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Businesses still waiting for Ike payments

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by JamieinNH, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. JamieinNH

    JamieinNH New Member

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    AUSTIN, Texas - Hundreds of businesses that provided transportation, portable toilets and other assistance after Hurricane Ike are still waiting to be paid six months after the storm, the result of a $134 million dispute between Texas and the federal government.

    Small businesses around the country are struggling because of the delay, and many of them say next time a hurricane threatens the Texas Gulf Coast, they might be reluctant to help.


    "I've just been working off my lines of credit," said Brian Touey, president of Central Coast Industries in Nipomo, Calif., which is owed nearly $1 million for supplying water and portable showers last summer after Ike and the smaller hurricanes Dolly and Gustav.


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  2. Salty

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    Maybe they should ask Obama about debtors paying their bills on time.
     
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    This is pitiful. And to think some people here want the government to pay my doctor bills (national health care plan). Doctors would go broke if they had to wait for payment like these people. Our whole government makes me sick and disgusted anymore.
     
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    Well hold on cuz more is on the way!:thumbs:
     
  5. JamieinNH

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    This thread isn't about Obama. It's about a Republican lead state that hasn't pay their $136 million dollar bill.

    When Ike hit, they sure didn't mind the help and now it's time to pay for it and they won't?
     
  6. JamieinNH

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    How does National Health Care fit into this thread?

    I agree with you on one point though, government in general sure makes me sick and I wish people would wake up and start electing real, honest, good people again.
     
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