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Feds must pay for Sandy cleanup

The Federal Emergency Management Agency must fully reimburse New York state and city for the cost of recovery and cleanup from Hurricane Sandy.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and our state congressional delegation must insist that the federal government fully cover the entire cost of all the damage, cleanup and rebuilding. If this country can send billions of dollars in foreign aid to other countries, then it can and must help the storm-stricken areas immediately.

There should not be any bureaucratic red tape that might delay the necessary funds from being dispersed. The politicians in Washington, D.C., need to get off their overpaid behinds and expedite this necessary monetary aid immediately.

As the old adage goes, charity begins at home. Our government needs to remember that and move quickly.

John Amato

Fresh Meadows

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