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In an about face, House Speaker
Boehner promises quick action on $60
billion in Hurricane Sandy aid

New York Daily News, by Joseph Straw , Erin Durkin

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Posted By:Toledo, 1/3/2013 7:37:42 AM

Facing a storm of outrage, House Speaker John Boehner did an about face Wednesday and promised to quickly pass $60 billion in Hurricane Sandy aid - a day after abruptly canceling a vote on the package.Officials from New York and surrounding states had spent much of the day blasting Boehner for initially yanking the Sandy aid from consideration. Some of the fiercest criticism came from fellow Republicans. His voice shaking, Rep. Pete King (R-Long Island) took to the House floor Wednesday morning to launch an extraordinary attack on Boehner, his political leader.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: graniteman2009, 1/3/2013 7:39:52 AM     (No. 9096035)

Wow, no surprise here. Can someone, anyone, please tell Boehner it is time to resign.

Just go away.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: RLowe, 1/3/2013 7:46:41 AM     (No. 9096044)

Is Pete King a conservative only when the money is needed somewhere else?Christy?

Get the pork out of the bill first,then vote on it.

Storm relief isn´t the federal governments job anyway.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: M2, 1/3/2013 7:47:20 AM     (No. 9096045)

Could it be that this was his plan all along and that it´s not an "about face" at all? Could it be he wanted to deal with the "fiscal cliff", get it off his plate, then immediately get cracking on Sandy aid?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Country Boy, 1/3/2013 7:51:23 AM     (No. 9096049)

Shouldn´t get one dime. If you need flood insurance, get out your local Yellow Pages and call one of the phone numbers.

Plus, see how NJ Transit lost hundreds of millions of dollars of railroad cars because they left them in the flood plain. NYC Police did something as stupid as well with one of their auto impound facilities.

Why reward incompetence?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 1/3/2013 7:59:10 AM     (No. 9096054)

But I thought all these celebrities solved al, the Sandy problems with their stupid concert...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 1/3/2013 8:00:26 AM     (No. 9096057)

To be fair, Christie threatened to eat him.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: artman1746, 1/3/2013 8:16:35 AM     (No. 9096084)

Typical. If $10 billion will do, throw $60 billion at it. And if anyone objects then they are just cruel and heartless. Just a fine example of why we are in the financial mess we are in.

And it appears the only way to ever right this sinking liberaalized ship is for it all to collapse.

So don´t be too scared. Whatever we must go through will simply be what must happen when the parasite of liberalism finds a host and sucks the lifeblood out of it.

As it always does. It´s coming.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: revdeppisch316, 1/3/2013 8:17:28 AM     (No. 9096085)

This is why Secession isn´t such a bad idea!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: nonsense, 1/3/2013 8:25:00 AM     (No. 9096095)

Pork, pork, pork...so sick of the waste. Our congresscritters do not represent the interest of the taxpayers.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/3/2013 8:27:20 AM     (No. 9096100)

A lesson about insurance:
Insurance for your home is purchased from the company of your choice, for fire, theft, etc. In my state, an additional Hurrican policy can be purchased, again from the company of choice..it is expensive, and carries a 2% of total value of home deductible.
Flood insurance is NOT sold by insurance companies, but can be purchased from FEMA.
I carry all three and pay the premiums.
My understanding is that FEMA has not paid a single claim in NJ or NY after 66 days.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 1/3/2013 8:39:00 AM     (No. 9096121)

Can you imagine the outrage at Bush if that situation had been going on after Katrina #11? Maybe King and Boehner need to direct their ire at Obama and FEMA instead of ripping off the taxpayers with another edition of the pork express.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 1/3/2013 8:45:27 AM     (No. 9096134)

#11, thanks for the lesson on insurance but I can´t afford the insurance because the payment on my BMW consumes too much of my discretionary funds.

Well, I guess that´s not the whole reason. We like to eat out often at Ruth´s Chris Steakhouse, too. And then there´s my wife´s penchant for shopping at Neiman´s and our need to vacation in Europe every year. Oh, and there´s that pesky house payment, itself, which we could only qualify for through shenanigans.

