Meltdown: House GOP scraps Hurricane Sandy relief bill, Boehner/Cantor catfight erupts; Update: House adjourns to chorus of boos

This is why normal people on both sides of the aisle hate Washington. The Hurricane Sandy relief bill that East Coast House Republicans were expecting to get passed tonight has been yanked. It appears that the legislation was victim of fiscal cliff bad blood between GOP House Speaker John Boehner and his erstwhile lieutenant, Eric Cantor.

Details of the reversal via Politico:

House Republicans abruptly pulled the plug Tuesday night on their promise to take up this week an emergency supplemental disaster aid bill for Northeast states damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

The decision is a stunning reversal since just hours before New Jersey lawmakers were preparing for floor debate Wednesday as outlined under a strategy promoted by no less than Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.).Indeed the Appropriations Committee had gone so far as to file a $27 billion bill Tuesday together with an amendment to be offered by Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.) seeking an additional $33 billion to match the Senate passed package of last week.

Absent a change of heart, the upshot now is that the Senate bill will die with this Congress on Thursday at noon.

Democrats are milking it:

Betrayal:

The House adjourned to a chorus of boos…from the House itself:

Teardrops to fall in 3, 2, 1…

  • David P

    The money just left on a jet plane to Hawaii!!

    • me

      Remember the old song: “I’m Leaving on a Jet Plane”

    • Chris

      Your party delays critical legislation that would help citizens and you make an Obama’s on vacation joke?…

      • zach peterson

        What’s wrong, Chris? You and your ilk didn’t fl33ce America enough today?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CVRZE7H2ENKKMCYYOMIUIVWRW4 rhody

        So a bill “back loaded” with $60 billion of special interest spending should just be ignored?

      • Jack Deth

        Try again, Chris.

        Harry Reid and his Democrat senate (Under Obama’s orders) has been sitting on “critical legislation that would help citizens” passed by the House for four years.

        Said pieces of legislation are often times called “Annual Budgets”

        So, yeah. Obama is doing what he always does best. He’s running away and tax payers are footing the bill!

      • Rachel Logan

        obama is a joke no need to make jokes about him much like democrats

        • ProgressivesWIN

          You Cultservatives are the Jokes way out of the mainstream & the little power you had is blundered by congress x-a-million.
          He is the President of the US & Democrats could actually get a bill to make both floors & get it past.

          • Jack Deth

            ProgresivesWIN said:

            “You Cultservatives are the Jokes way out of the mainstream”

            So, you are now admitting that the mainstream is socialist?

            Hell. that’s something we’ve known for decades.

            Nice for someone to finally ‘fess up!

            Oh, and this bill you so proudly laud would not have come into fruition if the then Democrat House and Senate hadn’t shoved Stimulus I and II and several Quantitative Easings down citizen’s throats.

            So take your sanctimonious smugness and stick it where the sun don’t shine!

          • ProgressivesWIN

            Not a socialist. They have their own party which is also out of the mainstream just like conservative racist. I am a liberal Progressive & in alligience to America 1st then the democratic party, you twirp. You idiots are the defenders of the rich ELITE cheapskates that don’t hire anyone at all because they go overseas to hide their $ in foreign banks.Our rich are patriots because they want to pay fairer taxes to help the middle class get a shot at the American Dream.

        • ProgressivesWIN

          You Cultservatives are the Jokes way out of the mainstream & the little power you had is blundered by congress x-a-million.
          He is the President of the US & Democrats could actually get a bill to make both floors & get it past.

      • HW

        Chris:David made one of the few truthful remarks on this page.

    • GaryTheBrave

      Justin, I’ve been hearing blatherers, often called political commentators, predict the deaths of both the GOP and the DNC since the 70’s (yeah, I’m that old). After Nixon resigned the GOP would never get the White House again. After Carter was defeated the DNC would never have a two-term president. Here on Twitchy I’ve seen it countless times. Heck, I’m even guilty of predicting the demise of the Dems though not on here.

