Somebody tell Puerto Rico the feds are NOT first responders.

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    First off, they don't. I don't know why you don't know this.... FEMA has ZERO resources. Did you know that? ZERO.

    NONE. FEMA only coordinates the resources that the state has. You really didn't know that?

    And honestly, more aid comes from the private sector, and individuals (often religious individuals), than government anyway. I was reading from the American Red Cross, that a rough estimate of $2 Billion dollars worth of aid was supplied after Katrina. FEMA only covered a massive $100,000 of it. The rest was all private citizens, and private companies.

    One of the stats I always laughed at, was FEMA put out that they served 1.9 Million MREs (provided by the states) during their entire operation after Katrina.

    Sounds impressive. 1.9 Million MREs! Nice! How helpful.

    Did you know that just the Salvation Army..... one of those crazy Christian Religious groups..... just the Salvation Army ALONE.... served over 2 Million meals by September 30th? It wasn't even over yet, and it served more meals than FEMA.... BY ITSELF. Oh and ever had an MRE? yum yum.... much better than a hot cooked meal.

    Let's not even mention the American Red Cross which deployed several times as much to Katrina aid, including 40,000 volunteers. Do you know how many Coast Guard were deployed? 500. Do you know how many national guard troops were deployed to Katrina? 10,000.

    So the Red Cross deployed 4 times as many people to help at Katrina, than the Federal government, and states. And we're not including all the other charity organizations that pitched in.

    Oh and by the way, we're ignoring the fact that the governments prevented private charities from helping. The Red Cross was banned from operating in New Orleans. Private boats with supplies were refused docking along the coast by the Coast Guard. Companies leased planes and helicopters to go in and rescue people at their locations, both employees and refugees that were with them, only to be refused entry into the disaster zone by government.

    In one place, the people at several hotels all chipped in to charter buses to come get them. The buses were stopped and commandeered by the FEMA before they could enter the city.

    So not only did private individuals, and private organizations, and private companies supply a vastly larger amount of aid than government.... but they did so while government was actively hindering them.

    In fact, a charity that I support right now, is active in Puerto Rico right now.

    That's the real answer. It's not some nimrod bureaucrat in Washington. It's the religious and charitable organizations of average people, giving of their own money, time, and resources by CHOICE, not by the force of some idiotic left-wing moron that only demands others help, but never does diddly jack himself.
     
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    And we also hate people who have nothing to add, but claim others are making stupid comments. If you have nothing at all to add to this discussion, then do yourself a favor and find a youtube channel to watch. At least you won't be wasting our time with empty pointless posts.
     

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