Rep. Roe Votes Against Hurricane Sandy Relief

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Jan 4, 2013
 
Red

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Jan 4, 2013
 
Have you seen all the extra spending in the bill that goes to other states that weren't affected, and many things that have nothing to do with hurricane relief?
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Good ole' Roe... the "peoples" representative !....HA ! Typical Republican who cares more for the millionaires than the "middle class" !
Red

Smyrna, TN

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Jan 4, 2013
 
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Good ole' Roe... the "peoples" representative !....HA ! Typical Republican who cares more for the millionaires than the "middle class" !
I think he cares more about the deficit than most. Read the bill. It gives millions to things that have zero to do with hurricane relief. It is full of pork. Read it.
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Jan 4, 2013
 
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Good ole' Roe... the "peoples" representative !....HA ! Typical Republican who cares more for the millionaires than the "middle class" !
The bill is over $60 billion, and includes $2 million to repair museum roofs in Washington D.C. Also it includes $150 million for fish hatcheries in Mississippi and Alaska. It gives $5.3 billion to the Army Corps of Engineers, which is more than their entire yearly budget, with no designation of how money is to be spent.

There is $12.9 billion for "future disaster mitigation" with no way to pay for it. There is also $8 million for new GM vehicles for the employees of federal agencies who have to drive back and forth to the area. It is a typical wasteful bill that will put roofs on museums in D.C., while the poor people in the hurricane area's roofs will go unfixed. That is why Roe and others voted against it. Once more......READ THE BILL. It is not what it appears. I am glad that Roe took a stand and voted his conscience. This government waste needs to stop. This kind of crap is why your and my taxes just increased.
Typical

Greeneville, TN

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Jan 4, 2013
 
Billons in tax breaks and substities for the wealthy but nothing for the regular hard-working Americans who lost most everything to Sandy and are in need of help in getting their lives back together.
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<quoted text>The bill is over $60 billion, and includes $2 million to repair museum roofs in Washington D.C. Also it includes $150 million for fish hatcheries in Mississippi and Alaska. It gives $5.3 billion to the Army Corps of Engineers, which is more than their entire yearly budget, with no designation of how money is to be spent.
There is $12.9 billion for "future disaster mitigation" with no way to pay for it. There is also $8 million for new GM vehicles for the employees of federal agencies who have to drive back and forth to the area. It is a typical wasteful bill that will put roofs on museums in D.C., while the poor people in the hurricane area's roofs will go unfixed. That is why Roe and others voted against it. Once more......READ THE BILL. It is not what it appears. I am glad that Roe took a stand and voted his conscience. This government waste needs to stop. This kind of crap is why your and my taxes just increased.
Why did good ol' Phil not be a leader and introduce a "good" bill that could pass in the house? If he really has a better idea, as the old saying goes, the world would beat a path to his door.

Roe is like too many in the House who are good at cherry picking and taking shots at what others have done but offer nothing better.
Red

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Jan 4, 2013
 
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Billons in tax breaks and substities for the wealthy but nothing for the regular hard-working Americans who lost most everything to Sandy and are in need of help in getting their lives back together.
I read a story on albertleatribune.com that said that $ 9 billion is for hurricane relief, and $50 billion was to buy votes from some Representatives and Senators to get the vote to pass. There were 7 Republican Senators whose votes were bought by using our tax money to fund projects in Ala, Miss, Texas, and Louisiana, and these projects were put in this bill. I am glad that Roe has the balls to go against this waste, and against the party establishment.

This secured a filibuster proof majority in the Senate to push the bill through. Before you Democrats get to comfy about blaming Republicans, remember that there were Democrat votes bought the same way, and there was a Democratic Senator in Nebraska, who didn't run for re-election, whose vote was bought the same way to pass Obamacare. Also, Mary Landrieu, Dem Senator from Louisiana had her Obamacare vote bought by sending money to her state, in what was called the "Louisiana Purchase."

You all need to realize that most of these politicians take YOUR money and spend it to make themselves look better in order to stay in power, so they can use their position to make more money for themselves. Everybody hates them . They have less than a 20% approval rating, yet 94% of them got re-elected.
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Jan 4, 2013
 
Red wrote:
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You all need to realize that most of these politicians take YOUR money and spend it to make themselves look better in order to stay in power, so they can use their position to make more money for themselves. Everybody hates them . They have less than a 20% approval rating, yet 94% of them got re-elected.

That sounds like Roe's presentation of the big check recently to Takoma.
http://www.greenevillesun.com/Local_News/arti...
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Jan 4, 2013
 
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That sounds like Roe's presentation of the big check recently to Takoma.
http://www.greenevillesun.com/Local_News/arti...
I would say that Roe is trying to make himself look good, but whether there was any purchase of Roe's vote to get that stimulus money, I would not know. He may just be getting in the picture to look like he is doing something for his constituents, but this is how it is normally done with YOUR money.

The story made it sound like Takoma would be subject to fines in the future if they didn't change their records system.
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Jan 5, 2013
 
Red wrote:
<quoted text>I would say that Roe is trying to make himself look good, but whether there was any purchase of Roe's vote to get that stimulus money, I would not know. He may just be getting in the picture to look like he is doing something for his constituents, but this is how it is normally done with YOUR money.
The story made it sound like Takoma would be subject to fines in the future if they didn't change their records system.
The point is that Roe is being hypocritical when he sings the spending cut song but seeks the ink and publicity for bringing federal dollars to Greeneville. I take that to mean that pork is not pork if you bring it home.
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Jan 5, 2013
 
Typical wrote:
<quoted text>The point is that Roe is being hypocritical when he sings the spending cut song but seeks the ink and publicity for bringing federal dollars to Greeneville. I take that to mean that pork is not pork if you bring it home.
You are correct in your last sentence, but if the money has already been made available(whether you voted for it or not), would you be derelict in your duty not to mention it to your constituent?

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