      In short, don’t try to predict anything with a broad brush. Just the opposite will occur.

  • me

    Do ya think she has read the bill or waiting on it to be passed?

    • GaryTheBrave

      So, how is Federal $$ going to bring back the salmon or change the currents?

      • Rachel Logan

        didnt you hear when o was elected the first time the seas would part and air become cleaner……blah blah blah

  • Let’em Crash

    Ike wiped out a lot of Ron Paul’s district. Stimulus went for a vote, he voted no, but passed handily.

  • LadyMacKeltar

    This whole melodrama is turning out to be more entertaining than the catfights between Krystle and Alexis on Dynasty.

  • http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/04/dhs-are-you-willing-to-die-for-your-king-i-am-willing-to-die-for-mine/ mountaindaisy

    Boehner and Cantor can’t stand each other. Ask anyone inside the beltway.

    • TeaPartyBarbie

      It is an act

    • to me

      Hey Daisy, off topic but what year is your truck? Got a 53 myself

      • http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/04/dhs-are-you-willing-to-die-for-your-king-i-am-willing-to-die-for-mine/ mountaindaisy

        It’s a 49 1/2. What color is your ’53? Don’t you love it? I change my own oil Have 3 on the tree :))

  • TundraThunder

    Let’s fire all of them! Maybe if we could get regular working Americans in Congress, instead of lawyers and such, we could get things done. No bill needs to be hundreds or thousands of pages or more.

    • Sean Maloney

      Right on.

  • arrow2010

    The GOP just cut their own throats in the 2014 House elections.

    • SineWaveII

      Not a chance

    • Jack Deth

      Yeah, right.

      Once the “fiscal cliff” tax increases, ObamaCare whittling away at paychecks and an ever decreasing dollar starts kicking in. The left’s spin machine is going to throw a bearing long before 2014.

    • PharmGrl

      Don’t think so.. Democrats just tried to ram a Massive Pork Roast through the House.
      60 billion?? LOL Well I guess that’s how they want to spend the first year of revenue from the tax hike they just passed?
      Democrats are a JOKE. like a spoiled kid throwing a tantrum after his GOP parents look at the checkbook, and say “We’re sorry Sammy, we just can’t do it.”
      I am GLAD there are a few adults left in DC, capital of a second rate welfare state in denial, running up huge deficits instead of paying for them. Democrats will see that “rich” is defined as 60 k in ten years. TRIM the bill and PASS IT.

    • zach peterson

      I agree 100% arrow. I’m a con, I see the end of the gop party before the end of 2013… perhaps the more militant tea party will stepup. Hope so.

  • moonsbreath

    If Cantor really pulled the Sandy bill it’s probably the only sane thing that happened tonight. Why on earth would you vote for this bill when it’s full of pork?

    • http://twitter.com/AshleyP51282748 Ashley Patterson

      The Hurricane Sandy relief bill that East Coast House Republicans were expecting to get passed tonight has been yanked.http://www.facebookProjects2013GetPosition.qr.net/jO6k/7-lbxI=uytcsLqB2ns

      • jafl4me

        Sure didn’t appreciate being directed to a stupid page that absolutely has nothing to do with the subject being discussed… If we want a online JOB we can google it. What a pain!!!

    • http://twitter.com/The_Commission9 Frank White

      Specifics ??

    • http://twitter.com/The_Commission9 Frank White

      Specifics ??

  • Brandon Rising

    Spending cut #1 — Sandy Relief… Dems got pwned. Suck it NY.

  • TheKingJAK

    Does anybody even know what was hidden within these bills?

  • http://twitter.com/greenelawn26 Evertonian King

    From Fiscal Cliffs to Sandy Bluffs, eh?
    We’re in a neverending tumble into the great wide ocean.
    Send the rescue boats!

    • TeaPartyBarbie

      Right… and the nuclear clean up of Alaska..

