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Superstorm Aid Bill Tied To Unrelated Projects

January 14, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Watchdog groups are mounting a “not-so-fast” campaign against a $50....

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Jan-14-13 8:27 AM

The national news shows trot out citizens to scream that they are being harmed by the GOP reluctance to shove through the Sandy disaster aid bill, and the news talking heads made snide remarks about that. The REAL RAGE should be toward those greedy corrupt politicians who take advantage of disasters to hang riders onto relief bills that total into the hundreds of millions of dollars to get it through on a quick vote to help those REALLY in need. $430 million to help out Hollywood movie makers? Hmm, wonder which party gets those great political movies turned out around election time with Streep, and Damon and Affleck or Olive Stone? Money to NASCAR? Millions to an Alaska project? These are things that the corrupt partisan politicians ram through and rob us, while we are focused on disaster relief. Every one of them should be made to explain their actions...but of course even that will be done by the slanted media to misinform us. $400 plus million to Hollywood?

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Jan-14-13 1:46 PM

If my house burned down, got flooded, wind damage, fell apart or what ever' I would expect my insurance Co. to cover at least most of it. If I didn't have insurence, I would be S.O.L. Why should the gov take care of everything at the expense of the rest of the tax payers?

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Jan-14-13 5:17 PM

richard, Just another bail-out of big business by us little tax payers!

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Jan-14-13 7:44 PM


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Jan-15-13 7:40 AM

@Triton; agree 1,000% with you. Perhaps the DC politicians who funnel the pork should have a vested interest in the money. For instance, if one of them wants to send $430 million to Hollywood, Fine. We're just going to need your guarantee in the form of a lien on your real estate or investment portfolio. If the money isn't used the way it was intended, we're coming after you. ("we" being the taxpayers)

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Jan-15-13 7:44 AM

@richardwhee: If any of those things happened to you your insurance company would perhaps offer to cover 2/3 of your rebuilding costs. If you felt strongly enough that they were wrong, you could hire an attorney and threaten to sue. ABC Insurance would bleed you for awhile then finally raise their offer a small pct but you would be no further ahead than if you had accepted the original offer. The myth that insurance companies are on your side is quickly disproven after a disaster. It's just a numbers game for them. They must have a really good lobby if the Feds are willing to bail them out instead of forcing them to pay or, as in the case of the housing collapse, foist burdensome new regulations that only have the unintended effect of raising costs to private citizens.

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