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Christie sets Sandy damage
at nearly $37B; names former
colleague to lead recovery effort

Associated Press, by Melissa Hayes

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Posted By:Ribicon, 11/28/2012 4:28:47 PM

Governor Christie upped the cost of the New Jersey’s recovery from superstorm Sandy to $36.8 billion and hired a former assistant United States attorney to oversee the state’s rebuilding effort, he said Wednesday. Christie said the new estimate, a jump of $7.4 billion from the numbers he released last Friday, now includes supplemental mitigation, protection and prevention costs associated with helping the state prevent devastation in future natural disasters.(Snip) “We’re embarking on a serious and necessary path that is going to require a great deal of federal assistance, which I will personally advocate for, in addition to members of our

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$36.8 billion. Do I hear $40 billion? How about $50 billion? Belly up to the bar, boys, while Zero and the #1 Springsteen fan bend the taxpayers over a barrel.

Great investment opportunity for the unscrupulous; follow the money. Figure out who will "win" the bidding and make a fast fortune; that´s the way in modern America.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: KTWO, 11/28/2012 4:50:00 PM     (No. 9038145)

Can´t the legislator and Christie just seize Buffett´s money?

I know Warren has nothing to do with New Jersey but he has too much money.

Man, I only want things to be fair and that dude has too much.

And Bruce Springsteen will contribute his smaller fortune any day now. I just know he will.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 11/28/2012 4:53:21 PM     (No. 9038150)

Another made up number like the $787 billion stimulus bill in 2009.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Country Boy, 11/28/2012 5:45:40 PM     (No. 9038247)

OK, you write the check.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JAN, 11/28/2012 5:55:24 PM     (No. 9038268)

Guess that kiss netted Christie exactly nothing.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/28/2012 6:18:40 PM     (No. 9038296)

Are we taxpayers bailing out people who neglected to carry insurance?
If so, why?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: yuban, 11/28/2012 6:53:52 PM     (No. 9038351)

America is not just broke, she is broken.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: poolside, 11/28/2012 8:38:36 PM     (No. 9038461)

Who is this Christie? He longer exists to me.

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