I remember in 1979 when my hometown of Rochester, MN had a massive flood that the Menonites and Amish drove up from Iowa to help.
Utility crews from across the eastern seaboard helped get power back after Hurricane Sandy.
After Hurricane Katrina decimated New Orleans, Americans across the nation gathered needed items and sent them down.
After the 35W bridge collapsed, we received federal aid to get it rebuilt. Nobody held our federal aid hostage over some bull**** principle that they adhered to only when politically convenient.
But that was 2007.
A Democratic activist is targeting U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen for his vote against a bill that would provide $50.5 billion in emergency relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, which decimated parts of the northeastern United States.
Carrie Lucking, executive director of the Alliance for a Better Minnesota, painted Paulsen's vote as a move to better position himself to earn the Republican Party endorsement for the 2014 Senate race against Democrat Al Franken.
The bill passed the Republican-controlled U.S. House 241-180 on Tuesday night, with Minnesota Republican U.S. Reps. Michele Bachmann and John Kline also voting against the aid package.(Star Tribune)