Skip to comments.Rep. Scott Perry votes against Sandy Relief bill (New Tea Party Congressman)
Posted on 01/04/2013 5:29:54 PM PST by ConservativeInPA
New U.S. Rep. Scott Perry went to Washington saying he wanted to hold the line on government spending, even when it wasn't popular.
On his second day in office, Perry proved he wasn't just talking. He voted against a $9.7 billion bill to pay flood insurance claims for the many home and business owners flooded out by Superstorm Sandy.
Perry was one of 67 House members to vote against the bill. When a broader relief measure failed to pass he House in the closing days the last session, Northeastern politicians on both sides of the aisle blasted the delay, most notably New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican.
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Kerry Bentivolio did as well.
He’s the new tea party backed congressman elected to Thadeus McCotter’s old seat.
So did mine (Mo Brooks).
“......most notably New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican.”
Hardly, that pig is nothing more than an Obama butt-boy.
—Good for Scott Perry .
At some point the West Coast will be in DC asking for earthquake relief.
They are doing the right things since the democratic bill is full of pork projects and wasteful spending. We need people up there to think about the spending vs. adding onto it. Imo.
The Sandy relief funds should NOT have been pulled from the Fiscal bullshit bill.
This Sandy bill represents one quarter of one percent (0.25%) of the 3.9 trillion dollar Fiscal Cliff liability. Sandy was a 100 year storm that leveled communities. WTF?
The GOP should have voted NO on the Fiscal Cliff bill, and YES to this relief bill.
Here’s the roll call vote:
Actually the only remotely constitutional responsibility is to pay for some of the vital infrastructure.
We didn’t start forcing taxpayers to pay for acts of God till the last round of progressives slithered through Washington.
Good for him! The darn thing was loaded with pork
Was this voted in with all the pork in it? If so, both Bachmann and Cantor voted FOR it. WTH?
The jerk sold out when Obummer came and promised him truckloads of Obamabuck$ in the wake of Sandy.
Of course, this is going to be played in the media as "heartless and evil Republicans vote against feeding poor children and helping the poor victims of the tragic hurricane Sandy".
What they will intentionally leave out - he voted against forcing our Great-Grandchildren to pay for what isn't the US Government's responsibility (indeed - such aid is unconstitutional and truly UN-American).
These folks need to take a lesson from the old story of Horatio Bunce....
My hat’s off to him.
It’s good to know there are some incoming conservatives that know how to say “No.”
“The GOP should have voted NO on the Fiscal Cliff bill, and YES to this relief bill.”
Of course you’re right that they should have voted against the Fiscal Charade.
But they should also have voted against the hurricane “relief bill.”
Wasn’t it loaded with extraneous pork?
And wouldn’t state run relief programs be more cost efficient?
Why does fedzilla have to do everything?
Why don’t states take care of this, putting away money each year for 5 year events, 10 year events, etc.
Fedzilla doesn’t have the money to pay for this; Timmy Geitner will just print it out of thin air.
Check out the Club for Growth release about this.
“So did mine (Mo Brooks).”
I’m glad Paul Ryan voted against it, too. Maybe he’s done some soul searching lately and decided he can no longer sell his soul to the devil.
A pleasant surprise since he was pretty much handpicked by RINO Todd Platts as a successor.
Government isn’t charity.
The people of NJ, NY, and CT spend at the state and local levels like drunken sailors and they always vote to spend and tax at the federal level. They do not prepare for a “rainy day” and have no rainy day fund because they are broke from spending so much on their damn liberal causes. I don’t give a shit about how small the amount relief fund is in terms of the federal budget. We already spend a trillion dollars more per year than we take in at the federal level - thanks to liberals in NJ, NY and CT. Either conservatives take care of business in NJ, NY and CT on their own or move away.
I already pay enough money in taxes. I intentionally do not live in a flood plain or in an area prone to natural disasters. That is the responsible thing to do if I do not want to pay for a disaster. I certainly do not want anyone to have their money confiscated under threat of force and inprisonment to pay for my lack of preparation. There are enough people in NY, NJ and CT to take care of their own if individuals want to be reckless and do not plan.
Don't ask my children and grandchildren to start their lives off further in debt because of liberals. My new congressman did the right thing. More Republicans need to be conservative and do the right thing and stand up for people like Scott Perry or he will become just another RINO and our nation will be further doomed.
Note: I didn't say anything about pork in the bill. That is because I never read anything in the US Constitution that gives a power to the federal government to be a charity. I suggest you read our constitution, particularly the 10th Amendment.
Do New York and New Jersey not have legislatures of their own? But then the question will be asked “well where will they get the money?” which begs the question “where does the Federal government get the money?”
I watched Senator Schumer today. He was very concerned about the businesses not being able to function, that if the Congress didn’t send the money to rebuild, then taxes would go up exponentially in NY and NJ to pay for it. Yet he seemed not a bit concerned when two days before, he voted to tax those same businesses so they will have less money. And Senator Schumer has never shied away from regulating businesses with Dodd-Frank and Osha and the EPA, etc.
