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Chris Tucker

Mr. Woolsey you are spot on! I encourage you to crank up GDN machine and bring as much pressure you can possible generate on our elected officials. Perhaps a Town Hall meeting where ALL of our local, regional, state and national elected officials are invited to attend?

Walter Manuel

It appears that the government is dragging their feet in hopes that those affected by hurricane Harvey will find a way on their own to recover and make repairs without the government needing to dole out any money themselves.

Just look at Puerto Rico to see just how slow their recovery has been and will be despite them being treated like they are a third world country despite being a part of the US.

Perhaps the longer the process is drawn out, the better the opportunity for thieves to make fraudulent FEMA claims like the guy who felt "entitled" to make and receive a $9,000 claim against one of my mother's rental properties that the guy has never lived in, but simply knew the tenant who resides there.

More and more you hear about people making fraudulent claims and receiving money that they are not owed, while the people who really need the money have to wait on Washington DC law makers to "discuss it" when it fits into their schedules.

Something is definitely wrong with the way our government tends to handle their business.

PD Hyatt

You are correct about 1 thing Mr. Manuel.... It seems as if some are getting money like they hit the lottery while many others wait.... We had flood insurance and of course depending upon the adjuster you got depended upon how bad you were hurt when you got your check.... If you were one who needed to get a SBA loan on top of your insurance claim you needed to have much patient as those people do not care what your problem is and they take their own sweet time in responding to you. Government is not what anyone would call efficient as they do not seem to have to respond to requests for help except in a very slow manner.... Sort of like getting ANY of our congress critters to respond to the problems that we are having down here.... I have written all three of them and only have received 1 response that was not a canned response....
Time to drain the swamp in D.C.

PD Hyatt

One of the biggest problems that is happening in Washington D.C. is D.A.C.A. and the wall.... Some on a particular side and some RINO's are dragging their feet until they get open borders without any security.... But I see that reporting and investigation does not go hand and hand anymore just like truth does not get reported.... One has to wonder about reporters and the media in today's society....

Diane Turski

2018 is an election year!! This is our opportunity to replace anyone (including Cruz) who we feel has been too busy representing his own ambitions rather than representing the best interests of his constituents. Elections have consequences! Vote for candidates who will represent us in Washington DC this time!

Carol Dean

Mr. Woolsey, regardless of whether you like it or not...Politics and Party Affiliations will always be an integral part of life in the USA.

Gary Miller

Trump has made some progress in reducing the "Political Elected Swamp" but the worst problem is the unelected bureaucratic swamp. Reforming the bureaucratic swamp isn't something Presidents can do as long as lobbyists keep financing bureaucrats. It's up to voters to elect the kind of politicians who will reduce the influence of lobbyists.

Carol Dean

"Touche'"

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