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cabanaDepartment of AdjustmentsPremium,Mod
New York, NY
My mother declared my bedroom a disaster area...
In 1984, a seventh-grader named Andy Smith wrote to then-President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, with a request:
Today my mother declared my bedroom a disaster area. I would like to request federal funds to hire a crew to clean up my room.
Reagan replied with the following letter.
(Source: Reagan: A Life In Letters; Image: Ronald Reagan, via.)
Irmo, South Carolina
May 11, 1984
I'm sorry to be so late in answering your letter but as you know I've been in China and found your letter here upon my return.
Your application for disaster relief has been duly noted but I must point out one technical problem: the authority declaring the disaster is supposed to make the request. In this case your mother.
However setting that aside I'll have to point out the larger problem of available funds. This has been a year of disasters, 539 hurricanes as of May 4th and several more since, numerous floods, forest fires, drought in Texas and a number of earthquakes. What I'm getting at is that funds are dangerously low.
May I make a suggestion? This administration, believing that government has done many things that could better be done by volunteers at the local level, has sponsored a Private Sector Initiative program, calling upon people to practice voluntarism in the solving of a number of local problems.
Your situation appears to be a natural. I'm sure your mother was fully justified in proclaiming your room a disaster. Therefore you are in an excellent position to launch another volunteer program to go along with the more than 3,000 already underway in our nationcongratulations.
Give my best regards to your mother.
KrKHeavy Artillery For The Little GuyPremium
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Re: Bullied grandma on NY bus gets $540,000 tax free
Somebody needs to kick those kid's asses. There you go, Future Gangbangers and Welfare Hoes of America.... and the woman herself has stayed nice about it.... no running to press, no filing a lawsuit....
This only came out because one of the idiot morons on the bus posted it online, and then an outraged Max Sidorov started what he thought would be a small fundraising campaign for her, and bamn, people who saw the video donated.
It's nice to see there's still some good people out there, and now these punks are now going to be hopefully dealt with.
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini