House Republicans pushing to link Sandy disaster relief to budget cuts

  • Article by: JAMES ROWLEY , Bloomberg News
  • Updated: January 11, 2013 - 9:38 PM

House scheduled to vote next week on $50 billion in aid for superstorm victims.

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reallyfolksJan. 11, 13 9:56 PM

For shame. I'll say it is embarrassing to be a Republican.

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allhailfsmJan. 11, 1310:13 PM

Are they trying to wreck america on purpose?

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mn2niceJan. 11, 1311:05 PM

It is absolutely incredible that the Republicans in the House would hold hostage the relief money needed by the residents of 3 states. In many cases, they lost everything they had; their homes, the businesses they worked at and thus their jobs, the transportation network they relied upon to go places, memories and other personal memorabilia and treasures. All so they can barter for spending cuts and and tarnish the memory of the people who died as a result of Hurricane Sandy. That's crass, deplorable, incredibly insenitive to thos whose lives were upended and who may still not have been made whole. The nation should be outraged. Who could be next. You, me, your neighbor, ny neighbor, my family member. It is disgusting and they should be roundly criticized for it.

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dfldebtaylorJan. 11, 1311:13 PM

Great post, MN2nice. What makes the Tea Party and GOP even more disgusting -- maybe I should say evil -- on all of this is the fact that they are more interested in protecting tax breaks for billionaires than they are in helping Americans who lost everything in a natural disaster.

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franknjackJan. 11, 1311:59 PM

Why is this a surprise? The GOP demanded the same thing with the Iraq war. Oh, wait...

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jimiekJan. 12, 1312:27 AM

Have they NO sense of decency! People are sleeping in cardboard boxes for God's sake.

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The TruthJan. 12, 13 1:46 AM

Someone, somewhere told these Republicans they won something. They didn't win anything with this last election, and if they think that a majority of Americans agree with their tactics, they are delusional. They control a legislative branch whose approval rating is 14%. They need to open their eyes and look around and ask themselves, "Why do Americans hate us?" Gee, I don't know. Perhaps it's because you won't help rebuild hurricane-ravaged states unless you can also kick families off of food stamps. But heaven forbid we make people making a quarter million per year pay a little more in taxes. They are truly a national embarrassment.

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luzhishenJan. 12, 13 2:44 AM

The worst part of this is that it gives credence to the fringe book Shock Doctine by Naomi Klein. GOP/TP, you brought this on yourselves.

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comment229Jan. 12, 13 4:39 AM

Now here is a real definition of the word "hostages."

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comment229Jan. 12, 13 4:41 AM

Further, wonder how Christie feels about this one? I wonder when he is going to stop being an R and become and I?

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