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Senators Pledge to 'Rebuild' Home States in Wake of Sandy

Chicken George Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 9:20 PM
I don't think the demorats believe the country can run out of money. Didn't Richard Trumka say that that 16 trillion dollar debt didn't matter? Yet if was right after they raised the debt ceiling that Moody lowered the credit rating. "Socialism is a great idea until you run out of other people's money" Margret Thatcher
Lars795 Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 1:38 AM
What are they going to do when our debt equals the total economic worth of he world? Which is about $50 trillion.
PhySciTech Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 9:25 AM
Just declare bankruptcy and start over again with a clean sheet. What is the rest of the world going to do, declare war on us? If the United States defaults on it's debt, the whole world economy goes down the toilet. Uh-oh, I'm starting to sound like a democrat!
‘Before and After’ pictures were common at Thursday’s Senate hearing entitled “Hurricane Sandy and its Effects: A Local Perspective.” The Environment and Public Works Committee met to discuss the storm’s path of destruction – a topic close to home for the senators who call the Northeast their home.

“We have a long road ahead to rebuild lives,” said Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee.

In her introduction, Boxer detailed the extent of Sandy’s devastation, citing staggering statistics such as 120 deaths, eight million people who lost power and 12,000 flights cancelled,...