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Vince Vitrano: Not For Broadcast

FEMA... IT'S OUR TURN

WE NEED HELP

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The people of Wisconsin hardest hit by the floods deserve a little help from the Feds.

I understand it's apples to oranges a bit. Hurricane Katrina wiped out an entire region, destroyed the economy, and left destruction beyond measure.

The Federal Government's poor response to needs of people hardest hit initially, was replaced by what some consider to be wasteful and unnecessary continued subsidizing of victims who have yet to get things back together.

If "We the People" can afford to put people in hotels for years, buy them trailers (albeit faulty ones) and even distribute ATM cards to hurricane victims, We can afford to help some of the people who've lost everything, or close to it, in these Wisconsin floods.

The people of our great state opened their arms and wallets to help hurricane victims. Many victims relocated here entirely. Some Wisconsinites took them in the homes. We housed them at State Fair and shelters throughout the area. We donated in huge numbers to the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

Now we need some help, and it's hard, given what we've done for others, to listen to FEMA agents say they're not sure we'll get any in our hour of need. Hanna Vick, FEMA agent told our Mick Trevy, "There's a lot of different factors that come into play when deciding whether or not a disaster declaration will take place."

I understand. Figure it out, and send the money. It's our turn, and our people need help.

emails: vvitrano@todaystmj4.com

 

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