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    Cruz called Sandy aid ‘pork’ but wants ‘all available resources’ after Texas blast

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) says that he is prepared to make “all available resources” available from the federal government to assist in the recovery after an explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas — but the senator voted against aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy earlier because he said it was “pork.”The Dallas Morning News reported on Thursday that Cruz had reacted to the fertilizer plant explosion that killed dozens in West, Texas earlier this week.
    “We are in very close touch with officials on the ground and we’re monitoring the tragic accident closely,” Cruz said in Washington. “It’s truly horrific and we are working to ensure that all available resources are marshaled to deal with the horrific loss of life and suffering that we’ve seen.”


    Cruz called Sandy aid ‘pork’ but wants ‘all available resources’ after Texas blast | The Raw Story

    Wait what conservatives want federal help when **** goes wrong for them!? Who woulda thought?








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    Re: Cruz called Sandy aid ‘pork’ but wants ‘all available resources’ after Texas blas

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Cruz called Sandy aid ‘pork’ but wants ‘all available resources’ after Texas blast | The Raw Story

    Wait what conservatives want federal help when **** goes wrong for them!? Who woulda thought?






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    Another dishonest post - big surprise.

    The hurricane Sandy relief bill that began in the Senate was loaded down with tons of pork for all the standard liberal government waste projects like upgrades to Amtrak, environmental initiatives, parks, etc. It was held up in the House until there was agreement to trim it down to the necessities of the relief effort.

    If Cruz starts larding up any relief funds he's asking go to the explosion area in Texas, you may have an argument, but I won't wait for you to honestly compare the two.

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    Re: Cruz called Sandy aid ‘pork’ but wants ‘all available resources’ after Texas blas

    We really need a better system of "law making" where we do one thing at a time instead of taking critical legislation and hiding billions of pure pork and special tax breaks for special people inside it.

    Nobody should object to Hurricane relief or explosion relief. But our scum politicians use every bill to add benefits for unrelated topics.

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    Re: Cruz called Sandy aid ‘pork’ but wants ‘all available resources’ after Texas blas

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Another dishonest post - big surprise.

    The hurricane Sandy relief bill that began in the Senate was loaded down with tons of pork for all the standard liberal government waste projects like upgrades to Amtrak, environmental initiatives, parks, etc. It was held up in the House until there was agreement to trim it down to the necessities of the relief effort.

    If Cruz starts larding up any relief funds he's asking go to the explosion area in Texas, you may have an argument, but I won't wait for you to honestly compare the two.

    Except that it's typical Republican crap. "I hate the Federal Government," followed quickly by "Save us Obama!"


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    Re: Cruz called Sandy aid ‘pork’ but wants ‘all available resources’ after Texas blas

    I cannot believe I am saying this but we should not punish the people of texas because they elected a complete idiot. It would be nice if they stopped doing that, but we still should help them in case of disaster until they leave the union and then we should mock them as mexico kicks their ass.

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    Re: Cruz called Sandy aid ‘pork’ but wants ‘all available resources’ after Texas blas

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    I cannot believe I am saying this but we should not punish the people of texas because they elected a complete idiot. It would be nice if they stopped doing that, but we still should help them in case of disaster until they leave the union and then we should mock them as mexico kicks their ass.
    i don't believe it is being suggested that tejas be denied federal disaster assistance
    what is instead being exposed is reich wing republican cruz' double standard regarding federal assistance
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: Cruz called Sandy aid ‘pork’ but wants ‘all available resources’ after Texas blas

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    I cannot believe I am saying this but we should not punish the people of texas because they elected a complete idiot. It would be nice if they stopped doing that, but we still should help them in case of disaster until they leave the union and then we should mock them as mexico kicks their ass.
    I don't know where you get your peculiar notions, but they really are funny.

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    Re: Cruz called Sandy aid ‘pork’ but wants ‘all available resources’ after Texas blas

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    We really need a better system of "law making" where we do one thing at a time instead of taking critical legislation and hiding billions of pure pork and special tax breaks for special people inside it.

    Nobody should object to Hurricane relief or explosion relief. But our scum politicians use every bill to add benefits for unrelated topics.
    Exactly, and Amen.

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    Re: Cruz called Sandy aid ‘pork’ but wants ‘all available resources’ after Texas blas

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    We really need a better system of "law making" where we do one thing at a time instead of taking critical legislation and hiding billions of pure pork and special tax breaks for special people inside it.
    The system is designed for the benefit of the lawmakers, not the public. You are right, of course, but don't be confused about who is the beneficiary of the law making.

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    Re: Cruz called Sandy aid ‘pork’ but wants ‘all available resources’ after Texas blas

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Cruz called Sandy aid ‘pork’ but wants ‘all available resources’ after Texas blast | The Raw Story

    Wait what conservatives want federal help when **** goes wrong for them!? Who woulda thought?






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    here is Cruz official statement on Sandy...I highlight a few things for you ... just to set your record straight
    Hurricane Sandy inflicted devastating damage on the East Coast, and Congress appropriately responded with hurricane relief. Unfortunately, cynical politicians in Washington could not resist loading up this relief bill with billions in new spending utterly unrelated to Sandy.

    Emergency relief for the families who are suffering from this natural disaster should not be used as a Christmas tree for billions in unrelated spending, including projects such as Smithsonian repairs, upgrades to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration airplanes, and more funding for Head Start.

    Two thirds of this spending is not remotely “emergency”; the Congressional Budget Office estimates that only 30% of the authorized funds would be spent in the next 20 months, and over a billion dollars will be spent as late as 2021.

    This bill is symptomatic of a larger problem in Washington – an addiction to spending money we do not have. The United States Senate should not be in the business of exploiting victims of natural disasters to fund pork projects that further expand our debt.
    Senator Ted Cruz


    if he is opposed , as you and others say he is,to relief going to victims... why did he state that Congress responded appropriately?

    it is fact that the Sandy relief bill was loaded with pork..not opinion..Fact... and it is quite obvious to anyone who can read English that he was opposed to that pork and NOT to relief funds going to the victims.

    as with most things political, facts won't come into play though...facts just aren't as important as playing politics.

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