On Friday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer argued that Speaker of the House John Boehner avoided a “rape of the Treasury” by postponing the vote on Hurricane Sandy relief legislation. New York Republican Rep. Peter King and New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie joined Democrats in blasting Boehner for the delay, but Krauthammer said some of the criticism is hypocritical. “Sometimes the hypocrisy of the Democrats would leave Diogenes stunned,” Krauthammer said. “The Democrats spent two years savaging President [George W.] Bush over his treatment of Katrina. All of a sudden it’s a paragon of how to deal with disasters.” Text added by Staff. The first sentence of the article must be posted in its entirety.
Comments: You have to wonder where $60 billion in disaster relief all could go. I know a lot of people were affected by this horrible storm, but such a high percentage of that gets wasted in the bureaucratic process of distribution.
“I think what Boehner did in postponing the vote until today was absolutely right,” Krauthammer declared. “That was a rape of the Treasury — $60 billion, including a ton of pork. The part that was essentially passed today to replenish the flood insurance. That is right, and the rest ought to be debated in regular order.”
On another show Dr Krauthammer spoke of how much of the money in the 60 billion bill would not even be allocated for years , in addition to the pork. Christie behaved like a fool and a media tool , at least Peter King publicly walked back his vitriol against Boehner.
This bill was an assault on our treasury. I want Christie and Schumer to explain how Sandy impacted commercial fisheries in American Samoa. Why we should spend $58 million planting trees on private property. I thought Christie was supposed to be a law and order guy, he´s acting more like a criminal conspirator. Can´t he be jailed under RICO.
Worse than the rape of the treasury (which doesn´t seem shocking anymore), is the insurance companies screwing these people over in the winter. They should have accended on the area in enmasse instead of waiting to find out what flood insurance will do for them.
What #2, #3 and #6 said. Once again, IMO, Charles Krauthammer is correct. King "walked back his rhetoric only AFTER the vote to give $9 billion to N.Y. Hopefully, that will end the giveaway of OUR money to every other state in the country because of a "hurricane sandy". BTW, I never saw ANY money going to Tennessee after the Grand Ol´ Opry was flooded and almost destroyed. Guess it just depends where your state is on the map when if comes to "help" from the "government" and the givers-of-pork.
Despite first lady Michelle Obama’s healthy living push, American eating habits deteriorated in the first 10 months of 2013, compared with 2012, according to a recent survey. According to a Gallup survey released over the Thanksgiving holiday, the percentage of adults reporting that they ate healthy all day “yesterday” has been consistently lower all 2013 compared to 2012.
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Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer slammed Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’s congressional testimony as “pathetic” in an interview set to air on Wednesday’s Hugh Hewitt radio show. The author of “Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes, and Politics” said Sebelius’ performance before the House Energy and Commerce Committee left much to be desired, even if viewers took into account there wasn’t much she could have said. “To her credit — and it was a pathetic, horrible, mortifying performance. She wasn’t holding a lot of cards,” Krauthammer said.
Washington Post columnist George Will said he wants Obamacare to fail, pointing the impossibility of controlling one-sixth of the economy with central planning after his co-panelist Juan Williams declared Republicans did not want the law to work. Williams accused Will and his other co-panelists on this weekend’s “Fox News Sunday” during the show’s online-only “Panel Plus” segment of “schadenfreude” in voicing their reactions to the failure the HealthCare.gov launch. “[Y]ou know, I just think there is a lot of schadenfreude on the panel this morning,” Williams said. “ And people, ‘Oh yeah, you know, isn’t it terrible —
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Conservative talker Mark Levin has a stern warning for President Barack Obama and his administration: Don’t mess with the World War II veterans. Levin, author of “The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic,” told his audience on his Wednesday radio show should there be any action taken against those veterans for visiting the World War II Memorial on the National Mall, even with the government shutdown, he would bring 500,000 people to march on the Washington, D.C. in response. “I want to tell you folks something — I want to say this loud and clear to the people
The question all week long was this: Who are you going to believe, an illegal alien or the president of the United States of America? Obviously, if it’s a president who once went by an alias, Barry Soetoro, you go with Uncle Omar, 100 percent, no questions asked. And so it was that the White House finally admitted to another, uh, misstatement — despite previous denials, Barack/Barry did sleep on his beloved Uncle Omar’s couch in Cambridge when he first moved here to attend Harvard Law School (speaking of which, we’re still waiting to see the president’s grades and his LSAT scores). But the
More young men in California rise in pitch at the end of their sentences when talking, new research shows. This process is known as "uptalk" or "valleygirl speak" and has in the past been associated with young females, typically from California or Australia.But now a team says that this way of speaking is becoming more frequent among men.The findings were presented at the Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in California. "We found use of uptalk in all of our speakers, despite their diverse backgrounds in socioeconomic status, ethnicity, bilingualism and gender," said Amanda Ritchart, a linguist at the University of
How do you get your arms around the catastrophe known as Obamacare? Is it even possible? At this point, I’m not sure it is. The list of individual disasters which threaten to ruin one-sixth of the U.S. economy and what has been, up until now, the best healthcare system in the world is exhaustive, and exhausting. The examples I will identify here barely scratch the surface. First but by no means foremost, we have the supposedly new and improved HealthCare.gov. Except it’s not, even the visible part. Stories still abound of people still failing to get in or to get through the enrollment
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The most curious thing of all about the November jobs report released on Friday was the huge drop in the unemployment rate — and the fact that the Labor Department chose not to disclose that the data going into that figure are under investigation for falsification. On Nov. 19, I broke the news in my column that the Census Bureau, which collects data that goes into the jobless rate on behalf of Labor, had caught one of its enumerators fabricating interviews in 2010. The culprit said back then (and to me during an interview) that he was told to do so by
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