Thursday, December 13, 2012

As Conservatives Demand Budgetary Spending Cuts to Offset Cost of Sandy's Devestation...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
-vs- Tyranny

Yep, certainly everyone should be able to agree on the need to offset the cost of Sandy's devastation to the federal budget. As well, everyone should be able to see the logic of the states effected shouldering a share of the burden of cost.

House conservatives are wasting no time in demanding that emergency spending for Hurricane Sandy be offset by spending cuts to the rest of the budget.

The White House on Friday requested Congress to pass a $60.4 billion bill to pay for damage resulting from Sandy.

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and other GOP leaders have so far been mum on whether they will demand spending cuts to match.

The right wing members of the House conference are not waiting to make their feelings known.

Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), who sits on the Appropriations Committee, said she will need to see offsets on Wednesday as did Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho).

“We have these emergencies every year and we should prepare for that in our budget,” Labrador said.

“No pun intended, we should have a rainy day fund,” Rep. Jeff Landry (R-La.) said.

The August 2011 debt deal allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster relief fund to have up to $11 billion this year in extra funds for a disaster, but this money is not enough for the historic damage cause by Sandy according to the governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said he will be looking for offsets for at least some of the spending and indicated he is not comfortable with the White House request that state and local governments contribute less than 25 percent of the cost of repairs. {Read More}

Something came to mind immediately. The DoD.

Via: Memeorandum


  1. Close some foreign military bases and cut foreign aid to bellicose countries. That would be a decent start.

  2. Obama either wants to or has given a $1.5 billion dollar check the the terrorist overlord of Egypt. No more of this, please.

  3. According to Republicans, the State should pay all costs of the storm, the feds have no place in paying for the damage. Of course that's lunacy.


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