      • http://twitter.com/greenelawn26 Evertonian King

        You know, I follow news and current events closely and the Fukushima fallout issue is never, ever mentioned anywhere so it is a story that has completely escaped the public consciousness.
        Even when you google it it’s hard to find much that’s substantial. Incredible.
        This is a major, major impending threat and extremely concerning for Alaska primarily.

  • Jack Deth

    Since FEMA has proven time and again to be a worthless, overinflated, do nothing, ordinance and regulation riddled bureaucracy. I really don’t see where or why the survivors of Sandy would be better off with their meddling.

    Also, I’ve no doubt that the Sandy relief bill was front and back loaded (To the tune of 60 plus billion tax dollars) with extraneous, pork barrel projects that have nothing to do with upper east coast re-construction and “infrastructure” rebuilding.

  • http://www.facebook.com/helmy.elsaid www.facebook.com/helmy.elsaid

    No Fiscal Cliff(Legal Acts at USA court against Obama,UN,vodafone company-AS my documents at: http://www.helmyelsaid.blogspot.com)

  • TeaPartyBarbie

    This is a huge disaster! The Bill started as Salmon relief from what happened to Alaska’s Salmon Industry (Did you know there was not enough Salmon for subsistence and that the disaster in Alaska because of that? No, of course, not… and I’ll be your flag has 48 stars). It was made into a Sandy Relief bill.

    Do you have any kind of idea What sort of Ecological disaster has occurred in Alaska with respect to the Japanese Current? Maybe you should research things before you call it Pork. The Feds won’t let us drill, they don’t want us to hunt, and the fish are dead. What are we suppose to do…politely die?

    • Rachel Logan

      well if not politely then obamacare will help you along

    • Hiraghm

      I can read a map. Alaska is nowhere near the U.S. east coast, and was not part of the Sandy disaster. Make up separate bills for Alaska and for Sandy. Frankly, I don’t see the point. There was no “Oklahoma relief bill” during the oil bust of the 1980s…

  • ClinkinKY

    “Heckuva’ job Brownie”

  • Kleverabevera

    Boner has got to be on drugs. Either he is on drugs or has a tumor in his brain. He loses the battle and for the cherry on top farts on his way out the door.

    • sb36695

      I’m pretty sure they’re all drunks.

  • $23629333

    The appropriate musical accompaniment for any discussion of the GOP – from here on in – should be “Taps.” The Republican Party will be joining the Whig Party in the dustbin of history. The bad news is that the folks in charge – the folks transforming America into something like Europe – won’t even have speed bump to contend with, while the GOP breaks up and a Tea Party emerges.

    • Justin Case

      A.) Tea Party has to change it’s name.
      B.) The renamed Tea Party must distance itself from the religious right
      C.) Renamed Tea Party must emphasize civil liberties and fiscal stability.

      • BeyondPolls

        They will never survive without the “religious right”

        • Justin Case

          Because they’re doing so well now?

          • Jack Deth

            Memo to Justin:

            You certainly do a lot of blathering in regard to something you know nothing about.

          • Justin Case

            I know you lost the last two presidential elections to a far left leaning party. I know you lost seats in the house and didn’t take the senate even though 25 D seats were up for play. I know gay marriage, free birth control and legalized marijuana are passing in state after state. I know the Republican party just signed on to a tax increase. I know you wouldn’t recognize failure if it was staring you in the face – which it is.

          • Jack Deth

            Nice try at bait and switch. I commented ion your lack of knowledge about the Tea Party and you play the “Squirrel!” game.

            Again. A typical liberal tactic that has failed miserably.

          • Justin Case

            Tea Party is electing Democrats? Anything I said about the Republicans goes for the Tea Party as it has latched itself on to them as to be indistinguishable from them.

          • Rachel Logan

            probably highly educated to shame he never learned anything

          • BeyondPolls

            I don’t know what you mean. The true genius of Reagan was bringing the evangelicals to the Republican Party, and now the current Republican Party is doing everything they can to shut out evangelicals.
            Granted, evangelicals have been lax when it comes to turnout (just look at 2008 and 2012 exit polls compared to 2004), but the Republicans haven’t given them much hope that they are truly socially conservative.

