President Joe Biden’s “Put Americans Last” policy is on full display at the chemical spill disaster in Ohio.
Fearing for their lives, local residents of the small town of East Palestine, Ohio, have been forced to evacuate their homes, their eyes burning, their skin mottled with rashes, their drinking water suspect — yet the Federal Emergency Management Agency refused to help for two weeks. What a contrast to the immediate help FEMA provides when buses of illegal immigrants roll into Washington, D.C., or New York.
To assist illegals, charity workers funded by FEMA literally meet the buses and begin distributing food, hotel rooms, rental assistance, legal counsel and health care — the very things that the East Palestine victims also need. And the omnibus spending bill Biden signed in December gives FEMA a whopping $800 million expressly to pay for migrants’ needs as they arrive in U.S. cities from the southern border.
Yet Biden is giving the people of this Ohio town — working-class, taxpaying citizens who are 98% white — the cold shoulder. Under Biden, FEMA apparently stands for First Embrace Migrants and Aliens. FEMA is the welcome wagon for illegals.
On Feb. 17, 14 days after the Norfolk Southern train derailed in this small Ohio town, spewing burning vinyl chloride into the air and water, the White House tried to produce a reason why FEMA was a no-show. “FEMA is on the frontlines when there is a hurricane or tornado. This situation is different.” That is a lame lie.
Under the Stafford Act of 1988, FEMA is empowered to respond to human-made disasters, such as fires and explosions, as well as natural disasters. FEMA was envisioned to help people like East Palestine residents Audrey DeSanzo and her two school-age children.
After the train accident on Feb. 3, Gov. Mike DeWine told families to evacuate immediately or face “grave danger of death.”
The DeSanzos fled to a relative’s empty apartment in Pennsylvania, where they slept on the floor and on a couch.
On Feb. 9, officials gave the clear for residents to return, but DeSanzo says her children quickly developed sore throats and coughs. A local doctor said many patients had these problems and advised calling poison control.
DeSanzo would like to get out of East Palestine, but she makes only $14 an hour. “Where am I supposed to go?” she asked. FEMA is footing the bill for migrants to stay in hotels, but not the DeSanzos.
Norfolk Southern is sending each family $1,000. That doesn’t cover medical bills, housing, meals and lost wages during an evacuation. Small business owners wonder how they will recover from shutting down and losing inventory ruined by chemical odors.
With a disaster declaration, these costs could be covered by FEMA. But the Biden administration has withheld it.
Meanwhile, FEMA’s website urges illegals to apply for disaster relief, supplying an Undocumented Immigrants Disaster Assistance Flyer in a staggering 18 languages — but heartland Americans can take a hike.
The White House claimed on Friday that it’s “mobiliz(ing) a robust, multi-agency effort” for the Ohioans, including help from the Department of Health and Human Services.
HHS says it will open a clinic Tuesday in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Health. It’s too little too late. Since Feb. 4, residents have complained of burning eyes and gums, rashes and shortness of breath. Vinyl chloride is a carcinogen known to cause liver cancer and possibly brain and lung cancers, lymphoma and leukemia.
Yet Ohioans have been left to fend for themselves.
Meanwhile, HHS has been busy coddling illegals. HHS recently approved a waiver for Washington State to offer illegals free health insurance for the sake of “equity.” And HHS is flying unaccompanied illegal minors from the border to their new homes under the cover of night.
Where’s the concern for helping Ohio children being subjected to dangerous toxins?
The people of East Palestine will tell you the odor of burning vinyl chloride is suffocating, but worse is the stench of Biden’s disdain for regular Americans.
American resources should be going to help Americans first.
Betsy McCaughey is a former lieutenant governor of New York and chairman of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths. Follow her on Twitter @Betsy_McCaughey.
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It is very sad that when Governor DeWine of Ohio asked for help from FEMA, Ohio was given the cold shoulder. He asked for help on Feb 4, the next day after the derailment. After Trump visits East Palestine, then FEMA wakes up.
