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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:36 PM

37 GOP Congress members opposed Sandy relief but supported disaster aid for their own home states

After Republicans from Rep. Peter King (R-NY) to Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) lit into Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) for cancelling a promised end-of-session vote on Hurricane Sandy relief, the House overwhelmingly approved a small portion of the needed funds on Friday. While the first vote provided just $9 billion in funds — compared to the $60 billion total requested — 67 Republicans still voted against even this bare-bones package. The majority of those Representatives had, however, supported emergency aid efforts following disasters in their own states.

The House is set to vote on the remaining $50 billion requested for the Sandy relief next week.

Eighteen of the 67 dissenters are first-term members, sworn in just a day earlier. But of the 49 Representatives with a prior House record who opposed Sandy aid, at least 37 had previously advocated for or touted emergency aid services following other disasters that affected their own constituents.

The “hypocritical” list includes:

1. Rep. Dan Benishek (R-MI): Endorsed emergency crop relief assistance after spring freezes.
2. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN): Asked for disaster relief after flooding.
3. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL): Promoted relief funds after a tornado.
4. Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA): applauded FEMA flooding relief.
5. Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH): Asked for disaster relief after storms.
6. Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX): Asked President George W. Bush to approve disaster relief after storms caused flooding.
7. Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN): Endorsed disaster funding after storms.
8. Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI): Backed disaster funding after storms.
9. Rep. John Duncan (R-TN): Asked for a disaster declaration after storms caused flooding.
10. Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN): Endorsed disaster tax relief and touted available disaster relief funds.
11. Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-TX): Endorsed President George W. Bush’s disaster declaration and its resulting USDA crop freezing relief.
12. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX): Pushed for a Bush administration disaster declaration to include more counties after Hurricane Ike.
13. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA): Endorsed drought relief emergency crop assistance.
14. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ): Asked the Forest Service for immediate relief after floods.
15. Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO): Begged for a disaster declaration after flooding.
16. Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD): Backed USDA emergency relief during a drought.
17. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL): Requested emergency drought relief from the USDA.
18. Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS): Supported disaster declaration after storms.
19. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH): Asked for a disaster declaration after storms.
20. Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO): Asked for disaster support amid wildfires.
21. Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX): Asked for disaster declaration after Tropical Storm Hermine.
22. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC): Personally took an SBA loan as part of a disaster relief program.
23. Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX): Blasted FEMA for denying a disaster relief request after wildfires and pushed for USDA disaster relief for farmers.
24. Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-MS): Backed emergency funds for Katrina cleanup.
25. Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM): Pushed the Bush administration to declare a disaster after Hurricane Dolly.
26. Rep. Tom Petri (R-WI): Applauded disaster declaration during a drought.
27. Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS): Encouraged constituents to apply for USDA assistance during drought.
28. Rep. Tom Price (R-GA): Called for FEMA disaster relief after tornadoes.
29. Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN): Urged a disaster declaration after tornadoes.
30. Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN): Backed a request for disaster relief after flooding.
31. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA): Called for USDA and SBA relief after fires.
32. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI): Backed a disaster declaration after flooding.
33. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI): Backed disaster relief after flooding.
34. Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN):Backed a request for disaster relief after flooding.
35. Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX): Blasted the denial of a disaster declaration amid Texas wildfires.
36. Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC): Endorsed USDA drought relief.
37. Rep. Robert Woodall (R-GA): Requested a disaster declaration from USDA amid drought.


http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/01/07/1407641/37-congressional-republicans-opposed-sandy-relief-after-supporting-disaster-aid-for-home-states/

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Reply 37 GOP Congress members opposed Sandy relief but supported disaster aid for their own home states (Original post)
Redfairen Jan 2013 OP
WCGreen Jan 2013 #1
Filibuster Harry Jan 2013 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2013 #3
UCmeNdc Jan 2013 #4
bongbong Jan 2013 #5
Grantuspeace Jan 2013 #17
freshwest Jan 2013 #6
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #7
Jennicut Jan 2013 #8
LeftInTX Jan 2013 #9
japple Jan 2013 #10
tanyev Jan 2013 #20
japple Jan 2013 #23
ReRe Jan 2013 #11
Shanti Mama Jan 2013 #12
blue_heron Jan 2013 #15
davidpdx Jan 2013 #13
Glorfindel Jan 2013 #14
Sunlei Jan 2013 #16
The Wizard Jan 2013 #18
Skittles Jan 2013 #19
Wolf Frankula Jan 2013 #21
madinmaryland Jan 2013 #22
Creideiki Jan 2013 #24
Cha Jan 2013 #25
ailsagirl Jan 2013 #26

Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:39 PM

1. Ass holes....

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:41 PM

2. A-S-S-H-O-L-E-S!! A-S-S-H-O-L-E-S !! Unamerican Rs !!!

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:44 PM

3. K&R for this important story.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:47 PM

4. If I were a NJ or NY voter I would let the GOPers have a piece of my mind.......

plus do everything I could to make sure their states get as little federal money as possible.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:49 PM

5. It's just a repig mantra at work

 

"I've got mine so FUCK YOU!"

