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Sandy Republicans Pig Out
American Spectator, by Doug Bandow

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Posted By:StormCnter, 1/7/2013 7:27:50 AM

Is nothing sacred? In Washington the answer is no. As the last Congress sought to avoid the “fiscal cliff” and raced toward adjournment, the House refused to vote on a pork-ridden bill sold as aid for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. That triggered a splenetic outburst from Rep. Peter King (R-NY), who complained that the GOP stuck a “knife in the back of New Yorkers and New Jerseyites.” It was an example of political extortion at its worst. In Washington political fraud rules. The $60 billion bill did not live up to its sales pitch.

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Peter King occasionally makes me proud, but I cannot forget his desperate campaign to convince the House to simply issue a certificate of censure instead of a Clinton impeachment.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/7/2013 8:16:54 AM     (No. 9102744)

Pa. has a "rainy day" fund, but the teachers´ union thinks that money belong to them. They are always demanding that it be handed over to them because it is "for the children".

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Judith, 1/7/2013 8:42:00 AM     (No. 9102796)

I´m getting slow in my old age. The only reason for all that passion during the fiscal cliff talks was because it was a frenzy of sharks in a feeding fight. I thought it was about saving our country. How foolish and naive of me.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/7/2013 9:41:41 AM     (No. 9102917)

Really sick of NE Republicans using events to express their self-righteous anger ALWAYS at their own party.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Jebediah, 1/7/2013 10:16:42 AM     (No. 9103013)

I give Peter King a pass here (and do NOT give one to Chris Christie, by the way, one of the reasons Obama won and then not once calling the President to task for not honoring his promises to Sandy victims.) I live in this part of the country and see (and King sees) people who still have no heat, no lights and are watching their damaged houses turn to mould while the government dithers and, worst of all, the adoring MSM says nothing!!!!!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 1/7/2013 11:20:35 AM     (No. 9103131)

The National Guard belongs to each State, including Puerto Rico and Guam, not to the Federal Government.

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