Tag: Hurricane Sandy

Obamacare Website Maker In Charge Of $1.7B In Hurricane Sandy Relief

ACA Site Maker In Charge Of $1.7B In Sandy ReliefACA Site Maker In Charge Of $1.7B In Sandy Relief – Sweetness & Light

From the Daily Caller:

Company behind Obamacare website in charge of nearly $2 billion in Sandy relief

By Allison Coyle | October 26, 2013

GI Federal Inc., the mastermind behind healthcare.gov, is assisting the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the distribution of $1.7 billion in relief for Hurricane Sandy.

In a memo obtained by FreedomWorks titled, “Minutes of the 295th meeting of the members of the Housing Trust Fund Corporation held on May 9, 2013, at 8:30 a.m.,” CGI Federal is tasked with implementing the Disaster Housing Assistance Program. Additionally, they are asked to aid in the implementation of the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program, an assistance program that had recently obtained $1.7 billion…

The Associated Press revealed Tuesday that a mere $700 million of the $60 billion federal aid package – 1.2 percent of the total funds – has been given to victims of super storm Sandy.

Nearly a year after the devastating storm, a majority of the 24,000 families that have requested monetary assistance have yet to receive a penny from the federal aid package.

There have probably been ‘glitches.’

Meanwhile, we have this from the Daily Caller:

Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is executive at company that built Obamacare website

By Patrick Howley | October 25, 2013

First Lady Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is a top executive at the company that earned the contract to build the failed Obamacare website.

Toni Townes-Whitley, Princeton class of ’85, is senior vice president at CGI Federal, which earned the no-bid contract to build the $678 million Obamacare enrollment website at Healthcare.gov. CGI Federal is the U.S. arm of a Canadian company.

Townes-Whitley and her Princeton classmate Michelle Obama are both members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni…

But it’s almost certainly just a coincidence. The Obama administration has carefully eschewed even the appearance of any cronyism.

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New Jersey Bureaucrats Demolish Hurricane Sandy Victim’s Home Without Warning

Jersey Shore Home Vanishes – MyFoxNY

A man in New Jersey returned to his home after Superstorm Sandy only to find it had vanished – and not from the storm. At issue is who tore it down and why?

The Jersey shore homeowner reached out to us after finding his summer home had vanished along with everything inside. So we called the state looking for answers.

Nick Maria gets emotional when talking about his summer home on 5th Avenue in Ortley Beach – a home that suddenly vanished a few weeks ago.

“Worse than bizarre. It’s very sad,” he said. “Very disheartening.”

Two weeks after Hurricane Sandy, residents were allowed to return to gather their belongings. But when Maria arrived his home – and everything in it – was gone. All that was left was a plot of land.

“I never saw anything like this in my life,” Maria said. “And when I took my wife here a week later, she was crying her eyes out in the street.”

Maria said he immediately started making phone calls.

“The township didn’t know what happened. I called the governor’s office and asked the assistant what happened. She said to me, ‘Are you sure your house is gone? ‘I said ‘Miss, you misplace your pen or pencil. You don’t misplace your house.'”

A picture taken by a neighbor just after the storm shows Maria’s home had shifted off its foundation but it was still standing.

He said he was never told that his home would be demolished and all his possessions thrown away.

“I just want to know where my house went, why was it removed, and why wasn’t I afforded the opportunity to get my personal belongings,” he said.

Maria contacted the New Jersey Department of Transportation to find out what happened.

He got a letter that states that “The DOT did not remove any structure that was not on the roadway… our objective… was to open the roadways.”


But here is the problem, Maria said his home was not blocking a roadway and he said this picture proves it.

“It clearly was not in the street, clearly not in the street,” Maria said. “There’s a utility pole standing there. The house would have knocked that over if it was in the street.”

So Fox 5 contacted the DOT, which is now telling us the utility pole was the problem.

In a statement, the department said: “The structure in question… was pushed off its foundation and jammed against another house that had come to rest in the middle of the street. The two houses had sandwiched a utility pole. Our crews did not take down any structure unless it was deemed to be unsafe…”

Maria said he has hired a lawyer and he is figuring out what to do next.

But one thing is clear, though his summer home is gone he already has plans to rebuild.

“Beautiful town, beautiful neighborhood, location, as you can tell,” Maria said. “I was thinking of coming to retire here someday. Not right now, no.”

Maria said there were many items in his home that he wishes he could have saved; everything from his golf clubs to his wife’s diamond earrings. Luckily, those items were insured so they can be replaced.

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Obama’s fetish?

Yesterday, I wrote about a woman Obama promised would get immediate help to ease her suffering from the ravages of Hurricane Sandy

I feel badly, very badly for this woman’s problems. But, the fact is that she was used as a photo-op by the president, and once she was no longer needed? Well, under the Obama Magic Bus she went

I still feel I was right about this but Smitty of The Other McCain has a slightly different take that is worth considering

In President Obama, you have a man who fetishes the power of his utterances themselves. If he says ‘immediate help’, then it has been granted. If he says ‘jobs’, then a million flowers of work bloom, unless mowed down by those pesky Republicans, of course.

I agree that Obama has a massive ego. And yes, too many people get caught up in his words. Words which ring hollow and barren when it comes to producing anything worthwhile, but, in the end, this was just a political stunt.


Good Grief! Mayor Nanny denies National Guard entrance into Brooklyn, because they have guns

What an absolutely despicable little man

Mayor Michael Bloomberg turned the National Guard away from Brooklyn because they were carrying guns.

NewsBusters reported, via FOX Nation:

Mayor Bloomberg has snubbed Borough President Markowitz’s impassioned plea to bring the National Guard to Hurricane Sandy-scarred Brooklyn — arguing that approving the Beep’s request would be a waste of federal manpower and turn the borough into a police state.

“We don’t need it,” Mayor Bloomberg said on Wednesday during a press update on the city’s ongoing Hurricane Sandy cleanup. “The NYPD is the only people we want on the street with guns.”

Wait, the littlist Nanny Stater is concerned about a “police state”? That is rich, truly rich.

MSNBS strikes again blames Hurricane Sandy on you know what

Oh Good Freaking Grief! These mental midgets act like hurricanes are new

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Oh no, here comes Rep Henry Waxman aka Nostrilsaurus Rex calling for hearings on Hurricanes and climate change.

The top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee is urging Republicans to hold a hearing in the lame-duck session on links between climate change and Hurricane Sandy.

Rep. Henry Waxman’s (D-Calif.) letter to the committee’s chairman, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), makes Waxman the latest of several Democrats to cite the massive storm when calling for tougher action to battle global warming.

Wednesday’s letter argues that regardless of what happens at the ballot box in November, “the election should be a time to return to fact-based policymaking.”

“Hurricane Sandy is exactly the type of extreme weather event that climate scientists have said will become more frequent and more severe if we fail to reduce our carbon pollution. That is why we are writing to request that you hold a hearing on the storm and its relation to climate change in the lame-duck session,” Waxman and Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), a top lieutenant on the committee, wrote.

All I can ask is what monetary stake does Rep Waxman have in pushing this BS?