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1 cat-tikvah  Tue, May 21, 2013 4:36:06pm

Well luckily for you, slime, this Pennsylvanian believes that your state deserves our help. As if the Red States don’t already suckle on the largesse of the Blue States.

2 HappyWarrior  Tue, May 21, 2013 6:41:24pm

Because it’s your state Jim. I got no problem helping the people of Oklahoma out in what is a hard time for them but shut the fuck up. The only difference between Sandy and the tornado in regards to relief is the state where it’s being directed. Gah so tired of right wing assholery on these issue. As I said, no problem helping them out but I wish their representatives would show the same consideration for other states that they want for theirs when something like this happens. Inholfe proves why again he’s one of the biggest assholes in the collection of assholes that is the GOP caucus.

3 nines09  Tue, May 21, 2013 7:32:58pm

You vote for a Republican anywhere, he licks the ass of the Tea Party, and he shall not only fuck you, but fuck his own as he fucks you. If you are a Republican, you can now cry yourself to sleep. The dream is dead and the mask has dropped. There is no GOP. There is only voices and plans and arguements that are sociopathic and Cultist. This is what the Greatest Nation On The Face Of The Entire Fucking Earth has to offer from one group of hopefuls. Pain and misery. Lies and deceit. Fuck you shallow as spit on a pile of sand abject asswipes. Jesus Loves You. Me? Don’t go there.

4 Mesohornish  Tue, May 21, 2013 7:33:11pm

Jim is spinning faster than the tornado.

5 Mesohornish  Tue, May 21, 2013 7:42:04pm

Remember when Mittens wanted disaster relief to be turned over to the private sector? Dodged that bullet, didn’t you, Oklahoma?

6 EiMitch  Tue, May 21, 2013 8:25:46pm

Yes Inhofe, its totally different. How? I dunno. But it must be different, otherwise that would mean you’re a heartless, opportunistic hypocrite. We both know the later simply can’t be the case.

How many of these a-holes would be in power right now if it weren’t for gerrymandering?

7 Claire  Tue, May 21, 2013 9:48:36pm

The article tells you why. According to it, the hurricane aid bill was packed with money to fix stuff that didn’t have anything to do with Sandy. He’s saying the tornado aid should only be for tornado damage. That’s the difference. Yeah, I did the work for you. You’re welcome.

8 dragonath  Tue, May 21, 2013 11:25:19pm

re: #7 Claire

I did the work for you. You’re welcome.

That was pretty shitty work.

9 EiMitch  Wed, May 22, 2013 3:22:20am

re: #7 Claire

Bulls***! The bill was a single page containing two paragraphs.

10 Absalom, Absalom, Obdicut  Wed, May 22, 2013 6:22:37am

re: #7 Claire

The article tells you why. According to it, the hurricane aid bill was packed with money to fix stuff that didn’t have anything to do with Sandy. He’s saying the tornado aid should only be for tornado damage. That’s the difference. Yeah, I did the work for you. You’re welcome.

Nope, according to the article, Inhofe— a complete liar and untrustworthy fraud— said that was the case. The article isn’t making that claim.

Read more carefully.

11 Vicious Babushka  Wed, May 22, 2013 6:25:06am

re: #7 Claire

The article tells you why. According to it, the hurricane aid bill was packed with money to fix stuff that didn’t have anything to do with Sandy. He’s saying the tornado aid should only be for tornado damage. That’s the difference. Yeah, I did the work for you. You’re welcome.

He complained that the Sandy Relief bill included funding for fixing stuff in Washington DC and in the US Virgin Islands. Well guess what! SANDY DAMAGED STUFF IN THOSE PLACES TOO!

12 lawhawk  Wed, May 22, 2013 9:49:53am

This is the text of the primary Sandy aid package that was enacted in January 2013 (there were several bills relating to Sandy aid because - (1) the GOP forced the original aid package to be broken out, (2) the NFIP was enacted separately to refill its depleted coffers; and (3) the original bills died without full consideration before the end of the lame duck 2012 session).

Now, if you want to go back and look at the bill that died in 2012 (HR1, the fourth version that replaces the original text that formed the basis of the Sandy aid package ), you’ll see that there was a grand total of ~$400m out of $60b that wasn’t explicitly Sandy-storm related aid. That $400m, however was related to disaster aid for other regions that required funding, including $150m for fisheries damage from a declared natural disaster during 2012 separate from Sandy, etc.

