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    Re: Senate Republicans aim to cut Sandy aid bill down to $24 billion

    Seems like every bill contains pork and special breaks for special someones.

    You'd think they could just have a specific bill for the specific issue alone and that would pass more readily. But no bill ever goes anywhere without the gravy train riders.

    Disgusting, really.

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    Re: Senate Republicans aim to cut Sandy aid bill down to $24 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    And a quick internet search reveals the answer to our questions.



    It's not just a emergency relief bill, it's also filled with vote buying pork.

    I think it needs to be trimmed down, too! Good for the Republicans for standing their ground!
    agreed.. but even more.. IMO, no funding should be sent..

    didnt these people pay more in taxes to live by the shore? why not use that funding to help build whatever they think mother nature can send..

    also, where is their insurance companies theyve been paying? if they didnt have insurance for damages from harsh weather, yet knowingly live in these areas, too bad..
    if they did and the insurance company balked, then the USG should fine the insurance companies until they pay up.

    though it may sound harsh, ive little to no sympathy for those who live in areas that regularly get beat up by mother nature. move or deal with it.

    i dont expect the USG to come and give the state of IL a pile of money if/when a tornado destroys my home.. nor would i expect anything for flooding if i lived near a river that breaks its banks every 20yrs or so.. nor if i lived in the extreme north and a blizzard hits.. etc..

    these arent suprises in any way.. its all happened before, so prepare better or deal with the consequences.

    i knew the risk for hurricanes when i lived on the east coast and i know the risks now living in a relative tornado alley..

    enough with the handouts for irresponsibility, pull your own pants up..

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    Re: Senate Republicans aim to cut Sandy aid bill down to $24 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by WhyteRash View Post
    agreed.. but even more.. IMO, no funding should be sent..

    didnt these people pay more in taxes to live by the shore? why not use that funding to help build whatever they think mother nature can send..

    also, where is their insurance companies theyve been paying? if they didnt have insurance for damages from harsh weather, yet knowingly live in these areas, too bad..
    if they did and the insurance company balked, then the USG should fine the insurance companies until they pay up.

    though it may sound harsh, ive little to no sympathy for those who live in areas that regularly get beat up by mother nature. move or deal with it.

    i dont expect the USG to come and give the state of IL a pile of money if/when a tornado destroys my home.. nor would i expect anything for flooding if i lived near a river that breaks its banks every 20yrs or so.. nor if i lived in the extreme north and a blizzard hits.. etc..

    these arent suprises in any way.. its all happened before, so prepare better or deal with the consequences.

    i knew the risk for hurricanes when i lived on the east coast and i know the risks now living in a relative tornado alley..

    enough with the handouts for irresponsibility, pull your own pants up..
    I agree with what you're saying. At the same time, I don't have a problem with some government money being thrown in to help out. Help out, where help is really needed.

    If the Dems think this bill is so damn important, then why not leave the pork out of it, so there's no way anyone can bitch about how much money is being spent? If it was really that important, none of this pork would be a part of it.
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    Re: Senate Republicans aim to cut Sandy aid bill down to $24 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I agree with what you're saying. At the same time, I don't have a problem with some government money being thrown in to help out. Help out, where help is really needed.

    If the Dems think this bill is so damn important, then why not leave the pork out of it, so there's no way anyone can bitch about how much money is being spent? If it was really that important, none of this pork would be a part of it.
    i agree the pork spending should stop, but people really, really need to wipe their own butts here..

    how long did some of those fools live in the FEMA trailers? (eventually even complaining about them.) i know people in the NOLA area very well and they knew the risks and dealt with them.. none received welfare because they lived prepared for the inevitablility.

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    Re: Senate Republicans aim to cut Sandy aid bill down to $24 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    Even the conservative Republicans like King and Christie are outraged at the stupidity of Congressional Republicans in opposing relief to the hurricane victims.

    The GOP is coming apart at the seams, since it's totally intellectually bankrupt.

    Christie and the jersey ny gop are running shortly for re election...that is what all the noise is all about..

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