Maybe it is because the local responders in Ohio (with support from western PA) were able to keep this accident to NO fatalities (so far).
IMPEACH Bozo Biden and the cackling HO.
Cut Joe some slack! California is in crisis! It’s snowing in San Bernardino so I’m guessing FEMA is too busy there to respond to Ohio.
If you want “this” Federal Government’s help, you had better voice your support of Jackass Joe and his America Last policies!
Everything this administration does is a complete failure. Am still trying to figure out what these morons have done to help the American citizen !
That community most likely voted for Trump.
Clowns in circus’s were always funny,but the clowns that are destroying AMERICA are not including the chief figurehead robot.AMERICA first and always,NO OTHER WAY!!!!!!!!!
The truth will set you free I’m told!!!! Does anyone here believe that all the trillions spent are really used for what was intended in print!! How many envelopes are handed out over and over again!!! If the Cayman Islands sank with all their deposits the crying would be heard all the way to Saturn!!! I can complain all day but what to do??? None violence please!!! Trump is one answer but how to do it??? Vote??? Impeach??? Revolution??? For the FBI reading this I support only legal avenues !!!
Biden is a communist want to be president he never should have been president to begin with the sooner people find that out the better off will be
thank trumpsters for giving us Biden, if it wasnt for them, Joe would have never been elected.
Old Joe was not elected, he was selected to fill the office, so that the Marxists can do their dirty work through him. The election was stolen. Now that the leftists have perfected their methods of stealing, don’t expect fair elections ever again.
it’s not a policy; it’s just a terrible idea in the real world.
Another, of too many to count, ways our Anti-American, Commie/Globalist traitor-heavy government expletives give legal residents the middle finger.
Nothing to see here. More of the fraudulent administration’s bullet train to the destruction of us, and our Constitutional Republic. Corrupt Commie Traitor Obamie’s “fundamental transformation” morphed into ‘Build Back Better” (first they gotta destroy the Republic!), and now the Great Reset, via Commie/Globalist/Demmunist’s cheated into office unindicted felon fraud puppet traitor, corrupt pedo Joe.!
This is exactly how I feel the whole thing is fraud.
The trickle down economy
The US has a boom. The CEO compensation grows by an order of magnitude making him a billionaire. The CEO gives a 5% raise to a very good worker making a modest salary calling it very generous.
The US has a recession. The CEO lays off that same worker with no notices and promises one months of severance. The company doesn’t send the check and the worker complains. The CEO who is still a billionaire gets really angry and humiliates and sues the worker. Worker can’t afford a lawyer.
You live in a different world than I do. Very sad for you
DEPORT ALL libs, illegals AND THE ONCE HONORABLE, fbi, STAT, TO MAGA
biden is a joke – those who stick up for him are losers too. President Trump has always stood up for this country and the people in it, both sides!! He does what he sayx he will do so people when 2024 comes around vote for the best and that is Donal J. Trump
You’re a loser too. Trump blocked the rules on railroads that would have prevented this disaster and republicans still won’t do anything than call Biden names.
After multiple posts of your same idiocy, this is SPAM.
Have you noticed that Biden hasn’t done anything either? He could have reversed the EO as he has so many others. Nor have rail regulators in Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg‘s department proposed reinstating the safety rule in question.
You must get your news from tik tok. Hilarious comment right there. At what point do you stop blaming Trump for current events?
I realize that telling you how misinformed you are will make no difference, but I had to try.
I’m so happy that the REAL president DJT went there. God bless him and the people in E. Palestine. #AmericaFirst
I always call Trump the real president – the other is an imposter who stole the position away from a great man, a great patriot and a gread leader. impeach the biden dope
Trump nixed the regulations on railroads that would have prevented this disaster. Trump is to blame. That’s rich that you’re an election denier too.