Hardly pork, but the GOP wanted it out. The GOP kvetched and delayed funding for months. That is an absolute and undeniable fact. They put up enough roadblocks to passing an aid package that they delayed recovery for months. That’s on them.

13 Claire  Wed, May 22, 2013 12:04:05pm

re: #12 lawhawk

Heres a list of what they tried to include. Porks pork. And he’s the official pork guy. if you dont think the items that survived the bill are “pork” then we have different definitions of the word. Seriously, most of these projects may even need to get done, but they can be funded without borrowing new money, as disaster relief is borrowed, and it just increases the total burden in a lazy, opportunistic way. And when most of it won’t even be spent for 2 years, because its mitigation related, or for minor damage, how is it an “emergency” and why was a 4 week delay fatal? It wasn’t.

They delayed it for weeks, boo-hiss!, but it passed anyway. Meanwhile, insurance was paying out, etc. And the pork that did survive the bill mostly went to red state projects, as bribery by Reid, to insure enough Republicans would vote to pass it. It worked! Lesson learned, pork is GOOD! More pork please! Pork gets things done! But just not in a timely enough manner, or something. Load it with pork, hurry up and pass it cause your district gets stuff, win/win. Tom Delay was a big proponent of this shit and look where it got us.

They couldn’t possibly introduce an actual emergency spending bill, oh wait, they did for $37 million to go directly to Sandy damage, but that didn’t fly because it didn’t include enough other projects. Neither side would swallow that. So it was $60 million (with 97 amendments to be worked thru) or nothing.

They all suck. Every single one of them.

At least there wont actually BE any disaster bill needed in this case, as apparently FEMA has 5X the amount of $ it needs to cover the damage. So the entire point is moot in this instance, and everybody grandstanding about who is more compassionate and shit could possibly just shut up, but of course they wont.

14 Absalom, Absalom, Obdicut  Wed, May 22, 2013 12:36:15pm

re: #13 Claire

As someone who worked hours and hours on volunteer efforts after Sandy, screw you.

15 klys and whatnot  Wed, May 22, 2013 12:39:28pm

re: #13 Claire

Billions. Not millions.

But little facts like those are unimportant things, right? There weren’t people suffering during the meantime, after all.

//

16 Claire  Wed, May 22, 2013 2:24:16pm

re: #15 klys and whatnot

I’m sorry, yes, billions of course.

17 Claire  Wed, May 22, 2013 2:27:21pm

re: #14 Bert’s House of Beef and Obdicuts

As someone who worked hours and hours on volunteer efforts after Sandy, screw you.

Were you a volunteer because the Feds didn’t cough up the money fast enough?

18 gwangung  Wed, May 22, 2013 11:11:41pm

re: #13 Claire

re: #13 Claire

Heres a list of what they tried to include. Porks pork.

I’m looking at some of them and some of them do NOT look like pork.

Planting trees, even on private ground, has obvious storm repair value.

Emergency watershed resources OBVIOUSLY is applicable to Sandy storm damage, because water and the ecosystem are connected.

“$336 million for taxpayer-supported AMTRAK” is OBVIOUSLY Sandy storm related. If it’s storm related damage, it’s storm related damage. And we saw plenty of it. Saying it is pork does not make it so.

” without identifying a single way to pay for it.” is a RIDICULOUS denotation of pork. Finding ways to pay for it says nothing about the purpose and clearly does not mean it’s pork.

Given the obvious flaws in this list, flaws that show up after a minute of thinking, the list is quite useless as support. It’s obvious grandstanding and obstructionism.

Try again. You message was insulting to anybody with intelligence. It wasn’t even n a minimal attempt. TRY HARDER.

19 Absalom, Absalom, Obdicut  Thu, May 23, 2013 2:04:18am

re: #17 Claire

Were you a volunteer because the Feds didn’t cough up the money fast enough?

I was a volunteer because they needed volunteers, and for weeks and weeks afterwards they needed the volunteers.

You blithely call shit ‘pork’, and I look at it, and I call it ‘giving back something to people that just got their whole lives taken away’.

Don’t be so damn greedy.


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