Obama signs bill for Sandy flood insurance claims

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Consistent

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jan 6, 2013
Obama signs bill for Sandy flood insurance claims

Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP)-- President Barack Obama has signed into law a $9.7 billion bill to pay flood insurance claims from Superstorm Sandy.

The law increases the borrowing authority of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA had warned that it was set to run out of money without additional dollars from Congress.

The White House said more than 100,000 flood claim payments from Sandy would be delayed without the additional money.

The House has yet to act on a larger, more comprehensive Sandy aid package. Republican leaders did not bring the bill to the floor before the last session of Congress adjourned

Read more: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBA...
digger

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Jan 6, 2013
Consistent wrote:
Obama signs bill for Sandy flood insurance claims
Source: Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP)-- President Barack Obama has signed into law a $9.7 billion bill to pay flood insurance claims from Superstorm Sandy.
The law increases the borrowing authority of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA had warned that it was set to run out of money without additional dollars from Congress.
The White House said more than 100,000 flood claim payments from Sandy would be delayed without the additional money.
The House has yet to act on a larger, more comprehensive Sandy aid package. Republican leaders did not bring the bill to the floor before the last session of Congress adjourned
Read more: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBA...
SO WHAT???

I remember all of the INSANE VITRIOL after Katrina, and how "bush didn't care", and that was a FAR BIGGER STORM than this was.

Yet, obamamama has been dragging his feet, trying to portray the Republicans as "heartless", etc., etc., etc.

This disaster is OBAMA'S problem, and he has handled it horribly.
Why don't I hear of TAX INCREASES in NJ or NY to pay for this mess?

Answer: because all of those "victims" think that the rest of America should pay for it. The only problem is, is that I can't reason WHY.
digger

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Jan 6, 2013
Consistent wrote:
<quoted text>
No, Katrina was not a far bigger storm than Sandy. And the Dems handled it well - even many Republicans again.
Oh, SURE THEY DID, with that IDIOT "governor" who got ran out of town faster than a rabid possum, and that idiot mayor, ray "what's his name" that we haven't heard from in the last 5 YEARS??

Katrina submerged a MAJOR ENTIRE CITY for MONTHS, so much so, that the NFL thought that they had to "sanction" the Saint's Super Bowl Run...
digger

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jan 6, 2013
Consistent wrote:
The damage to businesses and homes was far more widespread with Sandy.
So, didn't ANY of these homes and businesses have ANY INSURANCE, instead of fleecing the taxpayer to pay for their recovery?
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#7 Jan 7, 2013
The insurance is prohibitively expensive and with natural disasters WE HAVE ALWAYS SUPPORTED FEllow AMERICANS...I see how you want your guns to kill them, rather than supporting them in a time of need, like an actual christian...
Lawton

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Jan 7, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
The insurance is prohibitively expensive and with natural disasters WE HAVE ALWAYS SUPPORTED FEllow AMERICANS...I see how you want your guns to kill them, rather than supporting them in a time of need, like an actual christian...
Once again you exhibit your ignorance of Minnesota events.

When the flood of 2012 hit up north the town involved sustained much infrastucture damage. The governments involved requsted funding for the basic infrastucture repair no pork. FEMA gave, NOTHING.

Sandy hit an area composed of islands that are called barrier islands. Barrier because they are there to protect NYC from storm damage. They performed their function HOWEVER the barrier islands were populated with low level housing on barrier islands.

There were some houses constructed higher to prevent water damage and those escaped Sandy with little or NO damage.

Now the impacted area submits a bill for reconstruction for $60,000,000,000 (sixty BILLION dollars). And the requested money includes all kinds of PORK not even related to Sandy.

