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Obama Sandy aid bill filled with
holiday goodies unrelated
to storm damage

New York Post, by S. A. Miller & Gerry Shields

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 12/15/2012 8:48:02 PM

Washington - President Obama’s $60.4 billion request for Hurricane Sandy relief has morphed into a huge Christmas stocking of goodies for federal agencies and even the state of Alaska, The Post has learned. The pork-barrel feast includes more than $8 million to buy cars and equipment for the Homeland Security and Justice departments. It also includes a whopping $150 million for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to dole out to fisheries in Alaska and $2 million for the Smithsonian Institution to repair museum roofs in DC. An eye-popping $13 billion would go to

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If the GOP is blind to this, that their voters would want waste and pork at a time when spending itself is out of control, they need to be replaced. These kind of bills should have no place in this current and on-going faltering economic climate. [No mention about how much Christie´s state was getting, or what for].

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: cartcart, 12/15/2012 8:54:48 PM     (No. 9068253)

We keep voting the bastards in. Why complain?
Vote them out!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pearson365, 12/15/2012 8:59:37 PM     (No. 9068254)

Re: An eye-popping $13 billion would go to “mitigation” projects to prepare for future storms.


The article does not explain what mitigation projects mean. Possibly seawalls and major dredging projects, but the environmental agencies and greens would violently oppose these measures. Buying now worthless shore front homes and home sites could be plan, but these homes should not have been built in hurricane prone areas. And, the federal government should never have provided taxpayer subsidized flood insurance to encourage such development

Guaranteed to be another huge waste of our money.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kono, 12/15/2012 9:07:52 PM     (No. 9068259)

The campaigner-in-chief seems to excel at making shopping lists, while lacking even the basic economic acumen to limit the spending to any kind of realistic budget.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 12/15/2012 9:23:40 PM     (No. 9068275)

Somewhere in the really tiny print there will be the requirement that only high cost union labor can be used, so that the democrat money laundering operations can continue. It takes a dozen union men half a day to install a stop sign. Whole careers will be built on repairing Sandy´s damage.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: John c, 12/15/2012 9:30:25 PM     (No. 9068282)

This is so wrong.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jl80863, 12/15/2012 9:31:55 PM     (No. 9068284)

"Never let a crisis go to waste in screwing the taxpayers."

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Passion, 12/15/2012 9:37:44 PM     (No. 9068292)

And people said Herman Cain was stupid to propose a limit of the length a bill could be, which was designed specifically to keep bills from being loaded up with non related items.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: snapper451, 12/15/2012 9:38:33 PM     (No. 9068294)

Just say no!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/15/2012 10:29:30 PM     (No. 9068351)

#7, yes, I remember. The GOP should not pass the bill through the House. No, nada, never. Quit getting bamboozled. Wake up.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: realrep, 12/15/2012 10:35:14 PM     (No. 9068356)

Is there a provision that the homeless people will get to choose either a dumpster or a shed to live in?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: busterman, 12/15/2012 11:34:55 PM     (No. 9068408)

Everything 0bama does is ´shovel ready´. What he´s ´shoveling´ is the key.

HINT: It ain´t jobs.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: LanieLou, 12/16/2012 12:02:43 AM     (No. 9068444)

Poor Obozo is accustomed to an open account like the Stimulus funds... which never were accounted for. How he must hate sending this bill to congress.

Soon, he won´t even bother. He´ll just spend it.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Twiggy, 12/16/2012 2:22:22 AM     (No. 9068532)

Flush it! What part of broke doesn´t this bozo understand?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/16/2012 3:55:32 AM     (No. 9068558)

Obama´s going to get his graft for his donors one way or another.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Adam, 12/16/2012 7:34:58 AM     (No. 9068659)

And thousands of residents of the Red Hook housing project (people of color all) still have no power. Wonder why Kanye West didn´t say "Obama doesn´t care about black people."

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Reply 16 - Posted by: LZK, 12/16/2012 7:44:24 AM     (No. 9068674)

Had to throw in the millions for Alaska -- to make Alaska look bad....

Com´on Sarah -- refuse the money....

Anyone who gives money to aid Sandy victims had best be very careful WHO they contribute to..... Check it out....

AND -- vote the DCmobsters out who keep extorting taxpayer´s money...

AND you wonder "why" WE conservatives are against hiking of taxes... The DCmobsters spend every penny they demand/mandate (take your pick).

LZK

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Janjan, 12/16/2012 8:13:23 AM     (No. 9068709)

Cuomo is trying to whitewash this by declaring ´there is no Plan B´. Get one buddy.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/16/2012 9:31:23 AM     (No. 9068871)

Well, there´s proof! There is no way to cut spending other than the military.
"Mitigation" can defined as the cost of umbrellas for the hundreds of new bureaucrats that will be needed to dole out the money to His supporters.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: oh-heck, 12/16/2012 9:57:17 AM     (No. 9068929)

Each paid or volunteer would should prepare a coulda, woulda, shoulda, list.

Examples might be:

Why didn´t we preposition supplies of water, food, and generators on high ground central to each area, particularly each island, known to have flooding problems.

Why didn´t we have a review with officials of NY and NJ to ensure that all rolling stock had been repositioned to high ground and that temporary measures were taken to raise the ends of tunnels above the predicted storm surge of a category 1 storm?

Why does the Salvation Army have hot food and water immediately after the storm, while we don´t even know where our water is?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: nimby, 12/16/2012 10:52:13 AM     (No. 9069062)

Line item veto

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Reply 21 - Posted by: RancherJack, 12/16/2012 11:31:42 AM     (No. 9069132)

Republican Outrage?

(crickets)

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Reply 22 - Posted by: strike3, 12/16/2012 12:06:53 PM     (No. 9069202)

It´s time to admit the fact that the U.S. Government is not working on the side of the American people. We need to throw them all out by whatever means and replace them with people who want to do the job right. It´s broken at every level and they don´t have the motivation to fix it because they have already taken care of themselves.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/16/2012 2:31:59 PM     (No. 9069401)

Nothing shows the shallowness of the media (ALL of them) and both political parties than the last few days. All eyes averted from the acute suffering going on in wrecked, moldy, needy neighborhoods from Sandy. Children and their parents are still suffering terribly. They are using Newtown as their excuse, of course. The real reason is the media WANTS to protect all the Dem pols and especially Obama from criticism. Disgusting!!!!!!!!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/16/2012 2:32:57 PM     (No. 9069403)

Oops...apologies for second post...

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Reply 25 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/16/2012 10:29:02 PM     (No. 9069961)

Pork has no fiscal cliff ?

Where did all of the donated money go ?

The victims of Sandy deserve more than they are getting, but for the Red Cross to put ads on TV asking for money while newscasts for Newton, CT are on is really crass.



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