FEMA Denies McDonnell's Request for Federal Disaster Aid - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, S...

Governor Bob McDonnell's request for federal disaster assistance for individuals was denied by FEMA Friday. Full Story
First Prev
of 3
Next Last
buyerbeware

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Oct 12, 2011
If our President comes to town, I'll bet there will be alot of Louisa residents on hand to boo him.
Debra McWilliams

Fredericksburg, VA

#2 Oct 12, 2011
This is what I expected from FEMA! We just had an aftershock today and then this turns up on Facebook! I hope it's not portending more damage to come cause FEMA is gonna say no under any circumstance! YUK & BOO to FEMA!!!
The Wise Allen Iverson

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Oct 12, 2011
Ask your Tea Party to Share the Sacrifice payback is a mutha and Louisa is suffering because of Cantor and Bobby Big Hair's oppostional stance on anything fair. #OWS
tea bagger

Winchester, VA

#4 Oct 12, 2011
Louisa is full of tea bag republicans who talk about ending houdouts and slashing government spending, but they change their tune quick when they want a handout for themselves.

“Don't Drink The Obama Kool-Aid”

Since: Aug 09

You don't need to know, Va.

#5 Oct 12, 2011
FEMA needs to be dissolved. Why should all of us be responsible for the bad decisions of a few? There is insurance available to cover all these natural disasters. The Guv'mint does not need to encourage bad behavior. Eliminate FEMA now.
Peter S

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Oct 12, 2011
I thought Rep. Eric Cantor wants to see budget cuts in other areas before paying out any FEMA funds for disaster relief. Surely we can expect to see that happen soon so our fellow Virginians can get the help they need.
TEX

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Oct 12, 2011
they cant afford to help with losses, gots to buy more 3m$ busses to go from state to state running for office on our tax money or send the "mooch" on more vacations
County Resident

Raleigh, NC

#8 Oct 12, 2011
Peter S wrote:
I thought Rep. Eric Cantor wants to see budget cuts in other areas before paying out any FEMA funds for disaster relief. Surely we can expect to see that happen soon so our fellow Virginians can get the help they need.
Call Cantor's office and complain. You guys elected him, now make him work for you.
County Resident

Raleigh, NC

#9 Oct 12, 2011
buyerbeware wrote:
If our President comes to town, I'll bet there will be alot of Louisa residents on hand to boo him.
It's Cantor that should be boo'ed. Congress pulls the FEMA purse strings, not the executive branch.
ChrisB

Mechanicsville, VA

#10 Oct 12, 2011
County Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
It's Cantor that should be boo'ed. Congress pulls the FEMA purse strings, not the executive branch.
Eric Cantor needs to be held responsible for this issue. I'm positive he'll pay for his irresponsibility when voting time comes around. More than earthquake victims want to see Eric Cantor out of office if not out the country entirely
! As for cutting expenditures to make up for disaster relief, I suggest we start by cutting Eric Cantor and congress' paychecks.
ChrisB

Mechanicsville, VA

#11 Oct 12, 2011
Im Ya Huckleberry wrote:
FEMA needs to be dissolved. Why should all of us be responsible for the bad decisions of a few? There is insurance available to cover all these natural disasters. The Guv'mint does not need to encourage bad behavior. Eliminate FEMA now.
Instead of turning on your fellow citizens who honestly need help, why don't you question your government on the billions upon billions of dollars it wastes on stupid crap? These "bad decision makers", as you call the earthquake/hurricane victims, are taxpayers just as you are. They've paid into this tax system and why on earth shouldn't they get some crucial help when needed? I would rather see my tax dollars (yes I pay taxes also) go to help my fellow Americans rather than fund wars in places we should never have stepped our feet into or for the multitude of other asinine things they spend our hard earned money on .

I hope you never need any kind of assistance from the government and if by chance you do, I hope no inhumane person belittles you for it such as you have done here. I live in Louisa County. I know some of these earthquake victims and I find what you said highly offensive.

“Don't Drink The Obama Kool-Aid”

Since: Aug 09

You don't need to know, Va.

