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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:03 PM

The Club for Growth Wants Republicans to Block Sandy Relief


By David Weigel | Posted Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at 9:32 AM ET

It's been a disappointing week for conservative pressure groups, but they clearly listened to their Chumbawumba. The Club for Growth, which can't get enough credit for scaring Republicans away from moderation, has informed members that it will hold it against them if they support today's fragmented, partial Sandy relief bill.

The Club for Growth urges all members of the U.S. House to vote "NO" on the bill to expand the National Flood Insurance Program's borrowing authority by $9.7 billion. Consideration of the plan on the House floor is expected to occur today. This vote will be included in the Club for Growth's 2013 congressional scorecard.

Congress should not allow the federal government to be involved in the flood insurance industry in the first place, let alone expand the national flood insurance program's authority.

As we have said in a previous key vote alert, the proper way to address disaster relief is to release the funds in installments to make sure the resources are spent wisely. They should also strip out all immaterial line items, and fully offset all expenditures with spending cuts elsewhere. Serious reform would also include a way for the states to take over the responsibility for future disaster relief funding so that accountability is more localized.


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http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2013/01/04/the_club_for_growth_wants_republicans_to_block_sandy_relief.html?wpisrc=newsletter_jcr:content

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:22 PM

1. these republicans never want to pay the outstanding bills or respond/restore from disasters.

If it was their OWN HOUSE flattened by a storm, their own kids with no shelter or food, their own power grid needing fix....what then republicans??

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 02:20 PM

2. Of c ourse not, because...

... if there were comprehensive flood insurance available, people could be made-whole and get their land/lives/livelihoods back and Club for Growth members' disgusting cheap land grab ("Let's turn the Jersey Shore into the new Walmart Wonderland! - Better yet, let's sell it back to the suckers that lived there, but at 5 times the price per square foot!!") wouldn't be possible.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 03:31 PM

3. these guys are such an embarrassment. No need to pay for the war, the prescription drug bill,

the tax cuts when an R is president. They always spend, spend, spend and never account for it.
But as soon as a democrat is president everything has to be paid for. Ask R congresswoman marsha blackburn of Tennessee why she didn't oppose any spending during W's term. She cannot give you an answer.
And of course they want money if it affects them -- perfect example -- Peter King with this current situation.

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