Paging Kanye West

President Obama denies individual aid for Henco storm victims:

Rybak and state officials learned Tuesday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) denied Minnesota’s request for individual assistance to homeowners, renters and businesses affected by the tornado. In its decision, the agency said “the damage from this event to dwellings was not of such severity and magnitude as to be beyond the combined capabilities of the State, affected local governments and voluntary agencies to warrant the designation of Individual Assistance for Hennepin County.”

In search of other options for federal help, Rybak called the White House on Tuesday. The response: an invitation to meet with President Obama and other federal officials on Monday to discuss possibilities for federal help for the tornado-torn North Minneapolis neighborhood, which has one of the city’s highest concentrations of poverty and unemployment. The request for individual assistance from FEMA was meant to help homeowners, renters and businesses lacking insurance to cover the damage.

As David Strom noted on Facebook:

We have Dayton, who was a Democrat Senator. We have two Democrat Senators, one who served with Obama. We have Rybak, who supposedly a favorite of Obama’s. We have a tornado hitting one of the most economically depressed areas in the state.

Result? Minimal help from Washington.

When the Party of Pork can’t even deliver the pork when it’s needed, what do we keep them around for?

7 thoughts on “Paging Kanye West

  1. It’s called “why should I send them money when they are already in my pocket. I need to buy support/votes/voters in swing states”.

  2. Or is it a case where the Minnesota Democrats go to Washington and come back “hero’s” for getting some free money.

  3. Well that nails it….Obama hates black people.

    I had to say it since Kanye seems to be absent.

  4. Haven’t you heard? There’s a budget crisis.

    We can’t afford to give individuals money.

    We need it to give to the banks.

  5. Maybe Obama can build a solar panel production facility up there in the Hood. That would solve everything.

  6. I am shocked – shocked, I tell you – to hear that Lefties are ineffectual

  7. Watched OBAMA NEWS NETWORK, I mean CBS Evening News tonight, and not a word of this story hit the airwaves.

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