Senate Passes Sandy Disaster Aid, Flood Insurance Increase

By Andrew G. Simpson | December 31, 2012

  • December 31, 2012 at 1:16 pm
    Dave says:
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    No way this passes the House. I can’t believe these guys have no clue as to how bankrupt the country is and that we cannot afford $60B +.

  • December 31, 2012 at 1:19 pm
    JAMES K says:
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    Why isn’t any of the news stations revealing that 1/2 of that 60b is Pork (alaska fisheries for one) and less that 1/2 is going to Sanddy Victims

  • December 31, 2012 at 1:52 pm
    Mac says:
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    This is another example of how corrupt the Congress/Gov’t has become. They really don’t care, what is the “stick”, vote them out of office with full pay and benefits? This bill is full of “pork”

  • December 31, 2012 at 1:53 pm
    Original bob says:
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    Too bad the article does not breakdown where the money is going. A major part of the damage attributed but not necessarily created by Sandy is the repair/replacement of the neglected infrastructure of these Eastern cities. So I guess it is time for taxpayers countrywide to kick in for what should have been takent care of by local politicians and local taxes.

    • December 31, 2012 at 2:54 pm
      Dave says:
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      Original bob, you hit the nail on the head. Why should we in the midwest pay for infrastructure that our eastern brethren should have replaced 20-30 years ago?

      • January 2, 2013 at 12:30 pm
        librajustice says:
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        If you think the destruction to millions of victims in NY/NJ is about failing infrastructure you are really misinformed. You should take a look at some actual news articles and photos.
        Besides, don’t we easterners contribute to the seasonal cost of the flooding Mississippi or tornado alley, or , for that matter, hail storms in Alberta?
        I’ve met with several P&C underwriters who have projected the cost of weather related loss (based on past 10 year trend) and they expect temps to rise and losses to continue to be enormous. So be nice because who knows where the next catastrophe will hit…could be your state.

        • January 2, 2013 at 2:03 pm
          Dave says:
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          Are you saying replacing failing infrastructure has NOTHING to do with this? I have no problem “helping” with some “uninsured” losses. But replacing everything, insured or not, or replacing anything that should have been replaced 20 years ago out of a local budget? That I have a problem with.

  • December 31, 2012 at 1:55 pm
    paul says:
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    why are they dikken around with this deal when they have to keep us from going over the cliff? this is mostly pork anyway. what a bunch of worthless idiots!

  • January 2, 2013 at 11:55 am
    Mungo says:
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    What is the bill #- has anyone read it? I think the majority of the funding is for NFIP borrowing limits increase and infrastructure damage. I read through a disaster aid bill from the House and it totalled over $80B. I did not see anything in the bill HR 1, that spoke to Alaska fisheries. However, I wonder how they come up with the dollar amounts and accountability for spending related to Sandy.



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