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Comments for: No FEMA disaster relief funds for Brownville, Patten, Milo

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  • Anonymous

    Now this is really disappointing. Why didn’t LePage just revert to the smooth talker he normally is and tell them to go to hell or to kiss his butt. It wouldn’t get any money for the towns but it would sure make LePage supporters happy.

    • Anonymous

      Great story. Now back to the article…..

    • Anonymous

      Apparently our Governor does not want the state to borrow money to invest in infrastructure or repair storm damage-but he has no problem with the Feds taking loans to do the same work.

  • Anonymous

    Just tell the tax payers the bad news…..they’ve know for a while they were going to get hit with the clean up bill………unreal……welcome to america…….kick em when they are down and continue with more

  • Anonymous

    I am sure that FEMA is above petty payback.  Give ’em He11 Gov’nah!  That’ll make things better.

  • Anonymous

    More hope and change from the anointed one …

    • Anonymous

      yeah, tell that to the people of Brownville.  hope is gone and change in DC is the worst.

  • Anonymous

    This country (THE US)  is too busy rebuilding the rest of the world, especially Haiti and Iraq, to worry about a wide place in the road called Milo, Brownville or Patten. It is so sad, billions of foreign aid oversees, but, our own cannot get a lousy million to help out, there is a need for somehow, for the people to get back control of our government, the people, we the people.

    • Anonymous

      Iraq has lots of oil and Bush had lots of friends who wanted it.
      http://www.democracynow.org/2012/7/16/fuel_on_the_fire_author_greg

      • Brett Kirschbaum

         get over the blaming bush  my god   it has been to long and was approved by all congress  so if you want to blame people blame politicians  not just one person.  

    • Anonymous

       Stop your whining and expecting the Government to bail every little town and city out when they have a thunder shower or a snow storm. The “free” money is drying up, live with it.

  • Anonymous

    Fits in perfectly with LePage’s reluctance to accept any federal money.  I can’t really understand why he asked for the review in the first place.  

    • Anonymous

      the article states LePage asked for extra time on this estimate.  perhaps he was still gathering Facts.

      • Anonymous

         The point is that he refuses federal money based on ideological grounds and then wants federal money.  George Orwell used to refer to thinking in this way to schizophrenic.  I refer to it as hypocrisy.

  • Sue

    Duplicate post

  • Sue

    Gov. Paul LePage requested the FEMA survey last week, after also requesting an extension of the time period to make a disaster request.
    Huh. So it’s okay to ask for federal help for this, but not to extend health care benefits to people in need?? Typical of LePlague. November can’t get here quick enough.

    • Anonymous

      health care does NOT belong in this topic and you know it. this is about storm damage.  I saw the damage and it was bad.  Very bad.

  • Sue

    Duplicate post

  • Anonymous

    Before you blame Lepage, take a look at some other disaster areas in the US. The 500 year flood in Duluth  got rejected as well. Hey, when the democrats spend money it is first come first serve and then scream for more, except they have not fixed the economy so the well is dry.

  • Anonymous

    Point 6 diference – give me a break!!!

    • Ben Hutchins

      Surely.  What’s $600,000 between friends?

  • Anonymous

    Of course, NO money to help disasters in this country, BUT President Obama just gave another $71 Million to Israel.

    Our Government also gives $1.3 Billion a year to Egypt so they will honor their treaty with Israel, spend $BILLIONS rebuilding Iraq and Afghanistan, let alone all the foreign aid that that is given away just so other countries will be OUR buddies (ya, right).

    I only hope that before it is to late we will get someone to be President that will put “OUR” Country and the AMERICAN PEOPLE “FIRST”, will say …………….. before we give away $BILLIONS to other countries we will take care of AMERICANS in this country. (Probably wishful thinking, but can always hope)

    • Anonymous

      The fact is we’ve been giving $$$$ to all those places for YEARS- long before Obama showed up……do I think we should be giving all those places our money when we have people and communities here at home that could use the $$$$$ No.  You will be hard pressed to find any president (Dem or GOP) who will change this foreign policy…..unfortunately.

  • Old Bear

    This is awful and what is Lepage doing about?? Can Sen. Collins help or Sen Snow or Pingree. What is there stand oon this. Lets give the welfare more and let the working people in Brownville and Milo deal with there own problem. Wonderful country we live in.

  • Anonymous

    It is 100% political

  • Anonymous

    Do you suppose FEMA smelled a rat when the total damage came up $800,000 short for qualifying for relief and they asked for more time to do more figuring.  the old saying, figures don’t lie but liars can figure, applies here.

  • Anonymous

    If this isn’t a shovel ready job I don’t know what is.  The Democrates  should have loved it and made the numbers work.

  • Anonymous

    Hey LePage! Your “Tea Party” wanted less Big government intrusion and More cuts to save the 1% from paying too much in taxes…..this is what you get! 8(

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