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There are 41 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Oct 12, 2011, titled FEMA Denies McDonnell's Request for Federal Disaster Aid - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, S.... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Governor Bob McDonnell's request for federal disaster assistance for individuals was denied by FEMA Friday.

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Hello

Spotsylvania, VA

#21 Oct 13, 2011
To all you bleeding hearts who voted the Tea Party darling Eric Cantor are now paying the price. So where is this elected official ? He is too busy playing the Tea Party cult role in Washington with his buddies. Keep all this in mind when you vote the next time and till then just quit your belly aching about FEMA and wanting a government handout. The almighty Eric Cantor does not care for the citizens of this state, his interests are with the corporations and wealthy.
Class Warfare Warrior

Raleigh, NC

#22 Oct 13, 2011
ChrisB wrote:
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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.
This commenter has more money than he knows what to do with. He does not need Social Security and can take his investments offshore, by his own admission. He thinks that people should just shut up and get a job. Now you know where he is coming from.
buyerbeware

Crozet, VA

#23 Oct 13, 2011
County Resident wrote:
<quoted text>
It's Cantor that should be boo'ed. Congress pulls the FEMA purse strings, not the executive branch.
But it is the Prez's FEMA head who makes the decision, not Cantor. Or did you flunk government in high school?
Class Warfare Warrior

Raleigh, NC

#24 Oct 13, 2011
I was referring to the commenter I'm Ya Huckleberry.
Class Warfare Warrior

Raleigh, NC

#25 Oct 13, 2011
ChrisB wrote:
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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.
I'm Ya Huckleberry just wants people to get a second job if they don't have enough money, or just work harder. The harder you work, the more money you make, right? This person's opinion is one of the 1%, not the 99%. That's a subtle hint to support Occupy Wall Street.
Class Warfare Warrior

Raleigh, NC

#26 Oct 13, 2011
buyerbeware wrote:
<quoted text>But it is the Prez's FEMA head who makes the decision, not Cantor. Or did you flunk government in high school?
Nope, Honor Roll student for 5 years. FEMA has only so much money to work with. If they can't get any more, what are they supposed to do?
buyerbeware

Crozet, VA

#27 Oct 13, 2011
Class Warfare Warrior wrote:
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Nope, Honor Roll student for 5 years. FEMA has only so much money to work with. If they can't get any more, what are they supposed to do?
OOps, your multiple screen name trolling is showing, county resident.
buyerbeware

Crozet, VA

#28 Oct 13, 2011
Class Warfare Warrior wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope, Honor Roll student for 5 years. FEMA has only so much money to work with. If they can't get any more, what are they supposed to do?
Just because they "can't get anymore", doesn't mean they start denying claims. Your argument only holds water when FEMA has RUN OUT OF MONEY. I don't agree with Cantor, but you can't lay the blame on him: Well, you can if you are of the democrat/blamebushandallrepubl icans variety we see these days who blame everything on everyone since Clinton (excluding of course democrats and Mr Obama).
ChrisB

King And Queen Court House, VA

#29 Oct 13, 2011
Class Warfare Warrior wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm Ya Huckleberry just wants people to get a second job if they don't have enough money, or just work harder. The harder you work, the more money you make, right? This person's opinion is one of the 1%, not the 99%. That's a subtle hint to support Occupy Wall Street.
People like this are the reason I have been to Occupy D.C. and the reason I will return as long as it lasts.
Class Warfare Warrior

Raleigh, NC

#30 Oct 13, 2011
buyerbeware wrote:
<quoted text>OOps, your multiple screen name trolling is showing, county resident.
Ha! You're right! I like to use different names when I think of one that fits better. Who knows what I will use next....maybe Old Hippie. I like that one. That should certainly make me a target. But I digress. I still think Cantor is a creep.
Old Hippie

Raleigh, NC

#31 Oct 13, 2011
buyerbeware wrote:
<quoted text>Just because they "can't get anymore", doesn't mean they start denying claims. Your argument only holds water when FEMA has RUN OUT OF MONEY. I don't agree with Cantor, but you can't lay the blame on him: Well, you can if you are of the democrat/blamebushandallrepubl icans variety we see these days who blame everything on everyone since Clinton (excluding of course democrats and Mr Obama).
But hasn't FEMA run out of money? Last I heard they had $800 million vs. a billion + in claims. Set me straight if that's not right because mainstream media does a poor job of keeping us informed. No, you are right, you can't lay all the blame on Cantor. There are lots of people to blame. I blame mainly the Tea Party for demanding things they can't have, that aren't good for the rest of society, are selfish, and have caused the otherwise semi-reasonable Republican Party (let me think about that phrase) to gridlock the whole political process. If it were not for them, I think the two parties could work together pretty well. It's still the 1% vs. the 99% and the Republican Party supports the 1%.

