Hse Pass the Hurican Sandy Relief Bil Do Th Virtuous Thng!

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  1. JimofPennsylvan
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    After the House passed the fiscal cliff avoidance bill last night some members of the House spoke passionately calling for the House to pass bill H.R. 1 the Hurricane Sandy Relief bill. I can understand the House Republicans scrapping that idea because this whole fiscal cliff avoidance legislation was a really rotten experience the Democrats put the Republicans through. The Democrats played hardball they forced the Republicans to pass the bill or otherwise tens of millions of American families would have been really hurt with higher taxes and the economy would have been seriously wounded and the Republicans would have been blamed for self inflicting this wound on the nation. The Democrats here weren't responsible about the deficit, debt and federal spending the Republicans sat at the table to do a grand bargain but the Democrats didn't! Nevertheless, the Republicans should be above payback be above acting inconsiderate and irresponsible like the Democrats. This HR 1 bill is reasonable and responsible. Even the billions in it for mitigation of harm from future hurricanes is good; Americans should always strive to be a wise people and it makes no sense to just rebuild something the way it was when common sense indicates America will more likely than not see Hurricanes like Sandy again in the future America should take mitigation steps so we don't have to do all this rebuilding again after the next big hurricane, didn't we build better levees and a flood protection system for New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. In the last two years, America has not only suffered Hurricane Sandy on the East coast but Hurricane Isaac on the Gulf Coast and terrible flooding and terrible drought in the Midwest. This bill has infrastructure help to address all these natural disasters. The spending in this bill is responsible. If the House doesn't pass this bill in the next twenty-four hours this legislation will have to wait to the next session of Congress to pass and the next session of Congress is probably going to be World War III because the majority of Americans want the fiscal ship of America to be righted and were prepared to fight to do so so there won't be to many members of Congress eager to vote for this $60.4 billion bill! The American people were there for the people of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina with a relief bill the social compact the American people have with one another required this Hurricane Sandy's devastation to the East Coast requires this same type of aid bill, House Republicans rise above the Democrats behavior and pass this bill!
     
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    Pork gonna kill superstorm Sandy aid bill?...
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    Watchdog sees pork in Sandy relief bill
    Monday, January 14, 2013 - Christie fights for $51B in aid
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    Conservatives chip away at $50b Sandy aid package
    January 14, 2013 WASHINGTON (AP) — House conservatives opposed to more deficit spending tried Monday to chip away at the $50.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package by requiring offsetting spending cuts to pay for recovery efforts and by stripping money for projects they say are unrelated to the Oct. 29 storm or not urgently needed.
     
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    Wolfsister77 Knowledge Is Power Supporting Member

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    I hope they just pass the damn thing. The help is needed.
     

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