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Gov. Christie asks federal
government to pay for
100 percent of Sandy recovery

NJ.com, by Jenna Portnoy

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Posted By:Ribicon, 12/4/2012 5:01:44 PM

Trenton — After meeting with White House officials and Congressional leaders in D.C. today, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Gov. Chris Christie will make a similar trip Thursday to push for federal funding of Hurricane Sandy disaster relief. The Associated Press reported Cuomo´s comment, but spokesman Kevin Roberts declined to confirm. While Cuomo was speaking to reporters, Christie´s office released two statements. In the first, Christie asked that the federal government reimburse 100 percent of costs related to Sandy recovery, beyond the usual 75 percent or the 90 percent President Obama can authorize. The second was a joint statement

A big payday awaits the reasonably priced and entirely uncorrupt labor unions and assorted public officials who never stick their fingers in the pot.

Did Christie know the fix was in?


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Reply 1 - Posted by: provide, 12/4/2012 5:04:51 PM     (No. 9048563)

Election´s over, they don´t need theater props anymore.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: msjena, 12/4/2012 5:11:05 PM     (No. 9048576)

Will the Feds pay for the no-show construction jobs, too?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 12/4/2012 5:11:49 PM     (No. 9048577)

Aren´t people suppose to buy insurance in case of disaster? I will take care myself & expect others to do the same. David Crockett was right, when he explained to Congress why they shouldn´t give a pension to the widow of an Admiral from the Revolutionary War. If they as individual Congressman wanted to give her money that was one thing. But they had no right to give away the "people´s money". I think that thought process has gotten lost somewhere along the line.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 12/4/2012 5:20:43 PM     (No. 9048589)

"The election´s over, Christie. Again, I won. Get in line behind former Rep. Cao."

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Reply 5 - Posted by: KTWO, 12/4/2012 5:21:17 PM     (No. 9048590)

And a month later millions of $$ more in damages are being found every day. Maybe every hour.

That will continue so as long as there is a chance someone else will pay to fix it.

Have a solution? I don´t.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Country Boy, 12/4/2012 5:23:30 PM     (No. 9048592)

This is crazy, and I live in NJ. Ever hear of Homeowners Insurance? On your on pal.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bkt23, 12/4/2012 5:28:12 PM     (No. 9048602)

How ´bout "NO!", Chris? I appreciate the damage to New Jersey and the hard times the people of that state are going through. But it is not the role of the federal government to compel ME to pay to rebuild the New Jersey shoreline and the structures that were on it prior to Sandy.

If my house burns down, it isn´t the responsibility of my community to rebuild my home. If I lose my job, it isn´t the responsibility of my neighbors to feed me.

Chris Christie, you are a collectivist p.o.s. through and through. I had high hopes for you, once. That time has long passed.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 12/4/2012 5:31:24 PM     (No. 9048606)

Why not? After all, its just our money.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: californiadude, 12/4/2012 5:35:44 PM     (No. 9048608)

"Checks in the mail!"

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Reply 10 - Posted by: yuban, 12/4/2012 5:37:35 PM     (No. 9048613)

....and the beat goes on....

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Reply 11 - Posted by: kahunavol, 12/4/2012 5:46:09 PM     (No. 9048625)

But Ann Coulter and others assure me that he is a fiscal conservative we can trust.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: thethirdruffian, 12/4/2012 5:50:41 PM     (No. 9048628)

I am still disgusted that the area was so unprepared that such a (relatively) mild hurricane could cause such damage.

I know levies and the like not sexy, but it´s basic infrastructure and for the local governments to not have that kind of thing is place is absurd.

Just wait until they get hit with a Cat 5 like Ike or whatever that hits Texas and Florida with regularity.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: pomom, 12/4/2012 5:56:22 PM     (No. 9048642)

Christie honestly thought his Obama kumbaya moment would pay off. Silly boy.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 12/4/2012 6:09:06 PM     (No. 9048657)

Life is full of risks. Is the federal government now responsible for all of life´s risks?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 12/4/2012 6:10:59 PM     (No. 9048659)

Just throw him a twinkie and he will go away.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: cartcart, 12/4/2012 6:19:50 PM     (No. 9048672)

Buying insurance is the self-reliant thing to do. We have our own risks to take...

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Reply 17 - Posted by: WimeTarmerFable, 12/4/2012 6:32:18 PM     (No. 9048687)

King Boz: Chris Crusty?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/4/2012 6:36:31 PM     (No. 9048691)

Why am I busting my butt to pay my insurance premium every month?
I am really sorry so many lost their (mostly) vacation homes, but I can´t afford to contribute to rebuilding them.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: CEP, 12/4/2012 6:43:44 PM     (No. 9048699)

Sure why not give 100% to New York also, after all, the USA is rolling in money in the treasury.

