Skip to comments.With FEMA aid to rebuild from riots denied, Minnesota looks elsewhere
Posted on 07/11/2020 6:16:53 PM PDT by bitt
As Minnesota leaders pondered their next steps, it's not yet clear what other sources of funds they may tap.
Denied federal aid to help rebuild burned-out, vandalized businesses in the wake of riots that followed George Floyds killing, Minnesota leaders pondered their next steps Saturday.
But its not yet clear what other sources of funds they may tap.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Friday denied Gov. Tim Walzs request for nearly $16 million in aid to help rebuild and repair structures in Minneapolis and St. Paul, many of them left in ruins by the riots and fires that erupted during protests of Floyds May 25 death while in Minneapolis police custody.
On July 2, Walz had asked President Donald Trump to declare a major disaster for the state of Minnesota in his request to FEMA. More than 1,500 buildings were damaged by fires, looting and vandalism, racking up more than $500 million in damages, according to Walz. The $16 million would have been used to reimburse local governments for debris clearing, repair and rebuilding costs.
In a prepared statement, FEMA said Saturday that after a thorough review, the agency determined that the impact to public infrastructure is within the capabilities of the local and state governments to recover from.
On Saturday, Walzs spokesman, Teddy Tschann, said the governor had little to add to his Friday statement expressing disappointment with FEMAs denial. Tschann said Walz is considering appealing the decision, which he has 30 days to do.
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AW, WHATTA SHAME....
Maybe China will pay him for serving China.
Or maybe not.
(Doesn’t hurt to ask.)
Can the President declare Walz to be a "major disaster" for the state of Minnesota and have him replaced?
The DNC sponsored the riots. Let them pay for it.
President Trump did a rally in Minneapolistan last year. The mayor and the governor treated him like dirt.
Call Soros, Obama & Biden and Biden’s criminal, druggie son, Hunter....they will fork the cash over immediately...wishful thinking!!! Minneapolis & Minnesota you hung your selves...now burn in hell forever!!! You get what you vote for!!!
Let them rebuild from the defunded police budget.
Send the bill to George Soros.
Thanks for the post/ping. GRRRREAT news! HOORAY FEMA! (can’t believe I just said HOORAY FEMA!)
Maybe Somalia will give the city a low interest loan.
What? You mean Ilhan Omar isnt bringing home the bacon?
Oh yeah haram.
I think the president offered to send troops and they refused the help.
They deserve no help. Maybe next time they will remember that there are consequences for not standing up to criminals.
Like a spoiled brat breaking his toys and then asking mommy and daddy to buy new ones. NOPE!
The local government could have stopped it.
They chose not to, because, Orange Man Bad.
For Decades, the taxpayer has been paying the Dane-Geld for Leftist extortion.
I have modified Kipling's poem, for a parody which reflects the situation the progressives have placed us in:
Paying Progressive Dane-Geld
It is always a temptation to an entitled population
To call upon a neighbour and to say: —
“We rioted last night—we are quite prepared to fight,
Unless you pay us cash to go away.”
And that is called asking for Dane-geld,
And the people who ask it explain
That you’ve only to pay ‘em the Dane-geld
And then you’ll get rid of the Dane!
It is always a temptation, with Orwellian dictation,
To puff and look important and to say: —
“You are oppressed. White men caused this mess.
We will pay you public cash to go away.”
And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
But we’ve proved it again and again,
That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
You never get rid of the Dane.
It is wrong to put temptation to a youthful population,
For fear they should succumb and go astray;
So when you are requested to pay up or be molested,
You will find it better policy to say: —
“We never pay any-one Dane-geld,
No matter how trifling the cost;
For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
And the nation that pays it is lost!”
We have been paying Dane-Geld to progressive ideologists and cultural Marxists for more than 50 years. The cost has been in the trillions. The damage done to our society, moral and Constitutional norms, is incalculable. It must be stopped, before our nation is lost. We came very close to losing the nation.
Now, with the election of President Trump, who refuses to play the game, we have a chance to stop paying the Dane-Geld. The leftist run cities and states who have been using other peoples money to buy votes for 50 years, will insist the best thing to do, is to ramp up the Dane-Geld payments.
Well, the “leadership” should have stopped the destruction instead of egging it on.
Ask the leader of CHAZ.
Don’t give them a dime. The tornado that devastated Minneapolis was manmade and created by their Dem leadership.
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