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Christie pegs New Jersey´s
Sandy damage at $29.4 billion

Philadelphia Inquirer, by James Osborne

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/24/2012 9:45:37 PM

Gov. Christie estimates that Sandy cost New Jersey $29.4 billion in damage and economic losses, from washed-out roadways and waterlogged homes to manning storm shelters. "This preliminary number is based on the best available data, field observations, and geographical mapping," Christie said in a statement released Friday evening. "I will spare no effort and waste no time to rebuild and restore our tourism industry, our transportation and utilities infrastructure, and the lives of our citizens for the long term." The estimate is considered a crucial step for Christie, who recently consulted with governors from Louisiana and Mississippi

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 11/24/2012 9:52:58 PM     (No. 9032523)

Sorry, but I´ve lost respect for Christie--and it is hard to gather much sympathy for the Obama voting leaches of NJ/NY....

Of course I do have sympathy and compassion, but it isn´t coming naturally...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jafomac, 11/24/2012 10:23:38 PM     (No. 9032546)

It´s called P-r-e-o-r-a-t-i-o-n! We in the south know what to expect!!! Ya´ll better get ready for the next reconing

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 11/24/2012 10:31:54 PM     (No. 9032550)

Oh, OK - - people choose to build homes and businesses right on the edge of the ocean - - then - - when the ocean acts as oceans do - - and crushes their buildings or washes them away - - other people - - who live in sensible places away from the ocean - - have to pay for it.

Yeah - - makes sense to me - - sounds pretty good.

Live as irresponsibly as you want - - and other people will pick up the tab for your recklessness. And Fat Boy will help force them to cough it over.

God bless America - - laaaaand that I love!!!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: attymitch, 11/24/2012 10:42:44 PM     (No. 9032560)

Good luck to the big fella, but the rest of the country has no money to give him.

"...I feel obliged to withhold my approval of the plan as proposed by this bill, to indulge a benevolent and charitable sentiment through the appropriation of public funds for that purpose.

I can find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution, and I do not believe that the power and duty of the general government ought to be extended to the relief of individual suffering which is in no manner properly related to the public service or benefit. A prevalent tendency to disregard the limited mission of this power and duty should, I think, be steadfastly resisted, to the end that the lesson should be constantly enforced that, though the people support the government, the government should not support the people.

The friendliness and charity of our countrymen can always be relied upon to relieve their fellow citizens in misfortune. This has been repeatedly and quite lately demonstrated. Federal aid in such cases encourages the expectation of paternal care on the part of the government and weakens the sturdiness of our national character, while it prevents the indulgence among our people of that kindly sentiment and conduct which strengthens the bonds of a common brotherhood."
President Grover Cleveland, 1887

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Reply 5 - Posted by: on fire, 11/24/2012 10:45:30 PM     (No. 9032562)

I´m sure the Jersey unions will be happy to take care of that tab. Otherwise, tax the citizenry - that´s all we know anymore.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: farmwife, 11/24/2012 11:06:21 PM     (No. 9032578)

That´s how much he intends to shake down the taxpayers for.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 11/24/2012 11:14:56 PM     (No. 9032580)

$5.2 billion
if they use non-union labor,
if there are no kickbacks for NJ politicians,
if organized crime is not involved.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 11/24/2012 11:15:56 PM     (No. 9032581)

If only Christie was worth his weight in gold.....

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Reply 9 - Posted by: annie xango, 11/24/2012 11:24:10 PM     (No. 9032584)

I am sure that BHO has that much in his "stash" that he will be to happy to fork over!!!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Manitouman, 11/24/2012 11:33:48 PM     (No. 9032593)

Hopefully this keeps the Rotund R££££d focused on New Jersey.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: trapper, 11/25/2012 12:33:55 AM     (No. 9032619)

"I will spare no effort"

"I"? "I"? When his lips touched the Obama backside there must have been some magical transference or something. He now SOUNDS like Obama, full of big, personal promises. We´ll see how he does when the black mayor of Newark runs against him for governor next year. If Christie thinks Obama will support him over a black man he is living in a fantasy world. Make fun of him while we still can, because his career ends in 2013. Bye Chris.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/25/2012 12:37:49 AM     (No. 9032622)

Why is it private insurance is never mentioned since Sandy hit the NE ?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bob913, 11/25/2012 12:56:26 AM     (No. 9032633)

Taxes for people in New Jersey are estimated to go up nearly $7,000 next year due to the democrats getting rid of the Bush tax cuts.

Gov Christie has already stated that he expects to tax the people even more to pay for the damage.

People will lose their homes as they cannot pay the extra taxes. Makes no nevermind to the democrats as the insiders get to buy up the foreclosed properties at a discount.

You know once the damage is repaired those taxes will never go back down. Never.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 11/25/2012 12:59:40 AM     (No. 9032635)

I think of Chris Christie the same way I think of Justice Roberts and that ain´t sayin´ much these days. He´s part of the problem, not the solution.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: suedotsue, 11/25/2012 3:47:35 AM     (No. 9032673)

Tens of millions of this were due to mismanagement by the Christie admin. NJ Transit parked trains in two rail yards that forecasters said would be flooded by Sandy. One third of the locomotives were damaged and a quarter of the passenger cars. Christie obviously chose the wrong person to run the operation. These millions will be judged losses from catastrophic man-caused excess CO2 for which evil Americans must pay reparations now and in perpetuity to Goldman Sachs.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/25/2012 4:06:32 AM     (No. 9032682)

No problem with NJ citzens paying for it, or FEMA for that matter. FEMA is broke and in debt, but guess what? You got it. Congress is going to borrow more money to bail out FEMA. And some more money to bail out the FHA. There will be NO cuts; only more taxes because those sterling elistists in congress need to get reelected soon and all they know is how to spend money. Not a single one of them ever heard of the word ´thrift´, much less spell it or practice it.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/25/2012 4:43:38 AM     (No. 9032697)

Chris Christi, New Jersey´s answer to Morsi.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Japanorama, 11/25/2012 4:51:22 AM     (No. 9032701)

Does that include the damage to the Republican Party caused by his liplock on Obama´s butt cheek?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: east texas country boy, 11/25/2012 11:01:57 AM     (No. 9032997)

Being a Christian I feel very sorry for all of those in New Jersey who have suffered so much. Being from Texas it has been a long time since the Federal Government did much for us other than doing all in it´s power to keep us from drilling for oil and gas. Christie of course is a politician and must do what he is doing to keep the folks at home happy so they will vote for him again. If he was a true conservative he would tell the Feds to take a flying leap and get on with repairing his state as we in Texas have learned to do.



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