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More Republican hypocrisy. Zero Texas Republicans voted for storm relief with Sandy.   I suggest we save the taxpayers some money, don't vote any federal relief, and recommend Texas secede right now. 

 

 

The Congressional Research Service issued a comprehensive report on the provisions, and it’s clear that virtually all of it was related to the damage caused by Sandy. There may have been some pork in an earlier Senate version, but many of those items were removed before final passage. There were also some items that appear to have been misunderstood.

Ryan, for instance, referred in a statement to “non-Sandy expenses,” such as “sand dunes at the Kennedy Space Center, highway repairs in the Virgin Islands, and roof repairs in Washington, D.C.” But Sandy was a storm that stretched far beyond New Jersey and New York as it raced up from the Caribbean.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/08/29/ted-cruzs-claim-that-two-thirds-of-th...

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    I don't know whether to laugh at the Texas Republican contingency or cry.    Last night Chris Christie was on the Telly and took all of them to task on their lies.     http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chris-christie-ted-cruz-hurricane-sandy_us_59a667e5e4b084581a144...

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@Richva wrote:

More Republican hypocrisy. Zero Texas Republicans voted for storm relief with Sandy.   I suggest we save the taxpayers some money, don't vote any federal relief, and recommend Texas secede right now. 

 

Given the damage and loss of life I would say this is in pretty poor taste even for the Politics area.  

 

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Much of what was derided as "pork" in the Sandy relief bill was meant to mitigate damage from future storms.

 

Scott Knowles, a professor at Drexel University who studies public policy responses to disasters, tweeted Monday that a large amount of the long-term funding in the Sandy bill was designed to recognize and prevent similar future disasters.

"Here's the point — either you believe disaster relief is water bottles, sandbags, & shelters — OR you believe it is about reducing risk," Knowles tweeted. "The 'pork' bill so derided by the House GOP in 2013 was a good first pass on addressing the infrastructures we need to reduce risk. Congress won't appropriate funds for such a far-sighted approach, so we must wait to spend until after the disaster — that's NOT ideal."

For instance, one of the most scrutinized parts of the bill was an appropriation aimed at improving the weather data-gathering operation of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.

http://www.businessinsider.com/hurricane-harvey-ted-cruz-texas-republicans-vote-sandy-aid-2017-8

 

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