The regulation repealed by Trump would not have prevented this accident. The obama regulation called for a special braking system on cars carrying oil, not chemicals. And biden’s administration has had 2+ years to update rail safety regulations…but did not.
Biden’s transportation head knows nothing; does nothing.
Exactly, Kim. Thank you for stating it so clearly.
So explain why the braking system in place failed to work properly –oh wait it did but someone put in the requirement to only check or stop after the third warning which is too late to stop and fix the problem–Who are you blaming for that?
The president who allowed this disaster to happen by allowing virtually unregulated railroads is Donald J Trump.
He’s the only one to have shown up with real help for the residents. Man, you get it so wrong every time.
Source??? Put up or shut up.
It’s been America LAST since 11-8-20, and came into full play 1-21-21.
How does Biden get to stay as President?
He has not lived up to his sworn oath to preserve and protect the Constitution of the United States or even follow the rules in making laws and he spends taxpayers money illegally.
What does it take to make him a responsible leader of the United States?
Why has no one called for impeachment with his overstep of Executive orders? If Trump did what he is doing their would be protests in every city.
LAWS MEAN NOTHING 2 THE CANCEROUS, ANTI-AMERICAN, LYING, CHEATING, libs.. they KNOW THAT they WIILL NOT BE PROSECUTED OR SERVE JAIL TIME
IF THE REPUBS CONTROLLED BOTH THE SENATE AND HOUSE, biden WOULD BE GONE
I would certainly hope so, but with so many Rinos you never know.
Because president Biden he got more electoral votes you idiot. Trump abused executive orders and is responsible for this disaster by allowing the railroads to put profit first. Anybody who can not see that is an ignorant idiot.
Look in the mirror, Fred. You’ll get no agreement here.
Elaine, there are those in power who have chosen to place themselves higher than God and have followed the one who has been the enemy of God from the beginning. This is spiritual warfare and satan has recruited many into his army. I don’t expect to see any improvement until Christ returns. That being said, doesn’t excuse us of fighting the good fight. Honor God, pray, read God’s word. “For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, fear not, I will help thee. “
Joe Biden is a terrible parent and disappointing president. The American taxpayer deserves so much more, but we’ll never get it from this man.
wish the dumo supporters saw the truth – don’t know what planet they live on!!!
Liberals discourage traditional values of obeying the law, hard work and personal achievement. If you slip into the country illegally, they will love you. If you are a criminal, they will seek ways to reduce the level of your crime. They will make laws that provide for no cash bail If you can’t afford to live in our town, we provide “affordable housing” (and and the rest of us will pick up the tab on real estate taxes you get a break on). Liberals believe merit is a vestige of white supremacy and therefore discouraged. Hard work is a vestige of white supremacy and should not be rewarded. If you are the right kind of minority student, we will add points to the score you get on the admissions test for our best high schools because you are a minority. (Sorry Asians, you aren’t the right kind of minority.) In other words all of the things that led to making the United States the greatest nation on earth are the result of white supremacy and need to be trashed. We are doomed.
well stupid people have to blame someone – so whites get all the blame – but we common sense people know the deal – we just can’t fight all the corrupt dumos.
Trump raped women and looked up their skirts, defrauded people out of their money, lied about his shady business dealings and then tried to cause an insurrection on January 6. There is no worst lawbreaker in America than Trump. The GOP doesn’t have traditional values. The GOP has no values.
Hey Fred Smith, I take it that you received the Jab with boosters and also wore a mask during the Plandemic?
Biden is destroying this country. His whole administration has mental issues, half of them don’t even know what sex they are.
As they say, “ignorance is bliss”.
Bidumb raped Tara Reade, is a pedophile, and as VP used his office to line his pockets with millions and is now in China’s pocket. Those are Democrat values. The worst of the worse.
Biden is anti-American, plain and simple. The Democratic party is anti-American and into controlling the masses, removing our freedom of speech, the right to bear arms, and creating one party rule. They must be stopped.