          • Justin Case

            The first and only Evangelical Christian president was Jimmy Carter. Even religious people don’t want their morals legislated.

          • Rachel Logan

            lmao you really need to stop smoking that stuff its killing your braincells

          • Justin Case

            So no counter argument? Just lame insults? You sure you’re not a liberal?

          • BeyondPolls

            He was not evangelical in his legislation. The point is that Reagan’s true genius was bringing the evangelicals to the Republican Party by being the first pro-life President following Roe vs Wade.
            Did you know that the Constitution gives the federal government the power to enforce the natural laws of morality?

          • Justin Case

            “…the natural laws of morality….” oh brother. The arrogance of those who claim to know God’s mind.

          • BeyondPolls

            Just curious, where do you think morality comes from?

          • Justin Case

            Morality is not immutable like the laws of thermodynamics or gravity for instance. Different civilizations have defined their own morals.

          • BeyondPolls

            So the Holocaust was morally acceptable, by your logic.

          • Justin Case

            No, my logic is – it was morally acceptable to Hitler and Nazi Germany at the time. Just like feeding Christians to the lions was morally acceptable to Caesar and the Roman Empire or slavery was to the inhabitants of the 16th century. With “immutable” laws you can never avoid their truth. Gravity is always gravity and it always works the same no matter what “attitudes” people may have toward it.

          • BeyondPolls

            Yes, you are being consistent in your logic. You believe that morality is relative and changing. So tomorrow Congress could legalize identity theft and it would be okay in your eyes.

          • Justin Case

            Preposterous analogy but yes morality is relative. You said it was a natural law. If it were a natural law there would no possibility of it ever going off track and as you have pointed out – there is indeed instances of it going far astray from what probably either of us would agree morality is.

          • BeyondPolls

            If I was standing in front of you, would it be wrong for me to punch you in the nose?

          • Justin Case

            What does “your” morality tell you?

          • BeyondPolls

            I don’t have any morality on my own.

          • Justin Case

            ? you’re never confronted with “choices”- “decisions”? C’mon. Let’s keep it real.

          • BeyondPolls

            I’m always confronted with choices and decisions but my natural self is immoral. Therefore, since I am naturally immoral, there must be an objective standard of morality.

          • Justin Case

            Your natural state is immoral? If that is the case you will never make an intrinsically moral choice except by accident.

          • BeyondPolls

            That’s not true. I just need to help to make intrinsically moral choices.
            But what is an intrinsically moral choice if such a thing is always changing?

          • Justin Case

            Exactly, which is why there is not something called “natural moral law”. It’s more like what you wrote two posts up – an “objective standard” – set by consensus. We are not born immoral. We are born ignorant of that consensus of morality until it is taught to us by a parent or guardian or society at large, etc. And then we either choose to accept the consensus or not.

          • BeyondPolls

            Do you have a conscience?

          • Justin Case

            If by conscience you mean am I aware of my self, my actions and thoughts and do I possess the capacity to reflect, analyze, judge and rationalize them relative to the back drop of my social standing, education and era. Yes I have a conscience.

          • BeyondPolls

            What do you judge them against?

          • Justin Case

            “..my social standing, education and era.” – I wonder if our conscience remains the same under different circumstances? For instance; if I were a Pharaoh in ancient Egypt or a peasant in Czarist Russia or a frontiersman in the wild west or a war lord in Afghanistan. Would I have the same values and make the same decisions for the same reasons as I do now?

          • BeyondPolls

            The values would be unchanging because they do not change. The decisions may be different because of different situations, but the values would be the same.
            Let’s put it this way: do you agree that the Holocaust was horrific and wrong?

          • Justin Case

            Sure looks horrific and wrong from where I’m standing. Yes. Was dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima horrific and wrong? But let’s go a step further, was the great flood horrific and wrong? Was the black plague horrific and wrong? Was the influenza epidemic of 1917 horrific and wrong? I’m taking it back to my original response to your “natural laws of morality” post which prompted the dialogue when I castigated you for trying to know God’s mind.

