Is President Obama cutting storm red tape?
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 4:29
- Date Nov 3, 2012
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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Welcome back everyone in wake of hurricane -- -- Obama urged the federal government to take immediate action.
My message to the federal government.
No red tape.
Get resources where they're needed as fast as possible as hard as possible and for the duration.
But with the death toll rising -- many still without power in panic at the pump.
Has a president actually delivered on that promise let's ask Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson junior US and thought to split -- good morning grits and a list.
Amanda's head a lot lot of sadness is that known this morning.
Named Michael Gatti who was interviewed this morning by Dave brings let him answer the question.
Michael -- lost his home instead they'll -- and it.
Help them -- people friends.
And see the -- Means -- spread themselves all over the all over the world.
So there's a bold promise by the president Teva officials to do a lot for the folks in New Jersey and in New York the problem is.
That most of the gas pumps are out and according to triple -- it's not a matter of supply it's a matter of electricity.
Powering gas stations.
Now -- brought generators and -- has company brought generators and to a lot of their facilities and now they've powered like 160.
Of their facilities and state injures.
At the same time the federal government says -- we're gonna bring in 22 million gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel for motorists in New Jersey.
The problem is there's no capacity.
Those because the stations.
So it seems to me that there is a priority problem.
Bring the generators.
To the gas stations.
So we can pump the gas so people can get to work so they can take people to the hospital.
So they can do all the things that they need to do in the state New Jersey and a Long Island.
So I've spoken to people and breezy point.
I've spoken people who -- the -- in Queens where.
Congressman Gregory Meeks who's a big Democrat in the big supporter of President Obama say is no power no food no gas no nothing.
People are having problems and -- Staten Island which unfortunately to a great degree has been ignored.
By the federal government is a lot of pain as a lot of problems and for all the promises and all that.
Press coverage is -- now visit by cabinet officials days later to the new York New Jersey area.
We're not getting the guest that we need that people cannot function and so FEMA do you -- FEMA responsible then for not being here and coming up with these same earliest that -- came up its latest hearing in -- in the lines at the gas pump.
It's in the losing.
It's in the -- spirited.
Feeling of -- millions of people in New Jersey New York who say.
I'm stuck in my home I can't get to my job.
I have a little gas left.
I want to make sure that I stay here in case I need to go somewhere in an emergency but people are paralyzed economically.
In a huge huge swathes of of new York and New Jersey and so today we'll see cabinet officials coming to New York.
Coming to New Jersey -- -- civilians who saw Janet Napolitano.
Yesterday holding press conferences.
What's needed is not press conferences unfortunately.
There was no water -- Katrina there's no gasoline now in the northeast as a result.
Of sandy and in spite of the government's promises.
To deliver gasoline.
There's no power.
To pump it that's -- -- someone needs to put on the thinking cap today and say get the Army Corps of Engineers.
Get the the navy folks -- get licensed electricians.
Thousand -- 2000 dollar generators.
Two gas stations that have the gasoline.
In the ground in order to pump it up.
So we don't have altercations.
And a sense of hopelessness.
When we should have some hope going forward in the next week as things are getting much much colder.
So I I don't give high grades for that scene with things done and it's it's not much for a lot of folks here in New York thanks Peter -- he hits and we want three days out.