Senate Dems Try to Bribe Republicans on Hurricane Sandy Bill

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    EXCLUSIVE: Senate Dems Try to Bribe Republicans on Hurricane Sandy Bill​



    by Ben Shapiro
    20 Dec 2012

    Today, in an attempt to peel off enough Senate Republicans to prevent a filibuster of their omnibus Hurricane Sandy reimbursement bill, which is simply packed with spending giveaways, Senate Democrats began offering wavering Republicans pork goodies for their states. HR Amendment No. 3395 contains several handwritten notes that broaden the Hurricane Sandy relief bill to include coverage for other hurricanes, including Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Isaac; dumping in a rewritten version of a bill by Senator John Hoeven (R-ND) to construct levees in North Dakota; and jumping hundreds of million of dollars in particular areas. Here is the scan:


    AMENDMENT No.3395

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    this is how it has always been done you fucking idiot
     
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    You can't bribe Republicans with "helping people". Republicans don't care about the average middle class.
     
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    Maybe so. Don't we have the right as a free people to balk at bribery in the U.S. Senate? They work for us not the other way around. Bloating a $20 billion bill to $60 million is not my idea of good government, especially when we are in fiscal straits. Assisting the victims suffering from the effects of Sandy is the subject not Katrina, and Issac.
     
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    Taking bills to help people and stuffing it with pork? Yep...that is always how it's done.
     

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