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Austerity Disaster: Hurricane Sandy Victims Thrown to Lending Sharks and Privatized "Relief"

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- 1959 days ago -
Just as Occupy Sandy has pre-empted the official rescue agencies through community organizing, so a Public Bank of New York or New Jersey could pre-empt the vulture Wall Street banks and finance the state's own rebuilding.

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linda b (186)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 2:16 pm
Absolutely shocking, thanks Nancy.

Maria S (95)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 5:15 am
Unbelievable. Thanks for sharing.

Nichole L (69)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 11:29 am
Wow. The predatory nature of human beings never fails to amaze.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 1:31 pm
Shocking and appalling.

Elizabeth M (65)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 3:24 pm
Predators are always waiting to take advantage. Victims of Storms like Sandy should not be forced to take more debt on. The idea of Public Banks is the way to go!! (We have Credit Unions in Canada, and people can buy shares if they want to.)
I am just praying that something is done for the Sandy victims soon!!

Tammy Taylor (12)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 2:49 am
Bloody terrible ...

Ellen m (215)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 10:05 am
Obscene is the first word that comes to mind..okay, the third .
I did a lot of research on the BND after one of Michael D's recent article, and while I love the idea and think that it should be given a try by many if not all states, that isn't going to help the Sandy victims.
And while there is plenty of blame to go around it would behoove those who have teabagin repthuglican legislators to look into how they voted to help you out - or not, and start raising such a stink it can't be ignored.

And I sure hope you and yours aren't taking a hard hit due to this Nancy! ♥

P A (117)
Monday January 14, 2013, 8:42 am
I am more than prepared to believe this having found insurance companies glad to take payments but soooo reluctant to pay out when disaster strikes.

There is also a petition on Care2 for someone who has suffered damage by Sandy who left when told to, and their neighbour stayed but said that the hurricane removed the roof of their house, then the walls went - then the floods came - and the insurance company has told them where to go as it was flood damage and they would only pay out a tiny bit! Typical!!

Green star to Ellen if the computer will let me - and I too hope you are alright Nancy - I seem to remember that at the time the damage wasn't too bad??

Helen Porter (39)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 4:42 pm

Nancy C (806)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 4:32 am
2 family members are battling for $$$. Their families are in apartments for now...

Carol H (229)
Monday January 21, 2013, 5:46 pm
unreal!!! thanks Nancy, noted
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