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House accepts $33.7B Sandy bill amendment
The Hill ^ | 01/15/13 07:11 PM ET | Pete Kasperowicz

Posted on 01/15/2013 4:56:39 PM PST by BradtotheBone

The House on Tuesday evening approved an amendment to a huge Hurricane Sandy relief bill that adds $33.7 billion to the bill, nearly tripling the size of the main bill.

Members approved the amendment from Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.) in a 228-192 vote. It was opposed by 190 Republicans, but 38 Republicans joined 190 Democrats in support and allowed it to pass.

That vote put the House on a path to passing a $50.7 billion disaster aid bill early Tuesday evening. Along the way, the House also rejected several other amendments that would have shaved millions of dollars off the cost of the bill.

The House also voted on amendments from:

Rep. Bill Flores (R-Texas), striking $150 million for Regional Ocean Partnership grants. Passed, 221-197.

Rep. Jon Runyan (R-N.J.), clarifying that disaster money in the Frelinghuysen amendment is for states that were hit by Hurricane Sandy and suffered a fisheries disaster in 2012. Passed by voice vote.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government
KEYWORDS: pork; porkapuluza; porkfest; sandy

1 posted on 01/15/2013 4:56:45 PM PST by BradtotheBone
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To: BradtotheBone

Nothing ever changes.

As the addict says, a million ain’t enough, and one is too many.

Why should we vote for the current Republican party? They are not even trying.


2 posted on 01/15/2013 4:58:54 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: BradtotheBone

How much of this “relief” bill is pork?

Fu**in thieves.


3 posted on 01/15/2013 5:00:35 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: BradtotheBone

First of all, it wasn’t a hurricane. Second, what did Alaska fisheries have to do with the storm?

This is simply another pork-laden opportunity to steal money that our children will have to pay interest on, because we are broke and all this is borrowed money.


4 posted on 01/15/2013 5:03:54 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: BradtotheBone

Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. Total lunacy.


5 posted on 01/15/2013 5:05:46 PM PST by microgood
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To: LachlanMinnesota
Why should we vote for the current Republican party? They are not even trying.

Because they are nice guys who go along to get along? Because they don't want to be called nasty names like "stingy jerks?"

Those seem rather insufficient reasons.

We need a new conservative party. Until we put it together and bring it to power we are screwed and so is the nation.

6 posted on 01/15/2013 5:11:19 PM PST by DanMiller (Dan Miller)
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To: txrefugee

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.


7 posted on 01/15/2013 5:11:28 PM PST by Alice in Wonderland
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To: unixfox
How much of this “relief” bill is pork?

Every penny.

8 posted on 01/15/2013 5:15:35 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: BradtotheBone
"It was opposed by 190 Republicans, but 38 Republicans joined 190 Democrats in support and allowed it to pass. "

"BOEHHHHNER!"

9 posted on 01/15/2013 5:15:53 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: BradtotheBone

“..... but 38 Republicans joined 190 Democrats in support and allowed it to pass.”

I have not seen their names, but as far as I am concerned, those 38 Republicans are traitors.

At this point in our history, we need those morons to be ‘zero tolerance’ when it comes to pork.


10 posted on 01/15/2013 5:29:14 PM PST by Gator113 (I voted for "love of country".... this mess if your fault.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Bernanke was overheard making the following comment,”Can we add a fourth shift to the printing press workforce?”


11 posted on 01/15/2013 5:32:15 PM PST by immadashell
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To: BradtotheBone

who voted for it? what’s the bill number? it’s not in the article

wth am I doing paying for their cleanup effort... from Florida?

screw that


12 posted on 01/15/2013 5:33:08 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Gator113; BradtotheBone; All

Here’s the 38 Repubs that voted with the RATS.

Alexander, Barletta, Boustany, Carter, Cole, Collins (NY), Cramer, Culberson, Rodney Davis, Denham, Dent, Diaz-Balart, Fitzpatrick, Frelinghuysen, Garrett, Gerlach, Gibson, Granger, Grimm, Hanna, Harper, King (NY), Lance, LoBiondo, Lucas, Meehan, Palazzo, Reed, Reichert, Ros-Lehtinen, Runyan, Shimkus, Smith (NJ), Turner, Whitfield, Wolf, Young (AK), Young (FL)


13 posted on 01/15/2013 5:33:50 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: BradtotheBone

anyone else notice this is 1% of the yearly spending of the entire US federal govt


14 posted on 01/15/2013 5:35:26 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: BradtotheBone

Bonner is the most corrupt soulless Town drunk to ever hold this position .
Pure corrupt DC insider who will destroy the GOP in the next two years !
Pure evil lobbyist flunky .
Thank Michelle Bachman for destroying the GOP by ducking and running to vote for this Lobbyist front man .
I wonder what she got in return !


15 posted on 01/15/2013 5:42:01 PM PST by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: ncalburt

According to the list in number 15, she didn’t vote yes.


16 posted on 01/15/2013 5:52:48 PM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: jazusamo

Wow. Even Garrett? I know he is from Jersey and we got crushed-especially his district but he oiled have stood up and Ben a hero


17 posted on 01/15/2013 5:59:13 PM PST by MattinNJ (It's over Johnny. The America you knew is gone. Denial serves no purpose.)
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To: MattinNJ

Yep, it goes to show that pork is a powerful influence when the bucks are coming to a Reps district.


18 posted on 01/15/2013 6:08:08 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: sten
anyone else notice this is 1% of the yearly spending of the entire US federal govt.