Of course, Senator Schumer doesn’t give a damn about any of the businesses, or the people they support. He wants the revenue. He wants the corporate taxes and the business taxes and the sales taxes and the income taxes and meals taxes and the permit taxes.
And of course he wants the construction unions to work (slowly), so that there will always be a need for more and more money taken from people whom the storms did not affect. It’s a textbook example of why local government is best. And it’s very telling that the very richest area of the country, with supposedly the brightest minds who look to the hinterland with utter derision, cannot even take care of themselves.
Bachmann and Cantor also voted for Boehner to be speaker of the house. They have sold out. They need to be primaried by real conservatives. And if my congress critter sells out, he needs to be replaced as well.
I didn't vote for Perry in the primary for that very reason. I went to college with Platts. I couldn't stand him 30 years ago and I can't stand him today. By the way, his last vote was for Boehner to be speaker. Add to the fact that Platts condones faggots being priests in the Episcopal Church and you really have a better understanding of him.
So, yes it is a pleasant surprise.
The people of NJ, NY, and CT spend at the state and local levels like drunken sailors
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In these ‘sensitive times’, allow me to take umbrage at the term ‘Drunken Sailors’.
Sailors, my self included, may be Drunken but never just waste money as pols seem to be want to do.
Why is it today ‘we’ are able to call Irish and Sailors derogatory names, yet we have pretty much stopped ‘picking on’ Polish, Italians and especially Middle Easterners.
So, as a (white...hmmm) Male, of Irish Descent and a (former) Sailor I wish people would cease and desist.
Thanks for posting the roll call...my RINO Rep voted for it :(
Please accept my humble apology. Liberals are far worse and the analogy gives drunken sailors a bad name. Sailors and others with the predilection to drink like myself (I am of Finnish ancestry) should never be used as a foil against liberals.
Want to start containing spending? Pass a law that bills can only contain items that pertain to the bill.
The first vote I have casted in ages I am happy with. McCotter was a Bushbot, and a Union Stooge.
The Empire and Gardens States push a lot of revenue and investments into PA. And that includes the good folks from Staten Island that you apparently believe are reckless.
OH yeah, that'd be SMART. ;-)
I tell you what. You keep your revenue and investments. If I could, I'd let NY and NJ split Philadelphia, Allegheny and Lackawanna Counties as long as the F'ing Liberals from NY and NJ stay out of the rest of PA.
You can't force charity, and that is exactly the reason I do not feel charitable to a bunch of lazy ass liberals that have their hands out for everything they can get. Take care of your own and do not burden my children.
Not once in my life has a liberal said "please" for my tax dollars. Not once in my life has a receiver of my hard earned tax dollars said, "Thank you." It is the opposite. Liberals accuse conservatives of horrible things which are simply the results of the liberals' own inaction. That is how they ask for help and there is no thanks. So why in the hell should I want to help NJ, NY and CT through my tax dollars when I can really help those people by learning how to be self sufficient by withholding my hard earned money?
You sir, didn't use the magic word, just like your union thugs that were turning away charity. Maybe you should post on DU.
They need to find over a trillion dollars to cut first, and then the people of NY, NJ, and CT could then take care of their own problems because it is NOT a problem the federal government needs to deal with because it is NOT in the US Constitution.
Thinking that the federal government solves all problems is exactly what has our nation in over $16 trillion in debt.
Remember that when South Florida has its next hurricane, because you know you will have one. I don't live there for that reason, so don't expect me and my children have to pay for it.
By the way, my father is retired in FL. He intentional chose to live in Lake County because there is less risk of hurricane damage. If he does need help, I will help him as best as I can. I do know that his hand will not be held out for a handout.
>> If I could, I’d let NY and NJ split Philadelphia,
LOL, no thanks — Philly is yours.
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>> Why the hell couldn’t they find $9.7 billion to CUT somewhere else
Apparently, this bill was overloaded with pork. Just heard Trey Gowdy, another rep, and Scott McGrath from Staten Island speak to the excess on Hannity.
Those New Jersey Shore homes are owned by 1%'ers who rarely by the kind of insurance required because they think they own the House of Ill Repute in D.C. (CONgress)
The porker with the loud mouth has already soiled himself during the closing days of the campaign for POTUS and has irreparably stained his own credibility beyond comparison!!!
Because PA 19 is mostly Conservative, he had to usually vote that way on most legislation in order to keep his job. But, being first and foremost a loyal party guy with a lot of friends "across the aisle," he didn't like it, and openly complained about it to his constituents.
During the 2009 healthcare debacle, he actually told people that he wished that McCain had picked Joe Lieberman as his VP running mate rather than Palin. I heard him say this myself during that particular meeting, and after he had given her a rousing introduction at her October 26, 2008 Shippensburg rally.
I never had much use for him after that.
. . . what's left of it.