New York Republican Rep. Peter King went to war with his Republican colleagues on Wednesday after leaders spiked a Hurricane Sandy relief bill, calling on New Yorkers to stop all donations to GOP House members. “These Republicans have no problem finding New York when they’re out raising millions of dollars,” King said on Fox News. “They’re in New York all the time filling their pockets with money from New Yorkers. I’m saying right now, anyone from New York or New Jersey who contributes one penny to Congressional Republicans is out of their minds. Because what they did last night
Comments: The bill was a pork-laden disgrace. King is full of sheepdip. And the Fat Man in New Jersey should just call his pal, The Emperor Obama. They have phone service on Oahu.
There is no reason in the World that a RELIEF bill should include anything but funds for RELIEF. However, in DC, the scum are everywhere, and we all know it. This bill should be amended to delete all items not directly related to Sandy relief.
Peter is a jerk - met him several times in NY at meetings upstate. I am sure there is lots of pork in what they are asking and getting - yes, I feel sorry for them, but we have been through tornados, had damage and escaped floods. Did not ask the government for anything.
What #2, #6 and #7 said. BTW, from what I´ve read, there is about $9 million going for "relief" for Hurricane Sandy, which most of us had NOTHING to do with., the rest is pure unadulterated "Pork".. Good for John Boehner! Shame on Peter King!
The bill for Sandy as written is filled with pork for New York. The Republicans didn´t have time to fight over this and make any changes; it was pass it or else. Now the bill will lapse and a clean bill to help Sandy victims can be written. Congressman King needs to apologize to he fellow Republicans and leave the Republican Party or stop oinking.
I live in South Florida and we have hurricanes all the time. We PREPARE for them. And it is one of the reasons our home owners insurance always skyrockets. From everything I have read, NY and NJ ignored all the warnings over the years to be prepared for this. Now they want the rest of the country to bail them out. Just like Louisiana and California. So no, no and no.
I live in NY and I am sick and tired of our citizens and politicians trying feed off every disaster. We have become useless parasites faking illness and feigning damage in order to get rich off the rest of the country.
King doesn´t mind if we add $40 billion extra to the national debt as long as he gets his 20 or so billion. Even if approved it would take months and months to start showing up so it like hurry up and wait.
NY and NJ should have their own money to spend on this but it all goes to the unions and welfare crowd. So sit down and shut up.Nobody threw a tantrum for Nashville when they had their flood.The community got together and dug out with their own money.
On Special Report (Fox News) tonight there was a report on the Sandy aid bill stating estimates indicated only about 8 billion would be needed this year for actual damage. More could be added next year if needed. Many unnecessary add ons were put in this bill to bring the total up to 60 billion. The conclusion of the report was Speaker Boehner had saved the taxpayers 52 billion by not calling for a vote on this aid last night. The vote will occur on Friday.
You know, just saw a tweet (or is that twit?) from Christie that he´s "tired of NJ and NY getting the short end of the stick" or something. Earth to King and Christie - many Americans are sick of NY. The media worshipping your lousy city, all it´s public employees, blah, blah, blah, well we are tired of hearing it constantly. I feel better.
I agree with #2. There is no reason whatsoever for a relief bill to contain any pork whatsoever. This bill has more dollars devoted to pork than relief. Strip out the pork, then pass it. If demonrats don´t like it, too damn bad.
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