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House panel blocks most GOP attempts
to trim Sandy disaster-relief bill

The Hill [Washington, DC], by Pete Kasperowicz

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Posted By:nhchemist, 1/15/2013 10:00:58 AM

The Republican-led House Rules Committee late Monday approved a rule for a massive Hurricane Sandy relief package that shuts out most GOP proposals to pare back the size of the bill. The main bill provides $17 billion in relief, and an amendment made in order would add another $33.7 billion, for a total of $50.7 billion. Late last week, Republicans offered amendments that would trim the bill significantly, but few of those were made "in order" by the Rules Committee on Monday.

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And we wonder why we have a spending problem?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: judy, 1/15/2013 10:12:29 AM     (No. 9117486)

Boehner fails again...dems won again..RNC should close it´s doors.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 1/15/2013 10:17:48 AM     (No. 9117499)

Herding the steers to the slaughter.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rakasha, 1/15/2013 10:22:07 AM     (No. 9117508)

It´s a good thing we still have control of the House, isn´t it? We don´t have to worry about the debt ceiling being raised because so many of the Republicans in the House would never vote for that because they understand that we need to cut spending and balance the budget.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tsquare, 1/15/2013 10:24:34 AM     (No. 9117512)

Call your rep and call this bloat what it is.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: oh-heck, 1/15/2013 10:30:19 AM     (No. 9117527)

Who sits on the rules committee? That is the pertinent information.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pearson365, 1/15/2013 10:30:20 AM     (No. 9117528)

Headline could be: GOP approves more Obama cash. Federal Reserve to purchase new Sand Dollar Bonds to support more spending.

Can anyone explain how House intends to pay for this $51 billion bill? Perhaps the Medicare money doubled counted for ObamaCare can now be tripled counted for Sandy.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: yuban, 1/15/2013 10:33:05 AM     (No. 9117534)

GOP = FAIL

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Reply 8 - Posted by: MsZzroyal, 1/15/2013 10:49:14 AM     (No. 9117565)

So, Pelosi´s husband will get more multi millions of dollars for the tuna factory.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Jonr, 1/15/2013 11:02:55 AM     (No. 9117599)

Absolutely sickening Congress! There is no hope for these hypocritical blow-hards!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jfodoch, 1/15/2013 11:06:22 AM     (No. 9117611)

Truth doesn´t exist and words have no meaning. We live in a compost heap designed by the authors of "Alice in Wonderland," "1984" and "Animal Farm."

And the game continues, demonstrating the concept of "surreal," and at OUR expense.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: tocsin, 1/15/2013 11:09:17 AM     (No. 9117622)

You poor(soon to be poorer),dumb people don´t seem to understand.
These are your betters. They deserve your money.
They are the American Nomenklatura.
With their dachas insured by the National Flood Insurance(sic)Program, (funded by your hard earned tax dollars) rebuilt by FEMA (funded by your hard earned tax dollars) and protected by ARMED guards (funded by your hard earned tax dollars whenever possible) so as to keep the proletariat (that´s you dummy) in its place.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 1/15/2013 11:22:14 AM     (No. 9117647)

To getinto office, the vast majority of republicans simply pretend to oppose the democrats. People should know that...

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/15/2013 11:47:53 AM     (No. 9117724)

And the names of the big spenders are..........?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: belwhatter, 1/15/2013 11:53:02 AM     (No. 9117737)

Now if we just had the cojones to quit paying over our hard earned greenbacks to the IRS we could really make them listen in DC.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 1/15/2013 11:58:44 AM     (No. 9117755)

Here are the members: http://www.rules.house.gov/singlepages.aspx?NewsID=3&RSBD=4

Most of them I´ve never heard of.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 1/15/2013 12:01:02 PM     (No. 9117763)

I took another look at the members and am familiar with some of them.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Patriot Forever, 1/15/2013 3:27:42 PM     (No. 9118221)

The fix is in. Pork wil not be taken out. We can consider it lucky that it will only be $60B. And these are the Republicans we count on to restrain spending.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: fritzilou, 1/15/2013 6:00:08 PM     (No. 9118593)

The Republicans don´t know how many people they have turned off to them.....hopefully they will find out when they are terminated in the next House election; I for one will say good riddance and good bye.

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