House set to vote on Hurricane Sandy relief package

Jan 15, 2013 Full story: The Washington Post 17

The House is set to vote Tuesday on $50 billion dollars in relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy, a package designed to speed aid to devastated communities in New York and New Jersey, and a vote that could provide an early test of the resolve of Republican deficit hawks.

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Cat74

Mchenry, IL

#1 Jan 15, 2013
The House is just supposed to overlook the $51 billion Dollars in worthless pork for the scavengers. I don't think that will happen.

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#2 Jan 15, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
The House is just supposed to overlook the $51 billion Dollars in worthless pork for the scavengers. I don't think that will happen.
But, But, But Obama's friends own the companies that the money is going to.

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#3 Jan 15, 2013
Did the democrats use the victims to fill their own pockets again?

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#4 Jan 15, 2013
Feds Delayed Arrest of 'Illegal Immigrant and Registered Sex Offender' Working for Senator Until After Election...

Obama Phone Lady Says: Darn Sure Won't Vote for Obama Again!

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#5 Jan 15, 2013
Maybe Christie is getting some in his own pocket. Why else would he kiss up to a hideous, lying, creep like Obama in the first place?

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#6 Jan 15, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
The House is just supposed to overlook the $51 billion Dollars in worthless pork for the scavengers. I don't think that will happen.
In fact the House Republicans are currently voting AGAINST their own amendment to the bill which would require all that spending to be paid for with other offsets elsewhere.

What a shocker, once again the GOPasaurs vote DOWN a pay-as-you-go proposal.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#7 Jan 15, 2013
Way to go GOPasaurs, adding MORE money to the national debt AGAIN!
Responsibility

San Mateo, CA

#8 Jan 15, 2013
Wow, lets hope those are who are Sandy victims have more brains, empathy and intelligence than the spammers above.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#9 Jan 15, 2013
Last week, two-term Representative Steven Palazzo (R-MS) sparked controversy nationwide when he voted against relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy, despite representing coastal Mississippi, one of the regions hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina and a top beneficiary of Katrina disaster aid.

But in addition to representing the region today, Palazzo was deeply involved in pressing for federal dollars in the fall of 2005. Then acting in his role as a local government official, Palazzo repeatedly appealed for federal funding to help rebuild his battered coastal Mississippi community in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

“Tell our national leaders- don’t send more inspectors- we know what’s damaged and how to fix it,” Palazzo continued.“Send us money so we can put families back together and do our part to rebuild our community.”

The handout includes a breakdown of the “Total Funds Needed Right Away,” ultimately requesting more than $38.5 million in federal largess.

In April of 2006, The Sun-Herald of Biloxi, Miss. credited Palazzo with helping the Housing Authority “win a $7.2 million grant to replace housing for displaced residents.”

Palazzo was one of 67 members - all Republicans - to vote against the $9.7 billion Sandy relief package that overwhelmingly passed the House on Friday. Laura Chambers, a spokeswoman for the congressman, provided TPM with a statement later that day in which she indicated Palazzo would have supported a bill with “offsets,” equivalent spending cuts to cover the cost of Sandy relief aid.

Offsets?

That's the ticket, unless it's MY district.

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Tawas City, Michigan

#10 Jan 15, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
Wow, lets hope those are who are Sandy victims have more brains, empathy and intelligence than the spammers above.
Wow, let's hope those hurricane Sandy "victims" have the brains to get the hell away from the coasts while the globe continues to warm....

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#11 Jan 15, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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In fact the House Republicans are currently voting AGAINST their own amendment to the bill which would require all that spending to be paid for with other offsets elsewhere.
What a shocker, once again the GOPasaurs vote DOWN a pay-as-you-go proposal.
It sure is, since Pay As You Go is what Pelosi promised when she became speaker.

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#12 Jan 15, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Wow, let's hope those hurricane Sandy "victims" have the brains to get the hell away from the coasts while the globe continues to warm....
Maybe, but we do know they won't believe Obama or his Photo ops again.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#13 Jan 15, 2013
As long as there is funding for the arts in the bill, they need to get it passed.

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#14 Jan 15, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
Wow, lets hope those are who are Sandy victims have more brains, empathy and intelligence than the spammers above.
They are the 1 percenters that own beachfront property that you despise so much. No wonder the democrats want to steal from them.

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#16 Jan 16, 2013
And the democrats go OINK! OINK! SUEEEEEEEEE!!!!
And that's just Hillary.

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#17 Jan 16, 2013
RustyS wrote:
As long as there is funding for the arts in the bill, they need to get it passed.
The White House party for GunControl needs a theme song. The children did the prop service. I missed the new ObamaSong.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#18 Jan 16, 2013
Ninthman wrote:
<quoted text>They are the 1 percenters that own beachfront property that you despise so much. No wonder the democrats want to steal from them.
I thought we were supposed to hate 1%rs, so this does make sense.

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