HolyCoast: Washington Is a Disaster Area, but Not For the Reason Obama Approved

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Washington Is a Disaster Area, but Not For the Reason Obama Approved

How self-centered are they in Washington?  From the Daily Caller:
Obama's shake-up shakedown -- Good news for DC residents who are still picking their way through the shattered wreckage of this once-beautiful city, now ravaged by the earthquake last August. Help is on the way, thanks to Emperor Obama! TheDC's Neil Munro reports: "Obama declared D.C. a disaster zone Tuesday because of the August 23 earthquake that damaged some pinnacles and a gargoyle on an Episcopal cathedral, frightened some zoo animals, dropped some bricks into an alleyway alongside Ecuador's embassy, and cracked the stones near the top of the Washington Monument. The epicenter of the earthquake was in the town of Mineral, Va. But the town's application for disaster aid was rejected by the federal government, even though the nearby high school and elementary school are damaged and unusable, said Bernice Wilson Kube, Mineral's vice-mayor... Virginia suffered roughly $150 million in uninsured damage from the earthquake, mostly due to damaged buildings. Washington D.C., however, was granted the lucrative status of 'major disaster,' according to a White House email sent Tuesday afternoon. 'The President today declared a major disaster exists in the District of Columbia and ordered Federal aid to supplement the District of Columbia recovery efforts in the area affected by an earthquake during the period of Aug. 23-28, 2011,' read the message. That declaration ensures the nation's taxpayers are on the hook for three-quarters of whatever damages the local government can attribute to the earthquake." Turns out all the West Coast folks who said DC overreacted to the quake were right. They were just a few months early. You've heard of crony capitalism? This is crony tectonics.

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