This thread is meant to be more of a question vs. a statement.
I spent the last 2 weekends in NYC and witnessed much of what is going on 1st hand. While much of the city is able to function normally, much of it is much like a third world state. No power, no food, no water, no government presence. Hypothermia (especially in children) is a real fear for thousands. Residents from around the area who have gas (which is few) are bringing supplies to the effected areas and openly state that they are doing it because the government has offered no assistance. Staten Island has been hit pretty hard. Groups have been posing as Redcross/Con Edison employees and getting into houses like that. The National Guard was forced to stop giving out fuel to people in need due to a fear/reality of increased violence. This isn't hearsay, these are all reports on the local NYC news channels.
For the record, I don't blame Obama or the gov't for their response. Things could have gone better, but this was a major hurricane. I feel the same way about Katrina and the national gov't response for that. However, I am wondering where all the national outrage is that existed after Katrina? Why is this event different? NYC is the nation's largest city (by far) and is in the center of the populated eastern seaboard. I wonder how things are still so bad. Subways being down is one thing, however how can people's lives be at risk due to a lack of heat, food and water? Even with the problem being in NYC, these are now back page news problems.
Again, not making a statement. I am just asking a question. This is not meant to be political finger pointing.