(CNN) - Gov. Chris Christie, the outspoken New Jersey Republican whose popularity soared after Superstorm Sandy, said Tuesday that 41,000 storm-affected families remained displaced from their homes and he called for a "full, clean Sandy aid bill" in Congress.
"We have waited 72 days, seven times longer than victims of Hurricane Katrina waited," Christie said, delivering his annual State of the State address before a joint legislative session in Trenton.
To those of you out there who've been arguing that people should have had flood insurance, I have bad news for you....reality and facts.
Most insurance do not offer "flood insurance" in areas that they deem as being "flood prone". The insurers only want to sell the coverage to people who don't normally need, those who are highly unlikely to ever submit a claim. So, how do folks get this flood insurance the false prophets preach about?
The government offers a national flood insurance program, which serves people who are in those areas that insurers deem as flood prone. Once again it is taxpayer dollars filling in a void that the private market has no desire to fill. These bills that Republicans have been holding up are to pay out insurance claims that people have submitted.
The extreme right wing acts as if the money were a give away, that people should have had insurance. Nothing could be farther from the truth, which is that the right wing does not wish to pay out the flood insurance claims for those hardest hit.
This man is on a roll all the way to the run to the white house. Like it or not. He will moderate some views and will give the southern vote away to the fringe....but his style works with the working class. The only democrat that can run against him on even terms is Joe Biden. Anyone else would be painted as an elitist. Democrats be warned and win as many Senate and Congressional seat in 2014 as you can.
Guess he is disappointed in his buddy Obama not helping out more, in NJ. Maybe now he sees that Obama is not so genuine.
Where are the other 49 articles about what every other governor is doing as a part of routine governance of their state?
This is just another pathetic CNN/MSM attempt to prop this guy up for 2016 in hopes they can gift the GOP/Teartolls witha white knight who can make it a close horse race to sensationlize.
Isn't that part of his job??
Christie only got $10bil of a $60bil bill. Still hv $50bil 2 fight 4. 2 bad congressmen that voted no arent forced 2 tour subways and area! The coming storm that aired on cnn was quite eye opening and extremely sad! Must c tv.
Yipee we midwesterners wont get our take on things yet again it will be all about the east coast and their storm damage and all that