Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 | 2 a.m.
This a great lesson for everyone who keeps telling the federal government to get out of their lives. I was wondering: With the damage left by Hurricane Sandy, do they really expect the states and local businesspeople to do it on their own, helping their residents? Of course not.
The federal government always comes to the rescue. This is the American way; we help one another. So if the federal government is helping the needy — be it a senior citizen, a homeless person or a student — let us not complain because in time of our own needs, we should be thankful that the federal government is around, ready to help.
Yes, it may raise the deficits we have, but the United States of America will always prevail.
Let us not call America a socialist government because she is not. She is just there willing to help when someone needs her. Just look back before you complain about our government. We tend to forget all the benefits that we get from the government: Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security benefits and many others that the government provides its citizens in order to survive and have a better life in this great country.
Someone in your family probably benefited from such help at one time or another. Oh, yes, some might not have contributed to these funds, but when someone is in dire need, we should all pitch in. We should all be thankful to our great country for giving us a helping hand.