Remember when Bush and Clinton collected all that money for Haiti and then wouldn't tell who got it and how it was spent and now the people are still living in huts? The American taxpayer needs to know who gets this money and how it is spent? Is the bill on the internet?
One of the problems w conservatism is calling a talk radio host "the great one" who goes on his talk radio show who millions listen to and insults others by calling them "crispy cream." It's hypocritical to get angry at liberals when conservatives do the exact same thing.
If that's the only problem with conservatism, we're doing pretty well, I'd say.
Do you actually think Tip "Cutty Sark" O'Neil and Ronald Reagan didn't call each other names, at least under their breath?
The reason conservatives are forced to name calling and making jokes about themselves and liberal fools is because the media and the I don't know how he was elected to any office, president , doesn't do their job and lies to those of us that live and vote in America. How many more lies do we have to put up with????
Both of those buttheads are nothing more than RINO, Northeastern Demunist-wannabes.
They can all go to Hades.
(FYI, I understand that the House has passed a bill giving them "only" 9 billion of the 60 billion in the Senate Bill. Heh, heh, heh!)
Why does every state in the country have to pay to rebuild boardwalks that were never built properly in the first place to withstand surge storms that buildings that are built close to the shoreline. These people should have had insurance stocked up so that the nation doesnt have to take the fall.
I'm so over this hurricane stuff. Katrina re-established a new normal that the government should come in and rebuild your home at taxpayer expense. We are seeing Darwin now up close and personal.
lets see the names of the senators who put the pork in the bill in the first place. Anybody that would use real victims to extort tax money from americans - should be remembered in they're next election.
I wonder if there are any politicians out there who would dare to go through such bills with a fine tooth comb and cut out all the pork.
Sadly, it looks as if the politicians and the voters for 'free stuff' are cut from the same cloth: using other people's money, and if they run out, they print some more, because they need to bribe their voters to get re-elected.
And then people wonder why we are broke. Just another reason to push for a much smaller government. This bill just proves that, when left to their own devices, Congress and the President will spend us into oblivion. Time for it to stop.
This is politics as usual. Levin and the rest of us shouldn't be surprised. Christie and King are only concerned about themselves. Yeah, they say it's the people of their states that they're concerned about but that's a lot of BS. They know if this bill doesn't go thru (even with all the pork), they might look bad in the eyes of the voters and they'd risk loosing their next election. That's what it is, has been, and always will be about, WINNING ELECTIONS. To a politician, nothing else matters.
Sorry for being so cynical but in light of politics in Washington, Trenton, and Albany over the past 10 or so years, I can't help it.
I loved the well-controlled anger of Chris Krispy Crap Cream Christie at his news conference the other day, with the cream coming out on one side of his mouth and the crap on the other.
Christie should have been slammed and has become a nuisance. I knew he wasn't a conservative but I didn't think he was a RINO.
I'm from the disaster known as NJ. Christie is no republican. I supported him because he was hard on corrupt politicians. Now, I really don't know if he set them up. I don't believe he ever argued a case ... just delegated. Big FAT FRAUD.
RUSH, I am told, ages ago, used to be more than just a shill. I can't imagine it myself. But I am told so.
And Hannity, I am told, was never more than a bad joke. That, I can very easily believe.
Just another example of a politician talking out of both sides of their mouths! Either you want big Gov or you don't!
If anyone has ever needed a loan shark..the best describes the bills going through congress ..they are sneaky and underhanded, full of slime and empty promises..slush funds as usual..
What happened to the homeowners insurance? If they didn't have any, too d@mn bad. Maybe it sounds heartless but this is what insurance is for. What happened to the millions and millions donated? Where are the safeguards in the actual Sandy portion that the funds will go to true victims and who will choose the victims and the amount received, democrats and Crispy Creme Christie?
I agree. You are supposed to have homeowners ins…if you dont- the mortgage company takes it out on your behalf at a more costly fee.
Sure we all know insurance wont cover or replace everything- thats why you "save for a rainy day" like grandma said. Im guessing they will foot the bill for 60%, and the rest is on you, and thats after you spend time in a shelter, friends house, hotel, and temp housing.
The bottom line is no one---NO ONE should rely on the Government to take care of them- during an emergency, and after… to rebuild, or replace. That was part of... and most of the problem during Katrina.
I have replacement coverage for home and contents. I have extra coverage for collectibles. I have coverage for housing in the event of full destruction. Your grandma and my mom were correct, you save for a bad event and pray it doesn't happen.
Fed disaster relief should be used for public infrastructure like cleanup costs, roads, bridges and maybe schools not individuals to rebuild mansions. The state, county and local gov't should have reserves to help pay for these things too especially in hurricane, tornado, flooding earthquake prone areas.
Yes we have similar coverage as you. If anything we are over insured. Our biggest fear is wildfires.
But we wont kid ourself- if a problem comes up- we wont be waiting for a FEMA truck or the National Guard- we will do what we have to do- with our neighbors, our local Dept's or by our self, and if we have to get out and find cover- either with a tent- or in a hotel, we will.
Thankfully, we've been fortunate enough to have the ablity to save for a bad bad day- and then as you say----pray it never ever happens.
I know friends of friends who live in St Thomas who had hurricane insurance- who had to wait months, 9 or 10 months to see any thing, the first check for reimbursement for temp housing- while their house was repaired due to extreme water damage on one end and rebuilt on the other due to wind. With no cash on hand they would have been SOL.
Haven't some of our citizens learned yet that bills pushed through Congress quickly are usually filled with unnecessary crap? The horrible creation passed by the Senate typified all that is wrong with Congress when Reps and Sens bilk the taxpayers of America out of money to pay for stuff that is only "needed" in one State.
If people need help, they should receive it. But the other crap- is pure crap.
Stop wasting our money.