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January 02, 2013
When and where does it stop???? Right after this next disaster we will force people to take accountability for their actions. . . .or the lack of actions they could have/would have/should have taken but didn't/wouldn't/couldn't for a whole littany of reasons. . . . most of which are nonsense to start with.
We talk about the fiscal cliff. . . .about the ever growing debt that "We the People" have to account for because of the stupidity of our elected officials yet WE. . . .YES WE refuse to change course and take responsibility for our votes/actions/desires. When do we change? After the next big disaster? The one after that? How about we start taking responsibility for our actions in the next millineum? When? WHEN?
If we can fund a $320 Million Dollar bridge to nowhere in '05 in Alaska just to convenience 8,900 people, then dammit we can help out those Business and Home Owners that are devastated in NY and NJ.
Just My .02
As stated previously........it happens every single year here. Last I looked NY and NJ are both coastal states. Prepare properly or move. Also, another reason this bill was shot down.......PORK (go figure).
“The United States Senate passed a bill that would have provided some of the much needed money, but it also provided funds for overseas embassies, new federal vehicles, last year’s tsunami in Japan, improvements to the Kennedy Space Center and fisheries in places as far from the east coast as Alaska,” explained Mr. Halloran."
Guess CNN didn't look at the whole picture. GO FIGURE.
Business owners and people employed in both the Private and Public sector worked and lived in these areas. Also, NY and NJ pay a VERY generous amount taxes. We pay so much to the point it holds other states down when a catastrophe hits. Does anyone know the money employees and the cities lose when Mass transit on the NY and NJ borders shuts down or is flooded and we are out of electric for up to 2 weeks?
No, it doesn't happen here, hence the reason some did not have (MAJOR)flood damage insurance that they may not be able to afford with the high cost of living in some areas. Those that did have regular flood insurance came to the realization that they would need a bit more relief. Give these folks a break.
Are we now going to water- down(pun intended) the Devastation and cast the blame on "bama now that the party of no is playing political reindeer games with peoples lively hoods?
Anyone recall this same party filibustering the NY Detective James Zagroda Bill? There's many more,
Watch it now, Chris Cristi is ready.......ready to come on over to the "dark side". BAWHAHAHAHA!!
I find a couple of things interesting in this article and the comments made. . . .when Katrina hit, it was Bush's fault (i.e. the President's fault) that relief didn't get there in time. Now that King Obama is in power, it is the highest ranking Republican in power in D.C., how interesting how things change with party change. Secondly, whatever happened to self-reliance? You pay for a house in a demolition zone (i.e. hurricane, wildfire, tornado. . . .et al), pay for the darn insurance! Why should the government be required to declare a disaster zone every time a little wind or rain jumps up? Just to make the interest rates a little better for a small group of people that chose to live in that particular region? Make your claims with the insurance, get your life back together and move on for crying out loud! What, no insurance? Then SHAME ON YOU! Why make me pay for your lack preparation?
The Governor is attempting to do what is best for his people, that is understandable. My question is this, why is he speaking out against his fellow Republicans when in fact it was the president who promised this aid to his state. Beyond that all it would take is a stroke of the pen from the president to give the funding. What is unimpressive to me is, living in a coastal state VERY near the coast, we get hit by these things every single year. Property all around us stays in a state of flux. Insurance rates are high with flood insurance mandatory. People handle it. When these things hit you do not see us standing around with our hands out waiting for the feds to come bail us out because we know it's not going to happen. People purchase the property and the appropriate protections to ensure when such a disaster does occur we are covered. Why is it when this happens to the northeast things are different? Put on your big boy panties, roll up your sleevs and help yourselves. This is just another example of how the people of this nation have become dependant on a strong centralized federal kingdom.....isn't this why we left just over 200 years ago? GET TO WORK!
FYI, Robo, I have no idea who "Christy" is. We're talking about Chris Christie or better yet, Governor Christie.
Full transcript here:
Finally, New Jersey and New York are perennially among the most generous states in the nation to our fellow states. We vote for disaster relief for other states in need. We are donor states, spending -- sending much more to Washington, D.C., than we ever get back in federal spending. Despite this history of unbridled generosity, in our hour of desperate need, we have been left waiting for help, six times longer than the victims of Katrina, with no end in sight.
And I have to tell you, this used to be something that was not political. You know, disaster relief was something that you didn't play games with. But now, in this current atmosphere, everything is the subject of one-upmanship, everything is a possibility -- a potential piece of bait for the political game. And it's just -- it is why the American people hate Congress. It's why they hate them. And Governor Cuomo and I are as frustrated as two people can be because, unlike people in Congress, we have actual responsibilities. And we have a responsibility to make things happen.
If you want an example of how nonpartisan this issue should have been, I offer this for your consideration. Near midnight last night, conservative Congressman Chris Smith of New Jersey and former Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California both spoke on the floor in concert with each other and in support of this aid package. It's one for the record books, I suspect.
Christy is one of the reasons that Obama is still occupying the WH and it looks like he is wanting to remove a number of Republicans from Congress by blaming the Republican majority! What about the darn Senate and the liberals? Is it not also their fault? They keep adding on riders to the disaster relief funds that it is a pork projects dream bill! Fisheries on Alaska have no business in this Bill. Neither do the other 100's of millions of dollars that have been added for things that have nothing to do with the victims of this natural event much less even to anyone that even felt a breeze from this storm!
The House GOP (and in particular, the tea party caucus) are a vindictive bunch who collectively aren't as mature as a two-year-old with diaper rash. How do the people who voted for these bottom feeders sleep at night?
Bump all! People above politics!
I recommend watching the approximately 6 minute statement video. (after the link)
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