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Response to bongbong (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:00 PM

17. +1

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 02:59 PM

6. K&R and keep the pressure up. Don't let them forget this.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:05 PM

7. Hypocrites, every last one of them! n/t

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:09 PM

8. And Paul Ryan...who could have been our VP?

I am still happy he got his ass handed to him during the VP debate. And the letter about asking the administration for stimulus money...what a hypocrite. All of the Repubs are the biggest hypocrites around.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 05:02 PM

9. Hypocrites

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 05:35 PM

10. #11 - Virginia Foxx should be R-NC not Texas. This a vile and hateful

woman and I keep hoping NC will get rid of her

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Response to japple (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:41 AM

20. Thank you!

We've got more than enough nutjobs already without adding her to the mix.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:26 PM

23. Yep, I've got kinfolk in Texas who qualify as nutjobs! :-(

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 05:44 PM

11. Hypocrites!

K&R

Every last one of them.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:33 PM

12. What is worse than "hypocritical"?

I can't think of the words to describe this.

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Response to Shanti Mama (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:00 PM

15. dispicable


hypocritical Synonyms: affected, artificial, assuming, bland, canting, captious, caviling, deceptive, deluding, dissembling, double, double-dealing, duplicitous, faithless, false, feigning, fishy, fraudulent, glib, hollow, insincere, jivey, left-handed, lying, moralistic, oily, pharisaical, phony, pietistic, pious, sanctimonious, self-righteous, smooth, snide, specious, spurious, two-faced, unctuous,

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:32 AM

13. Most of them are from dark red states too

Someone needs to run ads against them reminding their constituents what a hypocrite they elected.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:23 AM

14. Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-MS) - stinking pile of dogshit

He represents the Mississippi Gulf Coast, which is utterly dependent on federal dollars. I wish the congressional delegations of New York and New Jersey would hold hearings about methodically dismantling the air force, army, and naval bases in this monster's district, not to mention the Stennis Space Center and the ship construction company (Ingalls?) in Pascagoula. Why shouldn't these be moved to more congenial states? Sorry, I become incoherent with rage when I think about this subject.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:10 PM

16. next election these republican face eaters will eat those cruel words n/t

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 10:32 PM

18. Most are from slave states

End Civil War reconstruction now. It would have been over a hundred years ago but Confederates learned that by gaining seniority they could control the Committees and thus determine where federal dollars got sent.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 01:56 AM

19. I see Texas is heavily represented

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 09:54 PM

21. Gubmint Handouts are wrong!

In somebody else's district, somebody else's state. Other People shouldn't take handouts

Wolf

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:01 AM

22. Andy Harris (R-MD) voted against the bill. He represents the Eastern Shore of Maryland, which did

get hit by Hurricane Sandy and they are getting aid as a result of the bill.

Why would he vote against his own constituents??


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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 07:57 PM

24. But those were important.

Because it affected them. "I got mine." The Republican mantra.

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 08:26 PM

25. I hear Steven Palazzo was shamed into changing his mind by

His hometown paper, the Biloxi Sun Herald, skewered him in an editorial Monday, recalling his plea as head of the city’s Public Housing Authority after Hurricane Katrina racked the Gulf Coast in 2005.“Send us money,” the paper quoted him saying, “So we can put our families back together and do our part to rebuild our community.”

“That Palazzo would rather make a political or philosophical point than help put ‘families back together’ and rebuild communities, as he once put it, is both shameful and offensive,” the paper wrote.

A local television station, WLOX, was equally critical.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/palazzo-vote-sandy-relief-bill-article-1.1236096#ixzz2HiiKdwkg

"Steven Palazzo, Mississippi Congressman, Changes Position On Sandy Aid"

Palazzo made an unannounced trip to ravaged areas on the Island and in the Garden State on Tuesday. He said that much of what he saw reminded him of the devastation wrought by Katrina.
"Mississippians have been through much of what the Sandy victims are experiencing," said Palazzo, who pleaded for federal disaster aid in the wake of Katrina.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/10/steven-palazzo-sandy-aid_n_2448565.html

Thanks Redfairen

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Response to Redfairen (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 04:36 AM

26. BASTARDS

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