I am amazed at how the East Coast liberals are always telling us in the middle of the country how much better they are, how much they deserve. If liberals were so good why do they need someone else to fix their problems. Sorry you got hit by a hurricane, sorry your not capable of taking care of yourself, but I am sick and tired of doling out money to these east coast liberals when they are they ones that are always telling others how to do things. Fix your own problems.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: CEP, 12/4/2012 6:45:16 PM     (No. 9048701)

Oh, btw, your wife is pleading for people to send money for hurricane relief fund, what are you going to do with that money?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Safari Man, 12/4/2012 6:46:22 PM     (No. 9048704)

Texas Secede.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: uno, 12/4/2012 6:50:24 PM     (No. 9048709)

#16´s got the right idea. Unfortunately Hostess is outta business, but I´ll bet a box of Krispy Kremes will do the trick!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 12/4/2012 6:51:15 PM     (No. 9048711)

who´s running against him.. how do i contribute..

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Reply 24 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/4/2012 7:03:50 PM     (No. 9048722)

Sure he does.

What´s his second choice? 99%?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 12/4/2012 7:32:02 PM     (No. 9048753)

Hey, Ms. Coulter, want to rethink that?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: ncgrammie4, 12/4/2012 7:40:47 PM     (No. 9048761)

Gov Christie, the check is in the mail.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: ho72, 12/4/2012 7:52:40 PM     (No. 9048773)

The US Government´s contribution to rebuild San Fran after the 1906 earthquake and Chicago after the Great fire?


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Reply 28 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/4/2012 7:59:04 PM     (No. 9048782)

Gov Christie has not purchased any insurance from the taxpayers. I suggest he call his insurance carrier.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: DARling, 12/4/2012 8:05:16 PM     (No. 9048788)

Funny, the Chinese built the Great Wall way before modern tools and machinery existed. Why can´t we build coastal defenses like the Galveston sea wall? They had to have just one catastrophe before they wised up.

Either build defenses against storms, or move away from the coast. Going through this time after time is a ridiculous waste of money.

That goes for people who live on rivers that frequently flood as well. Insurance should not cover rebuilding houses in flood plain areas.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: belwhatter, 12/4/2012 8:37:02 PM     (No. 9048820)

I´m sorry for the storm victimsand their awful losses especially as this happens to be the cold time of the year - I make no comparisons to Katrina - that was a different sort of disaster. If you fancy your luck living on flat land alongside an ocean, you are a gambler and should not expect others to pay for your folly. We will not let you go hungry and unclothed, but we would hope you will use your common sense and move to high ground in future. The charitable organisations will do more to help you than the government ever will, and that´s the way it has always been. Look to Joplin Mo. for inspiration..

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Reply 31 - Posted by: LanieLou, 12/4/2012 8:58:50 PM     (No. 9048844)

Both NY & NJ are asking for 100% reimbursement... Why not tap the hollywood & music giants that make their $$ there?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Shells, 12/4/2012 9:13:43 PM     (No. 9048870)

#31 is an outstandingly thoughtful post.
Thank you.

Ldotters always say things better than I could.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/4/2012 11:52:10 PM     (No. 9049111)

Let´s remember some of those large neighborhoods destroyed are those with large numbers of "public servants" like six figure a year NYFD members. They expect the pols to do this for them!!!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/5/2012 12:42:22 AM     (No. 9049168)

G-d bless they people that lost everything, but Christie acts like no one had homeowner´s, renters or business insurance.
That amount, along with millions in donations pouring into the Red Cross, is unknown weeks later.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/5/2012 12:44:09 AM     (No. 9049170)

Sorry for typo, it was ´the´ people, not they.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/5/2012 4:15:40 AM     (No. 9049258)

That´s one way to get a few billion extra to bail out NJ.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 12/5/2012 5:14:25 AM     (No. 9049268)

This should silence those who claim he is really a conservative.

But it won´t.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: civilservant, 12/5/2012 10:11:58 AM     (No. 9049685)

And later today CC will sign the bill creating the Insurance Exchange, just like he was TOLD to do (betcha he was told that no $$ will be forthcoming until he does sign it) and then he will sit there in the dark, listening to Bruce hoping he gets a kiss at the end of the night from Lovely Barry.....
CC is not now, nor has he EVER been a conservative, and frankly I do not beleive he was ever a Republican.

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Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew crashed in the South China Sea on Saturday, Vietnamese state media said, quoting a senior naval official. The Boeing 777-200ER flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing had been missing for hours when Vietnam´s Tuoi Tre news quoted Admiral Ngo Van Phat as saying he had asked boats from an island off south Vietnam to rush to the crash site. If the report is confirmed, it would mark the U.S.-built airliner´s deadliest crash since entering service 19 years ago. Malaysia Airlines had yet to confirm that the aircraft had crashed. It said earlier in the day that no distress signal

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