The disaster-stricken cluck tongues at Congress

Robert Gordon sorts through items from his destroyed home damaged during floods in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, in Wayne, N.J. Gordon and his wife, Martha, say the are moving to Maine because the house in which they lived in for 50 years has to be demolished. Martha Gordon has talked to FEMA, but doesn't expect any quick relief aid. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

September 27, 2011 7:51:54 AM PDT
For disaster victims rebuilding their homes, towns and lives, the anxiety is matched only by anger at Congress for entangling their future in a political battle over government spending.