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      01-17-2013, 03:33 PM   #1
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Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill

Does this make your blood boil????


The REAL TRUTH about the Hurricane Sandy relief bill.* Maybe now you
can understand why John Beohner and the GOP were a little*reluctant.*
(If in doubt, go research it yourself.)


The thieves at their best; grab the money and run.
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Just some of the pork in the Sandy bill:
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$4 million for the Kennedy Space Center .
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$8 million to buy cars and equipment for the Homeland Security and
Justice departments.

$20 million for a nationwide "Water Resources Priorities Study".
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$41 million for eight military bases including Guantanamo Bay .
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$56.8 million for charting the debris from last year's Japanese tsunami.
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$58.8 million for forest restoration on private land.
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$100 million for the federal Head Start day care program.

$150 million in funding for Alaskan fisheries.*

$188 million for new Amtrak lines (not repair, whole new lines).

$197 million “to… protect coastal ecosystems and habitat impacted by
Hurricane Sandy.”
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$5.3 billion to the Army Corps of Engineers (that's more than their
annual budget).

$10.78 billion for public transportation, most of which is allocated to
future construction and improvements, not disaster relief.
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$13 billion would go to “mitigation” projects to prepare for future
storms.

$17 billion for wasteful Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), a
program that has become notorious for its use as a backdoor earmark
program.

How does any of this have anything to do with immediate emergency
relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy?


Harry Reid passed this through the Democratically controlled Senate
then sent them all home, so that the House couldn’t send it back for
ratification (after removing the pork).* All they could do was vote it
down.* This way Harry Reid makes the Republican’s look like the bad
guys.* Reid doesn’t care about the victims of Sandy , it’s all just
about politics (beating the Republicans) for him.* Over 40 House job
creation bills sit on his desk right now, but will never see a vote.*
And people wonder why Boehner told him to go F --- himself.

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You are actually against providing relief to the victims of Hurricane Sandy? Unreal. So now in this forum we have 1 member saying "Mass Shootings are on the downward trend, we don't need to do anything about guns", and now another saying this. You guys or gals disgust me. So glad you are the minority.
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You are actually against providing relief to the victims of Hurricane Sandy? Unreal. So now in this forum we have 1 member saying "Mass Shootings are on the downward trend, we don't need to do anything about guns", and now another saying this. You guys or gals disgust me. So glad you are the minority.
You can't be serious ???????
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You can't be serious ???????
As serious as a heart attack.

I'll be happy to be the one lone voice here in the poli section that thinks it's a GOOD IDEA to provide relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
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You are actually against providing relief to the victims of Hurricane Sandy? Unreal. So now in this forum we have 1 member saying "Mass Shootings are on the downward trend, we don't need to do anything about guns", and now another saying this. You guys or gals disgust me. So glad you are the minority.
So because he/she is against pork that has nothing to do with what the bill was going to, you are disgusted???? I'm lost here.
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So because he/she is against pork that has nothing to do with what the bill was going to, you are disgusted???? I'm lost here.
And he's not even trolling...

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He's name is actually XKOOK
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He's name is actually XKOOK
Wow, now that's a zinger, you sure got me.
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You are actually against providing relief to the victims of Hurricane Sandy? Unreal. So now in this forum we have 1 member saying "Mass Shootings are on the downward trend, we don't need to do anything about guns", and now another saying this. You guys or gals disgust me. So glad you are the minority.
I'm a victim of Sandy. Tell me how $4 million to the Kennedy Space center in Florida is going to help me here in NY? How does $188 million for new Amtrak lines help me? I'll take the bill without the pork, please.

This bill is one giant give back to friends program.

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Excuse me gentlemen, Governor Christie would like a word with you...

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Excuse me gentlemen, Governor Christie would like a word with you...

Because passing the Katrina bill in 10 days worked well...

• $33.2 million for eight projects in the state of Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee Ranking Member Harry Reid (D-Nev.), including: $25 million for rural Nevada; $1.5 million for Truckee Meadows; and $725,000 for Tahoe Regional Planning

• $16.8 million for seven projects in the state of Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee member Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), including: $2.5 million for the Greenbrier River Basin; $325,000 for the Parkersburg and Vienna Riverfront Park; and $150,000 for Island Creek at Logan

• $12.9 million for 11 projects in the state of Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Pete Domenici (R-N.M.), including: $5 million for central New Mexico; $250,000 for Santa Fe; and $180,000 for the Southwest Valley, Albuquerque
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You are actually against providing relief to the victims of Hurricane Sandy? Unreal. So now in this forum we have 1 member saying "Mass Shootings are on the downward trend, we don't need to do anything about guns", and now another saying this. You guys or gals disgust me. So glad you are the minority.
You sure do have a lot of trouble with the facts (and making up quotes). Maybe you should refrain from posting until you can stay on track. I get that you don't like that guns exist, I get that you don't like the fact that mass shootings are down, I understand that you want to "do something" but do try to stay real. You are being emotional and it affects your world view--calm down.
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It's obvious that reading comprehension is a daunting task for some people. I didn't see one sentence in the OP that says the victims of Sandy shouldn't get relief.
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The bill sucks and not just because of the pork. It is not the federal governments job to provide relief to a state that was hit by a hurricane. That would be the job of the state itself. Of course that concept went bye bye many decades ago. Almost everybody see's these catastrophes across our nation and think "yeah something has to be done." Well that something is supposed to be done by citizens and the state. True story here fellas. The constitution is pretty neat its just not followed anymore
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The bill sucks and not just because of the pork. It is not the federal governments job to provide relief to a state that was hit by a hurricane. That would be the job of the state itself. Of course that concept went bye bye many decades ago. Almost everybody see's these catastrophes across our nation and think "yeah something has to be done." Well that something is supposed to be done by citizens and the state. True story here fellas. The constitution is pretty neat its just not followed anymore
+1. You want to live on the river bottom along the Mississippi, you want to live behind a levee below sea level, you want that high-risk spot on the beach along hurricane alley then you should assume the risk. To keep rebuilding these spots and paying so someone can be stubborn and stupid about risk is a pisser.
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Isn't this what insurance is for? Oh, wait, they are too big to fail.
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The system is broken. It's been like this for a long time, but no reason to accept the massive overspending by govt. if I spent more than I earn, I'll go bankrupt. Why does this concept fail to be comprehended by the lefties (admittedly, sometimes the righties forget, too). We need to cut x10 before we think about raising taxes.
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+1. You want to live on the river bottom along the Mississippi, you want to live behind a levee below sea level, you want that high-risk spot on the beach along hurricane alley then you should assume the risk. To keep rebuilding these spots and paying so someone can be stubborn and stupid about risk is a pisser.
Going back to reelop's post, even the states are hooked on Fed monies. It sucks for people to lose their homes and have to live w/o basic infrastructure for long periods of time, but <insert OldArmy's post here>. One would think that insurance companies would deem certain places insurable after a while.
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Your Sandy dollars at work:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/347489/andrew-cuomo-launches-ad-campaign-lure-businesses-ny
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