#12 Oct 12, 2011
ChrisB wrote:
<quoted text>
Instead of turning on your fellow citizens who honestly need help, why don't you question your government on the billions upon billions of dollars it wastes on stupid crap? These "bad decision makers", as you call the earthquake/hurricane victims, are taxpayers just as you are. They've paid into this tax system and why on earth shouldn't they get some crucial help when needed? I would rather see my tax dollars (yes I pay taxes also) go to help my fellow Americans rather than fund wars in places we should never have stepped our feet into or for the multitude of other asinine things they spend our hard earned money on .
I hope you never need any kind of assistance from the government and if by chance you do, I hope no inhumane person belittles you for it such as you have done here. I live in Louisa County. I know some of these earthquake victims and I find what you said highly offensive.
I take offense at your "inhumane " comment. Since when it is inhumane to expect people to act responsibly? When the next hurricane comes ashore and destroys some millionaire's home on the beach, are you going to be demanding that FEMA step in and make him whole?
All about ME

Buena Vista, VA

#13 Oct 12, 2011
Peter S wrote:
I thought Rep. Eric Cantor wants to see budget cuts in other areas before paying out any FEMA funds for disaster relief. Surely we can expect to see that happen soon so our fellow Virginians can get the help they need.
After all his big oil company campaign donations, Cantor wants to get rid of all government support for alternative energy, and refused to grant FEMA additional funds unless those programs are cut.

I guess all the anti-spending conservatives in Cantor's district that keep electing him are finding out what happens when the government isn't spending on services they now find themselves in need of. No one ever seems to mind cutting other people's services, but it is a different story when what THEY need is on the chopping block.
President Perry 2012

Buena Vista, VA

#14 Oct 12, 2011
ChrisB wrote:
<quoted text>
Instead of turning on your fellow citizens who honestly need help, why don't you question your government on the billions upon billions of dollars it wastes on stupid crap? These "bad decision makers", as you call the earthquake/hurricane victims, are taxpayers just as you are. They've paid into this tax system and why on earth shouldn't they get some crucial help when needed? I would rather see my tax dollars (yes I pay taxes also) go to help my fellow Americans rather than fund wars in places we should never have stepped our feet into or for the multitude of other asinine things they spend our hard earned money on .
I hope you never need any kind of assistance from the government and if by chance you do, I hope no inhumane person belittles you for it such as you have done here. I live in Louisa County. I know some of these earthquake victims and I find what you said highly offensive.
I agree with you! I'm tired of people picking on Cantor when the real reason our country is broke and hurting is the wars that Obama started in Iraq and Afganistan, as well as his bailouts of all the banks! Cantor is the best friend Louisa County ever had, and Obama is the worse president in the history of the world!
ChrisB

Mechanicsville, VA

#15 Oct 12, 2011
Im Ya Huckleberry wrote:
<quoted text> I take offense at your "inhumane " comment. Since when it is inhumane to expect people to act responsibly? When the next hurricane comes ashore and destroys some millionaire's home on the beach, are you going to be demanding that FEMA step in and make him whole?
I never said it was inhumane to expect people to act responsibly. IT IS inhumane to turn your back on people who are in real need of assistance. I was not speaking of millionaires on beaches. I was speaking of earthquake victims in a small town where lots of folks have trouble making ends meet, let alone have the money to rebuild and replace their homes. How can you possibly assume that everyone can afford to have every type of disaster insurance on their home? Do you know these people? Perhaps you'd like to come to Louisa and tell them that they're not fit for assistance that they payed for with their tax dollars. If you have the money by all means yes you should have insurance, but the simple fact of the matter is that in many areas, not just Louisa County, people are having trouble just paying for basic needs. If a millionaires house was destroyed I would think that he either a) had money to pay for insurance or b) would not have a problem coming up with money to fix/replace his home and in that case would not need assistance. These people do not have the money. This was not an ordinary occurrence, it was out of the ordinary. This was not a type of natural disaster that's ever hit this area before. And these people do need the assistance. So yes I would call that inhumane.
ChrisB

