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Sandy Backlash: "Don't Give A Penny To Republicans" Demands House Republican

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We have become used to the whining of Chuck Schumer but when a House Republican blasts his own, it seems the dysfunction runs deep (or the fair did not quite meet the balanced). NY Rep. Peter King lashes out at the pork-laden 'deal' we all just witnessed (and the market cliff-gasm'd over) as the failure to vote on the relief measure for Superstorm Sandy prompted him to exclaim the GOP leadership has "turned its back on those people" who continue to suffer. As CNN reports, King said he was "chasing [Boehner] all over the House," and reminded House Republicans that they seem to "have no problem finding New York when they want money," and the frustrated Congressman added, "I would not give one penny to [The Republicans] based on what they did to us last night." Simply put, King proclaims that a number of Republicans may "kiss their seats goodbye...because if you can't provide the most basic assistance for your district, who needs you in Congress?"



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Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:13 | 3115114 Zer0head
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Mission Accomplished

O has successfully disemboweled what is left of the Repubs

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:17 | 3115129 The Juggernaut
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Wow... King is a democrat.  Vote him out next cycle!  Traditional Republican/Libertarian only!

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:31 | 3115172 AlaricBalth
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Republicans are now becoming cannibalistic detritivores, eating the rotting carcasses of their own kind as they wallow in their own dung. Hope they choke on it.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:59 | 3115306 akak
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A diagram of current official Republican Party political strategy:

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 15:33 | 3115462 flattrader
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Cantor cried and whined for federal disaster relief when his district got hit by a hurricane a few years ago.

When a tornado in Joplin, MO the fucker wanted cuts to offset aid...of course there was no mention of such demands when his district needed aid.

That area of Missouri is conservative and Republican so they got a dose of just how duplicitous their own can be.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:47 | 3115185 Dangertime
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Republicans (or at least the neocon subgroup) disemboweled themselves when they ignored the tea-party, Ron Paul, and all of his supporters.


The changing of the rules to keep Ron Paul from speaking at the GOP convention will ultimately be their undoing.  It showed the contempt they had for a large portion of their constituents.


Obama merely seized on the opportunity presented to him by the crooked GOP leadership.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:48 | 3115263 Hype Alert
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One of the problems with Republicans is too many people like King claiming to be Republicans.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 16:46 | 3116051 Matt
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As an outsider, I am confused by this. Isn't disaster response, along with national defense and enforcing the rule of law, the primary reasons to have a federal government? Shouldn't Republicans be in favor of using national guard units and the army corp of engineers to respond to situations exactly like Superstorm Sandy?

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 16:57 | 3116100 StychoKiller
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Insurance claims adjusters seem to be hiding under rocks whenever they're required to do their job(s).  How is it that the Federal Govt is harangued into doing their work, again?  By all means, have the Natl Guard pitch in and help clean up the areas, but expecting the Federal Govt to rebuild yer house is asking too much!

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 14:07 | 3115361 Stoploss
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The fucking Sandy tards just don't get it...

Let me ass ist.



Are yall getting that yet???

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 16:58 | 3116103 Bicycle Repairman
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LOL.  True dat.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:19 | 3115140 ultraticum
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Yes, but with a lot of help from the Republiscams themselves.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:24 | 3115156 XenoFrog
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I don't have any money left to donate to politicians. The government and bankers stole it all already.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 15:48 | 3115790 waterhorse
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no need for worry - your "donations" will be trickled down to the politicians through the bankster's lobbyists and super PACs

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:49 | 3115249 Shell Game
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The Pubs have been trailing intestines since they became the Nationalist, Big-Government, Safe-the-Shit-OuttaYa Party.  The party of 'personal responsibility' says, 'It's O's Fault!'


They can take their 'Big Tent' and shove it up their disemboweled tail-pipes..

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 14:25 | 3115448 Investor Wizard
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One party down... one more to go.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 14:49 | 3115524 Chupacabra-322
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This piece of SHIT Criminal King needs to be Musolinied in the worst way.  Hypothetically speaking, hang him upside down and slit his throat.  Have the public watch him drown in his own blood. 

