Boehner has said that the 113th Congress will address Sandy aid. After all, did we even think we'd have some sort of arrangement to prevent the fiscal cliff? Remember, even if the House voted on a bill, the Senate has shown no compunction to address any pending legislature from the house. I'm not taking sides or making excuses, just noting hypocrisy when I see it.
At this point I kind of want to purge both houses of congress and write comprehensive rules against attaching irrelevant appropriations bills to other bills. The fact that so many pet projects on both sides of the aisle get funding in this fashion is nothing short of disgusting.
and this is going to be milked far beyond what it's worth...
I believe the Fiscal Cliff was the bigger issue to deal with at the moment anyways. besides I heard an argument about a lot of that money not even going to help the people who need it anyways. and why can't the states themselves help with their own rebuilding costs???
There are times I think that if the Republicans hate spending so much and think liberals are so bad, then, OK, I vote from now on all conservative states no longer receive Federal spending, and liberal states are no longer expected to provide it.
They'll change their tune real fast when the "godless free-spending liberals" aren't propping them up any more.
It's just plain Jersey City, and it's not that bad. Bayonne, Hoboken, and Weehawken are right next to it and are perfectly fine.
The biggest cities in any state are always the worst and Atlantic City has been a dump for awhile, but it's only obvious because of the casinos. You can go up the coast to Ocean City, and it's a perfectly nice town. In general, the farther away you are from New York or Philadelphia, the better the area. (There are exceptions in either direction.)
Well -- it WILL be "after". Just not *right* after.
I wonder if this was intended as some kind of petty payback for Christie visibly working with Obama after Sandy, before the election. But what was he supposed to do -- be a dick while asking for disaster relief?
I think they did end up approving some relief today, no? I'm no fan of Christie...the Dems will use him for what little he's worth like they did during the election and play him against the Republican base in 2016, if necessary.