Saturday, January 05, 2013

Rep. Roe Refuses Emergency Aid to Americans

My congressman, Rep. Phil Roe, is continuing to show off how much he despises folks in need. Worse, he was joined by other Tennessee congressmen who voted against providing emergency funds to repair the devastation left by Hurricane Sandy - $70 billion in damage to New York and New Jersey,  125 lives lost. (NOTE: some very thoughtful discussion at the link above)

Rep. Roe offered this comment as he took his oath of office this week: "There are many challenges facing our nation, and I will continue to be a strong voice for the values of East Tennesseans.”

However refusing to help our fellow Americans who have suffered greatly from a natural disaster is not a part of our values.

"There is only one group to blame for the continued suffering of these innocent victims,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Wednesday. “The House majority and their speaker, John Boehner."

"This is not a Republican or Democratic issue. Natural disasters happen in red states and blue states, in states with Democratic governors and Republican governors. We respond to innocent victims of natural disasters not as Republicans or Democrats but as Americans. Or at least we did."

Shame on you, Rep. Roe. You dishonor so many with such actions.


  1. Anonymous1:16 PM

    Rep Roe is a very thoughtful American who must believe that charity begins at home and he must wonder why the bureaucrats at FEMA who have money in the Flood Insurance Fund, have been dragging their feet in helping those in need.
    I applaud Rep. Roe and wonder if you have sent your personal funds to help these victims.

  2. Anonymous - your sarcasm is wasted here. "charity begins at home" must mean, as you and Rep. Roe define it, "tough shit."

    Your lies are wasted here too. FEMA is almost out of the Flood Insurance funds, thats why more was sought. But what place do facts have in importance for you and your ilk? None.

    Go educate yourself. Or just shut up.

  3. Roe, DesJarlais, Duncan, Fincher and the despicable Marsha Blackburn have all, once again, embarassed the State of Tennessee. Tennesseans should give them each a call to let them know how disgusted they really are.

    Marsha Blackburn (TN) (202) 225-2811
    Scott DesJarlais (TN) (202) 225-6831
    John Duncan (TN) (202) 225-5435
    Stephen Fincher (TN) (202) 225-4714
    Phil Roe (TN)(202) 225-6356