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Boehner Sets House Vote on Sandy Aid
Breitbart´s Big Government, by William Bigelow

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 1/3/2013 10:12:00 PM

After the House passed the bill that averted the fiscal cliff but didn’t cut the budget, House Speaker John Boehner reversed course on his earlier decision to avoid a vote in the House approving $60 billion for victims of Superstorm Sandy. Boehner had planned to adjourn the House before a vote could be taken, most probably because he was taking heat for his acceptance of the budget deal (Snip) Now that Boehner has changed his mind, a vote will be taken Friday on the first $9 billion in aid, and a second vote will be taken January 15 on the $51 billion that is targeted for the victims.

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Just when you think Boehner is going to keep a promise, especially after putting a steak in the hearts of the RINOs in NY & NJ, he plans this. See how they do smoke and mirrors with "two" votes?

Trust is such a hard thing to earn.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jntsrgn, 1/3/2013 10:29:15 PM     (No. 9097440)

60 billion? All of the State of New Jersey isn´t worth that. Fraud and waste will eat up 59 of it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/3/2013 11:11:39 PM     (No. 9097483)

So sad Boehner probably didn´t watch Gingrich tonite on Hannity. Newt knew exactly what to do. Pass the part that is to go directly to victims now. The only bill voted on should be a pork-free one, then put the rest back in the Senate´s lap.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/3/2013 11:14:19 PM     (No. 9097486)

Good point, #2.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bogeegolf, 1/3/2013 11:54:32 PM     (No. 9097538)

Yup It´s not brain surgery.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/4/2013 3:04:45 AM     (No. 9097630)

Even if he passes the $9 billion alone,the senate will reload it with pork.The left doesn´t want anything to pass because their new battle cry is a do nothing congress.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/4/2013 3:56:11 AM     (No. 9097653)

Nine billion now; 51B later, supposedly for the victims. What about all those billions of pork that is currently in there?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Janjan, 1/4/2013 7:19:51 AM     (No. 9097798)

Nothing I love more than a bunch of political jackhammers glomming on to my hard earned cash just to score political points for themselves. Oops, I´ve just described our entire system of government.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Crosscut, 1/4/2013 7:33:46 AM     (No. 9097815)

Christie wants his payoff for stabbing Romney in the back. How many of those beach front Sandy victims are well heeled public service retirees?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: JAN, 1/4/2013 7:35:44 AM     (No. 9097817)

When it was suggested that the public be allowed access to the beaches at the Jersey shore the fat guy snarked that he was against it. Said there are always people who want ´free stuff´.

Oh, really!!!!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: cgood, 1/4/2013 8:14:56 AM     (No. 9097887)

How difficult is it for Boehner to state that he isn´t going to allow a vote on a bill that is loaded up with other spending, completely unrelated to Hurricane Sandy? How difficult is it to point out that others in Congress are cynically using this disaster to get more goodies for their states? Any of us could defend the decision to refuse to put this porked-up bill before the House. Why can´t the Speaker effectively speak?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 1/4/2013 8:16:59 AM     (No. 9097890)

My sympathy for New Jersey dissapated when they turned away a utility crew from Alabama because it was non union. Fix your own problems, but not on my dime.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 1/4/2013 8:23:31 AM     (No. 9097903)

Exactly 10. They just voted a man for Speaker who has no ability to ´speak´. But, what can you expect from Republicans. The country needs Newt Gingrich back in the House of Reps very badly. The House is the most powerful branch of the government, and the republicans run it like a dog house.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Felixcat, 1/4/2013 8:40:41 AM     (No. 9097946)

I´m all for private property but why should US taxpayers have to pay to restore someone´s private property? Also, how much of the NJ beachfront is public but inaccessible because some private homeowner will not allow the public to access the public beach vis his private path?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 1/4/2013 9:16:59 AM     (No. 9098048)

I´m all for those poor souls getting help but at some point they are going to realize they will never be made whole, not by the government or any other foundation. Sad.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Barbarian Heretic, 1/4/2013 9:20:04 AM     (No. 9098057)

What would be so damn difficult about standing on the House floor and READING OUT LOUD a list of the ridiculous and non-applicable pork (along with the name of the sponsoring Senator) stuffed into this "Emergency" Aid Bill?

Boehner is the Speaker of the House. Thurd in line for the Presidency. Leader of the Republican Party. And apparently a spineless surrender monkey...

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Reply 16 - Posted by: OhMy, 1/4/2013 9:28:47 AM     (No. 9098076)

When this pork laden relief bill passes will it be added to the base line budget and get added into the overspending every year? Probably!!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: larryp, 1/4/2013 10:20:08 AM     (No. 9098185)

whay don´t they have insurance. The insurance commisioner should be recalled.


