Vote on aid for Sandy victims on tap ...

Vote on aid for Sandy victims on tap in new House

There are 79 comments on the CBS News story from Jan 4, 2013, titled Vote on aid for Sandy victims on tap in new House. In it, CBS News reports that:

The first order of business for a new Congress on Friday was a scheduled vote on national flood insurance legislation to help victims of superstorm Sandy, a contentious issue for House Republicans and Speaker John Boehner, whose colleagues a day earlier only narrowly re-elected him to the job.

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Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#1 Jan 4, 2013
The first order of business for a new Congress on Friday was a scheduled vote on national flood insurance legislation to help victims of superstorm Sandy, a contentious issue for House Republicans and Speaker John Boehner, whose colleagues a day earlier only narrowly re-elected him to the job.

First order of business on Thursday, the very first:

Introduced by Michele Bachmann.

Repeal Obamacare.

For the 34th time.

Christie is rightfully pissed.
Lepor

Ames, IA

#2 Jan 4, 2013
Christie should just calm down.
Congress has very important work to do.
They have to make sure Obama's presidency ends in the destruction of America.
All christie wants to do is make his state inhabitable again, he will just have to wait.
He made his bed when he talked to Obama.
Conversing with the enemey will not be tolerated in the GOP.
The people of NJ mean nothing to congress. Congressional GOP members have been elected by the people of America to stop the presidient the people of America voted into to office for a second term. It is a adifficult job. And the people living in shelters in the freezing cold of the NJ shore wil just have to accept the fact that their plight will have to take second place to the GOPs important work of making sure nothing ever gets done the president could take credit for.
Milw TaXpayer

Racine, WI

#3 Jan 4, 2013
The GOP didn't vote on the Sandy Bill because almost half of it was loaded with "pork barrel" crap stuck in by democrats and a few republicans. The GOP was right in not voting for it. Now they can review the bill, remove the pork & force the Democrats to vote on a new slimmed down bill that saves the US taxpayer BILLION of $$$$.

Christie should just calm down and wait a couple of days. His state will get the aid they need.

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

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#4 Jan 4, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
The first order of business for a new Congress on Friday was a scheduled vote on national flood insurance legislation to help victims of superstorm Sandy, a contentious issue for House Republicans and Speaker John Boehner, whose colleagues a day earlier only narrowly re-elected him to the job.
First order of business on Thursday, the very first:
Introduced by Michele Bachmann.
Repeal Obamacare.
For the 34th time.
Christie is rightfully pissed.
Christie sold his soul for a photo op and got the normal Obama screwing in return.
Responsibility

Redwood City, CA

#5 Jan 4, 2013
Lepor wrote:
Christie should just calm down.
Congress has very important work to do.
Christie has very important work to do also.
Therealnews com

Garden City, NY

#6 Jan 4, 2013
You and I both know the whole system is corrupt and both Republicans and Democrats like it that way.

Fox News and MSNBC are both corporate hack talking air heads loyal to these two corrupt parties.

Most Republicans are conservative in name only.

Most Democrats are liberal in name only.

Obamacare is not a liberal health plan which would have provided Single Payer, Medicare For All.

Obamacare is more accurately Romneycare which was endorsed by Bob Dole and the Heritage Foundation back in the 1990s.

Obama/Clinton, Bush/Cheney John Kerry, John McCain, et cetera are all corporate hacks loyal to Wall Street.

They have to divide and conquer our ignorant masses.

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The Truth Behind the Fiscal Cliff’s Reality TV Show
January 4, 2013 / http://tinyurl.com/b7klghn
To appreciate how the kabuki theater works, consider three big outcomes of the fiscal cliff legislation that the attendant reality TV show never highlighted:
1. Bush defeats Clinton: President Clinton’s tax rates delivered big budget surpluses and one of history’s strongest rates of economic growth. By contrast, President Bush’s cuts to those tax rates birthed massive deficits and the slowest rate of economic growth in modern history. Yet, faced with the fiscal cliff’s choice between Clinton and Bush tax rates, both parties agreed to ratify almost all of the latter.
For Republicans, this victory was summed up by Bush’s former spokesman, Ari Fleischer, who said simply,“it’s fantastic.” For Democrats, their triumphant rhetoric about their one small win - restoring Clinton rates on income above $400,000 - obscures a humiliating truth. Essentially, the party that spent so much political capital to modestly raise taxes and restore fiscal sanity after the Reagan binge was bullied into undoing much of its own fiscal legacy.
2. Nobody in Washington cares about deficits: During December’s “fiscal cliff” TV show, D.C.‘s reality stars told us that they were focused on reducing the budget deficit. But, according to the Congressional Budget Office, the final bill will increase the budget deficit by $4 trillion.
3. Corporate welfare is sacrosanct: For all the effort to make wasteful spending the villain in the “fiscal cliff” TV show, Congress ultimately refused to touch that spending. Somehow, defense contractor largesse in the bloated Pentagon budget was off the table. Somehow, subsidies to corporate agribusiness were separated from the negotiations and then extended. Meanwhile, as the Roosevelt Institution’s Matt Stoller documented, the final “fiscal cliff” bill included taxpayer handouts for everything from NASCAR racetracks, to Hollywood studios, to a new Goldman Sachs headquarters.
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/01/04
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#7 Jan 4, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Christie sold his soul for a photo op and got the normal Obama screwing in return.
Yes,he did sell his soul to the derelict teabaggers, he got make a speech at their convention, he campaigned for Romney and they turn on him, just like they do everyone, even Boner.

