posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 09:01 AM
reply to post by doobydoll
You're right doobydoll, that was a bit harsh. There might be some people who have absolutely nothing to spare but here in America most of the
"poor" have nice phones, big screen tvs, laptops etc and often drive a decent car.
Those with no resources I feel badly for, those who chose
not to prepare however I think have no right to complain.
Most of us have little to spare so it's a matter of priorities. I go without cable TV, dining out, movies etc so I can allocate resources to things
like stocking up on perishable foods, lamp oil, etc. I don't get much out of it except the knowledge that in an emergency I can still feed my family.
I've been through several storms before that knocked out power for weeks and kept stores closed.
I rather doubt most of those complaining had even given a minute's thought to being prepared for any type of emergency event and think the
government's job is to come bail them out instantly. It can take days, even weeks for them to get around to helping everyone and it's naive to think
they should be on your doorstep in the next day or 2.
Even the poorest here have food stamps (ADC card) and can get food so for the vast majority I really feel there was no good excuse for not having
enough food to last a couple of days. It's not like Sandra just snuck up on everyone and said "Surprise!".
We all had several days warning.
It was their choice to ignore it.