Skip to comments.Peter King calls for donation cut-off to fellow Republicans over stalled Sandy aid bill
Posted on 01/02/2013 8:42:18 AM PST by SeekAndFindEdited on 01/02/2013 9:05:04 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
A top House Republican lashed out at party leaders Wednesday over a decision to end the session without a vote on aid for Superstorm Sandy victims, going so far as to urge constituents to stop donating to congressional Republicans.
"I'm saying anyone from New York and New Jersey who contributes one penny to congressional Republicans is out of their minds," Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., told Fox News. "What they did last night was put a knife in the back of New Yorkers and New Jerseyans."
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Hey King, that is how we Conservatives have felt for decades that the GOP is sticking a knife in our back.
Frankly, Sandy relief isn’t my problem. It is Obama’s problem, he owns it. He can give them a few bucks from his Foreign Aid stash. As far as the pork that was tacked on to the Aid Bill, that’s just standard operating procedures for the best politicians that money can buy.
We need a man like Calvin Coolidge who had the courage to say that your hardships aren’t the fault or responsibility of government.
Nice PR for King to his constituents, which is probably all that it is - but seems EVERYONE in the USA is a victim and needs money from uncle sam.
One of the few things they did right last night.
Send and pass a relief bill that is ONLY Sandy relief and that might be acceptable. If whatever relief bill does not have strict accountability rules to ensure that corrupt local, state, and federal politicians keep their filthy paws off the money then it should die as well. These states are acting like N.O. after Katrina. Those affected states would better emulate Mississippi after Katrina and not wait for the handouts that will never reach anyone in need anyway.
Maybe Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. should be pissed off at his fellow Senator who LOADED the bill up with 2 times more PORK then what the actual bill was for dollar wise!
I mean it is about time we start having RIGHTEOUS indignation in this country instead of political posturing.
It was funny listening to a Congressman try to explain how earmarked funds in this bill weren't pork barrel spending. He couldn't even lie effectively.
I’m ahead of the pack.
As of today, I’m no longer giving anything to any republican or democrat.
Except - perhaps - to take a bodacious Obama in their name.
BOOWHOWHOWHO.....he is breaking my lil tax payer heart, the poor lil thing.
Cry to someone who cares....you cretins just guaranteed another 4 trillion added to the national debt. Do you think I care about your hurricane relief money? Adding 41 bucks in taxes to 1 dollar in spending cuts is not getting me to give a shiite about your wants.
Get rid of Boner and start taking our country back and maybe, just maybe, I will start to care (just a little).
Take the unnecessary crap out of the bill first.
I didnt need to wait for Peter King or hurricane Sandy to take this action but thanks anyway Mr. King and congratulations on your "Yay" vote yesterday.
Sorry, I’m broke and can’t help. I just sent a big check to State Farm for my homeowners insurance. I do that so I don’t have to beg the government for a handout when disaster strikes.
Over Sandy relief? Nope. Can’t do it, because they’ve already been cut off for worse crimes than that.
These guys are incredable. Five minutes after they passed a tax increase of about 60B/year they want to spend all of it on Sandy. Considering that they would have never taken out the 20B of non-sandy related spending I don’t give a crap. I stopped sending GOPe cash years ago. If they cannot pass a clean bill during an emergency then screw em. My late father taught me, “Son money only spends once”. He was always right.
They act like $60 billion is no big deal. Sequestration money is $54.7 billion but somehow we can’t afford that?
That is SO right! With all due respect to Sandy Victims in N.Y., N.J., I'm getting so tired of hearing of some of them whining and boo hooing,after they have ALREADY received tons of donations and tons of money$$$! Again, they should be petitioning their dear saviour,Barack Obobo!
Hey peter, new york and new jersey - Ask Obama.
Feds handing NYC kids $30 million for free lunch as Sandy aid whether they need it or not
free lunch should make Fat Bastard in NJ happy ,too.
I dare you to tell that to the firefighters and police whose homes and towns were wiped out completely in the storm.
I have friends and family on Long Island and New Jersey — good people, conservatives, many are veterans and have worked non-stop since they were teenagers. To call them whiners is an insulting lie. How would you handle your home being turned into a moldy pile of rubble, while you battle your insurance company trying to get the money they PROMISED when you paid in faithfully for years? All of your possessions ruined or washed away, your kids and wife and you hopping from shelter to hotel room to friends’ houses to... you would still be a stoic, self-satisfied know-it-all? Really?
How much money have already received, and donations, and free food everyday. Quit whining and take it up with your insurance person. FREE $$$$$$$$$$$$$ is going to be cut OFF !
Over her in the FLYOVER hinderlands, we have tornadoes that do tons of damage. You don’t hear them,whining and booo hoooing, months and months after the event.
Boy oh, boy, you really got me mad now.
Boehner was right about that. It is full of pork. Are you aware that people can still apply for assistance under the 9/11 recovery monies, and you don’t even have to be a NY resident, or have anything to do with NYC? THIS is why we are in a fiscal mess. The Sandy bill was chock full of this crap, too! The way we look at disaster assistance needs to be reorganized. This is stupidity at its very worst. And, we are paying through the teeth for it. We SHOULD be letting our representatives know that we want only the Sandy victims to be able to obtain any monies from this bill, so it needs to be based on their needs and not all the thousands who want to file a fraudulent claim.
Will Peter King lose his committee assignments or does that only happen to conservatives?
King was posturing like a lib. Why didn’t Mr, King show his outrage at his Senate buddies for doubling the cost for this bill in pork barrel spending? I didn’t hear it Mr, King, you should shut your damn mouth and for once in your life, stand up for the beleagured taxpayers.
The same King who voted AGAINST aid after Katrina? Shocking.
RE: The same King who voted AGAINST aid after Katrina? Shocking.
For those who want some reference regarding breathtaking waste and fraud after Hurricane Katrina, here is one article to read:
‘Breathtaking’ Waste and Fraud in Hurricane Aid
Among the many superlatives associated with Hurricane Katrina can now be added this one: it produced one of the most extraordinary displays of scams, schemes and stupefying bureaucratic bungles in modern history, costing taxpayers up to $2 billion.
A hotel owner in Sugar Land, Tex., has been charged with submitting $232,000 in bills for phantom victims. And roughly 1,100 prison inmates across the Gulf Coast apparently collected more than $10 million in rental and disaster-relief assistance.
There are the bureaucrats who ordered nearly half a billion dollars worth of mobile homes that are still empty, and renovations for a shelter at a former Alabama Army base that cost about $416,000 per evacuee.
And there is the Illinois woman who tried to collect federal benefits by claiming she watched her two daughters drown in the rising New Orleans waters. In fact, prosecutors say, the children did not exist.
The tally of ignoble acts linked to Hurricane Katrina, pulled together by The New York Times from government audits, criminal prosecutions and Congressional investigations, could rise because the inquiries are under way. Even in Washington, a city accustomed to government bloat, the numbers are generating amazement.
“The blatant fraud, the audacity of the schemes, the scale of the waste it is just breathtaking,” said Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, and chairwoman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
Such an outcome was feared soon after Congress passed the initial hurricane relief package, as officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the American Red Cross acknowledged that their systems were overwhelmed and tried to create new ones on the fly.
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How many of us wanna bet that we DON’T REALLY NEED $60 Billion dollars for Sandy Relief? I bet half of that number would suffice.