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      01-17-2013, 04:33 PM   #1
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Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill

Does this make your blood boil????

The REAL TRUTH about the Hurricane Sandy relief bill.* Maybe now you
can understand why John Beohner and the GOP were a little*reluctant.*
(If in doubt, go research it yourself.)

The thieves at their best; grab the money and run.
Just some of the pork in the Sandy bill:
$4 million for the Kennedy Space Center .
$8 million to buy cars and equipment for the Homeland Security and
Justice departments.

$20 million for a nationwide "Water Resources Priorities Study".
$41 million for eight military bases including Guantanamo Bay .
$56.8 million for charting the debris from last year's Japanese tsunami.
$58.8 million for forest restoration on private land.
$100 million for the federal Head Start day care program.

$150 million in funding for Alaskan fisheries.*

$188 million for new Amtrak lines (not repair, whole new lines).

$197 million “to… protect coastal ecosystems and habitat impacted by
Hurricane Sandy.”
$5.3 billion to the Army Corps of Engineers (that's more than their
annual budget).

$10.78 billion for public transportation, most of which is allocated to
future construction and improvements, not disaster relief.
$13 billion would go to “mitigation” projects to prepare for future

$17 billion for wasteful Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), a
program that has become notorious for its use as a backdoor earmark

How does any of this have anything to do with immediate emergency
relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy?

Harry Reid passed this through the Democratically controlled Senate
then sent them all home, so that the House couldn’t send it back for
ratification (after removing the pork).* All they could do was vote it
down.* This way Harry Reid makes the Republican’s look like the bad
guys.* Reid doesn’t care about the victims of Sandy , it’s all just
about politics (beating the Republicans) for him.* Over 40 House job
creation bills sit on his desk right now, but will never see a vote.*
And people wonder why Boehner told him to go F --- himself.