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groups aims to trim $30 billion in ´pork´
from long-delayed Sandy relief package
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Not So Fast! Campaign by conservatives, watchdog
groups aims to trim $30 billion in ´pork´
from long-delayed Sandy relief package

New York Daily News, by Dareh Gregorian

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Posted By:FlyRight, 1/13/2013 7:34:00 AM

Not so, um, fast, Sandy victims.Conservatives and watchdog groups are waging a campaign they call Not So Fast aimed at trimming about $30 billion in “pork” from the long-delayed superstorm Sandy relief package. Some of the aid the groups are targeting include $13 billion for projects to protect against future storms in the region and $12 billion in federal Housing and Urban Development block grants.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/13/2013 8:02:51 AM     (No. 9113723)

Trimming $33 Billion would be a good start.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: noproblems, 1/13/2013 8:35:32 AM     (No. 9113766)

there will not be pork in their aid package.

let the taxpayers of these states pay for their own projects.

too bad they also have such a high federal tax bill to pay on top of their own high taxes

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 1/13/2013 8:52:07 AM     (No. 9113800)

These "victims" should have bought their own insurance, or if unwilling to do so or if insurance is unavailable, they assumed the risk by living there. Or let their "Progessive" states pay for it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: gasmeterguy, 1/13/2013 9:03:05 AM     (No. 9113830)

In this day and age, all bills put before Congress were wrtten on a computer. How much trouble would it be to download this bill into a government website so us peons can read what is in it? A couple of keystrokes and there it is.

The reason Congress does not do this lies in the fact we would vote against each and every one of them should we taxpayers see where our money is going.

Cut the Pork? You got to be kidding me! Pork is to a politician like food is to us. They got´s to have it!


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Reply 5 - Posted by: cartcart, 1/13/2013 9:05:56 AM     (No. 9113837)

At some point, people who live on the coast have to understand that they are vulnerable to storms like this. It is not the responsibility of those inland to pay for the losses they sustain. Likewise, it is not the responsibility of the coastal dwellers to pay for tornado damage in Oklahoma. BUY INSURANCE! Quit tapping the government teat every time something happens.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Sinatra5, 1/13/2013 9:07:27 AM     (No. 9113840)

Conservatives should show the same "compassion" as liberals showed during the tornado strikes in Tuscaloosa and Missouri...or when Nashville was washed away. Like three year olds, liberals are the first one to cry for mommy when the excretment hit the fan. Conservatives will NEVER be viewed as ´conpassionate" - regardless of what they do. The media context of "heartless" is set in stone whenever Conservatives push back in any way....


What did the folks do in the disasters mentioned above?...rolled up their sleeves and fix the problem themselves....Liberals jump up and down, cry and scream for nanny....disgusting lot...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jerseyden, 1/13/2013 9:13:14 AM     (No. 9113845)

Split the bill and vote separately on the different provisions.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: oh-heck, 1/13/2013 9:16:44 AM     (No. 9113847)

I applaud those who utilized earth from the foundation of the World Trade Center to raise flood plain by 4 feet. Mother nature has just demonstrated that they should have raised half the area by 8 feet. The original developers, the city, and the current owners need float a bond issue remedy the earlier oversight. This was a mistake, not an excuse to pick the taxpayers pockets.

Roughly 10 years ago a tropical depression slowly circled Houston and dumped a record amount of rain. The Medical Centers knew that electrical in the basement was a mistake that needed fixing but hadn´t acted. Those New Yorkers with electrical in basement knew they had to correct the placement and had Houston as an example.

The good news, interest rates have never been so cheap.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 1/13/2013 9:48:08 AM     (No. 9113892)

I agree with #8 and will someone please sew Chuck Schumer´s mouth shut. This man is so discussing when he talks.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Catherine, 1/13/2013 10:42:15 AM     (No. 9113999)

If you build your house on a railroad track, you will get hit by a train.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: killerbee, 1/13/2013 10:56:38 AM     (No. 9114022)

The Republicans are the worst at messaging. Although, anyone with common sense could see that, yes, infrastructure projects are "pork" in a bill of this type, but clearly our country is lacking common sense or it wouldn´t be in the mess we´re in now.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Hotrod, 1/13/2013 11:01:36 AM     (No. 9114037)

So much money to improve weather forcasting? There was plenty of warning! There was no lack of forecasting with Sandy. People refuse to heed weather warnings now, and they will in the future.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Kerryman, 1/13/2013 11:19:36 AM     (No. 9114082)

Not only the removal of $30 Billion of pork in this bill, but a repeal of the $76 Billion of "Tax Extenders" in the Fiscal Cliff Bill should be sent back to the Senate for Passage. The Sandy Victims are being used as hostages to get this "Special Interest" pork through.

Semper Fi

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Reply 14 - Posted by: lzboy, 1/13/2013 12:14:16 PM     (No. 9114195)

Please ignore # 1.He is a hit and run troll.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/13/2013 10:31:45 PM     (No. 9114888)

Have to agree, yet the bunny keeps hopping through here trying to snare someone. Most L-dotters just ignore.

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