Another big storm, another Democrat making use of taxpayer resources to protect her own private property.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Some are questioning whether a top city leader showed favoritism when he ordered crews to help a “single woman” cope during the storm. That single woman was U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, D- Jacksonville.
During the height of Tropical Storm Fay, when many Jacksonville residents were trying to keep rising water out of their homes or dealing with fallen trees and power lines, the city sent a public works crew to put sandbags around the Brown’s home along the Trout River.
Neighbor Joe Deloach lives one door down from Brown and he too has rising waters flooding the foundation of his home. He said when he saw the city with prisoners sandbagging the congresswoman’s home, he naturally asked for the same help but didn’t get the same response.
“I’m glad she got help to save her house. I’m not mad at that. I’m upset that the same people wouldn’t help me and they denied it was going on,” Deloach said. “I had prisoners laughing at me when I approached them about it. They knew what was going on. It was hilarious to them.”
Reminds me of another storm and another Democrat.
Amid the chaos and confusion that engulfed New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina struck, a congressman used National Guard troops to check on his property and rescue his personal belongings — even while New Orleans residents were trying to get rescued from rooftops, ABC News has learned.
On Sept. 2 — five days after Katrina hit the Gulf Coast — Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., who represents New Orleans and is a senior member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, was allowed through the military blockades set up around the city to reach the Superdome, where thousands of evacuees had been taken.
Remember this the next time Democrats ask you to pay more taxes.
There’s not much difference between an elected official using taxpayer resources to protect personal property (when it’s obvious the same resources are not available to the rest of the general public) and an official using his or her office to gain special favors and kickbacks from contractors.
It’s corruption, plain and simple. But then again, that’s the Democrat way.