On 29 April 1945, the bodies of Mussolini, Petacci, and the other executed Fascists were loaded into a moving van and trucked south to Milan. There, at 3:00 am, they were dumped on the ground in the old Piazzale Loreto. The piazza had been renamed "Piazza Quindici Martiri" in honor of 15 anti-Fascists recently executed there.[122]

After being shot, kicked, and spat upon, the bodies were hung upside down on meathooks from the roof of an Esso gas station. The bodies were then stoned by civilians from below. This was done both to discourage any Fascists from continuing the fight and as an act of revenge for the hanging of many partisans in the same place by Axis authorities. The corpse of the deposed leader became subject to ridicule and abuse. Fascist loyalist Achille Starace was captured and sentenced to death and then taken to the Piazzale Loreto and shown the body of Mussolini. Starace, who once said of Mussolini "He is a god,"[123] saluted what was left of his leader just before he was shot. The body of Starace was subsequently strung up next to the body of Mussolini.


Wed, 01/02/2013 - 17:23 | 3116221 Dingleberry
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Even the rotund and supposedly esteemed and distguished "hard-nosed-on-spending-union-busting" Gov Christie is disowning the Repubs for not paying the "Sandy" vig.

And yet many still believe there is a difference between the parties......

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:17 | 3116947 TeMpTeK
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Its a club.. And You Aint In It!



Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:12 | 3115117 homersimpson
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Yes lets have the taxpayers bailout another area who is historically 'Crat heavy. Oh joy.. nothing like spending other people's money.

Note to GOP: You guys talk a good game, but you're gutless. Barack and company made you look silly on your talk about cutting spending, etc. After all, the G in GOP now stands for gutless.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 15:18 | 3115525 flattrader
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Reps fucked Reps with this episode-

Cantor cried and whined for federal tax relief when his district got hit by a hurricane a few years ago.

When a tornado in Joplin, MO the fucker wanted cuts to offset aid...of course there was no mention of such demands when his district needed aid.

That area of Missouri is conservative and Republican so they got a dose of just how duplicitous their own can be.

Homer, I hope you suffer a crippling natural disaster...or maybe the nuclear power plant in Springfield will melt down.  You can show us how it's done.

Then we'll all watch you pull yourself up by your own bootstraps.  Post us a link to the youtube vid.

In lieu of any kind of aid, assistance etc.. we'll cheer you on.  I'm certain Marge, Bart, Lisa and little Maggie will understand when they are cold and don't have a roof over their heads.

Good luck with that.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 16:59 | 3116117 StychoKiller
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Two werdz for ya:  Homeowner's Insurance!

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:14 | 3115123 Tsar Pointless
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But...this is Amerikkka, so it was also inevitable.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:15 | 3115128 Snakeeyes
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It like Gutless Old Party. That is funny. But true.

Now the Cronycrats can run wild borrowing, taxing and giving their friends power and money.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:33 | 3115201 yogibear
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Everyone can pull out a joint and celebrate. Boys can kiss boys and girls can kiss girls. 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:15 | 3115130 Lost Wages
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The death knell of the Republican party.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:20 | 3115147 FreeMktFisherMN
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of the old-school conservatives/classical liberals, it sure seems, anyway.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:23 | 3115151 dexter_morgan
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Been dead since Bush 1 at least. One party rule sucks don't it.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:34 | 3115202 kridkrid
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You need to go back further than that.  Barry Goldwater was the last of any significance, most likely.  Don't fall for the Reagan propaganda... he was controlled.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 14:52 | 3115529 Panafrican Funk...
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I agree.  Lets all keep in mind, deficit spending = taxation.  

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 17:00 | 3116120 Bicycle Repairman
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LOL.  Machine gun the survivors.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:16 | 3115132 Quinvarius
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I think Rep Peter King needs to look up the definition of looting.  He will be less shocked at what the US government is doing. 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 15:13 | 3115625 WSMassiv
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King is a spineless looting hack himself.


