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    FULL Gov. Chris Christie News Conference on Sandy Aid, Blasting The House Majority

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    Anyone who can reference Wimpie from Popeye to call his own Party out is an American hero.
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    Re: In which Christopher Christie obliterates the House Republicans

    Christie will blame Big Bird if that takes the heat off him. At some point people are going to realize that FEMA and federal emergency aid isn't what they thought they were.

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    Re: In which Christopher Christie obliterates the House Republicans

    It's one thing to refuse help to others and quite another thing when you need the help.

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    Re: In which Christopher Christie obliterates the House Republicans

    Which is a big pile of BS. FEMA currently has 5 billion dollars to aid in Sandy relief and there is another 9 with the partial aid package floated today.

    I'm surprised so many fail to see that louder politicians get about a bill and the "urgent" need for its passage how likely the bill is deeply flawed. As clearly the Sandy Aid Bill is. Couldn't a bill have been drafted that solely addresses the needs of the people that Schumer, Cristie, etc are using as anecdotes to push this bill through? Is that too much to friggin ask?

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    Re: In which Christopher Christie obliterates the House Republicans

    Im with Christie on this one (wow never thought i would say that). Are we seriously having a debate about whether or not to give a disaster stricken area of the country federal aid to help them? Wow... We are


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    Re: In which Christopher Christie obliterates the House Republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Im with Christie on this one (wow never thought i would say that). Are we seriously having a debate about whether or not to give a disaster stricken area of the country federal aid to help them? Wow... We are
    No one is arguing that the disaster area should get help. It's all the unnecessary pork the the senate has added to the bill that is the problem.
    Why can't the democrats pass a clean bill for a change?

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    Re: In which Christopher Christie obliterates the House Republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Im with Christie on this one (wow never thought i would say that). Are we seriously having a debate about whether or not to give a disaster stricken area of the country federal aid to help them? Wow... We are
    No, we're having a debate of all the extra crap that was included in the bill that has nothing to do with response/recovery assistance to those impacted. There is no urgency as there existing funds in the FEMA emergency fund to continue assistance recovery efforts until March.

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    Re: In which Christopher Christie obliterates the House Republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by keymanjim View Post
    No one is arguing that the disaster area should get help. It's all the unnecessary pork the the senate has added to the bill that is the problem.
    Why can't the democrats pass a clean bill for a change?
    Why "cant democrats pass a clean bill"? Republicans voted and passed this bill in the senate bud.

    Better question is why did Bohner walk away without an explanation?


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    Re: In which Christopher Christie obliterates the House Republicans

    Just for my edification (section IV-Dept of Defence):

    Provided, That using $34,500,000 of the funds provided herein, the Secretary shall expedite and complete ongoing flood and storm damage reduction studies in areas that were impacted by Hurricanes Sandy and Isaac in the North Atlantic and Mississippi Valley Divisions of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Provided further, That using up to $15,000,000 of the funds provided herein, the Secretary shall support an interagency planning process in conjunction with State, local and Tribal officials to develop plans to address the flood risks of vulnerable coastal populations, including innovative approaches to promote the long-term sustainability of the coastal ecosystems and communities to reduce the economic costs and risks associated with large-scale flood and storm events
    Bill Text - 112th Congress (2011-2012) - THOMAS (Library of Congress)


    Does this money sound like it is specific to 'Sandy'?...or this:

    For an additional amount for `Construction' to rehabilitate, repair and construct U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects related to the consequences of natural disasters, $3,461,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That $2,902,000,000 of the funds provided under this heading shall be used to reduce future flood risk in ways that will support the long-term sustainability of the coastal ecosystem and communities and reduce the economic costs and risks associated with large-scale flood and storm events that occurred in 2012 along the Gulf Coast and Atlantic Coast within the boundaries of the North Atlantic and Mississippi Valley Divisions of the Corps that were affected by Hurricanes Sandy and Isaac:
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    Re: In which Christopher Christie obliterates the House Republicans

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Why "cant democrats pass a clean bill"? Republicans voted and passed this bill in the senate bud.

    Better question is why did Bohner walk away without an explanation?
    While not specifically Boehner it seems plausible:

    Part of Boehner's reasoning for initially holding off on a vote, according to a Republican leadership aide, was that FEMA had assured them that there were sufficient disaster response funds through March. The aide also added that the Sandy bill was the victim of bad timing. To ask Republicans to vote on another spending bill, the aide said, on the heels of the controversial "fiscal cliff" vote, which Republicans complained didn't include enough spending cuts, was not ideal.
    Amid backlash, Boehner schedules Sandy vote - CBS News
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