“Don't Drink The Obama Kool-Aid”

Since: Aug 09

You don't need to know, Va.

#32 Oct 13, 2011
Class Warfare Warrior wrote:
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I'm Ya Huckleberry just wants people to get a second job if they don't have enough money, or just work harder. The harder you work, the more money you make, right? This person's opinion is one of the 1%, not the 99%. That's a subtle hint to support Occupy Wall Street.
I just figured you would be one of those ows idiots who crap on police cars. You just keep riding that horse till it bucks you! I have already maxed out my credit cards so I'm in a good posiion if they get that debt forgiveness thing thru..

“Don't Drink The Obama Kool-Aid”

Since: Aug 09

You don't need to know, Va.

#33 Oct 13, 2011
ChrisB wrote:
<quoted text>
People like this are the reason I have been to Occupy D.C. and the reason I will return as long as it lasts.
You go boy! Those irresponsible idiots need all the help they can get.

“Don't Drink The Obama Kool-Aid”

Since: Aug 09

You don't need to know, Va.

#34 Oct 13, 2011
$14.3 Trillion: Current National Debt.(U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 8/3/11)

$3.7 Trillion: Amount Added To The National Debt Since Obama Took Office.(U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 8/3/11)

$2.6 Trillion: True Cost Of ObamaCare Once Fully Implemented.(Office Of The Speaker Of The U.S. House Of Representatives, Report, 1/6/11)

$1.75 Trillion: Annual Cost Of Federal Regulations.(Small Business Administration, September 2010)

$1.42 Trillion: Federal Budget Deficit For FY2009 – Highest In U.S. History.(CBO, 10/7/10)

$1.29 Trillion: Federal Budget Deficit For FY2010 – Second Highest In U.S. History.(CBO, 10/7/10)

$1.15 Trillion: American Debt Held By China.(U.S. Treasury Department, Accessed 8/3/11)

$973 Billion: Federal Budget Deficit For The First Nine Months Of FY2011 (CBO, 7/8/11)

$831 Billion: Price Tag Of Obama’s Failed Stimulus.(CBO, 5/25/11)

$575 Billion: Amount Of Medicare Cuts In ObamaCare.(CMS Chief Actuary Richard S. Foster, Memo, 4/22/10)

$491.7 Billion: Amount Of Taxes In ObamaCare.(Letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 3/18/10; Joint Committee On Taxation, 3/20/10)

$160 Billion: Taxpayer Funds For Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac.(Bloomberg, 6/13/11)

$108.7 Billion: Projected Cost Of New Regulations For FY2011.(American Action Network, 7/8/11)

$24 Billion: Stimulus Funds Sent To Tax Cheats.(Government Accountability Office, April 2011)

45.7 Million: Americans Receiving Food Stamps.(Department Of Agriculture, 8/1/11)

$18 Million: Cost Of The Stimulus Website Recovery.org .(ABC News’“The Note“ Blog, 7/8/09)

14.0 Million: Unemployed Americans.(Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/3/11)

8.6 Million: Americans Working Part-Time For Economic Reasons.(Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/3/11)

6.8 Million: Foreclosure Filings Since Obama Took Office.(RealtyTrac, Accessed 8/3/11)

6.3 Million: Americans Unemployed 27 Weeks Or Longer.(Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/3/11)

3.8 Million: Increase In The Number Of People Who Were In Poverty In 2009 Over 2008.(NPR, 9/16/10)

3.2 Million: Workers Granted Waivers So That ObamaCare Would Not Outlaw Their Health Care Plan.( HHS.gov , Accessed 8/3/11)

2.5 Million: Jobs Lost Since Obama Took Office.(Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/3/11)

2.0 Million: Private Sector Jobs Lost Since Obama Took Office.(Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/3/11)

1.8 Million: Jobs Lost Since Obama’s Stimulus Was Passed.(Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/3/11)

1.35 Million: Amount Former Wall Street Lobbyists Bundled For Obama And the DNC.( OpenSecrets.org , 7/22/11)

1.3 Million: Private Sector Jobs Lost Since Stimulus Was Passed.(Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/3/11)

1.0 Million: Construction Jobs Lost Since Obama Took Office.(Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/3/11)

982,000: Americans That Have Given Up Looking For Work.(Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/3/11)

852,000: Manufacturing Jobs Lost Since Obama Took Office.(Bureau of Labor Statistics, Accessed 8/3/11)

709,303: Personal Bankruptcies During First Half Of 2011.(The Wall Street Journal, 7/5/11)

633,500: Avoided Foreclosure Through HAMP, Obama Had Promised To Help As Many As Nine Million.(The Wall Street Journal, 7/1/11; President Obama, Remarks In Mesa, AZ, 2/18/09)

$278,000: Cost Per A Stimulus Job.(The Weekly Standard, 7/6/11)

89,000: The Number Of Stimulus Checks Sent To Dead Or Incarcerated People.(The Wall Street Journal, 10/7/10)

$46,453: Your Share Of The National Debt.(U.S. Treasury Department Accessed 8/3/11; U.S. Census Bureau, Accessed 8/3/11)

$15,500: Annual Cost Per Household Of Federal Regulations.(Small Business Administration, September 2010)

2020: Year That The CBO Predicts Medicare’s Trust Fund Will Be Exhausted.(CBO, 3/18/11)

Yep, it sure looks like the 1% aren't contributing their fair share even though they pay 38% of ALL income taxes. Let's just tax them into oblivion!!

