A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Hurricane Sandy relief back on
track after GOP lawmakers unload
on Boehner

New York Post, by Geoff Earle

Original Article

Posted By:Drive, 1/3/2013 9:24:31 AM

WASHINGTON — Furious GOP lawmakers unloaded on fellow Republican House Speaker John Boehner yesterday for spiking a bill to provide $60 billion in Hurricane Sandy relief — prompting a stunning about-face that puts the disaster aid back on a fast track. Boehner had told lawmakers late Tuesday night that the bill wouldn’t get a vote before the end of this Congress’ term — without offering a specific reason — triggering outrage within the New York and New Jersey delegations. Lawmakers in both parties immediately concluded that Boehner, who is up for re-election as speaker today,

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: John c, 1/3/2013 9:35:55 AM     (No. 9096251)

Take all the pork out and then consider.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: retiree, 1/3/2013 9:37:57 AM     (No. 9096253)

Has anyone bothered to tell all these people who need help that the bill includes everything under the sun besides help for them?
It is no wonder this country is broke and hitting rock bottom
.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

R-G1
  
R-VAR_AD


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: god of irony, 1/3/2013 9:47:27 AM     (No. 9096274)

Hey who cares about the wasteful pork? It´s not there money that is being wasted afterall.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: Passion, 1/3/2013 9:53:38 AM     (No. 9096287)

This is Chris Christie "laying the ground work" for his Democrat Party announcement, and his pathetic sop for us to pay for his corrupt and unprepared state´s problems.

I can´t stand Boehner, but he was right on this one. Then again, typical of Boehner, he was a eunuch when it came to explaining why he was right, something he never can do worth a rip.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: JAN, 1/3/2013 10:03:19 AM     (No. 9096318)

Blowhard Christie used the American taxpayer as a pawn in his rant.



  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: dwa, 1/3/2013 10:03:53 AM     (No. 9096320)

The reaction of the NE Republicans is a perfect example of what is wrong with Repub members of Congress. I´m no fan of Boehner´s but he was right, but now he has caved. As far as Christie, he is beginning to sound more and more like a small child who throws tantrums when he doesn´t get his way.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: rpool, 1/3/2013 10:04:30 AM     (No. 9096323)

Please notice that the individual(s) that stuffed the pork in the bill is not identified. Who in the hell thought it was a good idea to contaminate the legislative vehicle intended to help those people in drastic need with their petty, unrelated, scratch-my-back, garbage projects? If Congress would man-up and identify these culprits by name, it would stop. But, of course, they won´t - if they do, they´ll be named next time they do the stuffing.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: pomom, 1/3/2013 10:08:26 AM     (No. 9096334)

Lawmakers stick the pork in these emergency funding bills because of the urgency factor. Those who do this kind of thing are the ones the GOP should excoriate, not Boehner. Gov. Christie never wastes a chance to shoot off his mouth.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: Kerryman, 1/3/2013 10:37:27 AM     (No. 9096407)

The rush is to slide through the pork. Nothing more. These jobs are not shovel ready. Of this $60 Billion, only about $2 Billion to $4 Billion will be spent in the next six months. If this money is audited 36 months from now, the scandal would be breathtaking. It will be in the pipeline but I expect nothing controls how it´s spent. Our Tea Party is in the process of stopping garbage like this at the County Level. Others should do likewise. Get involved.

Semper Fi

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: EBolamadcow, 1/3/2013 11:03:19 AM     (No. 9096469)

Hey, Sandy victims: direct your anger to the appropriate target. Those politicians that are still practicing the pork barrel politics of the past should be named and evicerated. We have to stop the madness sometime. This is as good, or better, a time as any. NO FUNDS UNTIL ALL PORK IS REMOVED!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: Reality, 1/3/2013 11:04:24 AM     (No. 9096472)

Note to congress
Do us all a big favor and vote down this Porkulous 2013 bill. We are still paying for the 0blamer Porkulous 2009 bill.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 1/3/2013 11:32:50 AM     (No. 9096532)

It still amazes me that Boehner could make such an elementary blunder. All the complaining in the world about what the public SHOULD think can never change the image of business-as-usual heartlessness resulting from delaying action on the Sandy relief bill. It should have been a top priority. Boehner stumbled badly on this. I am beginning to wonder if he is the man for the times. This is a small misstep, but it is such an incredible, avoidable, wholly unnecessary black eye that it does raise some concerns about his leadership.

Politics is about perception. The perception is now that Boehner and, by extension, the Republicans "don´t care" about victims of hurricane Sandy. We know this is not true. We know that the bill was deliberately porked up, no doubt in part to lay precisely this kind of trap for Republicans. Boehner walked right into it. I don´t understand how a professional politician with decades of experience would not have had more foresight than this.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


   

 

B-G1


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/3/2013 1:22:16 PM     (No. 9096676)

Not only will Boehner be reelected Speaker, but the Sandy legislation will grow from 60 to 80 billion dollars.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.


