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New York area lawmakers lash
House GOP leaders for inaction
on Superstorm Sandy relief bill

CBS News & Associated Press, by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 1/2/2013 2:31:16 AM

Washington - New York area-lawmakers in both parties erupted in anger late Tuesday night after learning the House Republican leadership decided to allow the current term of Congress to end without holding a vote on aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy. (Snip) A House Republican aide confirmed to CBS News producer Jill Jackson that the House would not take up the bill during this session. In remarks on the House floor, King called the decision "absolutely inexcusable, absolutely indefensible. We cannot just walk away from our responsibilities." The Senate approved a $60.4 billion measure Friday

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This is typical 0bama [throwing even his big supporters under the bus], who just wanted their beaks´ wet with some of that Sandy relief funds. Instead, it´ll be 0bama getting wet off the sandy beaches of Hawaii as he immediately left town after "fiscal cliff" melodrama played out as White House directed.

Serves these jackasses right.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: fritzilou, 1/2/2013 2:55:05 AM     (No. 9094103)

JUST KEEP LASHING AT US......and we will keep asking, "where are the cuts in spending to offset these emergency expenses?"

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Reply 2 - Posted by: killerbee, 1/2/2013 3:07:43 AM     (No. 9094106)

The rumors flying are all anti-Republican. This is a really bad optics moment for the pathetic leadership of the House. Have they done the hard work of pointing out that the bill was full of pork? No. They think they live in a bubble. That´s why they´re so ineffective.

People are getting their news from the mainstream media, they aren´t going to learn the facts unless they learn them from Boehner and Cantor. That they haven´t figured that out yet is an outrage.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/2/2013 3:08:06 AM     (No. 9094107)

Boehner must be tired of playing Santa. Now Obama has notified the MSM that he will not negotiate on the debt limit.... that congress needs to pay the bills they created !

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Reply 4 - Posted by: BethB, 1/2/2013 3:35:27 AM     (No. 9094113)

Is this the senate bill that is loaded with pork?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Safari Man, 1/2/2013 3:35:58 AM     (No. 9094114)

Sandy hit all blue states. What´s the advantage to the gop of passing anything on this?


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Reply 6 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/2/2013 4:03:34 AM     (No. 9094120)

That $60B Sandy bill passed by the Senate is larded up with pork. Those tax and spend demonrats can´t bring themselves to pass even a hurricane relief bill without larding it up.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/2/2013 4:07:18 AM     (No. 9094122)

It´s Obama and Reid´s fault for loading up the bill with pork and adding to the deficit.Nobody really know what the gov´ts dollar amount should be after private insurance claims are cleared.It seems to me $20-$25 billion should be enough.


The left always takes advantage of a sympathetic issue to fill their own coffers or pass a bill that further denigrates the Constitution.

But I agree,there can´t be anybody worse at PR than the republicans.

We way overspent on Katrina to knock down charges of racism and the average resident there is still stuck in a poverty rathole.Crooked contractors,politicians and bureaucrats had their pockets well lined with the misdirected spending.Landlords couldn´t get money to rehab their apartments,so you had people stuck in FEMA trailers for years.

We´re blindly throwing billions at the economy when all we need is the gov´t to get the hell out of the way and let the free markets work.Obama hamstrings the private sector which gives him the excuse to demand more government spending.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Kansas Conservative, 1/2/2013 7:06:37 AM     (No. 9094197)

We shouldn´t spend a single dime on Sandy relief. We can´t afford it. $60 billion buys a lot of Solyndras!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 1/2/2013 7:24:55 AM     (No. 9094228)

The emergency bill that took 3 months to pass is now a priority

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Judith, 1/2/2013 7:32:42 AM     (No. 9094238)

Well, I guess the republicans have finally figured out their position in our government. Everything that goes wrong will be blamed on them and they are to shut up and do what they are told to do by their betters....democrats. And not listen to their FORMER constituents (who would stay a registered republican after this?).

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Reply 11 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 1/2/2013 7:35:11 AM     (No. 9094241)

Ditto #9. Plus this bill is loaded with pork beyond belief. If I must say, these people should stand on their own. I´m sure insurance and flood insurance is allowed in New York and New Jersey. It´s beyond me why someone living so close to shore would not have these. As for the subways, etc. That is the responsibility of the state. I see only the interstate highways should be in the bill. Eveything else....you are on your own.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: chance_232, 1/2/2013 8:40:36 AM     (No. 9094345)

Maybe the House will take up the Sandy bill AFTER the Senate takes up the 27 plus passed House bills. Maybe the House will take up the Sandy bill when Ried allows a vote on House passed budget bills.

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