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The Pork Filled and Expensive Non-Relief Sandy Relief Bill

Nik L Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 8:25 AM
When did it become the responsibility of the federal government (or even a state government) to pay for the repair/restoration/replacement of private property? What ever became of property insurance and of property owners saving for a rainy day?

It's been 66 days since Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast, causing major damage in New York and New Jersey. The storm was so powerful, it is in the running to become the most expensive storm for taxpayers on record. Historically, Congress has passed hurricane relief bills in the immediate aftermath of storm damage, but Sandy is a different story. Why? Congress wrote up Hurricane Sandy Relief legislation and then Harry Reid's Senate loaded it with pork. What's in it? Many things that hardly count as relief for victims.

The pork-barrel feast includes more than $8...