Reply 14 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 1/3/2013 2:23:51 PM     (No. 9096776)

Did those people not have insurance? Why are the taxpayers having to restore their normalcy? What have they done to help themselves? Just curious. I´ve been thru a hurricane and we weren´t still living in a car 66 days later.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment


Reply 15 - Posted by: tipover, 1/3/2013 4:48:23 PM     (No. 9097010)

I´d make a bet that most didn´t have "flood" insurance. I believe that flood insurance is a federal program that must be purchased separately.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

   1  person like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 717522




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "Drive"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "Drive"



Vote to Hold Lois Lerner in Contempt of
Congress Scheduled for Next Thursday
Breitbart Instablog, by John Sexton    Original Article
Posted By: drive- 4/4/2014 1:52:35 PM     Post Reply
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee announced yesterday that it will hold a vote to decide whether former I.R.S. employee Lois Lerner is in contempt of Congress on Thursday, April 10th. Lerner has twice been called before Congress to testify about her involvement in the inappropriate targeting of conservative 501(c)(4) groups for extra scrutiny. On both occasions Lerner asserted her 5th amendment right not to testify. Rep. Issa and other Republicans on the Committee have maintained that Lerner waived her right not to testify when, during her first appearance before the Committee back in 2013, she made a speech proclaiming her

   

 

R_DBL_B
  


 
Congress, watchdogs stonewalled
in probes of administration
Washington Times, by Kelly Riddell    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/4/2014 1:31:25 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration has made it increasingly difficult for Congress and inspectors general to uncover government misdeeds and access information in various agencies, according to recent congressional testimony and reports. On Thursday, Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz testified before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing that Attorney General Eric Holder stonewalled his investigation of the “Operation Fast and Furious” gunwalking scandal. Mr. Horowitz also said his office has been stymied in other investigations of the Justice Department because of the Obama administration’s interpretation of access laws, which essentially requires investigators to ask department heads for permission to investigate them. “For a review

Trigger warnings: New wave of political
correctness hits campuses
Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/4/2014 11:23:11 AM     Post Reply
Hypersensitive students and professors all over the country are about to score another victory for political correctness if they succeed in their mission to normalize the use of “trigger warnings,” which are intended to protect people from taking part in class discussions and media that might offend them. Trigger warnings are most commonly attached to online news articles and blog posts. They warn readers that the post contains specific, offensive content. An article about sexual violence, for instance, might come with a trigger warning for rape victims. The idea is to prevent post traumatic stress. But censorship-inclined activists are now eager to

The Incredible Obamacare Machine
American Spectator, by Matt Purple    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/4/2014 8:59:05 AM     Post Reply
There’s a scene in P.G. Wodehouse’s Right Ho, Jeeves where Bertie Wooster receives a telegram from his fearsome Aunt Dahlia that reads: “Come at once.” Bertie is puzzled. He reflects and agonizes and sends several follow-up telegrams requesting more lucid instruction. Finally he shows the cable to his perceptive manservant Jeeves and asks him to translate. “I think Mrs. Travers wants you to come at once, sir,” Jeeves says. Sometimes it seems like the liberal base of the Democratic Party has a similar problem. They’ve been saying for decades: “We want Medicare for all.” Senior Democrats furrow their brows and ruminate, they

David Ortiz´s ad selfie at
White House was low-class
Chicago Sun-Times, by Lynn Sweet    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/3/2014 8:57:35 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — From Boston proud to Boston crass. Boston Red Sox superstar slugger David Ortiz took a selfie with President Barack Obama on Tuesday, jumping in with his cellphone moments before the official White House photo op to honor the World Series champs. “What an honor! Thanks for the #selfie, @BarackObama,” @davidortiz tweeted. By Wednesday night, the pic had 40,478 retweets and 46,765 favorites. Ortiz, it turns out, was not just a guy at the White House getting an insiders tour — because Ortiz just signed an endorsement deal with Samsung, the cellphone maker. When Ortiz saw an opening for a selfie with the

Mother of Five: Obamacare
Jeopardizing My Family’s Financial Future
Washington Free Beacon, by Adam Kredo    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/3/2014 8:24:47 AM     Post Reply
A Michigan mother of five says that the crushing new costs associated with Obamacare have imperiled her family’s financial future and will burden the household with thousands of dollars in unexpected expenses. The uptick in costs that Shannon Wendt and her family will face in the coming years under President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act will strain the family’s finances and force both Shannon and her husband to work harder to bridge the fiscal gap. Wendt initially decided to discuss her plight in an ad produced by the advocacy group Americans for Prosperity, which has chronicled the negative impact of Obamacare on

   

 