I am from NY and have written letters in my own hand to this guy.  He is the worst kind of politician, a zealot who holds himself in the highest esteem.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:17 | 3115135 dexter_morgan
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You sound shocked by this, as if you still thought there were 2 parties.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:20 | 3115139 Dr. Engali
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Oh for cripes sake quit whining. Everybody in the world has their hand out for money,and it's sickening to see. One good thing wiill come out of this mess and that is the fact that the repuke party is dead. We can drop the illusion of choice in this country.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:24 | 3115154 fonzannoon
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Whats the problem here? this was the only thing the repubs got right. NY and NJ voted democratic bigtime. Congress just gave them the big FU. King is surprised, really?

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:34 | 3115208 H E D G E H O G
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Thank you Dr. Between New York, New Orleans, or New California, these people and their appointed politicos scream the loudest for taxpayer monies. Damn if WE ALL aren't just sick and tired of " gimme, gimme, gimme". Any bailout of these afformentioned areas is just another fucking bailout of the INSURANCE COMPANIES! Let 'em eat cake!

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 17:02 | 3116136 Bicycle Repairman
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The insurance companies own everybody's ass in a way that few comprehend.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:20 | 3115146 suckerfishzilla
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"Don't give money to the Republicans"...that's an easy one. 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:22 | 3115149 Shizzmoney
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I love how the assholes in Washington, on both sides, found time to give money to Disney and Goldman and tax immunity to US Corporations that do business outside the United States........but throughout all of this, never found the time to help out regular folk in New York City.

But the Wall Street Republicans (i.e. Fascists) can, and will, always replace King....which is what they will do (although I'm sure in the end, the Sandy Relieft fund will get passed with enough public pressure).

I really do hope the Anarchist Party rises in my lifetime.  Fuck these fools.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 14:54 | 3115546 Panafrican Funk...
Wed, 01/02/2013 - 15:26 | 3115685 CommunityStandard
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Direct democracy???  No thank you.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 17:03 | 3116140 StychoKiller
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For most, no one would notice the difference.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:24 | 3115158 moondog
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Peter King is and will always be a useless POS. Just like the rest of the downstate politicians.

The King wanted the serfs unarmed around royalty such as himself. I guess he doesn't have numerous armed guards like Bloomturd.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:26 | 3115161 MrBoompi
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Look at the Republicans blaming Obama for the Republican's foolishness and irresponsibility!  LMAO 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:27 | 3115167 otto skorzeny
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wow- jews like king and schumer whining about money-shocking

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:27 | 3115168 Cursive
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If there was every any doubt about that 49% sound bite that Mitt Romney uttered, here is your proof.  Problem is, Mittens focused only on the individuals on welfare and conveniently left out the corporations on welfare.  In any event, no politician sees any political gain in yelling "Stop the Deficient Spending!"  So, we will inevitably have much more of it until the food does not appear on grocery shelves and the system collapses.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:30 | 3115186 icanhasbailout
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If the GOP had the courage of their convictions they'd go after corporate welfare and challenge the Dems to try and stop it.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:44 | 3115239 marcusfenix
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they are politicians, they have neither courage nor convictions...

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 14:12 | 3115391 NotApplicable
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We might as well go on about the philanthropic ideologies of Satanists.


Wed, 01/02/2013 - 15:55 | 3115827 waterhorse
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not to mention ANY politician (R or D) would NEVER bite the hand that feeds.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:36 | 3115193 larz
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I dont understand this am I missing sumpn?

Oh Theyre ALL idiots got it

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:33 | 3115198 azzhatter
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Fuck You Peter King. You cocksuckers have been looting the public for years. Fuck You, that Sandy bill is so loaded with pork you could gorge on the fucking thing. Fuck You King, go die in a fire

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:35 | 3115210 HellFish
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It's NY and NJ - I don't think the Rs got much money from these two blue states anyway.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:36 | 3115216 Richard Head
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Breathlessly awaiting the signal from King to start donating to GOP reps again.  Just say when!

