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Here's what the feckless Republican party has told its dupes to parrot about the USA's annual budget. "Federal spending in 2008 was $2.98 trillion under Bush, the highest spending of any one year during his Presidency. Obama 2009 = $3.52 trillion; Obama 2010 = $3.46 trillion; From: http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/fed_spending_2010USrs" Here's what these lapdogs do not know. 2009 belongs to GEORGE W. BUSH. These years are FISCAL YEARS. FY2009=(Oct.08-Sept.09) Bush signed the 2009 Fiscal Year budget. Bush handed out the TARP money to Wall Street; Obama got it back. Bush moved the costs of the wars off-budget; Obama put it on the budget. Let's not forget; the Republicans lie and American soldiers die.
Here's the typical Republican/TeaParty response. Yeah, but not all of the flood insurance money goes to millionaires with million dollar homes. Oh....Ok, I guess that makes it Ok.
more from www.gop.gov/bill/112/1/hr1309 "Under both current law and this legislation, the NFIP may borrow an additional $3 billion from the Treasury." "CBO also estimates that the changes made by H.R. 1309 would increase net income to the NFIP by $4.2 billion over the 2012-2021 period." "H.R. 1309 would impose intergovernmental and private-sector MANDATES, as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA), on public and private mortgage lenders." Why do I get the feeling that this Republican-controlled Congress will be adept at redistributing wealth from the bottom-up? Why wasn't this program ABOLISHED?
This Republican-controlled Congress overwhelmingly passed "H.R. 1309: Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2011" on July 12, 2011. It's purpose: "To extend the authorization of the national flood insurance program, to achieve reforms to improve the financial integrity and stability of the program, and to increase the role of private markets in the management of flood insurance risk, and for other purposes." Why does the government subsidize millionaires buying insurance for their large homes on beachfront property? Most of this money goes to two states; Florida and Texas. When I was a kid, most beachfront dwellings were cottages. Now, thanks to taxpayer financed insurance, wealthy people build mansions.
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andafoul Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 10:14 AM
This Republican-controlled Congress overwhelmingly passed "H.R. 1309: Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2011" on July 12, 2011. It's purpose: "To extend the authorization of the national flood insurance program, to achieve reforms to improve the financial integrity and stability of the program, and to increase the role of private markets in the management of flood insurance risk, and for other purposes." Why does the government subsidize millionaires buying insurance for their large homes on beachfront property? Most of this money goes to two states; Florida and Texas. When I was a kid, most beachfront dwellings were cottages. Now, thanks to taxpayer financed insurance, wealthy people build mansions.
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andafoul Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 10:11 AM
These Republicans all lie about their core values. They are for BIG goob-mint and rigged markets.
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andafoul Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 10:10 AM
These Republicans all lie about their core values. They are for BIG goob-mint and rigged markets.
These Republicans all lie about their core values. They are for BIG goob-mint and rigged markets.
Here's the typical Republican response about giving out flood insurance money to home-owners; "yeah, but not all of the money goes to millionaires with million dollar homes." PRICELESS!!!!
Here's a partial list of so called 'small government, free market' Republicans that voted to send taxpayer's monies to millionaires with million dollar beach front homes. John Boehnor(R) Eric Cantor(R) Michele Bachmann(R) Paul Ryan(R) Allen West(R) Daryl Issa(R) Louis Gohmert(R) Jeb Hensarling(R) Dan Burton(R) Michael Grimm(R) Steve King(R) Duncan Hunter(R) Spencer Bachus(R) Votes gleaned from http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=h2011-562 If this country has oodles of money to send to millionaires with million dollar beach front properties, then why worry about the debt?
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