(updated)..."50 billion here, 50 billion there...before you know it you're talking about real money."
19 posted on 01/15/2013 6:10:11 PM PST by DJlaysitup
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To: jazusamo

Looks like we got ourselves a primary list!


20 posted on 01/15/2013 6:11:10 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! [You can vote Democrat when you're dead]...)
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To: BradtotheBone
"We were going to stand on principle & reject it because it was so filled with pork, but we're incompetent getting our point across and it's hard to stand with no spines. -every GOPe Republican
21 posted on 01/15/2013 6:16:56 PM PST by mykroar ("I'm afraid I can't use a mule. I have several hundred up on Capitol Hill." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: BradtotheBone

We need the names of the 38 —


22 posted on 01/15/2013 6:22:29 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: jazusamo

Proving that a Republican from New York, New Jersey, or anywhere else in New England is hardly distinguishable from a Democrat.


23 posted on 01/15/2013 6:25:19 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Alice in Wonderland

“barren coastline in North Carolina or Texas.”

I see that you have never been to either state.


24 posted on 01/15/2013 6:29:54 PM PST by berdie
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To: BradtotheBone

The Republican Party might as well move the HQ to Carlsbad, NM...as much as they cave on everything


25 posted on 01/15/2013 6:36:54 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (The only automatic weapon is the one Obama uses to take your paycheck)
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To: Free Vulcan

Looks like it’ll be a good start.


26 posted on 01/15/2013 6:37:53 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: napscoordinator

Bachman was the traitor who bolted on the other 24 conservatives who tried to stop Bonehead from Being speaker again .
She switched her vote for bonner at the last minute .
Bought off !


27 posted on 01/15/2013 7:06:12 PM PST by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: jazusamo

Boustany is a corrupt troll from Lafayette La


28 posted on 01/15/2013 7:08:15 PM PST by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: DanMiller

“We need a new conservative party. Until we put it together and bring it to power we are screwed and so is the nation.”

Conservatives couldn’t put together a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

A new conservative party? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

You conservatives have proved that you can’t protect your children from commie teachers in public schools because you’re too damn lazy to attend school board meetings.

You conservatives can’t prevent sky-high taxes on your homes because you’re too lazy to attend county board meetings.

You are experiencing every misery because you failed to listen to the Founders who told you that liberty requires vigilance.


29 posted on 01/15/2013 7:10:20 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: jazusamo

I am shocked Bill Young from Florida voted for this


30 posted on 01/15/2013 7:35:37 PM PST by representativerepublic (...loose lips, sink ships)
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To: jazusamo
Young (AK)

I an sort of excuse the NY-NJ-PA Reps who voted with the 38, but Don Young? Did Sandy hit Alaska? Uh, no. But the bill included many millions in pork for Alaska, most likely included purely to obtain his vote. Conservatives in Alaska need to dispatch this criminal whore in 2014.

31 posted on 01/15/2013 7:39:03 PM PST by montag813
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To: berdie

Oh, but I’ve been to both.

I see you have never been to The Rockaways.


32 posted on 01/15/2013 8:46:15 PM PST by Alice in Wonderland
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To: Uncle Chip

Here’s the 38 Repubs that voted with the RATS.

Alexander, Barletta, Boustany, Carter, Cole, Collins (NY), Cramer, Culberson, Rodney Davis, Denham, Dent, Diaz-Balart, Fitzpatrick, Frelinghuysen, Garrett, Gerlach, Gibson, Granger, Grimm, Hanna, Harper, King (NY), Lance, LoBiondo, Lucas, Meehan, Palazzo, Reed, Reichert, Ros-Lehtinen, Runyan, Shimkus, Smith (NJ), Turner, Whitfield, Wolf, Young (AK), Young (FL)


33 posted on 01/16/2013 3:30:35 AM PST by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: berdie

FYI:

Texas has 350 miles of barrier beaches. Padre Island is 114 miles long with a population of about 13,000. Galveston Island is 27 miles long and has a population of 58,175. Mustang Island is 18 miles long with 3,480 residents. I believe St. Joseph’s (San Jose) and Matagora Islands are unpopulated.

The Outer Banks of North Carolina is 200-miles long, with a population of 57,755.

Between the two states there are 550 miles of barrier beaches with a population of approximately the same as New York’s Rockaway Peninsula which is 11 miles long and has a population of 130,000.


34 posted on 01/16/2013 5:47:51 AM PST by Alice in Wonderland
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To: Alice in Wonderland

Actually, I’ve visited the Rockaways albeit many years ago.

I’s sure the population there has increased as it has everywhere. :)


35 posted on 01/16/2013 7:24:21 PM PST by berdie
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To: berdie

I’s= I’m...Accckkk


36 posted on 01/16/2013 7:25:47 PM PST by berdie
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To: Alice in Wonderland

I really wish I had more time to devote to giving a better answer (backed up by stats, etc.) this evening, but my time is short.

Although the total coastline miles and population of Texas and North Carolina are different than the Rockaways, the population centers in both states are concentrated in localized areas...not scattered thru out the many miles of coastlines.

When hurricanes hit these areas they are as devasting as Sandy was. Heck, there was a hurricane in the early 1900’s on Galveston Island that killed about 8,000 people. Corpus Christie has a population of about 308,000. Houston, although 30 miles or so inland, often bears the brunt of hurricanes.

I never meant to minimalize the effects of Sandy on the Rockaways. It was (and is) a horrible thing. But I look at what Floridians and others have endured. Is it so different?


37 posted on 01/16/2013 7:53:17 PM PST by berdie
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