NY governor plans to seek $30 billion in federal aid to rebuild after superstorm

  • Article by: MICHAEL VIRTANEN , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 12, 2012 - 4:56 PM
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furguson11Nov. 12, 1211:21 AM

That's getting pretty close to Minnesota's biennial general fund revenue for two years. Amazing.

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reader2580Nov. 12, 1212:28 PM

Any aid for immediate repairs should be separate from any aid for infrastructure upgrades. Pretty much every state along the east coast (and gulf coast) needs upgrades to minimize damage from future storms. Why should New york be first in line just because they got hit most recently?

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boodoogalNov. 12, 1212:42 PM

It's expensive to run a sanctuary city.

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sultan925Nov. 12, 12 1:14 PM

This is a lot of money for one state. The best way for this to happen is that we need, sad to say, to cut funding to other countries for a while and devote as much as possible to everyone who has suffered from this disaster. To date I haven't heard of any other countries stepping up to the plate to send aid here.

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sawthatcominNov. 12, 12 1:34 PM

I smell...... lots and lots of crispy bacon.... sizzlin in the pan!!!

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ciamanNov. 12, 12 1:52 PM

You know what I see? Is where is that billions and billions are going to come from? The Federal Government is BROKE and not in any position to flip over another 50 billion here and there. That money will just be printed up by the Federal Reserve and gifted out. Our country has been doing this for decades and now the chickens are to roost. Sorry,New York, but you will have to pay a lot out of your own state money. Almost all of the states are in deep debt themselves. They too cannot pay anything to New York or anyone else. That is the truth, folks, and live with it.

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infowarsNov. 12, 12 2:06 PM

Where does the $30 Billion come from?

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cavellNov. 12, 12 2:20 PM

Dont know if Katrina caused more/less damage than sandy but I wonder if a higher percent of damage will be fixed by the fed govt? U would expect the powers that be will make sure everything is fixed in ny/nj/conn

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sheprico1Nov. 12, 12 2:28 PM

Sure, we the tax payers will help you out. Just find $30 Billion to cut elsewhere in the federal government, and its a deal. (shouldn't be that hard)

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Truckman182Nov. 12, 12 2:33 PM

There is probably at least $10 billion in slush money there for Obama to pay back his support from the election to the NY construction workers unions. Folks eventually we are going to run out of money and that day is approaching quickly....

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