It is truly unthinkable that Vermont can get federal and state assistance for flooding and other damage and New York can't. The homes and businesses that were uninsured need help. Some businesses can't reopen. The federal government is quick to send billions out of this country without any expected repayment, but can't see fit to aid its own people, or if they do, it's a loan. We're not talking welfare here, These are businesses that employ many. Hopefully, some day the words United States will actually mean that. And don't blame it on the system, just fix it.
In response to the person who wrote "Men" regarding male politicians and the need to elect "reasonable women." I would have preferred that you used the term "reasonable people." Your assertion that all men are unreasonable is like me saying that a "reasonable woman" is an oxymoron.