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:37 | 3115218 PGR88
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In America, EVERYONE is a victim, and EVERYONE deserves a check from Uncle Sam.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:46 | 3115231 Widowmaker
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Republicans -- the OTHER clowncar full of fascist faggots.

I wouldn't give a penny to "Republicans" either.   Glad to see they are divided and flailing.  Plenty more atonement due for the W Bush syndicate after decimating the credibility of the party and poisoned its votes for two generations.  This from a RINO of the party for over 3 decades.  The Republican party is nothing but rot.  One can't build anything out of rot.


All part of the turd polish we call government for the unincorporated.

Whoever posted "Mission Accomplished" beat me to it.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:42 | 3115234 Caviar Emptor
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Well you COULD say that this was the first big "Cost-Cutting" step! So really a big GOP win! Cut cut cut

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:44 | 3115242 dexter_morgan
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I guess my question for King would be - this bill passed is essentially the bill that came to the House from the Democrat majority Senate. If the democrats in the Senate left it out, is it the republicans fault? Shouldn't Schumer have been pushing it?

I did hear that Barney Frank has been eying John Kerry's seat though.......

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 14:05 | 3115345 earnulf
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My understanding is that the Sandy Relief bill was supposed to be voted on PRIOR to the Senate Tax Relief measure, since the Senate already passed a 60 B Sandy bill and House was considering a 28 B Version.    Cantor all but assured the NY/ NJ reps that it WOULD come for a vote (99.9% sure) and then Bohner said so sorry, we're not voting on it after all and basically left the reps to hang in the wind until the new congress is formed.


So, yeah, the Repubs own this one.   But then considering all the "work" they got done this year, who could have seen them passing up this opportunity?

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 16:32 | 3115994 dexter_morgan
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Hmmm....kind of like those spending cuts Reagan was promised by the dem controlled congress years ago and is still waiting for. So, what you're saying is,  a politician trusted another politician to do somerthing and got burned. Who'd have thunk it.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:47 | 3115258 williambanzai7
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This is what happens when you watch too many Jet games.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:52 | 3115277 lifetide
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For the love of Ramen Noodles. Other than working couples loosing 2% of their income and Stanley Johnson gets to have a credit reprieve for another 2 months .. nothing got fixed .. only "The Can" got punted one more time.
All the RINO Republicans did was do a Major Kong with the debt bomb .. and rides this ticking bomb down.

No problem with the No Money thing... already done. and no lawn signs either.. nor sign holdings at the voting precincts the next time around. We're divorced.


Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:52 | 3115280 conspicio
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Unless I am mistaken, the sum total of US federal housing aid in 2011 was around $62B. So one storm that is not a hurricane needs $60+B?

Plus the outlays from insurance companies? Plus the business equity people are diverting to rebuilding above the insurance reimbursements? What are we talking here, $100B, $125B?

Peter King must. Redistribute. Your wealth.


Fuck. You.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 16:37 | 3116003 dexter_morgan
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Buuuut....buuttt....they promised!!!! Yeah, pretty fucked up isn't it, yet I'll bet most commenters here, possibly being from those states, would agree with King.

What was the total federal bailout for the Iowa floods a few years back?.......yeah, though so.

But that only a once in every 500 years type deal....................


Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:54 | 3115282 SmoothCoolSmoke
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Wed, 01/02/2013 - 18:40 | 3116170 Bicycle Repairman
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The first round of deficit spending and the first round of immigration amnesty took place under St. Ronnie.  Granddad wasn't all that.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 18:41 | 3116585 Bicycle Repairman
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Down arrow?  These are facts.  If you cannot handle facts then LOL @ u.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:54 | 3115283 Seasmoke
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Chris Christie must of sweated 20 pounds of fat, as he is desperate for that money to paper over all of NJ holes. Christie is a fraud !

