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Sandy relief bill has hitchhikers
USA Today, by Editorial

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 1/10/2013 5:48:30 AM

Disaster relief bills usually fly through Congress like legislative comets. But not the $60 billion package for Superstorm Sandy, most of which is still crawling along more than two months after the storm hit. This sluggishness has triggered howls of outrage and charges of backstabbing from the New York and New Jersey delegations. Truth be told, though, the bill is generous to fault, rushing spending that in many cases needs much closer scrutiny. Even in Washington, $60 billion is a lot of money. In fact, it´s almost exactly how much the government will collect

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/10/2013 6:16:03 AM     (No. 9108324)

Bush´s response to Katrina was lightning speed compared to Obama´s response other than the stupid photo op to show he cared.While these people were struggling with food,lack of housing and heat,Obama was at a holiday resort,basking in the sun ans playing golf into the wee hours.

But of course the slow response had nothing to do with Obama´s poor leadership,it was misguided republicans who shunned the additional non germane pork add ons.

What this demonstrates is that the culture of spending is still alive and well in DC despite the overwhelming national debt.To me, the people campaigning for the additional spending are traitors like Obama accusing Bush of being unpatriotic for his measly $400 billion deficits.

Bush and congress had a gun to their heads to overspend on Katrina because the race baiters were out in force. the main culprits in the disaster were the governor of La. at the ime and the hapless mayor of NO,who´s now under investigation for some criminal scheme.

Flying over Katrina wasn´t good enough for Bush,who the left thought he should have been there with flippers on dragging people out of the water.

On a catastrophe this big,you need recon info to make a plan of action, that takes several day at least to put together.Sandy was a much easier area to diagnose and the Obama crew were still flatfooted.

I haven´t seen one ounce of criticism of the current FEMA director who makes Brownie look like a genius by comparison.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Kerryman, 1/10/2013 6:26:03 AM     (No. 9108333)

This bill should also have the repeal of the $76 Billion in Crony Capitalism "Tax Extenders" from the Fiscal Cliff Bill attached and send it back to the senate. It pays for Sandy. This article is posted earlier on Lucianne today.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/tim-carney-tax-hikes-on-the-rich-to-pay-for-corporate-welfare/article/2518058

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Reply 3 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 1/10/2013 6:48:31 AM     (No. 9108366)

Whose pockets are full from the million$ sent in by the citizens?

FEMA has become so politicized it is useless. Its benefits are available to you only if you´re black or a democrat.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mikeyt64, 1/10/2013 8:50:47 AM     (No. 9108536)

But wait, Crispy Cream guaranteed there was no pork in this bill. WTH? Is it possible he´s lying. I mean USA is a far left news outlet after all.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/10/2013 9:05:37 AM     (No. 9108569)

Hey I was impacted, the wash over of stupidity directly impacted me...send me da money!

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