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Sun Jan 6, 2013, 12:26 AM

On Sandy Relief Aid, Kansas House Delegation Votes Unanimously Against

Intramural Republican politics in Kansas could be behind the decision of the state's entire House delegation to vote against Hurricane Sandy relief Friday, making it the only delegation to do so.

Kansas' four House members joined 63 other Republicans in voting against $9.7 billion in additional funds for the federal flood insurance program, the first part of a $60 billion relief package for residents of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut impacted by the late October super storm. The rise in power of conservative Republicans in the state is being mentioned by some as a potential cause of the state's decision to vote against the package.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/04/sandy-relief-aid_n_2412385.html?utm_hp_ref=politics


Next Hurricane emergency should be ignored huh?

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UCmeNdc Jan 2013 OP
bluestateguy Jan 2013 #1
BainsBane Jan 2013 #2
CherokeeDem Jan 2013 #3
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #5
Downwinder Jan 2013 #6
Downwinder Jan 2013 #4
Tutonic Jan 2013 #7
UCmeNdc Jan 2013 #8
LibGranny Jan 2013 #9

Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 12:31 AM

1. I will therefore oppose any federal tornado aid to Kansas in the future

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 12:37 AM

2. I sympathize with that view

But then I think of the lives devastated by such disasters, and I know t's not right to punish them.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 12:39 AM

3. This....

was my first response...but you know what...we simply cannot stoop to their lack of humanity. But it would feel good to punish their congress creeps...if there was only a way to do both. I just wonder if funds were kept from the people of Kansas or anywhere that these Republicans have been elected, would they understand that help was there but their own elected officials kept it from them?

The fact is these jackasses would be the first to yell for money for their state...but not for anyone else.

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Response to bluestateguy (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 12:51 AM

5. Perfectly fair. Kansas wants this sort of representation--they're PRIDING themselves

on transforming their state into a RW utopia, in fact. I say we help them achieve their goals, especially during twister season.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 01:23 AM

6. How about a refund of dust bowl aid.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 12:45 AM

4. Down Right neighborly of Kansas.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 05:34 AM

7. Hilarious! Funny how when those planes flew into the Trade Towers, every D and R, black and

white, rich and poor were singing "God Bless America" and insisting that we are "One". Now twelve years later the gun blazing patriots have moved on and we could give a good damn about those that have experienced another catastrophe. So what did we really learn today? We will sit in a church pew filled with greasy red necks condemning that "inner city" whore for selling her body on the street but with the lights turned down in a Kansas wheat field, we'll do it for free--so who's more F@#&d up?

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 06:11 AM

8. Cut Kansas Farmer's fed government aid, watch how much they care about budget deficits then.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:42 AM

9. Write to those creepy congress critters from Kansas - you can find their

e-mail, regular mail and phone numbers at Congress.org! I'm from Kansas and contact them all the time about their stupidity (done in my name!). If you want their names you can get that at Congress.org also. I'd appreciate any help with letting them know we think they are waaaay off base! My friends and family contact them at my "urging"!

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