Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:58 PM
marmar (66,812 posts)
Shameless Repug Hypocrisy
(Bloomberg) The Colorado Republicans who voted unanimously this week against superstorm Sandy recovery funding did so in part because their state didn’t get an opportunity to win some of its own disaster relief money.
Their opposition to $50.5 billion in aid to New York, Connecticut and New Jersey prompted Northeast colleagues to label them and other Republicans who’d sought or gained similar money in past the “hypocritical caucus.”
Among the 66 House Republicans who opposed the package on Jan. 15 and a $9.7 billion flood insurance measure on Jan. 4, at least 36 had sought aid after disasters in their states, according to a compilation by ThinkProgress, an arm of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, a Democrat-allied Washington research group.
While the no votes drew the ire of Northeastern lawmakers, the affirmative votes infuriated Republican organizations that are pressing Congress to make deep cuts in federal spending to reduce the deficit. The Senate is set to vote on it next week. ...................(more)
The complete piece is at: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-18/republicans-called-hypocrites-asking-own-aid-not-sandy-s.html
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Shameless Repug Hypocrisy (Original post)
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|People b4 profits||Jan 2013||#2|
Response to marmar (Original post)
Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:00 PM
Ian David (69,059 posts)
1. I say we get rid of federal disaster aid, and opt for a regional system.
One that would allow the more Conservative states the opportunity for greater self-reliance.
Response to Ian David (Reply #1)
Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:17 PM
People b4 profits (25 posts)
2. Absolutely approve of your suggestion.
Working people in blue states have supported the knuckle-draggers' trailer-park lifestyle for decades with trillions of dollars.
Throw in the billions for disaster relief from hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, and flooding and the total becomes incalculable.
"States rights" has to mean more than (1) we can rig our election system and (2) we can reject labor and environmental laws and (3) we can impoverish/persecute those whom we classify as sub-human... Do not let them pick and choose when to be part of the UNITED States and when to "stand up to Washington."
We should make the confederates (of all regions) support themselves entirely.
Let them see where unfettered capitalism brings their holy states of patriotism.
Then slam the door in their faces when they try to crawl back.