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 14:20 | 3115425 shovelhead
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Because Jersey was in such great shape before he showed up.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:57 | 3115302 Rustysilver
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So, I build a house 18 inches from high tide mark.  Republicans are OK wiith me getting all the money from the tax payers; because I was as responsible as I could be.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 14:27 | 3115355 NuYawkFrankie
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Re Dont Give A Penny To Republicans


Why would you?  Wall Street already amply "takes care" of both Congressional Cosa Nostras

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 14:10 | 3115377 earnulf
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There are folks who were truely devestated by Sandy and there was a whole lot more that is just people piling on, smelling money.    I agree with Rustysilver that people who do foolish things, should suffer the consequences of thier actions, without expecting others to cover them.     You rent, you should carry renters insurance.   You own a home, you should carry homeowners insurance.     Individuals are responsible to cover their ass as much as possible.    Taxpayers should be there to get communities back on their feet, not cover joe blows leather recliner and 60" plasma.      Life is not fair (unless your a politician or a algo) and there are ups as well as downs.    What happened to pulling ourselves up by our OWN bootstraps?

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 16:00 | 3115850 waterhorse
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What happend to pulling ourselves up by our own boostraps?  Most of the bootstraps are now made in China, are of inferior quality and subject to breakage - otherwise I agree with the personal responsibility meme.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 14:12 | 3115388 americanspirit
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What is so surprising? Why is New York different from New Orleans? Does anyone really expect the government to step in and help people, other than a few photo ops with USCG helos rescuing a couple of survivors? Just wait until the New Madrid fault lets loose if you want to see some real "we don't give a shit" action.

My point is - prepare to help yourself, your family, and your neighbors or prepare to die.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 14:16 | 3115402 NotApplicable
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As fully evidenced, "disaster aid" is never anything more than looting the kitty.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 15:21 | 3115656 SmittyinLA
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its not about "giving a shit" its about capabilities and govt realities, whether or not people care is irrelevant, if you wait for the govt to "fix things" in or after a disaster you will be disappointed, you can only rely on the govt to use any disaster it can as an "opportunity" to raise taxes and restrict freedoms and promote mexican invasion. 

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 14:17 | 3115412 Uncle Zuzu
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Thrill is gone...  Ah no, that was B. B. King.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 14:20 | 3115424 My Days Are Get...
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The facts are these - based on at least 20 trips to the Jersey Shore - Mantoloking - in the past two months:

NJ + NY +CT need $60 billion to cover the cost of debris removal and disposal + infrastructure repair and replacement + assistance for displaced persons.

Example: The ocean-front house next to my daughter's washed away - like, the foundation is not even there - just sand.

That house broke up into debris and was collected and deposited around Hank's house across the street.  Hank paid a private contractor $21,000 to collect and windrow the debris along the street.  Ocean County sent a 43 yard demo hauling truck and two front loaders.  It took 4 loads to remove the debris and contaminated sand - like more than 170 cubic yards. The stuff is now stockpiled in a holding area, to be trucked or transported by rail to some out-of-state permanent disposal area.  Now, that is just one house.

And, ditto for another house to the north, just 100 feet away.

Hank paid the $21,000 out of pocket and will be lucky to get back $5,000 from FEMA, after deductibles and othe BS.  He will not get a penny from NJ.  And, Hank did not have to pay for removal from the street.  The $60 billion is just to get rid of stuff and fix stuff and help people with with basic needs.

Christie has done everything possible to accelerate the clean-up.  All permitting requirements are suspended.  People are free for a change to do what is necessary to put their properties and lives back in order without the interference of government.  There is 24/7 security on the barrier island.  Checkpoints manned by the National Guard.  Police patrols everywhere, including the beach.  Private contracts are scrambling like worker ants to right the situation.  For once, absence the interference of government and a little help from guys at the various highway departments and the police, people can rebuild.

Instead of blowing smoke, why don't you guys try to first learn the facts.

Over and Out.


