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Boehner sets House votes on Sandy aid after Republican attacks
Reuters ^

Posted on 01/02/2013 4:36:06 PM PST by SMGFan

House Speaker John Boehner made a U-turn on Wednesday to clear the way for approval of $60 billion in Superstorm Sandy relief by mid-January after drawing withering fire from fellow Republicans, including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, for canceling an earlier vote.

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives will now vote on Friday on a $9 billion down payment for storm-related aid to the National Flood Insurance program.

Boehner also assured New York and New Jersey lawmakers that the House will take a second vote on January 15 on the $51 billion remainder of the Sandy package.

"This procedure that was laid out is fully acceptable and fully satisfactory. It provides the full $60 billion that we require," said Representative Peter King, a high-ranking House Republican from Long Island, New York.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boehner; pork; porkfilled; sandy; uturn
No explanation why it wasn't voted on last night. And now he caves.
1 posted on 01/02/2013 4:36:11 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Wow - a giant pork package.

I’m sure it will easily pass. :D


2 posted on 01/02/2013 4:38:34 PM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: SMGFan

I hope he strips out the pork.


3 posted on 01/02/2013 4:39:13 PM PST by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Planned Parenthood kills people.)
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To: SMGFan

It’s not his money, why should he care?


4 posted on 01/02/2013 4:41:14 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: SMGFan

The media started on this line of attack first thing this morning and Johnny the Jellyfish reacted exactly as expected.

We need a speaker who isn’t afraid of using the media to our advantage.


5 posted on 01/02/2013 4:44:50 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SMGFan
This Bill should have ONLY included aid for New York and New Jersey and not near the outrageous amount stated. We are spending ourselves into oblivion, Repubs and Dems alike, and the end result will be a Socialist/Communist America. RIP USA, here comes the USSA.
6 posted on 01/02/2013 4:47:39 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: SMGFan
This Bill should have ONLY included aid for New York and New Jersey and not near the outrageous amount stated. We are spending ourselves into oblivion, Repubs and Dems alike, and the end result will be a Socialist/Communist America. RIP USA, here comes the USSA.
7 posted on 01/02/2013 4:47:39 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: SMGFan

can we just name him Weenie?


8 posted on 01/02/2013 4:53:57 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: SMGFan

Just give them the 30 that they need and flush the rest down the bowl. Or maybe he could tell us that is a spending cut.


9 posted on 01/02/2013 4:54:46 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: SMGFan

What a chicken—it. He does not deserve to be speaker of the house. He should have called out Peter King and Chris Christie and shown everyone how much pork was in the bill.He does not know how to take advantage of a crisis-guess he needs lessons from the left.


10 posted on 01/02/2013 4:55:45 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (The only thing to stop a bad person with a gun, is a good person with a gun.)
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To: cripplecreek

We need Allen West.


11 posted on 01/02/2013 4:55:45 PM PST by FES0844
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To: SMGFan

What time are the Republican attacks scheduled?


12 posted on 01/02/2013 4:58:17 PM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: aimhigh
Here's what I understand about this fiasco

1. A pork filled dare because of a hurricane, holding cheeldren card just in case

2. Krispy and Zero made promises, then Krispy claimed that Boehner made them

That's about all I need to know about this pork filled shake down of the country.
And where is this bill posted on .GOV, anybody?

13 posted on 01/02/2013 4:59:13 PM PST by MaxMax (Gun free zones was the invitation to gun bans)
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To: SMGFan

Every time I hear the expression, “super storm sandy”, it irritates me a bit.

I don’t doubt that it did a huge amount of damage but that is because the area was vulnerable not because it was a super storm. It was a minimal hurricane and maybe not even a hurricane at all when it hit.

That is far from a super storm.


14 posted on 01/02/2013 5:04:33 PM PST by yarddog (One shot one miss.)
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To: originalbuckeye

We need a Calvin Coolidge who had the courage to state the obvious. Government isn’t at fault for natural disasters and government isn’t responsible for them.


15 posted on 01/02/2013 5:07:07 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SMGFan

well I hope Boner is ousted tomorrow.


