Skip to comments.Red Tape? Non-Union FEMA Crews, Water and Other Supplies Sit Idle Thanks To Unions & Red Tape
Posted on 11/12/2012 12:07:33 PM PST by dirtboy
Its 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 idleat 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.
Despite the fact that there is apparently a news blackoutFEMA contractors are not allowed to talk to the pressAmericans 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 ...
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.
Say it ain’t so dirtboy! FEMA are you sure? Not FEMA! ;-)
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.
They own it.
Karma...that ol’ beeyotch...
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Why don’t the people without power set the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union hall ablaze and warm themselves by that?
Within two-three weeks after hurricane Ike, virtually every inhabitable building had power back on.
This portion of the U.S. chooses to have union thugs running their lives. Just about tickles me to death.
From my fellow Incident Management Team members:
1/ The disorganization and petty infighting here is 10x worse than in the Katrina effort. You wouldnt 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.
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