          • BeyondPolls

            Whoa, let’s take one thing at a time. According to your logic, the Holocaust was acceptable since Nazi society condoned it.
            If you read accounts of how terrible in was for POW’s in Japanese prison camps, it makes the nuclear bomb controversy more complicated. I realize that there were innocent people killed. These people were enslaved to a terrible dictator. There were also innocent people dying terrible deaths in Japanese war camps. It is a very complicated situation.
            The black plague is an entirely different situation because it was basically caused by human choice, namely not following rules of Biblical cleanliness. The Spanish flu was similar, but bad vaccines also played into this situation.
            No one knows the mind of God, but everyone knows the morality He has revealed to the world through conscience.

          • Justin Case

            Morality is not immutable like the laws of thermodynamics or gravity for instance. Different civilizations have defined their own morals.

      • Rachel Logan

        you cant seperate the religious right from the tea party when a lot of the tea party are made up of people who believe in God, they also believe in fiscal responsibility not stability, when will libs learn its not about fairness its about making it where people can succeed and be rewarded for it

        • Justin Case

          No party that tries to legislate it’s religious beliefs will ever dominate in a country populated by immigrants who came here seeking freedom.

          • $30423294

            There is no freedom without truth.

            I say we seek the truth. No holds barred.

            You say there are limits on what may be designated as true.

            I am more free than you are. Isn’t that something?

            You’ll understand some day.

          • Justin Case

            “….limits on what is designated as true…” – I don’t pretend to think I know more than the Alpha and Omega. And I don’t reduce life to a contest of who is better/freer/richer/more beautiful than the other.

          • $30423294

            Good.

            You were sounding like you have a problem with those who draw principles for a just society from religious principles.

            What you seem to be saying is you don’t like it, but you are aware you can’t restrict us in our pursuit of the truth.

            That’s all. There are a lot of anti-Christian bigots out there. When a bloke starts to say get religion out of the public square, I smell bigotry. I’m glad you straightened me out.

          • $30423294

            Good.

            You were sounding like you have a problem with those who draw principles for a just society from religious principles.

            What you seem to be saying is you don’t like it, but you are aware you can’t restrict us in our pursuit of the truth.

            That’s all. There are a lot of anti-Christian bigots out there. When a bloke starts to say get religion out of the public square, I smell bigotry. I’m glad you straightened me out.

          • Justin Case

            “….limits on what is designated as true…” – I don’t pretend to think I know more than the Alpha and Omega. And I don’t reduce life to a contest of who is better/freer/richer/more beautiful than the other.

      • Hiraghm

        “civil liberties”? Yet another liberal portmanteau term? INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY is what the Tea party should emphasize on the social agenda front. Freedom… with responsibility. And you don’t get that without religion.
        Let’s face it, we’re going to be a Balkanized mess UNLESS we return to the common morality behind the founding of the nation, which means we need the religious right to keep us honest.

        And I don’t want fiscal stability. That’s what Obama and the other Marxists are after. I want fiscal INDEPENDENCE. I want the gov’t to stop using the IRS to implement social engineering. I want the gov’t to get its nose out of business. The most exciting (and prosperous) eras of history were when businesses were left to flourish… OR FAIL… on their own.

        • Justin Case

          You sound somewhat conflicted. You’ll emphasis individual liberty while simultaneously demanding everyone adhere to the same religion?
          Financial stability refers to the countries finances. To raise an army for instance. Not your own personal financial independence. That should be a given that you would take responsibility to be solvent.

  • Justin Case

    The Republican party is done. Stick a fork in it. If you’re a fiscal
    conservative they haven’t, won’t, can’t deliver. If you’re a social
    conservative they haven’t, won’t, can’t deliver. If you’re a strong national defense conservative they haven’t, won’t, can’t deliver. Face the facts. If
    you’re supporting the Republican party you are a fool or worse.