 
US secretly created ´Cuban
Twitter´ to stir unrest
Associated Press, by DESMOND BUTLER, JACK GILLUM *    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/3/2014 7:37:39 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — In July 2010, Joe McSpedon, a U.S. government official, flew to Barcelona to put the final touches on a secret plan to build a social media project aimed at undermining Cuba´s communist government. McSpedon and his team of high-tech contractors had come in from Costa Rica and Nicaragua, Washington and Denver. Their mission: to launch a messaging network that could reach hundreds of thousands of Cubans. To hide the network from the Cuban government, they would set up a byzantine system of front companies using a Cayman Islands bank account, and recruit unsuspecting executives who would not be

Supreme Court Strikes Down
Overall Political Donation Cap
New York Times, by Adam Liptak    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/3/2014 7:33:53 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday continued its abolition of limits on election spending, striking down a decades-old cap on the total amount any individual can contribute to federal candidates in a two-year election cycle. The ruling, issued near the start of a campaign season, will very likely increase the role money plays in American politics. The 5-to-4 decision, with the court’s more conservative members in the majority, echoed Citizens United, the 2010 decision that struck down limits on independent campaign spending by corporations and unions. Wednesday’s decision seemed to alter campaign finance law in subtle but important ways, notably by limiting

Fizzle: New Q-Poll Shows Continued
Double-Digit Opposition to Obamacare
Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/2/2014 3:05:45 PM     Post Reply
Earlier in the week, Twitter was ablaze with a debate over Obamacare and public opinion: Was the Washington Post/ABC News poll purporting to show the law´s approval slightly above water an outlier, or the beginning of a trend? I argued the former, citing a fresh CBS News survey that aligned with previous negative polling. The latest Quinnipiac poll should settle the debate. It pegs President Obama´s approval rating underwater at 42/50, with Obamacare clocking in at 41/55. A few additional findings: (1) Voters split roughly evenly on the generic Congressional ballot, with independents leaning toward the GOP by seven points.

Employers Say Obamacare Will Cost
Them $5,000 More Per Employee
Washington Free Beacon, by Elizabeth Harrington    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/2/2014 2:35:51 PM     Post Reply
Obamacare will cost large companies between $4,800 and $5,900 more per employee and add hundreds of millions to their overhead, according to a new survey. The American Health Policy Institute conducted a confidential survey of 100 large employers—those with 10,000 or more employees—asking what costs they expect to incur from Obamacare over the next decade. Factoring in the health care law’s added mandates, fees, and regulatory burdens, employers anticipate cost hikes between $163 million and $200 million in 2016, a 4.3 percent increase. By 2023, employers will be paying 8.4 percent more than “what they would otherwise be spending” for

CNBC Debate So Intense, NYSE Traders
Stop NYSE Traders Stop
Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/2/2014 2:30:33 PM     Post Reply
What started out as an innocent CNBC Power Lunch segment to promote a book rapidly devolved into a heated, ugly, ad hominem brawl about high-frequency trading and the future of the stock market — and was apparently so intense, traders at the New York Stock Exchange stopped working in order to watch the melee. It all began when IEX’s Brad Katsuyama, the head of a Wall Street trading platform and a broker heavily featured in Michael Lewis’s new book Flash Boys, accused BATS Global Markets president Bill O’Brien of using underhanded tactics to screw over ordinary investors. “I believe the

Democrats bash SCOTUS ruling
Politico, by Seung Min Kim*    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/2/2014 2:28:13 PM     Post Reply
Democratic lawmakers and campaign finance reform advocates quickly bashed Wednesday’s Supreme Court decision to strike down total limits on individual campaign contributions, warning of future corruption in elections. Meanwhile, Republicans largely cheered the ruling from the narrowly divided court, which found it unconstitutional to impose caps on the aggregate amounts that one person can donate to campaigns, parties and political action committees. Calling himself “all for freedom,” Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday commended the ruling, saying “donors ought to have the freedom to give what they want to give."




Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Brendan Eich and the New
American Totalitarian State

55 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Sally Zelikovsky    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/4/2014 6:48:31 AM     Post Reply
Imagine going to work one day only to be, in effect, fired -- not because of anything you did or didn’t do at your job, but because of something you did in your personal life. Something religious. Or maybe, something political.(snip)That’s exactly what happened to Brendan Eich, a highly-respected tech guru in Silicon Valley and co-founder of Mozilla Corporation, after he was appointed CEO in late March. In less than a week, he was forced out of this position for no reason other than that he had a made a $1000 contribution to the Prop 8 initiative in 2008. His

$6 Billion Goes Missing at State Department
43 replie(s)
Fiscal Times, by Brianna Ehley    Original Article
Posted By: happywarrior- 4/4/2014 1:04:42 PM     Post Reply
The State Department has no idea what happened to $6 billion used to pay its contractors. In a special “management alert” made public Thursday, the State Department’s Inspector General Steve Linick warned “significant financial risk and a lack of internal control at the department has led to billions of unaccounted dollars over the last six years. The alert was just the latest example of the federal government’s continued struggle with oversight over its outside contractors. The lack of oversight “exposes the department to significant financial risk,” the auditor said. “It creates conditions conducive to fraud, as corrupt individuals may attempt

