefighters and sanitation but that FEMA wasn’t doing much. That is pretty much had Romney had said about letting the locals handle things and the left went crazy.


12 posted on 11/12/2012 12:37:43 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: dirtboy

The only person you can really rely on is yourself. If you are waiting for others to take care of you you will be waiting a long time. Time was people were a lot more self sufficient in this country. Like the farmers around where I live. If they get a flat they can practically build a new tire from what they find on the side of the road. I’m exaggerating of coarse but not by much. I always liked to go backpacking. I liked the feeling of having everything I needed to survive on my back and of being totally responsible for my own survival. You fall into an icy stream and get wet at 12,000 ft. and you could die if you don’t know what to do. Today lots of people don’t even know how to change a tire or their oil. They just call AAA or the tow truck. They depend on food being on the shelf at the grocery store when they want it. People ridicule country folk and make jokes about how many teeth they have but how many of those liberal elites could stalk a deer and kill it and clean it if the grocery store doesn’t have any food?


13 posted on 11/12/2012 12:42:30 PM PST by albionin
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To: dirtboy

Crews of EMTs and firefighters from South Carolina went to New Jersery and New York to assist in the aftermath of Sandy. They were told that since they were not unionized their assistance was not wanted.


14 posted on 11/12/2012 12:53:56 PM PST by dirtymac
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To: dirtboy
Red Cross is giving mega kudos to FEMA for their cleanup efforts. “it could not have been better”. Obama will probably select himself for the ‘medal of freedom’ for the manner in which he personally intervened and cleaned this mess up.

The Nobel Commission is looking to creating a new category of awards called the “Obama” for those individuals that have consistently demonstrated the ability to take credit and receive other awards for something that did not happen.

15 posted on 11/12/2012 1:01:34 PM PST by dirtymac
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To: dirtboy

Why don’t the people without power set the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union hall ablaze and warm themselves by that?


16 posted on 11/12/2012 1:17:40 PM PST by anonsquared
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To: dirtboy

Within two-three weeks after hurricane Ike, virtually every inhabitable building had power back on.


17 posted on 11/12/2012 1:19:36 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: dirtboy
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18 posted on 11/12/2012 1:22:47 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: dirtboy

This portion of the U.S. chooses to have union thugs running their lives. Just about tickles me to death.


19 posted on 11/12/2012 1:48:02 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian (I hope we're ready to get a real candidate next time. C'mon GOP! <BCC><)
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To: dirtboy

From my fellow Incident Management Team members:

1/ “The disorganization and petty infighting here is 10x worse than in the Katrina effort. You wouldn’t believe how bad it is.”

2/ Response offers by non-union electric utility crews are being refused in New Jersey.

3/ The bodies they were pulling out of the water in lower Manhattan were mostly all homeless subway dwellers.


20 posted on 11/12/2012 2:12:20 PM PST by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: dirtboy

He’s won the election, he doesn’t need the photo-ops anymore.


21 posted on 11/12/2012 3:12:43 PM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: albionin

Of course, when they count our teeth, they conveniently ignore their own bridgework and implants.

They thing I learned after living our here for nearly 40 years is that there is a lot of money, education and sheer talent running American farms.


22 posted on 11/12/2012 3:28:54 PM PST by reformedliberal
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To: reformedliberal

That is a very good point about the bridge work. People don’t realize what it takes to run a farm. Those guys don’t work 9-5 and they work weekends and even in the winter they work hard calving and fixing machinery. They are also shrewd businessmen. I am not a farmer myself but all of my wife’s family is.


23 posted on 11/12/2012 4:37:13 PM PST by albionin
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To: albionin

We aren’t either, but we are surrounded by them and many are clients. These guys play the futures markets, too. NOT yahoos, but not above putting it on thick if it will give them a chuckle, put a slicker in their place or give them an advantage.

However, quite a few vote D. Hopefully fewer than last time. EPA isn’t making 0 any friends.


24 posted on 11/12/2012 6:30:56 PM PST by reformedliberal
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To: dirtboy

News blackout? That’s what FB and twitter are for and even emails and of course, FR!


25 posted on 11/12/2012 10:31:40 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: massmike

Oh, he wasn’t playing golf.

Your President only ‘goes to play golf’ with people on his staff who have been arrested for gay solicitation. Which is a surprisingly large number of them. Almost as if that were the criteria for their employment.

His ‘golf sessions’ are serial acts of adultery. But apparently only Generals get prosecuted for that.


26 posted on 11/13/2012 4:44:40 AM PST by agere_contra ("Government creates nothing" - Romney, 2012)
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To: Kartographer

Say it ain’t so dirtboy! FEMA are you sure? Not FEMA! ;-)....OBAMA HATES PEOPLE WHO REALLY NEED HELP!!! He likes the rats and filth that vote for him.


27 posted on 11/13/2012 5:02:02 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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