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Obama proposes $60.4 Billion for Sandy relief, whatever happened to cutting spending?

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Chris Christie and other Northeast governors went hat-in-hand to Washington this week seeking federal funds to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy. And President Big Spender readily agreed, proposing $60.4 Billion in immediate aid.

President Barack Obama formally asked Congress Friday for $60.4 billion to help states such as New Jersey and New York rebuild in the aftermath of devastating Superstorm Sandy.

“Our Nation has an obligation to assist those who suffered losses and who lack adequate resources to rebuild their lives,” acting Office of Management and Budget Director Jeffrey Zients said in a letter to Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Meanwhile, everyone is talking about cutting federal spending. Well, almost everyone. Dear Leader just wants to raise taxes. He’s gonna need a lotta new taxes to cover $60.4 Billion.

As for that “our nation has an obligation” thing, here’s what Democrat Grover Cleveland (born right here in Caldwell, NJ) had to say about that:

I can find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution and I do not believe that the power and duty of the general government ought to be extended to the relief of individual suffering which is in no manner properly related to the public service or benefit. A prevalent tendency to disregard the limited mission of this power and duty should I think be steadfastly resisted to the end that the lesson should be constantly enforced that though the people support the government the government should not support the people.

Amen Brother.

If you want to encourage redevelopment then invite private investment and incentivize them with tax breaks. Chris Christie keeps saying the Jersey Shore is so “vital”, well then entrepreneurs ought to be chomping at the bit to invest in its future. Banks can underwrite loans, leave the taxpayers out of it. And if you didn’t have insurance or can’t afford to rebuild? Sorry, but you chose poorly and that’s not my problem.

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  1. Dr. Tar

    December 9th, 2012

    Like any tyrant, it pays to scrape and bow before the anointed. Chripsy Creamed demonstrates once again the true nature of our government (a tyranny) and how best to benefit from it (beg for favors).

    I hope Crispy Critter doesn’t run for Prezident in 2016 – he’s learned the wrong lessons from his government experience.

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  2. Nutjob

    December 9th, 2012

    I just wish and hope they get electricity, so the media will finally be able to plug in their cameras and report on the non-progress.

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  3. Billy Fuster

    December 9th, 2012

    Of course these idiots will use public funds (YOUR hard-earned tax dollars!) to rebuild in the same hurricane zone. Are you ready to stop the madness? Quit complying with the federal government.

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  4. pete

    December 9th, 2012

    gotta load up the money silos for the next round of payoffs for the thousands of dem votes

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  5. Plain Jane

    December 9th, 2012

    Let’s demolish FEMA and the Dept of Educ. and Ag. (plus) Use the 2013 savings to give to the states affected by Sandy, and have that be the last payout to the states. Diminish the income tax percentage wise of these departments, and the states can uptake the tax assessments and stash for a stormy day. (sarc, but I wish it wasn’t)

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  6. scr_north

    December 9th, 2012

    Well, I guess we have a better idea of how much it takes to get Christie on his knees, mouth open and ready to be of service.

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