Republicans against disaster relief - does that include hurricanes like Isaac?

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    Tropical Storm Isaac gains strength, expected to become hurricane Sunday | Fox News

    Republicans blocked an effort Monday by Senate Democrats to quickly pass a $7 billion aid package for victims of recent natural disasters like Hurricane Irene, tornadoes in the Midwest and the South and floods along the Mississippi, Missouri and other rivers.

    Republicans block disaster relief bill | Capitol Hill

    One by one, GOP senators representing states that suffered disaster damage–including North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr, Texas Sen. John Cornyn, Alabama Sens. Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions, and Mississippi Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker–swiftly dashed the hopes of their constituents by voting against the relief package.

    Republicans Block Disaster Relief to Their Own States

    Democrats had hoped to use to replenish the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s depleted disaster fund. Democrats needed 60 votes to advance the measure.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/13/us/13brfs-disasteraid.html

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    You would think Republicans would be fine not helping Blue States, but not helping Red States? Doesn't that piss their base off?

    REMEMBER, IT'S DEMOCRATS THAT THE REPUBLICAN BASE OWE FOR GETTING DISASTER RELIEF. Democrats fight for the Republican base. And they don't even know it. The Republicans leadership is not on the side of the "little people".
     
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    Stupid stupid troll.
     
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    Please name even one Republican that has ever said they were against Federal Disaster Relief.

    Just one.

    Either that or you could just STFU and stop spewing Lies.
     
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    Democrat disaster relief is predicated on democrat support. That's why Texas was denied disaster relief.

    That's why relief for Joplin was cut to give more to the east coast (democrat) victims of Irene.
     
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    Congress isn't in session. Where did you dream this lie up?
     
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    Texas: "Less Government!" "We want to secede!" "Hey! Where's our money!?"
     
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    All the Republicans who voted against it, obviously. Starting with Eric Cantor.
     
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    I provided links. Why won't you?
     
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    It is sad that anyone would play politics with people's lives like this.

    Never used to happen, disaster relief used to be a bipartisan issue.

    So sad.
     
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    Problem is usually this is a scam. They put stuff in bills to make them unable to pass. It's called a poison pill.

    In legislative debate, a wrecking amendment (also called a poison pill amendment or killer amendment) is an amendment made by a legislator who disagrees with the principles of a bill and who seeks to make it useless (by moving amendments to either make the bill malformed and nonsensical, or to severely change its intent) rather than directly opposing the bill by simply voting against it.

    An important character of wrecking amendments is that they are not moved in good faith. The proposer of the amendment would not see the wrecked legislation as good legislation and would still not vote in favour of the legislation when it came to the final vote, even if the amendment were accepted. Motives for making them include allowing more debate, delaying the enactment of the legislation, or just sometimes a straightforward attempt to make the initiator of the legislation give up.

    Some opponents of particular amendments will describe them as wrecking amendments because they regard the amendments as undermining the unity of the original proposal. Proponents of the amendment may seek to deny the charge by saying that the original proposal brings together different steps, and while personally they oppose all the parts, some parts are even worse than others and legislators should have an opportunity to consider them separately.

    Wrecking amendments can pick up more votes than motions against, because observers tend to focus on who voted in favour and against the Bill in the final count, rather than looking at the amendments made during the passage through the legislature. Therefore it can be a wise tactic to try to introduce wrecking amendments at as many opportunities as possible.


    Wrecking amendment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    How Politicians Play Dirty Tricks: The Poison Pill Gambit
     

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