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.