Skip to comments.Sen. Landrieu blasts White House for opposition to bill delaying flood insurance premium increases
Posted on 01/29/2014 3:35:10 PM PST by Libloather
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., Tuesday sharply criticized what she called the Obama administration's "short-sighted, misguided and irresponsible" opposition to legislation delaying flood insurance premium increases for four years.
Though the statement of administration policy didn't include a veto threat, Landrieu said the White House's position, "threatens the very foundation of the National Flood Insurance Program and will only saddle taxpayers with higher costs when disasters strike."
Just before the White House policy statement was released the Senate voted 86-13 to begin debate on legislation that would delay most increases resulting from the 2012 Biggert-Waters Act so, sponsors say, FEMA can complete an affordability study and Congress can work to insure that policyholders don't face unaffordable flood insurance premiums. The bill's sponsors said people will be priced out of the flood insurance program if premium increases contemplated by FEMA under Biggert-Waters are implemented -- putting taxpayers on the line to help out homeowners devastated by future hurricanes and storms.
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She was yapping about this during the “shutdown” days in the Fall.
Trouble on the plantation.
Hey gang, check the elevation of your house and compare it to nearby waterways and bodies of water. If a substantial rain is likely to change your lifestyle in that location, it’s your business, and government is not the solution.
blah, blah, blah... she is just trying to find something to make her constituents believe she is not really an Obama supporter after all...
I can’t believe that the Obama Administration is actually opposing socialism for once. Of course Landrieu needs to buy votes with the taxpayer’s money.
I listened to her - she made some good points, but true enough - Louisiana from at least Baton Rouge south to the Gulf has always dealt with flooding and high water. If you still live there, then make sure all the holes in your boat are plugged.
Come out of the DARK, Mary - leave these evil Leftie Satanists and come to the LIGHT ....
You live in a swamp and you want cheap flood insurance.
She is pulling a Grahamnesty(Mccain), making believe she is opposing Obama to get through a race,
A lot of folks scoffed around here when they redrew the Flood Plain and greatly expanded the number of homes and businesses affected.
Well, we had a 100 year rain this spring, exactly 100 years to-the-day since, that hit new highs in flooding. For once, they were right.
Our problem is not Glo-bull Warming, it’s the fact that our local farmland is better drained than ever before, and that water hits the major waterways a lot faster.
Song and dance. Team Obama actually handing her the scripts.
Blast away all you want Mary, we know it’s just kabuki. Obama’s your boy.
One word, skank!
Election time, and Ms Landrieu is (one suspects) faking indignation to build cred among the most-easily-fooled segment of the voters.
Mary sees her Senate seat going bye-bye, so she’s pretending she is not a lib.
FEMA’s maps are screwed up.
As for a “100 year flood plain”, that means there is a 1 in 100 chance it will flood every year. There can be flooding 3 years in a row in a hundred year flood plain. But I’m sure you knew this.
All flood insurance should be privately purchased. Maybe some exceptions for when the government builds dams or dikes that may create flooding in areas that would not flood but for the dams or dikes.
both her and her GOP counterpart are supporting a bill that would delay the premium increases
usually in these cases, in order to keep the reserves where they need to be, these delays wind up necessitating even bigger increases when the delay expires - lower premiums now mean less reserves and less earnings on the reserves during the delay, which can only be made up by even higher premiums for a a time to make up the difference and the lost time (time = money when counting the earnings on an investment pool)
its an election year
just like all the expensive “compromises” in the farm bill, everyone wants something to convince their constituents that they brought home the bacon
yes, I was just noting that it was exactly 100 years since the last flood of this magnitude occured here.
Quite a coinky-dink, wouldn’t you say?
I meant that they were actually right about the expanded Flood Plain, in this instance.
I advised my son against buying a house on the edge of the old map.
House had 2 feet of water in it this year.
Uhm, but then, like, won't you be alright for, like, 300 years after that?
There she blows again!
The Great White Whale of New Orleans voters!
She is going to the mattress, considering she is really in Dutch with most of Louisiana, for voting for the Obamacare bill.
What irks me about the LA politicians is the squandering of the funds that were set aside for the bulkheads.
All these Dem strongholds cannot be trusted to spend the federal $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ appropriately - look at Detroit.... no don’t....
Nope. You’d be dead long before 300 years passed.
I lived there from 1988-98, and they had two 100 year floods.
With Katrina that would be at least three 100 year floods in 20 years.
How conveeeeenient for her. Now, the second act when Obama “capitulates” and she can rave to her constituents how she stood up to that bully Obama.
No matter how thin you slice it, it is still baloney.