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Sandy Victim Says President Didnít Follow Through on Promise to Help
5 years ago

After Hurricane Sandy hit along the New Jersey Shore and throughout New York City, President Obama traveled to the effected area and delivered a message to both victims and the federal government, advising the fed to use “no bureaucracy, no red tape … get resources where they’re needed as fast as possible.” To the victims, he promised assistance. “We are standing behind you and we are going to do everything we can to help you get back on your feet.”

It was that same day that an emotional embrace between the president and a New Jersey businesswoman, Donna Vanzant, was caught on camera and shared around the world. It’s a photo of which Vanzant now says, “It’s frustrating for me that that picture is even out there right now.”

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After losing her entire marina business, of which she estimates a $500,000 loss, she told Fox and Friends’ Brian Kilmeade that her hope has been dashed in the month that followed the photo.

“I was very excited and felt warmed by the embrace, thinking, ‘This is really gonna happen, I’m going to get the help I need, because you promised that,’ and it’s been almost a month now and I’ve gotten no help,” she said.

Believe it or not, because the destruction was caused by the storm waters rising in a flood instead of falling down, financial assistance from insurance has been null. Vanzant says her only option offered by FEMA was to ‘get a loan’ at six percent interest, but she says she wouldn’t be able to make the monthly payments at such a rate.

So, where is the help the president promised? Watch the interview below to hear her story:

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5 years ago

Interesting.....obama was elected......probably received the votes of many of Sandy's he doesn't need them tada!!!!  obama is nothing but a user....and many are going to find out just how many promises will never be fullfilled.....

5 years ago

I agree with you on that! Only problem is unless something can be done to get Obama impeached all of us will be stuck with that lying piece of crap another 4 years!! And in 4 more years who knows how many of them will be thinking any straighter on the next election!!! People who voted for him tend to not wisen up too much I think judging by this last election!!

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