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67 Republicans in the House turned their back on their fellow Americans.

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    67 Republicans in the House turned their back on their fellow Americans.

    They voted against Federal money to pay for flood insurance claims due to Hurricane Sandy. Those are the same dogs who will come running with their hands out when a natural disaster hits their Red states.

     
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    Re: 67 Republicans in the House turned their back on their fellow Americans.

    On the bright side... only one of the 'no' votes was from a state that received disaster relief after Katrina.

    That's a step up from the dozens of hypocritical dooshbags who initially voted against disaster relief for tornado victims, like Cantor.

    Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-MS), whose Mississippi district is situated on the Gulf Coast, was one of 67 Republicans on Friday to vote against a $9.7 billion relief package to victims of Hurricane Sandy. 

     

     
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    Re: 67 Republicans in the House turned their back on their fellow Americans.

    "Leave disaster relief to the private sector", they say.

    Sure.

    Wal-Mart, the nation's largest employer and richest corporation, donated $25 million. 

    That's nice and all, but it's only a fraction of the estimated $50B needed to rebuild.

     

    If it were left to the private sector, the affected families would never recover.

     

     

     
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    Re: 67 Republicans in the House turned their back on their fellow Americans.

    I have to say...as unpopular as this opinion may be among my more liberal friends..I don't think that disaster relief bills should be loaded with pork. They should be targeted packages designed to help the people and businesses directly affected.  Understanding that the people affected need the help now and not weeks or months from now..I may have voted for it anyhow...I don't know..but I hate that politician complicate these things and never miss an opportunity to benefit from any disaster.

    That being said..the GOP has a majority in the House..and they have had plenty of time to craft a bill. It should have been the first order of business in the weeks after Sandy. We should not be sitting here months after the fact debating relief bills.

     
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    Re: 67 Republicans in the House turned their back on their fellow Americans.

    In response to jmel's comment:

    In response to Sistersledge's comment:

    They voted against Federal money to pay for flood insurance claims due to Hurricane Sandy. Those are the same dogs who will come running with their hands out when a natural disaster hits their Red states.



    Happy New Year!

    Read the bill Sis..............it was LOADED with pork.  Billions were/are going to things like "wildlife in Alaska" and "roof repairs to the Smithsonian".  As a person that gave to Sandy relief at a time when my family could not afford it, I`m appalled that the Democratically controlled Senate would load a much needed Sandy relief bill with millions and billions for things like automobiles for Homeland Security.

    Read the bill when you get a chance.




    Do you mean that I should read about the Pork that was heading to the Red States of Alabama, Mississippi,Louisanna and Texas ?

     
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    Re: 67 Republicans in the House turned their back on their fellow Americans.

    Can you spell H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-T-E?

     

    Why, you might ask, would the Senate be packing billions of taxpayer dollars for these areas of the country that are nowhere near the devastation brought about by superstorm Sandy into a bill designed to bring relief to those suffering from the storm that ripped the northeastern part of the nation?

    The answer can be found in a quick review of the states that are set to benefit from the Senate's extra-special benevolence - states including Alabama, Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana.

    What, you may ask, do these states far from New York and New Jersey have in common?

    Each is not only a red state, but each of these states are represented by two Republican senators.

    And what happens when you buy off seven Republican senators with a package of goodies under the guise of storm relief supposedly meant to benefit two blue states?

    You get yourself a filibuster proof piece of legislation.

    Coincidence? Not at all. We know this because Harry Reid told us so in press conference held on December 20, a time when everyone's attention was so glued to the fiscal cliff drama that any talk of any other bills was completely lost in the wind.

    Here's what Majority Leader Reid had to say:

    "We have other important things to do here in the Senate. We have - we're going on almost two months now without giving relief to the northeast who were struck by that violent storm, Sandy. 700,000 or 800,000 homes destroyed in New Jersey and New York alone. When Irene struck, we acted very quickly. We didn't wait and say, well let's see, Alabama has two Republican senators, Mississippi has two Republican senators, Texas has two Republican senators, Louisiana has one Republican senator,"

    While it would appear that Reid figured out - all on his own - that adding in these pork benefits for his Republican colleagues would insure passage of the relief bill without requiring the need to devote endless hours heading off yet another GOP filibuster effort, it is clear that these GOP senators - each and every one of them a supposed mortal enemy of unnecessary government spending - did not rush to request that the money be removed from the bill so as to save the nation a few billion bucks.

