Storm relief requests would consume Obama's entire tax increase on the wealthy for 2013, and then some.<quoted text>
WASHINGTON — Local officials on Wednesday condemned reports that the White House is considering a storm recovery plan that would lowball New York and other states affected by Hurricane Sandy.
The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have said they need $82 billion to rebuild after the storm, but the White House hinted Wednesday that it would ask for just $50 billion.
That figure “unfortunately does not meet all of New York and New Jersey’s substantial needs,” New York Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand said in a joint statement with their Garden State colleagues.
Reps. Pete King (R-L.I.) and Nita Lowey (D-Westchester) called the number “insufficient,” while Rep. Michael Grimm (R-S.I.), whose constituents were among those hardest hit by the storm, said the figure “certainly falls short of our needs.”
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Obama Hurricane Sandy Failure: we are all appalled by the lack of food, gas, water, heat, and the basic essentials of life throughout the storm zone, Obama’s government doesn’t look so good anymore.
Plus, a significant portion of the money would go to the "wealthy."