Senate requires $3.4 billion spending...

Senate requires $3.4 billion spending offsets for Sandy aid bill

There are 20 comments on the Reuters story from Dec 21, 2012, titled Senate requires $3.4 billion spending offsets for Sandy aid bill. In it, Reuters reports that:

The U.S. Senate on Friday required that $3.4 billion of the superstorm Sandy reconstruction aid bill be offset by spending cuts next year, a move that Democrats said set a "dangerous precedent" for future disaster funding.

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Cat74

United States

#1 Dec 21, 2012
Democrats made this bill a Christmas present to all their unfortunates of every description. And they are coming for the guns just like I said they would. Hundreds have died in Obama's old neighborhood, many little black children, but he waited until after the election, when there were dead white children to start grabbing the guns. So phony. One gun supplier sold 3.5 years supply of magazines in 3 days. By the time the new laws are voted on there will be millions of stocpiles all over the land.
Eric Gustafson

Yorktown, VA

#2 Dec 21, 2012
More Republican Penny pinching again. This is what cause the deaths of our Ambassador in Benghazi, the same Penny Pinching and cutting funds prevent enhanced Security Personnel and Facility Enhancements to protect our diplomatic missions abroad.
Cat74

United States

#3 Dec 21, 2012
The money had been appropriated until October 1st, but the Democrats pulled the security in August so there would be money for drunken parties for the Secretary of State. Have you not seen her involvement in drunken parties? Disgusting.
Eric Gustafson

Yorktown, VA

#4 Dec 21, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
The money had been appropriated until October 1st, but the Democrats pulled the security in August so there would be money for drunken parties for the Secretary of State. Have you not seen her involvement in drunken parties? Disgusting.
Clinton Says G.O.P. Cuts Would Hurt U.S. Interests
By CARL HULSE
Published: February 14, 2011

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warned Monday that Republican-proposed cuts in foreign aid to be considered by the House this week would harm the nation’s security interests and standing across the globe.

In a letter to the House Appropriations Committee and in a visit to Capitol Hill for a private meeting with the House speaker, John A. Boehner, Mrs. Clinton sounded the alarm about reductions that she said amounted to a 16 percent decrease for the State Department from current spending and a 41 percent cut in money available for humanitarian programs.

“Cuts of this magnitude will be devastating to our national security, will render us unable to respond to unanticipated disasters and will damage our leadership around the world,” Mrs. Clinton said in a letter to Representative Harold Rogers, Republican of Kentucky and chairman of the Appropriations Committee.
spud

United States

#5 Dec 22, 2012
Eric Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>
Clinton Says G.O.P. Cuts Would Hurt U.S. Interests
By CARL HULSE
Published: February 14, 2011
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warned Monday that Republican-proposed cuts in foreign aid to be considered by the House this week would harm the nation’s security interests and standing across the globe.
In a letter to the House Appropriations Committee and in a visit to Capitol Hill for a private meeting with the House speaker, John A. Boehner, Mrs. Clinton sounded the alarm about reductions that she said amounted to a 16 percent decrease for the State Department from current spending and a 41 percent cut in money available for humanitarian programs.
“Cuts of this magnitude will be devastating to our national security, will render us unable to respond to unanticipated disasters and will damage our leadership around the world,” Mrs. Clinton said in a letter to Representative Harold Rogers, Republican of Kentucky and chairman of the Appropriations Committee.
They better start displaying a little leadership here at home before they presume to occupy a leadership position in the world. As usual, Hillary is a total bufoon.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#7 Dec 22, 2012
Eric Gustafson wrote:
More Republican Penny pinching again. This is what cause the deaths of our Ambassador in Benghazi, the same Penny Pinching and cutting funds prevent enhanced Security Personnel and Facility Enhancements to protect our diplomatic missions abroad.
The Senate is under a liberal majority again idiot. Have Santa bring you a brain this year.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#8 Dec 22, 2012
Eric Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>
Clinton Says G.O.P. Cuts Would Hurt U.S. Interests
By CARL HULSE
Published: February 14, 2011
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warned Monday that Republican-proposed cuts in foreign aid to be considered by the House this week would harm the nation’s security interests and standing across the globe.
In a letter to the House Appropriations Committee and in a visit to Capitol Hill for a private meeting with the House speaker, John A. Boehner, Mrs. Clinton sounded the alarm about reductions that she said amounted to a 16 percent decrease for the State Department from current spending and a 41 percent cut in money available for humanitarian programs.
“Cuts of this magnitude will be devastating to our national security, will render us unable to respond to unanticipated disasters and will damage our leadership around the world,” Mrs. Clinton said in a letter to Representative Harold Rogers, Republican of Kentucky and chairman of the Appropriations Committee.
yada yasda yada......we are racing to the cliff, the President as our leader looks to finding the answer in Hawaii. Aloha he says. What cliff. I haven't had a vacation in 4 months.

OBAMA URGENCY TAKES A BREAK...

'Cool off, drink some egg nog, sing some carols'...
Don Joe

Maple Grove, MN

#9 Dec 22, 2012
How about if we simply shut down all schools in the nation for the next 6 months to pay for it?

Or perhaps we could tell all sick people to wait for 5 months to see any doctor and use that money?

