”All I can tell you was this was the Speaker’s decision — his alone.” (18 posts)

Thread tags: Chris Christie, Eric Cantor, Hurrican Sandy, John Boehner
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  • Profile picture of milemarker milemarker said 1 year, 11 months ago:


    …says New Jersey Governor Chris Christie after House Republicans skipped on providing $60 billion in expected Hurricane Sandy relief.

    “There is only one group to blame,” said Christie. “The House majority and their Speaker, John Boehner.”

    Scrambling to avoid an embarrassment, Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor says they’ll get to it… eventually:

    Getting critical aid to the victims of Hurricane Sandy should be the first priority in the new Congress, and that was reaffirmed today with members of the New York and New Jersey delegations. The House will vote Friday to direct needed resources to the National Flood Insurance Program. And on January 15th, the first full legislative day of the 113th Congress, the House will consider the remaining supplemental request for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

  • Profile picture of think4yourself think4yourself said 1 year, 11 months ago:

    This is like a mom and dad screaming at eachother while their child watches balling his little eyes out. DC has completely lost touch with reality. Honestly, I think Christie is setting himself up to be a populist choice in 2016. First the photo with Obama and now this. Rank and file Republicans must be SEETHING! The difference between Christie and the rest of the GOP is that Christie would appear engaged with constituents with REAL problems. The devestation of Sandy should remind the talking heads of both parties that their decisions affect REAL PEOPLE! I hope the 113th Congress intend on tackling problems rather than tackling eachother. These clowns move only for the sake of their party. Screw what’s right for the country, “WE (GOP/Dems) GOT TO TAKE/KEEP the White House and Congress in 2016!”

  • Profile picture of milemarker milemarker said 1 year, 11 months ago:

    Republicans talking to each other.

  • Profile picture of catpaw catpaw said 1 year, 11 months ago:

    And Christie isn’t the only republican with harsh remarks toward his own party. Republican Peter King (serving his 10th term as congressman) made some ugly accusations I never thought I’d hear from a republican.

  • Profile picture of think4yourself think4yourself said 1 year, 11 months ago:

    This is EXTRAORDINARILLY embarrassing for congressional repuplicans. What’s even more embarrassing is that representatives like Darrell Issa (R-CA) would just assume squabble over what it will and won’t pay for. Evidently those that lost everything are just part of that entitled 47 percent looking to leach off the government. If these were red states, it would have been the first bill passed!

  • Profile picture of milemarker milemarker said 1 year, 11 months ago:

    Christie Craving Pork-Filled Sandy Bill, says right wing media elites at William Kristol’s Weekly Standard. Translation: Christie is a socialist turn-coat and he won’t get the requisite blessing he’ll need from Bill Kristol in the next GOP presidential primary. Too liberal, they’ll say.

  • Profile picture of think4yourself think4yourself said 1 year, 11 months ago:

    Lets see their districts get swallowed by a superstorm and see if they can keep their grimy little hands off a big fat pork sandwich.

  • Profile picture of milemarker milemarker said 1 year, 11 months ago:

    The irony is not just the total devastation New Jersey experienced, it’s how Republican talk about their very own guy who has championed small government for decades. How quickly and easily they turned on Christie.

  • Profile picture of drilnliftcrude drilnliftcrude said 1 year, 11 months ago:

    Good for Congress. If they want to pass a small bill with NO PORK added to it, then fine. From my southern San Joaquin valley home I can see better uses of my tax dollars (that increased last night) than bailing out beach front home owners.
    Maybe Christie should call his ol’ buddy Barack instead of throwing a hissy fit. He looked pretty luvvy duvvy with him when I last saw them hugging.

  • Profile picture of John  Bravo John Bravo said 1 year, 11 months ago:

    The Senate hasn’t passed a budget in 3 years. And this is news?

  • Profile picture of milemarker milemarker said 1 year, 11 months ago:

    If they want to pass a small bill with NO PORK added to it, then fine.

    The House had the chance to cut the pork (if you want to call disaster relief from a natural disaster “pork”). Business and homeowners are in *agony* because contractors will not sign a construction contract until they know the constructions loans are certain, and business and homeowners can’t get the loans until the disaster funds are approved. Don’t tell me. You’re pro-business, right? Isn’t it an irony that the Democrats added what is being called “pork” because southern Republican senators would vote for the bill unless they go more money to tidy up more messes left over from Hurrican Katrina. There’s your pork. New Jersey and New York, however, were pulverized and people will *still* have to wait another 14 days before the House acts. That will make a total of 75 days the New England area has had to wait for relief. I can tell you this much, you’d get you whiskers scalded if you made that remark to the faces of the House Republicans from New Jersey and New York. I saw them on TV tonight calling for Speaker Boehner’s head.

    Note to John: The Senate Republicans *approved* the disaster relief funding.

  • Profile picture of milemarker milemarker said 1 year, 11 months ago:

    Why does there need to be a vote on paying for Sandy? We haven’t had a vote on how to pay for the entire budget of the USA for 3 years. Get the picture??

    The economy of New Jersey and large swaths of New York is in free fall and you’re still wondering what all the talk is about. I’ve heard of willful ignorance but you’ve set a new standard for it. Thousands of people are still shoveling the muck, waiting for power, trying to restore their homes and businesses, their hospitals, schools, roads, ports, piers, shipping. The mess and pollution, alone, is toxic biological a nightmare! The entire coastal infrastructure of New Jersey is in a state of collapse. Lower Manhattan was under water. Long Island was practically blown away. Christ! If you’d just look at the pictures you’d notice that New England looks like Berlin after it was bombed in WWII !!! This county has never failed to provide economic aid in a disaster *regardless* of the national economic picture and until Hurricane Sandy it has never gone so LONG to provide that aid. Sheeh! You **panicked** over *four* embassy people getting killed and when tens of thousands of people right in your own country are displaced and their entire lives and fortunes devastated you can’t understand what the problem is!!!

  • Profile picture of catpaw catpaw said 1 year, 11 months ago:

    The consternation and frustration seems to be a $60 billion expenditure is not met with spending cuts. The crucial emergency aid–and the people who suffer without it–seems to be a lesser priority than the polarization of cuts vs. spending. Boehner may have felt it was not the time for presenting a spending bill without cuts as the fiscal cliff compromise did not have cuts Republicans wanted. He was making a tough sell as it was.
    Of course, such polarized principles can hardly be justified when the lives and welfare of citizens of a catastrophic natural disaster are disregarded. Or so seem the views of Republicans who represent the stricken districts.

  • Profile picture of limalimamike limalimamike said 1 year, 11 months ago:

    How on earth were they suppose to pass this legislation, when they were waiting for information regarding the fiscal cliff, and all the attempts to avoid it?

    If this matter was so important to you and the liberal base, then why did it have to be authored by a Republican? Harry Reid had a lot of time on his hands, Heck Chuck-o the clown Shumer could have authored it.

    Why aren’t you ripping into the senate? They were the ones sitting on their asses come New Years Eve,

    What do you think is more important? National fiscal business, or localized emergency funding for a hurricane that people had an entire week to prepare to leave for?

    The national problem, in my eyes, wins hands down.

    Besides, nowhere in Obama’s speech on New Years Eve did he mention this. Maybe your boy deserves some of your ire as well.

  • Profile picture of John  Bravo John Bravo said 1 year, 11 months ago:

    Its not Obamas fault he is one of the worst leaders in the history of this Republic. Its someone else’s fault.