16 posted on 01/02/2013 5:17:29 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: SMGFan

I ask you... It snowed today. Why am I not getting aid from the south where they have warm weather? I had to replace my snow shovel and buy salt. Where is my relief?


17 posted on 01/02/2013 5:20:24 PM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: SMGFan

The traitor Peter King can stuff it were the sun don’t shine. I’m not about to take food from my children so Peter King can enjoy a vacation in Paris.


18 posted on 01/02/2013 5:23:11 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: cripplecreek

+1


19 posted on 01/02/2013 5:26:42 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: SMGFan

Why didn’t he ask peter king why he’s OK with diverting more than a half billion dollars to places and projects having nothing t:o do with the hurricane. That is the real outrage. What’s a half billion these days. It’s not their money


20 posted on 01/02/2013 5:31:10 PM PST by jersey117
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To: SMGFan
"This procedure that was laid out is fully acceptable and fully satisfactory. It provides the full $60 billion that we require," said Representative Peter King, a high-ranking House Republican from Long Island, New York.

Require. Require?

Why, Mr. King ... how ... LIBERAL of you.

21 posted on 01/02/2013 5:35:26 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: SMGFan

“This procedure that was laid out is fully acceptable and fully satisfactory. It provides the full $60 billion that we require,” said Representative Peter King, a high-ranking House Republican from Long Island, New York.

And, again, Boehner or ANY Conservative, should be on the horn and going over this bill, line by line, and showing the pork riddled POS that it is; then demand a new CLEAN bill be offered...Then bitch slap King as he deserves.


22 posted on 01/02/2013 5:36:00 PM PST by i_robot73
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To: SMGFan

Just holding my breath for votes on aid to Texas for wildfires, past hurricanes, and all of those Hurricane Katrina New Orleans ghetto refugees the Lone Star State had to absorb. /sarc

I am SO sick of being looted by the feds for wealth distribution. With all due respect, Uncle Sam is broke. The Northeast needs to man up and handle its own problems. Quit screwing the rest of us with nanny state beggaring.


23 posted on 01/02/2013 5:38:58 PM PST by peyton randolph (FUBO and his wookie beard)
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To: SMGFan
WHY ISN'T OBAMA BEING BLAMED FOR THE AFTER EFFECTS OF SANDY????Oh wait, only Republicans are assigned blame. Democrats always get credit even if they had nothing to do with a good outcome. I forgot.
24 posted on 01/02/2013 5:39:07 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: sergeantdave

Ditto the behemoth Christie.


25 posted on 01/02/2013 5:41:14 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: Wisconsinlady

Bingo! Just more painful proof that Boehner is not up for the job of speaker or congressman!


26 posted on 01/02/2013 6:18:12 PM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: SMGFan

P * S S Y!!!!!!!!!!!


27 posted on 01/02/2013 6:41:59 PM PST by ldish (Give me Freedom and Liberty or let's kick some a**!)
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To: yarddog

Likewise. You build on a bunch of sandbars and a good storm will wipe you out. It wasn’t a super anything, it was stupidity matching up with probability.


28 posted on 01/02/2013 7:20:32 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Save the nation, have your family's progressives spayed or neutered.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Sandy was only one part of a three part weather event. Three major weather systems collided: a southern late season hurricane that was very big … a high altitude Canadian jet stream that barreled in from the north … and a winter snow storm that approached from the west. A relatively strong nor’easter would have resulted if Sandy had not merged with these other systems.

When Sandy combined with the other storms it became a super storm. Sandy’s immense size also comes into play. The peak diameter of storm force winds with Irene was 460 miles, for Katrina it was 435 miles. These are very large distances but only half as big as Sandy at 943 miles. This almost thousand mile wide storm had the second most kinetic energy of any storm measured and it struck a densely populated area.

It also has to be noted that the super storm hit at high tide, during a full moon. Results would have been much different if Sandy had hit a barren coastline in North Carolina or Texas.


29 posted on 01/03/2013 11:44:29 AM PST by Alice in Wonderland
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