“Don't Drink The Obama Kool-Aid”

Since: Aug 09

You don't need to know, Va.

#35 Oct 13, 2011
Class Warfare Warrior wrote:
<quoted text>
This commenter has more money than he knows what to do with. He does not need Social Security and can take his investments offshore, by his own admission. He thinks that people should just shut up and get a job. Now you know where he is coming from.
WOW! Your powers of deduction are simply astounding! I bet if I said,"I guess I will just drop the insurance on my place in Nags Head since FEMA will bail me out in the event of a hurricane," you would deduce that I had a multi-million dollar estate on the beach. You libs shore are dumb and gullible. I can see how you suck down that liberal crap from The Chosen One.
ChrisB

King And Queen Court House, VA

#36 Oct 13, 2011
Im Ya Huckleberry wrote:
<quoted text> You go boy! Those irresponsible idiots need all the help they can get.
Let me set you straight on a few things. First off I am not a boy. I am a wife of 32 years, a mother to 2 grown, well adjusted daughters, a grand mother to a beautiful grand daughter with another on the way. I have raised a family, paid my taxes and paid my dues to this society. In no way, shape or form am I irresponsible. If you think only irresponsible people are out there at these occupations, you'd better think again. There are retired veterans, grandparents, 9-5'ers, union members, mothers and fathers, brilliant minded young people and taxpayers occupying the cities all over this country. I was thanked multiple times by passersby who can't afford to take the time off to go. And might I add not one person in all the thousands who passed by had a harsh word to say. The citizens of this country are fed up. Call them irresponsible if you like, but you will be proven wrong.
ChrisB

King And Queen Court House, VA

#37 Oct 13, 2011
Im Ya Huckleberry wrote:
<quoted text> I just figured you would be one of those ows idiots who crap on police cars. You just keep riding that horse till it bucks you! I have already maxed out my credit cards so I'm in a good posiion if they get that debt forgiveness thing thru..
Oh wait......you're going to accept assistance from the government?! What a hypocrite!

“Don't Drink The Obama Kool-Aid”

Since: Aug 09

You don't need to know, Va.

#38 Oct 13, 2011
ChrisB wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh wait......you're going to accept assistance from the government?! What a hypocrite!
I guess humor plum evades you!

“Don't Drink The Obama Kool-Aid”

Since: Aug 09

You don't need to know, Va.

#39 Oct 13, 2011
ChrisB wrote:
<quoted text>
Let me set you straight on a few things. First off I am not a boy. I am a wife of 32 years, a mother to 2 grown, well adjusted daughters, a grand mother to a beautiful grand daughter with another on the way. I have raised a family, paid my taxes and paid my dues to this society. In no way, shape or form am I irresponsible. If you think only irresponsible people are out there at these occupations, you'd better think again. There are retired veterans, grandparents, 9-5'ers, union members, mothers and fathers, brilliant minded young people and taxpayers occupying the cities all over this country. I was thanked multiple times by passersby who can't afford to take the time off to go. And might I add not one person in all the thousands who passed by had a harsh word to say. The citizens of this country are fed up. Call them irresponsible if you like, but you will be proven wrong.
Was it the veteran, grandparent, or union worker who crapped on the police car? And tomorrow, when the police ask the protestors to leave PRIVATE PROPERTY, so the park can be cleaned, will it be the retired veterans, grandparents, 9-5'ers, union members, mothers and fathers, brilliant minded young people or taxpayers that will show their arses?
ChrisB

King And Queen Court House, VA

#40 Oct 13, 2011
Im Ya Huckleberry wrote:
<quoted text> Was it the veteran, grandparent, or union worker who crapped on the police car? And tomorrow, when the police ask the protestors to leave PRIVATE PROPERTY, so the park can be cleaned, will it be the retired veterans, grandparents, 9-5'ers, union members, mothers and fathers, brilliant minded young people or taxpayers that will show their arses?
People will do what needs done at OWS. Seems to me the NYPD has all ready shown their arses when they pepper sprayed and beat reporters and completely non-violent protesters who are well within their first amendment rights.

Tell ya what, you stay locked in that closed mind of yours and have a fabulous weekend. I'll be out fighting for my rights as a U.S. citizen. See ya!

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