Obama promised handouts to victims of Sandy.
Then he turned things over to FEMA.
Now, some of the residents of New York City are on his case. Where are the promised handouts? Where is FEMA? Where is Uncle Sam?
They live in harm’s way. That means they live where it is cheaper to buy or rent, because of harm. They “took the bet” (bore the risk) and lost.
Now they want compensation from taxpayers. The rest of us owe it to them, they believe.
They have been told this by politicians. They were taught this in tax-funded schools. They believed it.
Now they are outraged. The government has not come to their rescue from a hurricane. They will not take this outrage lying down. The government is God, they think. It can instantly overcome the effects of a hurricane. But it has failed. It is not entitled to fail. These voters will accept no excuses.
This outlook is the end of community. This is the welfare state mentality run wild. This is the social philosophy of “Gimme! You owe it to us! We vote. Your money is our money. Fork it over! We mean right now!”