Or perhaps we could invite those we are at war against in Afghanistan to put the war on hold for six months to pay to rebuild those homes on the waterfront in Manhattan?
Your Ex

New York, NY

#10 Dec 22, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
The money had been appropriated until October 1st, but the Democrats pulled the security in August so there would be money for drunken parties for the Secretary of State. Have you not seen her involvement in drunken parties? Disgusting.
Have you
Ever
Posted on the Forums
Sober?
Village Mystery

Huntsville, AL

#12 Dec 22, 2012
They are cutting like crazy in European countries. Why don't Democrats want to be like them in that regard? They seem to find debt a very serious and sickening condition over there.

The job isn't quite finished over here though but it soon will be. While Democrats can play the role of "give give give" it's just a short time before Dems control it all.

Unfortunately for the country there is only the quest to destroy all opposition and to increase the power of the federal government and that is the only thing that Democrats will act on these days. And it's also unfortunate that the "opposition" to them isn't worth a shit. Government wins - America loses.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#13 Dec 22, 2012
Take that $3.4 billion out of the so-called
"defense" budget. The Pentagon won't even know
it's missing. Chump change compared to the $700 billion our military-industrial complex gets
to divvy up.

Or how about school lunches, a la Ronald Reagan?
Cat74

United States

#16 Dec 22, 2012
OMG, Clinton has not told the truth since she learned to talk. And it is very difficult for Republicans to reduce anything from the budget that has not existed since President Bush provided the last on in 2008.

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Draketown, GA

#17 Dec 22, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
OMG, Clinton has not told the truth since she learned to talk. And it is very difficult for Republicans to reduce anything from the budget that has not existed since President Bush provided the last on in 2008.
I bet her headache doesn't go away until after she is no longer SOS.
Cat74

United States

#18 Dec 22, 2012
No, but her incompetence will not keep her from being elected President in 2016 by the same mentally challanged people who reelected Obama in November.
spud

United States

#19 Dec 23, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
No, but her incompetence will not keep her from being elected President in 2016 by the same mentally challanged people who reelected Obama in November.
You're right. We can't underestimate those mentally challenged people. She talks for a half hour and says absolutely nothing, but then the MSM takes over proclaiming her to be one of this countries brightest stars. Of course all the non thinking ignoramouses cheer at this ridiculous position. In a frenzy to show their concern, they will run to the polls where they think they will be saving the country. Her followers are like the 'Moonies' of the seventies except their brainwashing comes from the corporate media. It's sad that such a large number of mentally weak people can be manipulated by this propoganda.
Eric Gustafson

Yorktown, VA

#22 Dec 23, 2012
This will be new news for you.

It's the Republican Majority in the House of Representatives that determines where the Federal Funds are Appropriated.

Appropriated means to portion federal funds for spending, you stupid SOB, it's not the Senate.... ROFLMAO

You should consider repeating the 4th Grade if you're going to post on politics.
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>The Senate is under a liberal majority again idiot. Have Santa bring you a brain this year.
Your Ex

United States

#23 Dec 23, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
No, but her incompetence will not keep her from being elected President in 2016 by the same mentally challanged people who reelected Obama in November.
Yes, best to
Give up now
Instead of harboring
Illusions
Of regaining power this
Century.
Your Ex

United States

#24 Dec 23, 2012
Cat74 wrote:
OMG, Clinton has not told the truth since she learned to talk. And it is very difficult for Republicans to reduce anything from the budget that has not existed since President Bush provided the last on in 2008.
Obama held his nose and signed an
Omnibus spending bill in 2009
The actual last fully approved and signed
Federal Budget was
Bill Clinton in 1997.
But it's
SO CUTE
When you try!!!
http://prospect.org/article/does-congress-eve...
tiny tank

Fort Worth, TX

#26 Dec 24, 2012
Eric Gustafson wrote:
<quoted text>google tom heneganClinton Says G.O.P. Cuts Would Hurt U.S. Interests
By CARL HULSE
Published: February 14, 2011
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warned Monday that Republican-proposed cuts in foreign aid to be considered by the House this week would harm the nation’s security interests and standing across the globe.
In a letter to the House Appropriations Committee and in a visit to Capitol Hill for a private meeting with the House speaker, John A. Boehner, Mrs. Clinton sounded the alarm about reductions that she said amounted to a 16 percent decrease for the State Department from current spending and a 41 percent cut in money available for humanitarian programs.
“Cuts of this magnitude will be devastating to our national security, will render us unable to respond to unanticipated disasters and will damage our leadership around the world,” Mrs. Clinton said in a letter to Representative Harold Rogers, Republican of Kentucky and chairman of the Appropriations Committee.
google;tom henegan,,read his back reports about 1.5 trillion for usa treasury from leo wanta.
McGruff

Greensburg, KY

#27 Dec 24, 2012
Don Joe wrote:
How about if we simply shut down all schools in the nation for the next 6 months to pay for it?

Or perhaps we could tell all sick people to wait for 5 months to see any doctor and use that money?

Or perhaps we could invite those we are at war against in Afghanistan to put the war on hold for six months to pay to rebuild those homes on the waterfront in Manhattan?
or we could defund foreign nations or phoney green battery makers. We could start by only funding what is needed and not for campaign paybacks for liberals wish list of spending.

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