This is what the slimeballs in Congress do when they think we aren’t watching. First of all there should be $0 spent by the Federal government to bailout New Jersey and New York. The Federal government does not have $60 billion to give. We run a $3.5 billion deficit per day. Every dime of this money is being borrowed, with the bill being passed on to future unborn generations. If the country wants to give $60 billion to people in New Jersey and New York so they can rebuild their houses 100 yards from the Atlantic Ocean, then we need to cut the $60 billion from someplace else. How about food stamps? How about the military industrial complex? How about green energy subsidies? How about the Department of Orwellian Security?
Noooo. We can’t cut anything. Not only can’t we cut one fucking cent from Federal spending, the maggots in DC actually added $9 freaking billion to this bloated waste of a bill for shit that has nothing to do with Sandy. I can’t wait until this corrupt, fetid, disgusting excuse for a country collapses under the weight of debt and lies.
Congress Accused of Sneaking Unrelated ‘Pork’ Spending into Sandy Emergency Aid Bill: ‘It’s Typical of Washington’
Posted on December 28, 2012 at 11:00pm by Jason Howerton
New York Senators Charles Schumer (L) and Kirsten Gillibrand brief the media on a bipartisan Hurricane Sandy relief bill voted on December 28, 2012 on Capitol Hill. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
The Senate approved a $60.4 billion recovery package on Friday intended to help the states affected by Hurricane Sandy in November. Appearing on “Cavuto” on Friday night, American Majority Action spokesman Ron Meyer said the bill was also packed with tons of “pork” spending, some of which won’t even occur until after 2013.
Some of the pork spending reportedly goes towards projects that have nothing to do with Hurricane Sandy or the victims, including millions of dollars for tree planting in areas untouched by Sandy and a new roof for the Smithsonian Museum. When an elected representative appropriates government spending for local projects to help his or her district, it is know as “pork barrel” spending.
“Why was this in the emergency bill for Sandy? It doesn’t make any sense.” Only $1 out of every $6 — $9 billion of the $60 billion will be spent in 2013. That means 85 percent doesn’t come until 2014 and beyond. That’s not immediate relief. What this bill is fundamentally is a pork bill.”
Instead, Meyer suggested the Senate should’ve passed a $9 billion “loan” to the states affected by Sandy instead of sneaking in all the wasteful spending before the end of the year.
“It’s disgraceful to load a bill like this that has good motives, that has good intentions that is going to help people, with pork,” he added. “Why are you putting your own projects in it. It’s disgraceful. It’s typical of Washington.”
In an email to TheBlaze, Meyer explained that $1 out of every $20 spent in the Sandy bill will go to “non-relief-related pork.”
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