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'He prevented a rape of the Treasury': Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer ...
The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 6, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter

Posted on 01/06/2013 8:25:27 AM PST by Uncle Chip

nfluential conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer has praised Republican House Speaker John Boehner for preventing a ‘rape of the Treasury’ by blocking a larger relief bill for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Bohener and the GOP leadership have been criticized by New York-area Republicans for failing to pass a $60 billion bill to the floor, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie calling it ‘disgusting.’

Instead, the House passed a much smaller bill dealing solely with flood insurance on Friday, with a larger bill set to follow.

Speaking on Fox News’ Special Report on Friday, Krauthammer claimed that Boehner had done the right thing. ‘I think what Boehner did in postponing the vote until today was absolutely right,’ he said.

‘That was a rape of the Treasury. $60 billion, including a ton of pork. The part that was essential that passed today was to replenish the flood insurance. That's right, and the rest ought to be debated in regular order.’

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boehner; fiscalcliff; hurricanesandyrelief; krauthammer; sandy

1 posted on 01/06/2013 8:25:37 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

well, if true, good


2 posted on 01/06/2013 8:26:54 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Uncle Chip

Sent you a Freepmail update on Ables case.


3 posted on 01/06/2013 8:39:05 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Uncle Chip

Republicans need to get their heads on straight, regroup, and start to announce what is right - stridently.

Duh, of course it made sense to review this bill for a few days rather than throw money down the stairs and see where it lands.

Christie is a bastard like Obama, a self centered political survivor, and in the end he skips the part that is best for people. And everyone agreed with his irresponsible populist rant.


4 posted on 01/06/2013 8:41:40 AM PST by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Uncle Chip

Echo...If true, for once.


5 posted on 01/06/2013 8:41:48 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: yldstrk

Maybe I am missing something but why not have the House bring up their own version of the bill minus the pork. The bill would be in a pure form when it went to the Senate. The Senate would then be forced to hold it up while they pile on the pork.


6 posted on 01/06/2013 8:43:06 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: Uncle Chip
The bill was unbelievable....full of pork...insane.

P.S. FEMA is already funded....and really didn't need more money ecept it's been raped before.

7 posted on 01/06/2013 8:47:54 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Uncle Chip
The bill was unbelievable....full of pork...insane.

P.S. FEMA is already funded....and really didn't need more money except it's been raped before.

8 posted on 01/06/2013 8:48:03 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Williams
Republicans need to get their heads on straight, regroup, and start to announce what is right - stridently.

They can't - because they love these types of pork-laden bills, too, and want to preserve the option to offer up their own in the future without being accused of hypocrisy.

Republicans made a strategic decision a long time ago that taking short-term heat from the base about overspending posed a lower liability to their political careers that the longer-term risk of losing the ability to direct their own pork to their own districts, as needed.

9 posted on 01/06/2013 8:48:58 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Uncle Chip

Don’t think that GOP members of Congress didn’t add their own pork. In the last budget deal Sen. John Thune (R-SD) slipped in money for the ethanol boondoggle and was taken to task for it by Laura Ingraham on her radio show.


10 posted on 01/06/2013 8:54:01 AM PST by The Great RJ
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To: dhs12345

Exactly —

Apparently all the rest of the 60 billion is just pork — all of it.

The $9.7 billion replenished the flood insurance fund. The rest can be dismissed as irrelevant — period.

Spend the 9.7 billion and then send us another request.


11 posted on 01/06/2013 8:56:54 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

“I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.”

- James Madison


12 posted on 01/06/2013 8:59:15 AM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Is it any surprise Christie loves pork?


13 posted on 01/06/2013 9:05:04 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

He never misses a meal and screams when it’s not served on time.


14 posted on 01/06/2013 9:08:17 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
Krauthammer is no conservative. A real conservative would say that the United States is over $16 Trillion in debt. States like NY, NJ, and CT have some the highest taxes at the state and local level in the nation to support socialist government programs and are so broke that they can't take care of their own. Too bad, this is a consequence of electing Democrats. America's children cannot be saddled with additional debt because of lazy ass liberals didn't prepare.

I am unable to find anything in the US Constitution that says the federal government has a power to be an insurance company, whether it be flood insurance or unemployment insurance. These are things that the private sector can provide in a much more effective and efficient manner. Additionally, there is nothing in the constitution that gives the federal government to be a charity. Private charities are much better than any government programs.

It is not that conservatives don't believe in helping people in need. They do. Conservatives give far more to charities than liberals. Conservatives want to save the Republic so there is a Republic for America's children. Voting for bills like Sandy Relief is a vote to hurt our children's. People like Krauthammer, all Democrats and RINO hate children and want to see your children suffer. How vile and evil is that?

Okay, I probably don't know how to play the "children card", but is better than anything I have heard from any Republican.

15 posted on 01/06/2013 9:22:51 AM PST by ConservativeInPA
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To: Uncle Chip

If would have been more effective if Kraut listed the pork so that all would see what is in the bill. ‘Ton of pork’ is just an unsubstantiated assertion which needs to be backed up to expose the pork packers.


16 posted on 01/06/2013 9:54:40 AM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: yldstrk

Agree, I wonder if these jackasses ever considered dealing straight with the public instead of their hide and seek games?


17 posted on 01/06/2013 10:11:25 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Uncle Chip
The Federal Flood Insurance is water under the bridge, because they already sold the insurance and collected the premiums. They weren't paying off, though -- because there was no money left.

My impression is that the underwriting has been pretty poor. Not only regarding the assessment of risk of a catastrophe like Sandy -- but even as far as the individual property risk underwriting. My late FIL's house was pretty close to the ocean. We live 3 miles inland, and on a hill. But both houses are in the same Federal flood insurance rating zone. (I plan to drop the flood insurance when it comes up for renewal. We had some tree damage, but no flood damage from Sandy. But it's close to a sure thing that flood insurance premiums will be going ballistic. And if the water level ever comes up this high, the entire insurance industry will be bankrupt.)

18 posted on 01/06/2013 10:12:21 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Uncle Chip

Krauthammer has NEVER been a conservative. I find him more and more to be a self-serving ‘smart guy’. There is little to his commentary and lots and lots of nonsense


19 posted on 01/06/2013 10:27:31 AM PST by Nifster
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Uncle Chip.


20 posted on 01/06/2013 11:52:12 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Uncle Chip

We the tax payer are getting raped by over a trillion dollars a year in new debt, over 6 trillion if we go by GAAP. We have no budget and I don’t see anyone in Washington with the will to produce one all we have is debt ceiling votes.


21 posted on 01/06/2013 1:12:36 PM PST by DarkWaters ("Deception is a state of mind --- and the mind of the state" --- James Jesus Angleton)
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