In first two weeks after the storm, someone erected the following sign ont the mainland side of entrance to the Mantoloking Bridge:

"Looters will be shot and their bodies dumped in the river."

That set the tone for security.  

And, all of the foregoing made me once again proud to be an American.


Wed, 01/02/2013 - 14:38 | 3115486 Marge N Call
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"The $60 billion is just to get rid of stuff and fix stuff and help people with with basic needs."

You sir, are a Puddinghead. Give me a fucking break. I will bet your Aunt Suzie's Ashcan that the $60B is AT LEAST half pork.

"Instead $150 million is slated to benefit Alaskan fisheries, $8 million to homeland security and the justice departments for new cars, office equipment, furniture and 'mobile X-Ray machines,' and $41 million for eight military bases including Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, the New York Post reports."

Begone fucktard.



Wed, 01/02/2013 - 14:40 | 3115493 shovelhead
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Hank lives on the water with no insurance? Dumb Hank.

Shooting looters would be an entertaining way to while away the day, but I think I'd want to set the bar a bit higher to make me feel proud to be an American.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 14:57 | 3115555 Mike in GA
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Operative word - BARRIER ISLAND

you live on the coast, you take the risk...that's what insurance is for, NOT TAXPAYERS


Wed, 01/02/2013 - 15:32 | 3115703 SmittyinLA
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federal flood insurance isn't "insurance", its welfare, the NFIP is like FNM, an empty suit backstopped by the taxpayers.

The Flood insurance premiums are similar to the mortgage insurance that FNM sold on its packaged securities with a similar perversion of risk vs fee.

When you buy a NFIP policy the premium isn't based on "reality" but a govt schedule, which ignores massive losses year after year.

In essence your coastal & river flood policies are "freebies" from the state, I'm surprised you can't buy coverage after a loss. (think of how much more govt insurance they could sell if they could cover prior disasters?) 

If you live in a flood potential area BUY FLOOD INSURANCE ITS A STEAL.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 18:38 | 3116186 Bicycle Repairman
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That's the fact, jack.  It is a huge subsidy to rich folk living by the sea.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 20:23 | 3116971 Marge N Call
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Yup. What a concept, personal responsibility and free markets! Too bad some here have yet to fully understand those basic concepts....

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 16:03 | 3115860 waterhorse
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What is the old adage about building your house on a foundation of sand?

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 18:25 | 3116539 Dingleberry
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So "Days"......are the non-union boyz allowed in to work yet? I heard they got sent home when they showed up to help.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 14:24 | 3115440 Investor Wizard
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He's mad because the Sport's Illustrated Peter King is more popular.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 17:14 | 3116190 Bicycle Repairman
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Wed, 01/02/2013 - 14:29 | 3115460 Fix It Again Timmy
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We support lobbyists and corporations, NOT constituent bitches - get used to it, peons... Sincerely, your Congressional Representative...

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 14:32 | 3115469 Herdee
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Does that mean bulldoze the beach,clean it up and give the land back to nature?

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 14:35 | 3115479 Hobbleknee
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Oh THAT Sandy.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 15:07 | 3115596 rosethorn
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Peter King's a terrorist. He supported the Irish Republican Army. You can look it up:

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 15:11 | 3115606 Steve in Greensboro
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Hmmm.  Remind me again which party got the electoral votes of NY and NJ in the latest election.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 15:12 | 3115615 docj
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Oh gee, looks like Dough-Boy Christie looked-up from his lunch-plate long enough to blame, not the Senate (controlled by "Democrats") for porking-up the "Sandy Relief" bill, not the chocolate messiah for jetting-off to Hawaii for vacation before seeing to it that his spiffy bomber-jacket fly-by wasn't more than just a pre-election photo-op, but placing the blame squarely on his alleged fellow "Republicans" for not passing-along this porked-up bailout.

Does anyone still want to perpetuate this mythology of a "Two-Party System" of electoral choice in the US of A?

