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Chris Christie to Congressional Republicans, "Shame on you."

:iconmgonzales041090:
mgonzales041090 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Now, it isn't unusual for Chris Christie to be pissed off. It's just unusual for him to be understandably pissed off. The story is that Boehner failed to call up a Sandy relief package for a vote following the fiscal cliff deal. The aid package would have included a 60 billion dollar relief package for NJ and NY. Chris Christie was guaranteed a vote on the package following the Fiscal Cliff deal, but obviously the House failed to do that.

"Last night, the House Majority failed the basic test of leadership and they did so with callous disregard to the people of my state," he said. "It was disappointing and disgusting to watch."

At one point, Christie fires at Congress lamenting how "Unlike people in Congress, we have actual responsibilities."


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TheRedSnifit Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
As I recall, the Republicans had about $30 billion in legitimate aid ready, but then the Dems shoved a ton of pork into it and dared them to not pass it.
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mgonzales041090 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Well, if its legitimate aid, hurricane victims have a way to shut that whole thing down.
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Crotale Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
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.
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Novuso Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
The Senate had already passed the Sandy Aid package. It was all on the House.
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:iconcrotale:
Crotale Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
House claimed too much pork was included. Allegedly.
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NeoWarriorCat Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
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.
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:iconcrotale:
Crotale Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
I'm with you on this. Unfortunately, this seems to be the accepted methodology of getting legislation through either side of Congress.
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:iconmgonzales041090:
mgonzales041090 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Too much pork? Explains why Chris Christie wanted it so badly! XD


Joking aside...seriously.
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PSOWILL Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
After What Reps did to McCain when he dared to run against GW are you really surprised?
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:iconjeysie:
Jeysie Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's easy to vote against spending if you're not the one who needs it.
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ScottaHemi Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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???
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
So Louisiana was supposed to rebuild after Katrina all on their own?
The Bay Area was supposed to rebuild after quakes all on their own?

Why are States contributing taxes to the federal pool if there is no chance of getting aid when DISASTERS wreck regions?
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ScottaHemi Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
meh, the feds also prevented LA from stopping the DWH oil slick from hitting their shore...
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:iconebolabears:
EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
And that only proves the point that government is too big and convoluted but not that each and every State is on it's own.

This is a UNION not a collection of allied city states.
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Jeysie Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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.
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Red States do use more fed money then Blue ones.
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:iconjeysie:
Jeysie Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Eyup.
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Lytrigian Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
And unlike Louisiana, New Jersey contributes rather more to the Federal government in taxes than it receives in funds. If anything, it's owed.
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:iconebolabears:
EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
NJ would be awesome if it could turn around the dumps (ie cities) and get some production out of the lower classes.
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Lytrigian Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
New Jersey isn't any worse in that regard than any other place.
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:iconebolabears:
EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
NJ is indeed worse than many States in that regard.
Ohio seems to be the same way too.

Every city in NJ is a disaster.
Newark, Trenton, Camden, Atlantic City, New Jersey City.....
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Lytrigian Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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.)
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Jeysie Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's what always makes me laugh my ass off when conservatives complain about "liberal spending"...
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:iconlytrigian:
Lytrigian Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
One did not have to be VERY attentive to note a lack of right-wing restraint on spending whenever they were in power. On the other hand who was president last time we had a budget surplus?
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Jeysie Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Shhh, mustn't trouble the conservatives with inconvenient facts.
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Lytrigian Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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?
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
I think it is a petty attack on Christie from some on the far right.
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VorpalPen Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013   Artist
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.
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Ragerancher Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
To think he used to be extremely anti-Obama and a Republican yet the Republicans have done nothing but push him away.
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JackMolotov3 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
durring huricane sandy, he put politics asside, and worked with Obama, and the rest of the national government to help NJ back on its feet.

In this hyper partisan era, doing as much as putting your politics asside in the midst of a naturual disaster is treason.

The extremists aren't the tea party and OWS, the extremists are the democrats and republicans.
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