The Sandy bill was loaded with pork.<quoted text>"Oklahoma's two freshman congressmen, Jim Bridenstine and Markwayne Mullin, were among 67 Republicans to vote against nearly $10 billion in emergency relief for flood victims in the northeast United States." http://www.tulsaworld.com/article.aspx/Oklaho...
['The times they are a changin'.....Wonder what these wunder boys are sayin' now about Federal relief? If I was handing out checks, I'd say "before you get your hands on this, say it: say 'government has legitimate purposes that need to be financed.' Then say,'the whole analogy between a household budget and a government budget is bogus. Governments can print money, but households can't.' And then admit it:'when we call for balanced budgets, really we're calling for economic pain for low income people and benefits for rich bankers.' Go on, say it, or this money goes to fund Planned Parenthood and climate change research.'] "The sequestration, which your GOP politicians support, will cut funding for the National Weather Service, which performs little duties like warning about tornadoes. Is that really what you want? If not, tell them so, and at the next polls, throw the bums out.
The hatred of government regulation (i.e. of good government) by Oklahomas political class impedes regulations like ensuring that there are shelters in all public schools. All theyd have to do is not give Big Oil $200 million in tax breaks a year, and theyd have the money to implement it.
Oklahomas senators, James Inhofe and Tom Coburn, voted against relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York. You put them in office. They dont care about people like you, living through the aftermath of a natural disaster. You should remember their position when they run for reelection.
Inhofes special pleading that Oklahomas disaster is not like Sandy strikes the rest of the country as disgusting. This man is your public face, Oklahoma. Do you really want him there? You do understand that the rest of us have to support Federal relief aid for you in order for you to get it. We wont hold you hostage to Inhofes small-mindedness, but we dont appreciate your voting for him when you want our help." Check this out: http://www.juancole.com/2013/05/oklahoma-love...
Atlantic City casinos should rebuild their own boardwalk.
All non-budgeted disaster aid should be offset by cuts in other programs.
Cutting DHS ammo purchases would be a good first start.