Typical Liberal NYC krap. A friend tells me "NYC produces NOTHING" so why keep pouring $$$ into the sheetwhole?
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#9 Jan 7, 2013
Once again you exhibit your ignorance.... requsted
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Jan 7, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
The insurance is prohibitively expensive and with natural disasters WE HAVE ALWAYS SUPPORTED FEllow AMERICANS...I see how you want your guns to kill them, rather than supporting them in a time of need, like an actual christian...
We have supported moving them out of flood plains or not insuring them. Cases in point, Mississippi River bottom Lilydale, or the Red River Valley in Fargo. I say we buy them out, and if they want to live along the ocean, buy their own insurance. It isn't like a hurricane only occurs every hundred years or something. Why should the rest of the country continue to subsidize under insured coastal property?
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#11 Jan 7, 2013
So, you're entire premise is Sandy has wiped them out before ??? WOW ! No point in answering, you're STILL a moron...
Bridgework

Lincoln, NE

#12 Jan 7, 2013
Consistent wrote:
<quoted text>
No, Katrina was not a far bigger storm than Sandy. And the Dems handled it well - even many Republicans again.
Katrina was a far more damaging storm resulting in $43 billion more damage and 1,702 more deaths.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Katrin...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Sandy

Katrina was also a more powerful storm.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#13 Jan 7, 2013
Seems FEMA paid with Katrina, too...
Lawton

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Jan 7, 2013
non-starter wrote:
<quoted text>We have supported moving them out of flood plains or not insuring them. Cases in point, Mississippi River bottom Lilydale, or the Red River Valley in Fargo. I say we buy them out, and if they want to live along the ocean, buy their own insurance. It isn't like a hurricane only occurs every hundred years or something. Why should the rest of the country continue to subsidize under insured coastal property?
OR mandate ALL reconstructed houses are constructed at an elevation high enough to not be damaged by the next Sandy.

A homeowner was interviewed who said she constructed her house much higher than others in the area. Other howmowners asked why she was building it so high, now they know why.

Why is every disaster in NYC and in large cities rewarded with all kinds of PORK BILLIONS!!

Yet Northern Minnesota gets a very heavy rainfall destroying roads, bridges, etc and FEMA compenstaion is nil.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Jan 7, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
So, you're entire premise is Sandy has wiped them out before ??? WOW ! No point in answering, you're STILL a moron...
So your entire premise is that no hurricanes or storms occur with frequency along the ocean? mr low integrity poster, that is even a stretch for you.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#16 Jan 7, 2013
Were we talking about the entire ocean or Sandy... Hint- TITLE !!!
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Jan 7, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
Were we talking about the entire ocean or Sandy... Hint- TITLE !!!
So your contention is that beachfront property in New Jersey, New York, and Boston has never before been hit by a Noreaster or hurricane, and we should pay to insure and re-build all this property now and forever into the future. Thank you mr low integrity, insane poster.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#18 Jan 7, 2013
My contention isn't that at all, but when you have to spew inanities, you're the NUT-SO writer... LMAOROTFU~! I was fine discussing the topic, I see you have no self control.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#19 Jan 7, 2013
Were we talking about the entire ocean or Sandy... Hint- TITLE !!!

Were we talking about the entire ocean or Sandy... Hint- TITLE !!!

Were we talking about the entire ocean or Sandy... Hint- TITLE !!!

Were we talking about the entire ocean or Sandy... Hint- TITLE !!!
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Jan 7, 2013
Amused Slew wrote:
Were we talking about the entire ocean or Sandy... Hint- TITLE !!!
Were we talking about the entire ocean or Sandy... Hint- TITLE !!!
Were we talking about the entire ocean or Sandy... Hint- TITLE !!!
Were we talking about the entire ocean or Sandy... Hint- TITLE !!!
Are we talking about storms that destroy oceanfront property rebuilding being paid for by the rest of the US each and every time from now on, or once and done? I am talking about the latter, you are talking about sentence structure mr low integrity poster.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#21 Jan 7, 2013
My contention isn't that at all, but when you have to spew inanities, you're the NUT-SO writer... LMAOROTFU~! I was fine discussing the topic, I see you have no self control. Poor non-sense....

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