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 15:15 | 3115631 SmittyinLA
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ya, hold your breath for $60,000,000,000.00 for FEMA 


Wed, 01/02/2013 - 15:16 | 3115633 WT Sherman
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Hey Peter King you can kiss conservative support good-bye.

Peter King needs to remember they're lots of people in America that believe New York state is an inflamed boil on America's butt.

Why don't you cry about insurance companies doing their usual bait and switch and dumping all responsibility on the taxpayers?

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 15:41 | 3115758 Bobbyrib
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Just wait for hurrican season to get done with the south and midwest, then tack on aid for Sandy when they go to pass their bill. Problem solved.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 15:51 | 3115802 JohnKing
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The guy is a fear mongering neo-con in support of a surveillance state. A total fucking asshole who is only whining because he didn't get his, no principled argument just a whiner.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 16:00 | 3115833 Jack Burton
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Everywhere across America people have become used to building and developing homes and businesses wherever they please, often in flood plains and areas prone to periodic disasters. Such as costal Florida and the Gulf Coast. NJ also had built much right up to the water's edge knowing any sort of large storm, that are proven to hit the area, would wipe much of it out. Such water's edge properties command big sales prices and are greatly loved as money makers by developers large and small.

When all know, both developer and buyer, that these properties will be destroyed at some point in the decades that follow building. You wonder WHY are they built and the answer is crystal clear. They are built and sold and command great prices because everyone operates on the rule of thumb that the American Taxpayer is obligated and commanded to pay for all the damage from large storms. The so called MARKET, is wholly dependent  on US taxpayers to owe the owners and builders for their losses. Unless WE taxpayers are obligated to hand out our money by the tens of billions everytime waterfronts are destroyed,risk would be reflected in the prices. Developers make a fortune and it is due to taxpayers that they can build and get the prices. Owners buy knowing the US taxpayer stands fully behind them when their dream waterfront home is washed out to sea.

We taxpayers are just very kind to people who build ONLY because we will Pay, and Pay and Pay. One guy a few year back down in Florida was interviewed by TV news after losing his expensive beachfront home. He just laughed and said "This is the third time I have been wiped out, I just take my federal rescue funds and build bigger and better after each wipe out. I am rebuilding and will build bigger and better, right on the water."

We are fools. We pay for other people's luxury waterfront existance.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 16:10 | 3115904 waterhorse
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I get what you are saying.  In my area, homes were built along floodplains and levies with the full approval of the city planners and I think its foolish and never should have happened.  However, as a taxpayer I'd sure as HELL rather help my foolish neighbors (ONCE) than criminal banksters with their endless bailouts forever and no, I don't find that a false equivalency.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 16:06 | 3115883 waterhorse
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We can gin up QE, Twist, TARP, TAG and other forms of bankster welfare, but can't be bothered to assist taxpayers in a natural disaster.  Taxpayers who foot the bill for corporate welfare subsidies.  Beyond disgusting.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 16:48 | 3116065 caustixoid
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Peter King IS a POS.  This video with the Chimp from 2004 election day says it all "The election's over.  We've already won."  "How do you know??"  "It's all over except for the counting, and we'll take care of the counting."


Wed, 01/02/2013 - 17:17 | 3116204 Bicycle Repairman
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Like I told you.  Chuckie Schumer's peeps are gonna get taken care of.  And he's got a lot of peeps.

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 18:05 | 3116451 Moe Howard
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Weird the huge number of Joos in Congress/Senate/Supremes/FedJudges compared to population. Where's the diversity when it comes to Protestants?

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 19:14 | 3116729 LauraB
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Mr. King should read "Not Yours to Give".

Wed, 01/02/2013 - 21:32 | 3117191 NOTfromSanFrancisco
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The answer or the reason there was no vote is reiterated once again in the second sentence of this article... It was filled with hundreds of millions of dollars of non-emergency related pork... PERIOD!!! For cryin' out loud... They suck if they do, and they suck if they don't!... Oh yea, I forgot... Who cares about the pork?... The presses are printing just fine, so why care about what else is in the relief bill?... (sarc...just in case)...

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