What is Doug Collins (GA9 US House) d...

What is Doug Collins (GA9 US House) doing?

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Since: Sep 11

Jefferson, GA

#1 Jan 6, 2013
Doug Collins is our new representative in the US Congress (GA 9). As his first official vote for legislation he voted NO for Hurricane Sandy Relief.

Doug Collins votes NO for Hurricane Sandy Relief to increase funding for flood insurance.

To temporarily increase the borrowing authority of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for carrying out the National Flood Insurance Program
http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll007.xml

I just sent the following email to Doug Collins asking him why he voted NO for Hurricane Sandy Relief. You can do the same.

Message Subject: NO vote on Hurricane Sandy Relief
Message Text:
Hi Doug, I would appreciate knowing why you voted NO on Hurricane Sandy Relief. Georgia victims of tornado damage routinely get federal assistance. In the big Gainesville Tornado of 1936 when several hundred people died the federal government provided alot of assistance. Will you vote NO for any Georgia Tornado or other disaster relief in the future?.

Would you like a response? Y

https://dougcollins.house.gov/contact/email-m ...
libra

Ellijay, GA

#2 Jan 6, 2013
My neighbor watched her home burn down recently and her insurance paid the bills. So should Iowans tax dollars have replaced her house? Arizonians? Nebraskans?

Doug did good.
Enlightener

United States

#3 Jan 6, 2013
If you got your news from sources other than USA today, msnbc, or Colbert report-you would realize that for every dollar earmarked for the relief-'an offset of an additional $1.68 would go to pork projects not even within 500 miles of the northeast. Study the facts. Doug voted how he should have. We need 534 more like him to save this country.

Since: Sep 11

Adel, GA

#4 Jan 6, 2013
Enlightener wrote:
If you got your news from sources other than USA today, msnbc, or Colbert report-you would realize that for every dollar earmarked for the relief-'an offset of an additional $1.68 would go to pork projects not even within 500 miles of the northeast. Study the facts. Doug voted how he should have. We need 534 more like him to save this country.
The Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill was directed at increasing the funds in the federal government's flood insurance program. What could be wrong with this?

There was "pork" in the bill, but this is almost always the case so why discriminate here.

Here is what Charles Krauthamer had to say on Fox News.

“I think what Boehner did in postponing the vote until today was absolutely right,” Krauthammer declared.“That was a rape of the Treasury —$60 billion, including a ton of pork. The part that was essentially passed today to replenish the flood insurance. That is right, and the rest ought to be debated in regular order.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/05/krauthammer ...

Charles Krauthamer said it was the right thing to do to pass the Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill that replenished the flood insurance fund.
libra

Ellijay, GA

#5 Jan 6, 2013
And Charles Krauthamer is the final word? He is big government.

Since: Sep 11

Adel, GA

#6 Jan 6, 2013
libra wrote:
And Charles Krauthamer is the final word? He is big government.
Excuse me but Charles Krauthammer is for SMALL government. See here: "It's a basic tenet of human nature that if you're spending other people's money you'll be less careful than you would with your own, and that's the central argument against big government...."

http://www.wrko.com/blog/todd/krauthammer-gov...

Fox News loves Krauthammer.
Tads

Ellijay, GA

#7 Jan 6, 2013
Porter please take the te to read past your ignorance, Charles specifically said the only thing that needed to be passed is the Flood Ins./ the rest is WRONG and should been debated, Yet it was not just passed

I agree with Collins action the "working" people are tired of the Washington BS!

And as a matter of fact it we have a tornado that destroys my house (god forbid) I will be looking at my insurance company to assist not Washington
This thought process has got to reversed to save this country and our core principals .

Since: Sep 11

Adel, GA

#8 Jan 6, 2013
Tads wrote:
Porter please take the te to read past your ignorance, Charles specifically said the only thing that needed to be passed is the Flood Ins./ the rest is WRONG and should been debated, Yet it was not just passed
I agree with Collins action the "working" people are tired of the Washington BS!
And as a matter of fact it we have a tornado that destroys my house (god forbid) I will be looking at my insurance company to assist not Washington
This thought process has got to reversed to save this country and our core principals .
The Hurricane Sandy Relief bill on which Doug Collins voted NO was just to increase the funding for the FEMA Federal Flood Insurance program which is broke.(Ignore the pork for the moment.) Krauthammer said he supported funding federal flood insurance. Doug Collins said NO.

I personally think that the Federal government should not subsidize flood insurance. Let the private sector provide flood insurance. But private flood insurance would be unafordable. Let folks who live in flood zones move away if they can't afford private flood insurance. But that will take time and alot of people live where they live because their folks and relatives and friends live there, and have lived there for a long time.

In the mean time we should not just yank the rug out from under many folks who are just victimized by where there parents lived.

Since: Sep 11

Adel, GA

#9 Jan 6, 2013
The Federal Government provided $15 million for Georgia disaster relief for the April 27, 2011 tornadoes. Here is the record.

http://www.fema.gov/news-release/2011/07/06/a...

Who says that the Federal government should not have spent this money helping storm victims in Georgia?
Colonel Burtz

Ellijay, GA

#10 Jan 7, 2013
I'm with Buddy B. scalp them all!
I do

Franklin, GA

#11 Jan 7, 2013
I say we have tilted beyond reproach. There are private sector remedies for individuals. Say I am an attorney or physician- I elect not to get malpractice insurance- should my defense be that the government will cover damages awarded against me?
Porter Springs wrote:
The Federal Government provided $15 million for Georgia disaster relief for the April 27, 2011 tornadoes. Here is the record.
http://www.fema.gov/news-release/2011/07/06/a...
Who says that the Federal government should not have spent this money helping storm victims in Georgia?