One idiot teabagger voting to re elect Boner for speaker, cast his vote for Allen West.

113th congress.

Just as worthless as the 112th.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#8 Jan 4, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Christie sold his soul for a photo op and got the normal Obama screwing in return.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said today that it was "disgusting" that the House adjourned without voting on a $60 billion relief package for the victims of superstorm Sandy and put the blame squarely on a fellow Republican -- House Speaker John Boehner.

Christie, who is considered a possible Republican presidential candidate four years from now, said there was "only one group to blame, the Republican Party and Speaker Boehner."

Yep, Obama's fault.

Poor teabagger.
the rest of us

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Jan 4, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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Yes,he did sell his soul to the derelict teabaggers, he got make a speech at their convention, he campaigned for Romney and they turn on him, just like they do everyone, even Boner.
One idiot teabagger voting to re elect Boner for speaker, cast his vote for Allen West.
113th congress.
Just as worthless as the 112th.
And you're as worthless as you were in 2012, LOLOLOL! As you've repeatedly been told, your failed life is NOT the fault of Republicans and the government will not fix it. It is YOUR fault and your parents who indoctrinated you in the BS leftist mode.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#10 Jan 4, 2013
the rest of us wrote:
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And you're as worthless as you were in 2012, LOLOLOL! As you've repeatedly been told, your failed life is NOT the fault of Republicans and the government will not fix it. It is YOUR fault and your parents who indoctrinated you in the BS leftist mode.
Teabagger repair?

Repairing ANYTHING?

Leave it broke, it's better off.

Poor teabagger.
serfs up

Melbourne, FL

#11 Jan 4, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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Yes,he did sell his soul to the derelict teabaggers, he got make a speech at their convention, he campaigned for Romney and they turn on him, just like they do everyone, even Boner.
One idiot teabagger voting to re elect Boner for speaker, cast his vote for Allen West.
113th congress.
Just as worthless as the 112th.
You know damn well with all of those taxes there should have been no damage. Progressive utopia I tell you!
the rest of us

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Jan 4, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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Teabagger repair?
Repairing ANYTHING?
Leave it broke, it's better off.
Poor teabagger.
Poor dumb leftist turd. Your miserable failed life is YOUR fault and your parents fault. Not ours, not the government.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#13 Jan 4, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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Yes,he did sell his soul to the derelict teabaggers, he got make a speech at their convention, he campaigned for Romney and they turn on him, just like they do everyone, even Boner.
One idiot teabagger voting to re elect Boner for speaker, cast his vote for Allen West.
113th congress.
Just as worthless as the 112th.
You've got that right...until they lose the teaparty influence, and decide to work for the people, over the party...the republican's will remain the, Lost Boys.....BTW, this Aid package is for infrastructure, correct?....the homeowners, living on a coast would be responsible for their own insurance, right? Like down here.....
serfs up

Melbourne, FL

#14 Jan 4, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> You've got that right...until they lose the teaparty influence, and decide to work for the people, over the party...the republican's will remain the, Lost Boys.....BTW, this Aid package is for infrastructure, correct?....the homeowners, living on a coast would be responsible for their own insurance, right? Like down here.....
Screw the tea party influence. It is the common snese of surviving. Get out of peoples way. Stop interfering with them. Please, I beg you. Take your lumps with the corrupted on your side. Then move on. Don't let this turn ugly with your side the aggressors.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#15 Jan 4, 2013
the rest of us wrote:
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Poor dumb leftist turd. Your miserable failed life is YOUR fault and your parents fault. Not ours, not the government.
Teabagger troll.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#16 Jan 4, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> You've got that right...until they lose the teaparty influence, and decide to work for the people, over the party...the republican's will remain the, Lost Boys.....BTW, this Aid package is for infrastructure, correct?....the homeowners, living on a coast would be responsible for their own insurance, right? Like down here.....
The problem is that the insurance companies aren't going to cut a check to contractors until they get a guarantee that things will get fixed (infrastructure) in a timely manner.

Otherwise they're just pissing in the wind.

Like the teabagger congress has been doing.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#17 Jan 4, 2013
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> You know damn well with all of those taxes there should have been no damage. Progressive utopia I tell you!
I know, right.

Teabaggers should sue Sandy for breach of contract.
CBOW

Abbottstown, PA

#18 Jan 4, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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Teabagger troll.
They got their aid package, with the pork removed that would line the politicians pockets from the taxpayercoffers, so quite cryin'.
the rest of us

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Jan 4, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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The problem is that the insurance companies aren't going to cut a check to contractors until they get a guarantee that things will get fixed (infrastructure) in a timely manner.
Otherwise they're just pissing in the wind.
Like the teabagger congress has been doing.
Poor leftist turd, flailing away blaming everyone and everything other than himself for his failed, miserable life.....LOLOLOL!
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#20 Jan 4, 2013
the rest of us wrote:
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Poor leftist turd, flailing away blaming everyone and everything other than himself for his failed, miserable life.....LOLOLOL!
Teabagger troll.

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