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The Pork Filled and Expensive Non-Relief Sandy Relief Bill

Troglodite Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 8:07 PM
DD: Sorry, I cannot even come close to explaining why there is this alleged NEED, Indeed, it would seem to me that the "bit of money to get some of the infrastructure back up" should, if it is needed, come from state and local government. There is no good reason for Federal money to be used to repair any of the damage, except to Federal installations that suffered actual damage.
DevinDenver Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 8:32 PM
I agree. The only point I was making regarding the infrastructure was for bridges and federal roads that are not insured. Otherwise, maybe the Federal GOvernment would offer some money just to get the re-building started. However, in my mind $50 million would be more than sufficient.

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...