Those, #11, are the reasons you need to pay for my loss instead of expecting me to cover it myself. God you´re heartless, #11.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Echohawk, 1/3/2013 9:03:56 AM     (No. 9096177)

There were too many riders (pork) on the bill, for GitMo, Alaska, Ohio, Georgia. And this was the week when the GOP was trying to limit spending!
The Speaker has promised to start presenting another bill tomorrow and I believe him.
And...why hasn´t FEMA paid out any money yet? Are they expecting the taxpayers to bail out the NE?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 1/3/2013 9:33:20 AM     (No. 9096245)

For the people that had flood insurance, FEMA is responsible to make payment to them.



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Reply 15 - Posted by: retiree, 1/3/2013 9:46:00 AM     (No. 9096270)

I get the feeling that if you think Boehner is wrong then you approve the billions of pork that was stuffed into the bill.
Well, I don´t approve of it and think those responsible should be held accountable. Let them be the ones to explain to those waiting for help as to why they aren´t getting it.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: azusaman, 1/3/2013 10:06:44 AM     (No. 9096327)

Maybe it should be paid for by Obamacare as a preexisting condition.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: lylacat, 1/3/2013 10:10:14 AM     (No. 9096338)

Boehner has to go.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/3/2013 10:21:01 AM     (No. 9096361)

Boehner can´t even stand for his own descisions. As for GOP outrage in NY or New Jersey, they seemed pretty content when the storms were elsewhere.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: lhlande, 1/3/2013 10:26:52 AM     (No. 9096380)

Cute single obammey, will let you do it bannie? Remember the kneepads!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Rinktum, 1/3/2013 10:58:52 AM     (No. 9096458)

Everyone has their hand out to the American voter. We have become a nation of beggars. Personal responsibility has gone by the wayside. The choices you make regarding where you want to live has consequences. I can´t understand why some Americans are more equal than others. Some parts of the country receive aid and others get nothing. Who make these decisions? One thing is for cetain these aid bills need to stand alone.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 1/3/2013 11:04:25 AM     (No. 9096473)

I think it is important to remember that this is all George W. Bush´s fault. After all, if Brownie had not left FEMA in such bad shape during and after Katrina, then The Won would not have inherited this FEMA mess that he is "hard at work" to clean up and make right. Had Bush done the job correctly Ears would have more time to jet to Hawaii and play golf with his fellow problem solvers. As it is he has to give up multiple rounds of golf each week in order to focus on the TOTUS, solver of all Bush problems. Had Bush had such a miracle device as the All Knowing, All Seeing TOTUS, then all would be right with the United States as The Won leads us to the Marxist promised land.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Susieq1, 1/3/2013 11:11:38 AM     (No. 9096487)

Gosh the man does change his mind like the wind blowing. He is always going to stand firm on something and then he caves, wish washy. As far as the aid bill for hurricane Sandy clean it up remove all the pork.

Hurricanes, in my area,are a fact of life. Buy insurance and if you live in a flood zone buy flood insurance. On some policies you can add a rider for cost of living coverage when an incident occurs that makes your home uninhabitable.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: TheGrandWahzoo, 1/3/2013 11:41:50 AM     (No. 9096544)

Give them nothing. They got what they voted for. As a matter of fact raise their taxes while you´re at it.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/3/2013 12:42:53 PM     (No. 9096626)

One of my former graduate students works at FEMA. And when I asked her why katrina ´victims´ are still dispersed around the U.S., living in hotels, all expenses paid, she said ´because they have lawyers.´

If people choose to live on or near the water, and fail to have proper insurance, why should my tax money go to them?? Anyone have an answer for that?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: civilservant, 1/3/2013 2:13:34 PM     (No. 9096756)

#16, if you are referring to the Congress´s actions, it is simple as to why there are still people ´waiting for help´.
Government sucks at doing, and when your Governor is ADDICTED to Federal dollars and has NO CLUE how to govern or lead this is what you get.

Maybe, just maybe my fellow NJ´ers can follow the lead of the Missippian´s example and GET OFF THEIR ARSES AND GET WORKING.

Or, sit there in your FEMA motel and complain. I guess I know what the neutered American Males will choose.

Never again let me hear that somoeone is OWED respect, if you are sucking off of your baby momma´s Welfare teat, you are worthy of NOTHING.
You are a leech, and as such are lower than worm dirt.


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Reply 26 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/3/2013 2:15:09 PM     (No. 9096759)

Lol @#6

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Reply 27 - Posted by: civilservant, 1/3/2013 2:15:23 PM     (No. 9096762)

DPA:
#16, I was not calling you a leech, that was a general diatribe.

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