Also on the radio there was an analysis o f the POrk in the bill. Project Head Start gets $100 million. a fortune. How would onestate spend that much. they could issue chits for Denny´s(c) to every kid for a year and only spend $10 million.
as a huge deduction.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: fljack, 1/4/2013 10:28:46 AM     (No. 9098205)

Of all the relief organizations you could list, including "free" money from the US Treasury, the only one I trust is the Salvation Army.



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Reply 19 - Posted by: M Stuart, 1/4/2013 10:43:31 AM     (No. 9098246)

A Speaker who cannot speak to and for the American people!! I´m furious.

Also the main problem I had with Romney was that he was a TERRIBLE communicator! Where are our people who can communicate??

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/4/2013 10:46:17 AM     (No. 9098255)

If it is your private property and you chose not to insure it, don’t ask for my tax dollars to fix it.

If it is New York or New Jersey State property and they chose not to insure it, tough luck.

It’s grow up time, folks. Do your own thing, at your own risk on your own time and your own dime.


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Reply 21 - Posted by: belwhatter, 1/4/2013 11:13:52 AM     (No. 9098333)

I am still stunned that Boehnor was re elected speaker - he might just as well be obama´s twin brother. Why are most of the Rs in the House so scared to do what the people want? They become a race apart when they get into the halls of congress. The Sandy aid package should stand alone without any pork whatsoever. Give each family a pre-determined sum and let each decide how to go about rebuilding their lives. Set aside a pre-determined amount for restoration of roads and utilities, and leave it at that. People all over the country have already donated princely sums because that´s what you do to help a neighbor in need.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: tusker, 1/4/2013 12:32:20 PM     (No. 9098468)

And it is to be paid for how?

Oh...just print more money.

But does that not dilute the dollar?

Oh. Never mind. Inflation is not the issue.

Maybe when the price of a loaf of bread hits $10.00.

But I´m not worried. The "rich" will pay for it.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: OhMy, 1/4/2013 12:50:36 PM     (No. 9098500)

Christie needs to get the money from Obama´s stash. After all he helped get him re-elected but he turns and kicks Boehner when he is down. Talk about GOP unity etc!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 1/4/2013 1:20:15 PM     (No. 9098540)

Boehner , like many Republicans , often speaks out and it if it gets any coverage ,
it will be on C-SPAN at 3 am.
All during the election cycle, it was often posted-
" Why doesn´t Romney say this or that " ?
Romney had actually said this or that in campaign stops and it never got reported.
By either the media or the right wing talk radio.
The attitude by too many on the right is -" Because I didn´t hear it ... it wasn´t said ".
Until Republicans control the Senate , the presidency and the media ,
the options from the House are very limited.
Saying No to everything accomplishes nothing.
Passing bills in the House that only appeal
to the far right ,
die in the Senate and accomplish nothing.
Boehner does not have a magic wand ,
the Senate is controlled by the Democrats 55-45 ,
thanks to Tea Party candidates Akin, Mourdock,
O´Donnell,
Berg , Buck , Rehberg ,and Angle.
The Tea aka Ron Paul Party is killing the Republican Party with their unelectable Senate candidates
and yet , they´re the ones shouting the loudest because the Democrat controlled Senate
isn´t passing what they demand.


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Reply 25 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 1/4/2013 2:54:54 PM     (No. 9098693)

#24
The House of Representatives has special powers that no other branch has. It has the power--

1. To start all revenue (money) bills.

2. To impeach civil officers.

3. To elect a President if no candidate receives a majority of the electoral votes.

They can impeach Obama and the Senate would be forced to have a trial.
They can shut down the government.
They can cut off all regulators and regulation.
They can call a special investigation of the last election...and halt the installation of Obama.
The House has real power.
They can impeach Ruth Badger Ginsberg.
They can impeach the VP for groping.
They can put Hillary in jail,,,,,
if they had cajones,.


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Reply 26 - Posted by: cgood, 1/4/2013 7:56:45 PM     (No. 9099199)

Yes #24,the meda filter is quite a problem. However, it doesn´t keep Boehner from communicating with other Republicans such as King and Christe and spelling out strategy so that they don´t go off half-cocked. Also, Fox doesn´t refuse to air Republican explanations. Boehner should have been in front of this issue and explained his position again and again until he broke through. Didn´t happen.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: homjett, 1/4/2013 10:47:11 PM     (No. 9099405)

I am going to give Boehner the benefit of the doubt, an suggest the first Bill was to FEMA, then on Jan l5 they will downsize the second Bill an take out the Pork. He needed the time to get his ducks lined up.

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