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Schumer: Put cost of
superstorm on U.S. tab

Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 11/9/2012 5:05:38 AM

New York’s senior senator said Thursday that Congress likely will need to pass an emergency spending bill to help the recovery effort from Superstorm Sandy, and he said that money should be tacked onto the deficit. That could set up the first major spending fight for the next Congress, with at least some Republicans signaling they will argue that any new spending will need to be offset with cuts elsewhere. While the Federal Emergency Management Agency has enough money to continue paying out immediate relief efforts, longer-term recovery for New York and New Jersey communities and transportation networks

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 11/9/2012 6:32:10 AM     (No. 9001584)

They live there. Let them pay for it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/9/2012 6:35:31 AM     (No. 9001590)

The point to me isn't whether the government should cover these costs but the fact the rest of the budget is bloated and $50 bil should be easy to find. We're spending $800 billion more a year since Bush left office and that includes getting out of Iraq.Take it from the Energy Dept. so it stops giving free money to Obama donors.HHS is way over bloated to set up health exchange when a lot of states will opt out of Obamacare.

farmers feed the country but can't get drought relief money because the left wants billions more for food stamps.Even if the weather is better next year farmers wont have the money for seeds and fertilizers.Beef farmers still feeding their cows candy because it's cheaper than grain or whatever.But we still have to have ethanol quotas.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Janjan, 11/9/2012 6:50:28 AM     (No. 9001612)

In the article Tom Coburn says 'that he respects Mr. Schumer but he is ducking the chance to set priorities'. These gutless republicans haven't learned anything.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: geekrunner, 11/9/2012 7:03:38 AM     (No. 9001639)

We live next to a home that is converted to two apartments. The landlord makes no repairs to the house, but whne we have a hailstorm he collects the insurance for storm damage and then repairs as little as possible. Chuck Schumer reminds me of my landlord neighbor.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: country boy, 11/9/2012 7:11:08 AM     (No. 9001655)

NO money for the storm (and I live in NJ)

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lancelink1, 11/9/2012 7:22:49 AM     (No. 9001682)

dingy harry is raising the debt limit so there is no end to the source of magic money. So run it up . Put everything on the federal credit card. GM need another bailout? No probleemo. Put that on the tab. The first wookie and kids need a vacation to Monacco? Ka-ching - charge it. It won't matter. We will show you how to spend your way out of debt. Besides the rich have plenty of dollars just waiting to be taxed.

Can't wait to see this country with 75% of the population on food stamps getting free stuff. What a wonderful world.....

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Reply 7 - Posted by: offrope, 11/9/2012 8:06:09 AM     (No. 9001793)



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Reply 8 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/9/2012 9:17:29 AM     (No. 9002024)

The government should pay for everything. Multiple payer systems are inefficient. A single government accounts payable office would be more efficient. Forward your invoices there.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: god of irony, 11/9/2012 10:25:51 AM     (No. 9002277)

Just a reminder that that in 2009, Kentucky was hit by an icestorm that not out power to virtually everyone in the state. Power loass was more widespread than Katrina. Obama rejected request to put on the "US tab" and never even bothered to visit the state.



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Reply 10 - Posted by: CEP, 11/9/2012 11:28:33 AM     (No. 9002545)

#9, it wasn't just Kentucky, in Arkansas, Tennessee it also affected. We are still cleaning up, our electric company is just now getting around to replacing the poles that were damaged, they put in temporary fixes but just now are putting in permanent fixes. Obama didn't give a rats patoot about those in the middle of the Country, Schumer doesn't even know we exist.

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