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White House expected to seek
billions in Sandy disaster aid

Reuters, by David Lawder & Ian Simpson

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 11/27/2012 8:51:40 PM

Washington - The White House is expected in the coming days to send Congress a multi-billion dollar request to fund recovery from Superstorm Sandy, which caused an estimated $71 billion in damages in New York and New Jersey. Congressional aides said there was no clear indication of the request´s size, but some said it would likely be at least $11 billion. The Federal Emergency Management Agency´s disaster relief fund had access to about $7.8 billion as Sandy slammed the U.S. East Coast on October 29, causing widespread destruction in coastal New York and New Jersey.

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Now, we´re going to find out how much it cost 0bama to buy New York & New Jersey this last election cycle.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JAN, 11/27/2012 9:00:09 PM     (No. 9036757)

Get the billions back from the cronies.

Start with Solyndra.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: curious1, 11/27/2012 9:07:54 PM     (No. 9036765)

We´re broke. We can´t afford it. NY and NJ, take care of it yourself like fly-over country did the big flood back in 2009 and the non-NO areas hit by Katrina, for example.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Phantomll, 11/27/2012 9:37:18 PM     (No. 9036801)

Where are these billions going to come from? Øbama´s stash?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: conservative yankee, 11/27/2012 10:40:57 PM     (No. 9036865)

I would also like to know where the billions of dollars are going. Many of my family and friends were devastated in both Monmouth and Ocean County. FEMA is only offering "low interest" loans, not free money. My people don´t qualify because they earn too much from social security. Their insurance company said they don´t have the right kind of flood insurance. We have already been told by Gov Christie our property taxes will be increased, so the tackers in the blue cities have no skin the game once again. I can assure you there are several counties here in NJ that are solidly conservative but we are out numbered by the takers. Not so easy just to pick up and leave your family behind.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/27/2012 10:47:06 PM     (No. 9036873)

Would someone please account for millions of dollars in donations ?

Flood insurance should be a given part of every homwowner´s insurance policy and affordable.

What is the ´right´ kind of flood insurance ? Is that like sinkhole coverage ?


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Reply 6 - Posted by: Davids918, 11/27/2012 10:49:29 PM     (No. 9036876)

I´ll bet this figure is over $100 billion by Jan 20th.

The union jobs for road construction, schools, and all sorts of gov´t projects.

You know, trickle-down economics.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: conservative yankee, 11/27/2012 10:56:26 PM     (No. 9036887)

Re: flood ins, they were told they don´t have "National flood insurace", we´ve never heard of it. They have coverage for the contents of the house but were told it only pays if the flood comes from inside the house. This was an act of God so nothing is covered.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/28/2012 12:00:04 AM     (No. 9036940)

A hearty Amen to #2.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Country Boy, 11/28/2012 5:05:51 AM     (No. 9037027)

New cabinet post. Department of Santa Claus.

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