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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 11:05 PM

Senate Dems offer Sandy disaster aid package

Source: US News

Senate Democrats on Wednesday finished cobbling together a $60.4 billion disaster aid package for New York, New Jersey and other states hit by Superstorm Sandy in late October.
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The proposal comes with little time left in the final days of a congressional session dominated by an impasse in negotiations between the White House and Republican lawmakers over how to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff of spending cuts and tax increases.

The measure could face a tough fight on Capitol Hill, especially from tea party House Republicans and other fiscal conservatives who favor budget cuts elsewhere to offset some or even all disaster costs.

The aid will help states rebuild public infrastructure like roads and tunnels and help thousands of people displaced from their homes. Sandy was the most costly natural disaster since Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and one of the worst storms ever in the Northeast.

Read more: http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2012/12/12/senate-dems-offer-sandy-disaster-aid-package

Of course, House Republicans will hold up the bill to repair the damage unless their are off-setting cuts without reconsidering their position on taxes for the rich of estate taxes.

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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 11:54 PM

1. I hate playing politics with lives

but at this point let the right block and do it as publicly as possible - more seats for the sane side in 2014. They haven't figured out yet that the people really are watching.

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