Since: Sep 11

Dawsonville, GA

#12 Jan 7, 2013
I do wrote:
I say we have tilted beyond reproach. There are private sector remedies for individuals. Say I am an attorney or physician- I elect not to get malpractice insurance- should my defense be that the government will cover damages awarded against me? <quoted text>
Ido, you are comparing attorneys and physicans ability to buy insurance to protect their jobs with just an ordinarly joes ability to protect their living situation, or home from an unexpected disaster. Not the same thing at all.
I do

Franklin, GA

#13 Jan 7, 2013
Sure it is. Home ownership brings responsibilities and risks. Buy insurance.

Since: Sep 11

Dawsonville, GA

#14 Jan 7, 2013
I do wrote:
Sure it is. Home ownership brings responsibilities and risks. Buy insurance.
ido, folks can usually afford homeowners insurance. Indeed, they are required to buy this insurance if they have a mortgage.

If they live in a flood plain and they have a mortage, the mortgage holder will require flood insurance.

Private insuranace won't supply flood insurance at rates many people can afford and many of these people have lived where they are all their lives. Their forebears have lived there as well.

What are these folks to do? They cannot afford to move. They should throw themselves on the mercy of local charities and churches?

Since: Jul 08

Ellijay, GA

#15 Jan 7, 2013
Tads wrote:
Porter please take the te to read past your ignorance, Charles specifically said the only thing that needed to be passed is the Flood Ins./ the rest is WRONG and should been debated, Yet it was not just passed
I agree with Collins action the "working" people are tired of the Washington BS!
And as a matter of fact it we have a tornado that destroys my house (god forbid) I will be looking at my insurance company to assist not Washington
This thought process has got to reversed to save this country and our core principals .
Most of the homes damaged or destroyed by Sandy were second homes in resort areas. There is no way we should pay one penny for restoring those. If they could afford a second home, they should have had flood and storm damage insurance. And, if they lose their second home, so be it, they knew the risks.

For those whose primary homes were damaged or destroyed, why did they not have home owners insurance? It is totally irresponsible to own a home with no insurance. I bet they have cell phones and xboxes and multiple computers and a nice car. It is not the government, therefore, yours and my responsibility to fix storm damage for people without insurance. It is sad and unfortunate, but if the government steps in all we do is further reward the people that are not responsible.
Amy

Ellijay, GA

#16 Jan 7, 2013
procon1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Most of the homes damaged or destroyed by Sandy were second homes in resort areas. There is no way we should pay one penny for restoring those. If they could afford a second home, they should have had flood and storm damage insurance. And, if they lose their second home, so be it, they knew the risks.
For those whose primary homes were damaged or destroyed, why did they not have home owners insurance? It is totally irresponsible to own a home with no insurance. I bet they have cell phones and xboxes and multiple computers and a nice car. It is not the government, therefore, yours and my responsibility to fix storm damage for people without insurance. It is sad and unfortunate, but if the government steps in all we do is further reward the people that are not responsible.
I agree..Why should the general hard worker have to pay to rebuild these McMansions for the elite..Also nobody forced those long time livers to stay there.
Cant believe it!! Lets live next to the water!! Someone else will pay to fix us up!! Another example of those with their hands out..I say the $$$ is better off going to feed kids who go to bed hungry at night..
Gary

Ellijay, GA

#17 Jan 7, 2013
I agree 100% with Representative Collins' vote. Maybe if our government wasn't sending all kinds of money and aid all over the globe to such places as Haiti and other 3rd world countries who wouldn't give us the time of day, then we might have the resources to help out our own people. Insurance can be obtained from the private sector; if you can't afford it then move away from that ocean view to a hilltop. Step up people, stop being helpless and do something on your own!!!! Kudos to Representative Collins and also kudos to all Georgia Congressmen who voted no on the "fiscal cliff" deal. As for our two Senators, Mr. Chambliss and Mr Isaakson.........we will remember you in the primaries.

Since: Jul 08

Ellijay, GA

#18 Jan 7, 2013
Gary wrote:
I agree 100% with Representative Collins' vote. Maybe if our government wasn't sending all kinds of money and aid all over the globe to such places as Haiti and other 3rd world countries who wouldn't give us the time of day, then we might have the resources to help out our own people. Insurance can be obtained from the private sector; if you can't afford it then move away from that ocean view to a hilltop. Step up people, stop being helpless and do something on your own!!!! Kudos to Representative Collins and also kudos to all Georgia Congressmen who voted no on the "fiscal cliff" deal. As for our two Senators, Mr. Chambliss and Mr Isaakson.........we will remember you in the primaries.
AMEN, especially re Isakson and Chambliss!!!!
I do

Franklin, GA

#19 Jan 7, 2013
Won election 76-24 %. If he continues to be a true conservative- democrats will not even field a candidate in 2014. We need a lot more lokeh up there in dc.
Wondering

Ellijay, GA

#20 Jan 7, 2013
procon1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Most of the homes damaged or destroyed by Sandy were second homes in resort areas. There is no way we should pay one penny for restoring those. If they could afford a second home, they should have had flood and storm damage insurance. And, if they lose their second home, so be it, they knew the risks.
For those whose primary homes were damaged or destroyed, why did they not have home owners insurance? It is totally irresponsible to own a home with no insurance. I bet they have cell phones and xboxes and multiple computers and a nice car. It is not the government, therefore, yours and my responsibility to fix storm damage for people without insurance. It is sad and unfortunate, but if the government steps in all we do is further reward the people that are not responsible.
Exactly right!! They will expect the govt. to rebuld/guess what another storm hits Who is going to repay? why of course the govt. will be expected to pay.

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