You may or may not agree with everything I say, but hear me out.
Before this major disaster occured, I've already had no faith in the government. Now I'm really starting to question the authenticity of all government programs.
I'm sure many people know what happened here in Louisiana two weeks ago. A massive flood had affected a very large area of Louisiana including my area of Lafayette La. I personally had 30 inches (76cm) of water in my yard. While my mobile home rental is off the ground. I couldn't do anything about my vehicles. I lost two vehicles in the flood to water damage.
There wasn't even a warning for our area and it literally dumped 13 inches (30cm) of rain in 4 hours. Rain started at 3am. If I didn't move my newest vehicle when I did, I would've lost everything that I pretty much owned in value. The rain continued for 3 days and ended up getting 23-25in of rain. The aftermath for tens of thousands of people in Louisiana is grim and people lost everything they had.
FEMA has been what it has been since hurricane Katrina, a disaster. So many of these people are being denied government assistance even though the program is a citizen funded program to provide assistance for major disasters such as this.
Also, Obama thought nothing of what was taking place and did nothing to address the situation while he was on a tax payer paid vacation. This man has pretty much spit on everyone. This isn't the first time this has happened as George Bush also pretty much waited a long period of time before taking action. I'm not affiliated with either party to set that straight as well.
Two houses down from where I live was almost halfway submerged in water. I was stuck in my house for 4 days. Talk about cabin fever. I missed work and I'm behind on lots of things now. I have been denied any assistance. I almost feel betrayed. While my losses are fractions of what some people's are, I'm getting frustrated. Everyone here is frustrated. It's only thanks to the numerous volunteers that swarmed to help people on their own dime and time. We literally needed boats to get around because roads were raging rivers.
The area has had help from many people, which restored a lot of faith in humanity that was teetering on empty. The one thing that angers me so much is the lack of help from the government. Telling people that their mold infested home is still a safe dwelling, that their financial welfare is fine when they have no way to get to work. This, along with Katrina and Rita, it seems like the people are left to fend for themselves. I feel so hopeless.
Will this finally open the eyes to people that the government has the people's interest and well being in the toilet?