Mechanicsville, VA

#16 Oct 12, 2011
President Perry 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree with you! I'm tired of people picking on Cantor when the real reason our country is broke and hurting is the wars that Obama started in Iraq and Afganistan, as well as his bailouts of all the banks! Cantor is the best friend Louisa County ever had, and Obama is the worse president in the history of the world!
If you check my earlier post I am not a backer of Eric Cantor. Bush started the war in Iraq by the way in 2003, five years before Obama became president.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_War
Staunton Leo

Staunton, VA

#17 Oct 13, 2011
What a bunch of cry babies. Always trying to put the blame on someone. First the President, then Congress, then Cantor. What is wrong with all you people. Take a good HARD look at the people in the southern part of Louisiana (Bayou country). After Katrina they picked up, brushed themselves off, cleaned up and started over. People there helped themselves and their neighbors and did not wait around for "government" help. This is the spirit that made the United States the country we once were. Lets get off our "entitlement" attitude and get to work helping one another.
GoUVa

Nokesville, VA

#18 Oct 13, 2011
Bozo Bob is far too busy handling his chairman duties for the Republican Governors Association as well as campaigning for Rick Perry. The latter he hopes to be his running mate meaning that like Kaine, the big Bozo has forgotten about Virginia. I expect one of his flunkies had the State Police helicopter fired up to visit Louisa County yesterday after the 3.0 quake however, once they found out that none of the networks were covering the event they shut her down until the next photo op. As for Cantor, he said budget cuts were needed before funding FEMA any additional money. He said it so I expect him to stick to it.

“Don't Drink The Obama Kool-Aid”

Since: Aug 09

You don't need to know, Va.

#19 Oct 13, 2011
ChrisB wrote:
<quoted text>
I never said it was inhumane to expect people to act responsibly. IT IS inhumane to turn your back on people who are in real need of assistance. I was not speaking of millionaires on beaches. I was speaking of earthquake victims in a small town where lots of folks have trouble making ends meet, let alone have the money to rebuild and replace their homes. How can you possibly assume that everyone can afford to have every type of disaster insurance on their home? Do you know these people? Perhaps you'd like to come to Louisa and tell them that they're not fit for assistance that they payed for with their tax dollars. If you have the money by all means yes you should have insurance, but the simple fact of the matter is that in many areas, not just Louisa County, people are having trouble just paying for basic needs. If a millionaires house was destroyed I would think that he either a) had money to pay for insurance or b) would not have a problem coming up with money to fix/replace his home and in that case would not need assistance. These people do not have the money. This was not an ordinary occurrence, it was out of the ordinary. This was not a type of natural disaster that's ever hit this area before. And these people do need the assistance. So yes I would call that inhumane.
Thomas Jefferson:A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.
Why do people not seem to understand this basic concept?
Why do people automatically assume that the Government will be there to bail them out rather than neighbor helping neighbor?
Where has self-reliance gone?

If this had been an Amish community, I daresay half of the damage would have already been repaired WITHOUT government assistance.

I feel sorry for those who have losses in Louisa County, but I also feel sorry for those who would allow government to be a back stop for people who choose to exercise bad judgement.

“Don't Drink The Obama Kool-Aid”

Since: Aug 09

You don't need to know, Va.

#20 Oct 13, 2011
FEMA was established under the 1978 Reorganization Plan No. 3, and activated April 1, 1979 by Jimmy Carter in his Executive Order 12127
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Emergenc...

Another government agency created by the second worse democratic president in the last 50 years..

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 3
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Louisa Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Theories for 2011 Louisa Earthquake Dec 12 Tom 1
43 Waiter/Waitress Jobs in Fredericksburg: Oliv... Dec 8 Curious2013 2
Celebrate Virginia South / Seasons At Celebrate... Dec 8 Curious2013 1
Stilhaus Kitchens Reviews Dec 4 PITALOKA 1
Review: Premier Home Brokers Inc Nov '14 asmith22401 1
Sexy Nov '14 Hottie01 1
Review: DND Jewelers Oct '14 georgie naylor 1
Louisa Dating
Find my Match
More from around the web

Louisa People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Louisa News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Louisa

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]

NFL Latest News

Updated 1:54 am PST