HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Soledad O’Brien Challenge... » Reply #7

Reply #7


Response to RetroGamer1971 (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 12:49 PM

7. Here's one reason for him to object

"Critics are taking the sharpest aim at $12.1 billion in the amendment for Department of Housing and Urban Development emergency block grants. Any state struck by a federally declared major disaster in 2011, 2012 or this year would qualify for the grants, and that's just about all the states, said Stephen Ellis, vice president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, a budget watchdog group. Only South Carolina, Arizona and Michigan would not qualify, he said."
http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/01/hurricane_sandy_relief_package.html

That amendment makes no sense to me - why would not having disasters in previous years prevent you from applying for relief for a new disaster?

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Please login to view edit histories.