What do you think of the "where's the help?" sentiment?
I’ve been hearing Gov. Christie complain about how slow the power companies are in restoring power. I have heard complaints elsewhere about FEMA not showing up in Staten Island. Many people on the radio seem to be echoing the complaint seen in this picture.
It gives me a feeling of disquiet and I wondered if anyone else felt this way. There’s part of me that thinks that this is the biggest storm in forever to hit this part of the country, and you just can’t organize help that fast. We don’t have information about where everyone in need is. We don’t know what their needs are. And we don’t even know where the stuff is yet. So be patient.
And you’re asking for money already? Would you expect insurance to show up that quickly?
It just feels like people are sticking out their hands in an insistent way that isn’t helpful. Maybe I’m wrong. But it also seems like people are expecting more from government than government can do, and I wonder if they aren’t happy with the results, would they vote for politicians who think government should do even less?