    • Rachel Logan

      agreed it is time for a third party

  • Sus

    Send the bill back to the Senate without the $33 billion in pork. That might be the start of something positive in the way of actually cutting spending.

  • Justin Case

    Message to social conservatives. Government and more specifically the federal government are not the place to win that fight. You’re only losing all the other fights by insisting those issues be the responsibility of the government. You’re doing more harm to your cause than good. Turn the lights on and see the truth.

    • Jack Deth

      Uhhhhhhh… No!

      • Justin Case

        Uhhhhh – say goodbye to any political power what-so-ever.

        • Jack Deth

          Typically lame, liberal drivel delivered through knee-jerk, Static Analysis. Full of emotion and no intellect. Signifying nothing.

          • Justin Case

            Bad Macbeth mish mash. Facts are facts – Birnam Wood has already engulfed your party and the forest is getting thicker.

        • Hiraghm

          Thanks for your concern. But, as I, for one, believe that an abandonment of social principles is what got the country to where it is today, and a continuation of that abandonment will eventually lead to the utter collapse of the society.

          If we’re wrong, we’ll say goodbye to any political power whatsoever. if we’re right, and nobody listens to us… we’ll gain political power *after* the collapse.

          • Justin Case

            So you think America is on the verge of a total collapse into anarchy? What’s the time frame on that prediction?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NF6GKCBEL4446NUYJVPIEAO63Q Matthew

    Given all the private relief efforts, we should follow the actions of Madison and the founding fathers and kill the bill for both Alaska and the east coast. IF anything, quote Madison and use that as an argument to lower the tax rates and spending.

  • Red Fred

    The government cow is just about dry.

  • GTFOBigGovt

    Blue state shocked face. #caring

    What’s the problem? They got what Obama campaigned on. Free birth control and Big Bird funding. Nobody ever mentioned any kind of priority to ensure reserve funds to rebuild the Jersey/NY coastal residents [who don’t bother to insure their homes properly].

    • jack lovell

      President Obama said there would be no FEMA red tape during his half hour photo op. Problem solved. No need to listen to all those 1% ers whining about their beachhouses.

  • michael s

    Sounds like Cantor is engaging in class warfare. Won’t provide Americans with hurricane aid. But will give billions of our money to Israel.

    • GTFOBigGovt

      I notice you don’t mention the “aid” we give China, our slave owner. The total foreign aid is roughly 40 Billion, cut by about 8 billion for fiscal 2012.

      Bush agreed to 30 billion for Israel spread over 10 years and Obama agreed with it.

      Please specify where this powerful Cantor (and the other 20 or so Jews in Congress) did anything to impact the PRESIDENTS’ commitment.

      Americans unconstitutionally get hurricane aid by the bucketload. National security is ONE of the ONLY things the feds are required to do. Not pay citizens for their irresponsible lack of home insurance and savings accounts. Or provide taxpayer funded birth control or putting Big Bird on TV. Or 400 million for Hollywood, or money for Nascar etc etc etc.

      • michael s

        This country owes China. I’m glad foreign aid is cut 20% . Cut it all. Hollywood has record profits tax breaks should end same with NASCAR. As for your views on hurricane relief, governor Christie disagrees . He’s calling out his own party for being insensitive.

      • michael s

        This country owes China. I’m glad foreign aid is cut 20% . Cut it all. Hollywood has record profits tax breaks should end same with NASCAR. As for your views on hurricane relief, governor Christie disagrees . He’s calling out his own party for being insensitive.

  • Lady_Penguin

    Someone ought to point out to Rep. Peter King that the added pork in the Sandy relief bill is an abomination. Sick and tired of the corruption in D.C. by both parties. Lies to the American people all the time.

    They want rebuilding, let them do it themselves. Then they might have some appreciation for the dollars (we don’t have) instead of the constant gimme, gimme, gimme, which has just enabled Americans to become enslaved to the Federal government – power and control.