    Apparently, these deficit hawks only spread their wings when they are flying in full public view.

    But when nobody is looking? Let the pork flow.

    Can you spell h-y-p-o-c-r-i-t-e?

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2013/01/03/pork-holding-up-senate-sandy-relief-bill-funneled-into-the-troughs-of-gop-deficit-hawks-you-betcha/

     
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    Re: 67 Republicans in the House turned their back on their fellow Americans.

    You guys are defending the wrong vote - there's a second $60 billion bill being drafted that does include pork, but there is zero pork in the 9.7 billion flood insurance bill.   But still, 67 Republicans voted against it.  Including Paul Ryan.

     

     
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    Re: 67 Republicans in the House turned their back on their fellow Americans.

    89

     
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    Re: 67 Republicans in the House turned their back on their fellow Americans.

    In response to jmel's comment:

    Hmmmm...........then why did the DEMOCRATICALLY controlled Senate pack it with these items? Why are autos for Washington DC (blue), Smithsonian roof in Washington (blue), and hospitals in Manhattan (blue) getting hundreds of millions of dollars? Are you selective linking again? 



    Are you really that freakin stupid? Seriously?

    It's the Senate, which the fvcking a55hat wingnuts have filibustered at RECORD numbers in the last session. Reid wanted to get the bill passed without the fvcking wingnuts filibustering it... AGAIN. He allowed money in the bill for the southern states so that they wouldn't filibuster.

    Guess what? Your fvcking 'born again' fiscal conservatives did what they are known for...being fvcking pathetic hypocrits and voting for the bill...as long as they got a piece of the 'non-essential' money.

    THE FVCKING PORK WENT TO WINGNUT STATES, NUMBNUTS!!!

    What the freak does that tell you?

    Relax, it's rhetorical so you don't have to start pulling your head out of your rectum, we all know the answer.

    "...that adding in these pork benefits for his Republican colleagues would insure passage of the relief bill without requiring the need to devote endless hours heading off yet another GOP filibuster effort..."

     
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    Re: 67 Republicans in the House turned their back on their fellow Americans.

    In response to jmel's comment:

    In response to Firewind's comment:

    89



    Don`t get the "89" thing.............am I missing something?



    89 represents the smell of bipartisanship - many call it sausage - aka the first fiscal cliff deal. 

    Or the smell of cordite - a shot across the bow of the pure republicans in the House. 

    Together, perhaps a lesson as to what works and always has - see "Lincoln". 

    And so a signal as to what probably will with the Sandy relief legislation - from 89 senators of both parties. 

     
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    Re: 67 Republicans in the House turned their back on their fellow Americans.

    The key:

    Ideological principle often stops at the border of their states and districts.  Cases in point.

    jmel, you've had the tough duty all weekend, and you've swung the shillelagh valiantly against all comers, but this is the reason your politicians have left the foot soldiers high and dry.

     
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    Re: 67 Republicans in the House turned their back on their fellow Americans.

    Yet when can you remember such bipartisanship, verging on unanimity, coming out of the Senate?  Principles there work as long as they work to serve a purpose.  They left you and their and your principles behind in the end.


    (Reminds one of the loyal opposition's - make that The Republican Establishment's - ultimate nominee for president.)

     
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    Re: 67 Republicans in the House turned their back on their fellow Americans.

    In response to Sistersledge's comment:

    In response to jmel's comment:

    In response to Sistersledge's comment:

    They voted against Federal money to pay for flood insurance claims due to Hurricane Sandy. Those are the same dogs who will come running with their hands out when a natural disaster hits their Red states.



    Happy New Year!

    Read the bill Sis..............it was LOADED with pork.  Billions were/are going to things like "wildlife in Alaska" and "roof repairs to the Smithsonian".  As a person that gave to Sandy relief at a time when my family could not afford it, I`m appalled that the Democratically controlled Senate would load a much needed Sandy relief bill with millions and billions for things like automobiles for Homeland Security.

    Read the bill when you get a chance.




    Do you mean that I should read about the Pork that was heading to the Red States of Alabama, Mississippi,Louisanna and Texas ?



    Keep up this Obamaesque politics of division.

    I guess this is a too-fer:  Blues states getting to see first hand that government can't and won't help you when you really need it, and 

    Red states get to show some fiscal sanity that voters in blue states will not.

    It is just amazing to see the lefties like you miss the key points.

     
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