President Barack Obama has denied aid to individuals affected by March’s massive storms and Gov. M. Jodi Rell said she plans to file a formal appeal.
The decision comes just days after Obama approved the state’s request for a “major disaster declaration,” which provides financial help to state and municipal governments in Fairfield, Middlesex and New London counties.
Storms plagues the state, especially these counties from March 12 to 14 and from March 29 to 31.
Rell was looking for help for homeowners, renters and employers.
“The storms that battered our state last month left a trail of astonishing devastation in their wake – crushed cars, homes struck by trees, week-long power outages and staggering flooding,” Rell said. “People and businesses all across Connecticut were left with millions of dollars in damage. They need help.
I don't want to minimize what happened to them but should the rest of us pay for it? I have no doubt they are having a bad time and many likely lost their homes but why is this the responsibility of the rest of the country?
I have said since Katrina that this would be the result of the media and the rest of the left attacking Bush. Once we were held responsible for the rebuilding of Katrina how can you tell another state no?
Give me your thoughts.