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House approves $50.6B
in superstorm Sandy aid

The Record [Hackensack, NJ], by Shawn Boburg *

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Posted By:Ribicon, 1/15/2013 10:35:12 PM

Washington — The approval late Tuesday of a $50.6 billion Sandy aid package in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives raised hopes among its supporters that federal money would begin flowing into storm-battered New Jersey within months. Just how quickly that will happen, however, was not immediately clear late Tuesday, after the House approved the measure with a 241-180 vote that exposed painful divisions among Republicans. Officials said the Senate is expected to approve the measure next week and send it to President Obama for his signature as Memorial Day — and the start of the lucrative summer season at

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Our Republican-controlled House in action.

Total amounts to $160.58 from every man, woman, and child in the United States, giving a total of $5,708.10 for every resident of New Jersey. Unbelievable.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Japanorama, 1/15/2013 10:48:52 PM     (No. 9119006)

Note that nothing was given to Texas after it was damaged by drought and fire. Why? It´s a red state.
Just what Americans want: A President who plays favorites with taxpayer money.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Janjan, 1/15/2013 10:56:46 PM     (No. 9119024)

Have at it. Spend some more taxpayer booty on your pork filled spending. What´s another $56 billion anyway. it´s not your money. Enjoy it Christie. It just cost you your career and your lofty ambitions.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: busterman, 1/15/2013 11:15:17 PM     (No. 9119056)

Not yours to give: David Crockett´s speech before the House of Representatives.

Too long to post here, but please check out the link. Or you can google to find other sources.

http://www.pointsouth.com/csanet/greatmen/crockett/crocket2.htm

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Safari Man, 1/15/2013 11:38:17 PM     (No. 9119079)

Where is the list of 49 GOP scum who voted for this? Article says it was mostly from NY and NJ... really? Are there that many GOP reps from those two states? We still have work to do to purge rinos.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: billp, 1/16/2013 12:54:05 AM     (No. 9119133)

Assuming the average family´s income in the US is about $70,000 per year, what do they pay in Federal income tax? 15%? That would be about $10,500 dollars per family. How many families would it take to pay the $50,000,000,000 for this aid? I make it to be about 4,762,000 families or there about. How many tax-paying families do we have left in this country? This is only a small part of the Federal expenditures each year and the taxes paid by these families are probably needed by them.

But, that´s Liberalism - spread the misery equally.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Japanorama, 1/16/2013 2:24:08 AM     (No. 9119180)

@billp
FYI, the average annual income for an American family is closer to $50,000.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Alex, 1/16/2013 2:33:27 AM     (No. 9119184)

#4 Here´s the list you asked for:

FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 23

(Republicans in roman; Democrats in italic; Independents underlined)

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll023.xml

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/16/2013 2:44:04 AM     (No. 9119188)

So you have a lucrative summer season coming up but taxpayers have to fork over money to fix these places up.Why shouldn´t they have to pay the government back over a period of years?

Why don´t people in coastal areas have to pay through the nose for flood insurance.How much of this money is going to replace people´s yachts?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/16/2013 5:46:30 AM     (No. 9119242)

They are testing the old Keynesian stimulus idea of burying money in a hole in the ground and covering it with.garbage. Free money. Come get your free money.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: kanphil, 1/16/2013 6:02:01 AM     (No. 9119249)

...and still laden with pork. That little hitch in the appropriations process was just to convince us plebes that Congressional Republicans are looking out for us dupes. And yeah, where is that fed money for Texas wildfires?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: redinabluestate, 1/16/2013 6:13:28 AM     (No. 9119257)

Please consider that we have owned a beach home at the Jersey Shore since 1983 and have paid flood insurance all that time. FEMA is only paying a very small amount ($49,000)for remediation of the water damage even though the policy has a $250,000 limit. We would have had more money if we put that flood insurance money into a separate account. Vacations for our family are at the beach, with no travel to other destinations. The money from the government is needed for dredging the bay, as homes, boats, cars, debris have displaced the bay water and the channels are gone. This is the infrastructure that needs money, and no one has a yacht replaced. That is separate boat insurance if they even get a penny. How much has the US given to foreign countries for every disaster? Charity begins at home.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 1/16/2013 6:36:45 AM     (No. 9119276)

Big government pork, pork, pork, pork.....

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Reply 13 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 1/16/2013 6:53:51 AM     (No. 9119295)

Hang. Them. All.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 1/16/2013 7:18:49 AM     (No. 9119324)

@11 Are you getting nothing from your flood insurance? That doesn´t sound right. It´s not right that our government can pick and choose who gets help when disasters occur. You´re somewhat lucky. When Hurricane Charley hit our home in August 2004, FEMA said we had a job, money in the bank and insurance. So therefore we get zero, zip, nada for all those taxes we´ve been paying all our working lives.

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