House panel moves to cut disaster aid ---> Think "Tornado's".

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    House Republicans moved their first two 2012 appropriations bills through committee Tuesday amid fights with committee Democrats over deep cuts to disaster aid that come as Missouri grapples with a devastating tornado.

    Appropriators reported the Homeland Security and military construction spending bills to the floor after beating back Democratic amendments to restore funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and grants to fund firefighter training and assistance programs.

    House panel moves to cut disaster aid - TheHill.com

    Throw grandma over a cliff, but first, cut aid for Republicans living in Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas?

    I don't understand the Republicans "winning strategy".

    Newt called the Ryan plan "radical social engineering". Does that include cutting disaster relief? I'm not feeling a lot of "America first" here.
     
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    Has what to do with Disaster Relief? Homeland security needs to be eliminated and Military spending needs to be cut......I don't see a problem with this
     
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    With the cuts, FEMA state and local programs would be reduced by 55 percent compared to levels for fiscal 2011, and by 70 percent compared to fiscal 2010.

    As we talked about yesterday, it's hard to overstate how brutal these cuts really are. Overnight, 235 House Republicans voted to slash education, job training, environmental protections, food safety, community health centers, nuclear security, energy efficiency programs, scientific research, FEMA, Planned Parenthood, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Social Security Administration, and the Centers for Disease Control, among other things.

    The projected job losses from these cuts, we learned this week, could total 1 million American workers, all of whom would be forced into unemployment, on purpose, because Republicans think it'd be good for the economy.

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    Nationally, reduced funding will mean upper air observations now made twice a day might be reduced to every other day, buoy and surface weather observations that provide data for warning systems could be temporarily or permanently discontinued and there could be delays in replacing satellites, according to the release.
    The union early in the process obtained impact documents that included furloughs of up to 27 days for all NWS employees, Sobien said in his letter, adding that the impact plans the union has seen so far only address measures to save $62 million, about half the total expected cut.

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    Yea, good.
     
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    you never do....what else is new?.....with you its The Far Left ideals first, America second....
     
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    LMAO!! Ya Podunk nowhere needs to worry about terrorists

    So umm Energy Department Loans has what to do with Disaster Relief?
     
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    I can see it now, Cali gets hit by mammoth earthquake. The Repubs in Congress won't appropriate money without cuts elsewhere. Billions of dollars needed.

    Of course Cali has a lot of electoral votes compared to Missouri and Kansas. There are times when citizens need to be helped and budget constraints be dammed!

    From my perspective the Republicans are guaranteeing that the next election will be a landslide for Obama and the democrats. They have alienated the poor and retired, now they are alienating the folks in the heartland of America. What happened to "government of the people, by the people, for the people...?"
     
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    It's become "by the companies, by the rich".

    I'm afraid Democrats will snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. It's difficult for Democrats because they are a "coalition" party. That means they have to distill the many voices down into one.
     
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    I miss the days when we were self reliant and when the Federal government tried to "help" we told them to go to hell.
     
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    yep, them days are long gone. now we have a gimme gimme gimme OTHER peoples monies to bail me out, and not even a friggen thank you to go with it.
     
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    You mean when Republicans let 'em die after Katrina? You miss those days? That's sick.
     

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