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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:00 AM

House Republicans Refusing To Approve White House-Requested Sandy Aid

Source: CBS NY

The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are putting out a strong message to Congress: donít leave for the holidays until you decide on aid for states battered by Superstorm Sandy.

The House has refused to approve $60 billion in funding to help in recovery efforts, and homeowners have been left to rely on volunteers to rebuild their homes destroyed by the storm.

The Jersey Shore was nearly obliterated and without the money from the government, thereís no telling when rebuilding can begin there.

Several major tourist spots damaged in the storm, like Ellis Island, are also at the mercy of federal funding, CBS 2ís Marcia Kramer reported Thursday.


Read more: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/12/13/house-republicans-refusing-to-approve-white-house-requested-sandy-aid/



This will be a fun food fight with these Neanderthals. They just don't get it. Maybe they figure NY/NJ/Conn are 'lost to the Liberals', so they don't give a shit. Guess what, this latest Scrooge moment will hurt them badly.

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Reply House Republicans Refusing To Approve White House-Requested Sandy Aid (Original post)
DainBramaged Dec 2012 OP
bluestateguy Dec 2012 #1
MrSlayer Dec 2012 #13
sellitman Dec 2012 #17
Lugnut Dec 2012 #2
Left Coast2020 Dec 2012 #3
Bette Dec 2012 #4
southern_belle Dec 2012 #16
Beartracks Dec 2012 #5
sakabatou Dec 2012 #6
ProgressiveEconomist Dec 2012 #14
union_maid Dec 2012 #7
HankyDub Dec 2012 #8
ReRe Dec 2012 #9
Cha Dec 2012 #10
DeSwiss Dec 2012 #11
DallasNE Dec 2012 #12
Berlum Dec 2012 #15
no_hypocrisy Dec 2012 #18
DainBramaged Dec 2012 #19
John2 Dec 2012 #20
mwb970 Dec 2012 #21
Archae Dec 2012 #22
Howtosolveshootings Dec 2012 #23
bigdarryl Dec 2012 #24
cascadiance Dec 2012 #25

Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:24 AM

1. Fine. Next time there are tornadoes in Tennessee and Oklahoma, this will be remembered.

nt

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:58 AM

13. No it won't.

 

Because we don't act like that and that's why they continue to bully us around and we always capitulate to them.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:14 AM

17. Become what we detest?

Thats never the answer

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:24 AM

2. Unbelievable.

I don't understand how these creeps can go home for the holidays when so many people are desperate for help. How dare they?

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:34 AM

3. F'ing Bastards

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:35 AM

4. Ya think?

Do you think people will finally understand about these congress-creeps? This is the new republicon agenda and it will not change any time soon. They do not care about us, period! They care about control and power and greed is their god. They don't even care that they will go home to these states and have to hear the screaming of their people to give some assistance. Why the hell else are they in office. right? Wrong! They are there to push their power grabs and take over...you know how they are screaming that Obama is taking away your rights? It's not the president, it's the congress, it's the state legislators. Only they can decide to spend money, or not. Time to stop voting against your own interests. Do you all see that yet? No More Republicons!

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Response to Bette (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 06:53 AM

16. +1000 n/t

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:58 AM

5. GOP "strategy": If a Dem requests it, fight it.

Republican Congressionals are clearly stupid, simple folk.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 02:01 AM

6. They're doing this out of spite

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:28 AM

14. Payback to Gov Christie, for his praise of President Obama's

help in emergency storm relief? In their minds, Christie must be a traitor, for putting the needs of New Jerseyans above Presidential politics at the very end of a hateful and mendacious Romney campaign.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 02:11 AM

7. Oh, they are idiots, aren't they?

While it's nice of them to help us in the 2014 races like this, it does leave a lot of people seriously screwn. A pox on all their houses. And this needs to be a huge, huge story.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 02:11 AM

8. Fuck you, pigs

 

Fuck you for real.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 02:18 AM

9. And at Christmas, no less

One of the first steps in protecting yourself from evil, is to be able to name it. To know it when you see it. This move by the House Republicons' is nothing if not pure evil. Yeah, they are shooting themselves in the foot if they keep this up. This situation goes much much further than those 3 states (NJ, NY & CT). We don't need a committee to tell us that this is purely UN-AMERICAN.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 02:20 AM

10. Maybe Christy should go down to The House

on get on their collective ass?

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 02:35 AM

11. Pretty soon their party will be small enough to drown in a bathtub.

- Thanks for the idea Grover.....

K&R


I met a fairy who said she would grant me one wish.

Immediately I said, "I want to live forever."

"Sorry," said the fairy, "I'm not allowed to grant eternal life."

"Oh! Okay," I said, "Then, I want to die after Congress gets its head out of its ass!"

"You crafty bastard," said the fairy.


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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 02:46 AM

12. Compare, Contrast And Defend

How Republicans voted for aid to Red States hit by Katrina and Rita in 2005 and how they are responding to Blue States hit by Sandy.

Then compare and contrast how Democrats voted on aid for storm damage in these same storms.

One side is compassionate (Democrats) and the other side is vicious (Republicans). Now I wonder which side is on the winning side of this issue.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 06:32 AM

15. Republicans gotta keep those tax breaks for the rich

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:15 AM

18. One of them is my republican representative in NJ.

Rep. Scott Garrett only NJ member of congress not to sign letter asking for additional aid

http://www.northjersey.com/news/state/Rep_Scott_Garrett__only_NJ_member_of_congress_not_to_sign_letter_asking_for_additional_aid.html

Two days prior, he asked for his district to be declared "disaster" status:
http://wrnjradio.com/wrnj-news-department/2012/garrett-asks-governor-to-declare-warren-sussex-a-disaster-zone/

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #18)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 07:44 AM

19. He'll wind up finally being blown out next year.

I can see the ads we'll run now.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #18)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:05 AM

20. This is very simple guys,

 

and gives us the upperhand. Now I'm very sure there are Republicans in Congress from all three of those states. Every citizen including the Governors and state legislatures should be putting the pressure on republican house members of those states. Apparently, they would rather represent the Republican Party establishment, even when it puts their own states' in jeopardy. It is political, but expose the Republican party for what it is. This obstructionism by that party needs to be broken, because it is dangerous for this country. Every citizen in those states should be informed about this! They even jumped on Christie, when he didn't play Politics. The Republican Party is no good period!

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 11:33 AM

21. republicans are vile. /nt

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 11:38 AM

22. What I want to know...

ABC news reported a lot of unrelated pork (including fixing the roof of the Smithsonian) was added to this disaster relief bill.

Who added the pork, and why?

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 03:57 AM

23. Repugs you mean

 

Repugs you mean

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 07:01 AM

24. He needs to get Governor Christy out there to get in these fools ass

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 07:08 AM

25. Republicans need to deal with their "Sandy" reality and realize that their ideology is crap!

... and most Americans think so!

First its the disaster of Sandy the Hurricane, and now today its the disaster of Sandy Hook that they are on the wrong side of!

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