Told You So: MacArthur demands FEMA Admin’s resignation

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

I hate being right about this stuff, Save Jerseyans. Sincerely and truly!

We’ve now learned that there is evidence of MASSIVE alleged fraud in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) process; specifically, in the engineering reports utilized as a basis to deny insurance claims filed by victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Congressman Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03) wants an investigation AND the resignation of FEMA Administrator W. Craig Fugate.

Sandy damage to the Atlantic City boardwalk
Sandy-inflicted damage to the Atlantic City Boardwalk (October 2012)

“I am outraged and saddened to hear reports that FEMA may have turned a blind eye to corrupt and fraudulent practices used to deny full assistance to families and individuals recovering from Superstorm Sandy,” MacArthur said in a statement released Monday afternoon. “It is simply shocking that the Agency could have known about these private insurers’ wrongdoings as early as August of 2013, yet did nothing about it.”

FEMA’s been a problem from Day #1, failing to respond adequately in the storm’s aftermath and even injecting politics into the reconstruction phase.

“I have long been a champion for restoring accountability to FEMA, and this latest news underscores the need for real change at the Agency. That is why I am also calling upon W. Craig Fugate to resign from his role as FEMA Administrator. For too long, this Agency has mishandled their fundamental role to help disaster survivors. Administrator Fugate has failed as a leader and must step down before any further harm is done.”

Why am I saying “told you so” here?

(1) I told you that the federal response to Superstorm Sandy sucked, long before the Democrats/media caught on, and (2) I warned Governor Christie against embracing the sucky federal response.

In the final analysis, the ONLY person who benefited from the October 2012 superstorm’s federal “response” (for which those of us who wanted to question the aid package were vilified) was President Obama. As predicted.


13 thoughts on “Told You So: MacArthur demands FEMA Admin’s resignation

  1. FEMA has been a ‘no-show’ for Sandy victims. The agency is incompetent, retaliatory, and gas allowed a tragedy to continue. Another cluster like the IRS, VA…

  2. I am sure the insurance companies would have done this regardless of who was in charge. This is what they do. NJ should have done more but then again half the state was under water. Insurance companies are exempt from anti trust laws and regulate themselves.

  3. So an unconstitutional agency of the government is committing fraud and corruption? Didn’t see that coming…. SMH… Perhaps we should legalize the Constitution, do away with all the agencies it doesn’t authorize, massively shrink the size of government and then see how well that works… Nah, who am I kidding, that would save way to much money, cut taxes and leave the bureaucrats with practically no power…

  4. Is that all you have, going off topic and hurling insults? Socrates has a quote for people like you. ““When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.” You DO know who Socrates was, right?

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