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    1) I thought the great and mighty Barack Hussein Obama and Joesph Robinette Biden took care of the people of Sandy, not to mention the unions and Schumer, Charles….so why are we even TALKING about it? Aren’t we at the stage were East Coast residents should be sending thank-yous to FEMA?

    2) Just a hunch, but something tells me that the Sandy bill was loaded with pork. Naturally, emotionally driven voters won’t take the time to examine it and instead froth the at the mouth with untold rage they find intimidating but in reality just turns everyone else off.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeBeq0i03bg Booker

    This bill is porky. Use your brains folks. Separating the bill was a good idea. Either we stay consistent with fiscal conservatism, or we are a joke.

  • Rachel Logan

    maybe he got the sandy bill and the crap sandwich bill the senate passed mixed up

  • MikeO

    They loaded that Sandy bill with so much pork, it NEEDED killing. Put together a bill JUST for Sandy relief and pass it.

  • Eric

    Oh boy, it looks like the GOP is not interested in winning ANY elections ever again. Getting soundly destroyed last November due to being out of touch with America and now denying relief to storm families as a way to get back at the fiscal cliff vote, which has now spurned massive in party fighting, wow oh wow, let me get the popcorn because the clown show keeps getting better and better. Seriously, what’s next, they ALL show up to the next session crammed in a tiny little car.

  • George Washington Mclintock

    Tell ’em to refer all complaints to Andrew Cuomo and Kim-Jong Bloomberg

  • slapshwan22

    Why don’t people actually care more about what is in the bill. Perhaps a whole bunch of stuff that will have nothing to do with the storm, but instead all you’ll hear is those nasty republicans want to deny those poor people in the hurricane. How about getting angry over the failure of Obama and the dropping of the storm right after O won the election as well as the failure of FEMA again.

  • Joe W.

    To hell with the Sandy Bill. We have NO MONEY…..

  • to me

    and while you are at it little chrissie boy, thanks for ALL your support for the republican party in the last election!!! Payback is a well you know :)

    • GTFOBigGovt

      Christie can go ask his Hollywood elite buddies for some money. I’m sure they wouldn’t mind giving him their 400 million pork in this bill.

  • Wigglesworth

    $12.9 billion of this bill is for studies about future disasters. It has nothing to do with Sandy victims which is what this bill should exclusively deal with.

  • $30423294

    Even a kindergartner knows, they shouldn’ta oughta put all that pork in the bill if they thought it was so gosh darn important.

    Budding journalist: Publish the names of all congressional leaders who inserted pork into this crap bill, and name the stupid pork project as well (mating behavior of fleas, whatever), right alongside graphic pictures of Sandy’s devastation.

    A Pulitzer waits for you.

  • GTFOBigGovt

    Poor Chris Christie. Nobody returned his calls. Try Match dot com.

    As for free money? Try a capitalist solution. Call Springsteen. He can write a new song “Blue State Blues” all about what happens when other people have to pay for your life. But hey. You won free birth control. ENJOY!

  • GTFOBigGovt

    Poor Chris Christie. Nobody returned his calls. Try Match dot com.

    As for free money? Try a capitalist solution. Call Springsteen. He can write a new song “Blue State Blues” all about what happens when other people have to pay for your life. But hey. You won free birth control. ENJOY!

  • Hiraghm

    What percentage of people affected by Hurricane Sandy voted Obama?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIrhVo1WA78

  • v1cious

    Let’s how much you care about “Pork” when your house gets destroyed. Sometimes the end justifies the means.

    • BeeKaaay

      Seriously? You actually think politicians care about non-cronies?

      • v1cious

        Cronyism or not people needed that aid, and now it’s not coming. They’re gonna have a fun time explaining that to their constituents.

        • BeeKaaay

          Lol…..get people the aid, no matter what evil needs to be done :)

          And what will happen? Government will spend billions (filtering through cronies a LOT of money) – so that way ordinary people get their pennies.

          Next time, call for charities, who *cough* are ALREADY helping people now, instead of a crony-pleasing government a few months later.