CEO of Firefox maker Mozilla steps down
36 replie(s)
USA Today, by Brett Molina    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/3/2014 4:06:40 PM     Post Reply
Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich will step down following uproar over his apparent opposition to gay marriage. In a statement released Thursday, Mozilla -- which makes the Firefox Web browser -- apologized for not reacting more quickly to the controversy surrounding Eich, who made a 2008 donation supporting California´s plan on gay marriage, The Guardian reports. "We know why people are hurt and angry, and they are right: it´s because we haven´t stayed true to ourselves," said Mozilla executive chairwoman Mitchell Baker in a statement. Last week, Eich attempted to dispel fears on whether he would support equality as the head

Ex-CIA boss Morell gives unorthodox
reasons for omitting key Benghazi details

36 replie(s)
Fox News, by Catherine Herridge    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 10:03:11 PM     Post Reply
In his opening statement during highly anticipated testimony Wednesday on Benghazi, former CIA deputy director Michael Morell claimed to be an intelligence professional who was willing to lay out the facts -- no matter how damaging. "I take very seriously the allegations about how the CIA in general and about how I in particular handled the analysis and the talking points," Morell told the House Intelligence Committee, in his first public testimony on the Benghazi attacks. "The ethical code under which intelligence officers carry out their responsibilities calls for total objectivity." But Morell´s own testimony would appear to undercut that

North Carolina drivers to
be charged by the mile?

29 replie(s)
WTVD-TV [Raleigh-Durham, NC], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 4/3/2014 6:40:07 AM     Post Reply
Big changes could be just down the road for North Carolina drivers. A proposal is in the works that would change the state tax system to charge drivers by the mile, instead of at the gas pump.The proposal would be to charge a half cent per mile for cars, which would generate almost $500 million in annual state revenue. A driver who travelled 15,000 miles in a year would pay about $75. "Basically you pay per the mile. It´s treating transportation as a utility, much like your water and sewer," said Larry Goode, with the Institute of Transportation Research and
Source corrected by Staff

Romney 2016: Coulter Says Mitt
Strongest on Immigration

29 replie(s)
Breitbart´s Big Journalism, by Jeffrey Poor    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/4/2014 1:02:48 PM     Post Reply
Earlier this week on Boston’s WRKO-AM’s The Howie Carr Show, conservative commentator Ann Coulter shocked some conservatives when she said she is making 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney her favorite for the 2016 Republican contest. Last month in an interview on CBS’s Face the Nation, Romney himself ruled out the possibility of a 2016 run and said he was instead focused on who to get behind in that contest. Coulter, however, wishes otherwise. “Well, don´t tell him but I´m planning on giving Mitt Romney a little more time to rest -- flying out, kidnapping him and depriving him of sleep, food and

David Letterman makes big announcement
28 replie(s)
CBS News, by Lauren Moraski    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/3/2014 5:00:45 PM     Post Reply
It´s the end of an era: David Letterman announced Thursday that he´s retiring from CBS´ "Late Show" sometime next year. He made that announcement during the taping of his program this afternoon. The late-night talk show host, who will celebrate his 67th birthday next week, made his debut on the "Late Show" on Aug. 30, 1993. Letterman got his television start in 1978 on the CBS variety series "Mary," starring Mary Tyler Moore. Months later, he paid his first visit to "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" -- marking the first of 22 appearances. He also guest-hosted "Tonight" numerous times.

Dem Rep.: ‘Members of Congress
Are Underpaid,’ Can’t Afford
to ‘Live Decently’

27 replie(s)
Mediaite, by Josh Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 7:15:42 PM     Post Reply
Do you think members of Congress are overpaid or underpaid? Most likely you’d go with the former, but Democratic congressman Jim Moran argues it’s actually the latter. In an interview with CQ Roll Call, Moran says, “I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid.” The House recently took up a bill to freeze members’ paychecks, placing another halt on the annual cost-of-living pay increases they would normally get and keeping annual salary at $174,000. Moran believes that this is the wrong way to go, not necessarily talking about himself in particular, but saying there

The GOP faithful should
give Jeb Bush a hearing

26 replie(s)
Washington Post, by George F. Will    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 4/2/2014 11:20:56 PM     Post Reply
The human kindling that makes up the flammable Republican base may soon burst into flames, again. Portions of that excitable cohort are looking — some with fawn-like eyes filled with hurt, others with sparks shooting from eyes narrowed like gun slits — askance at other Republicans urging Jeb Bush to seek the 2016 presidential nomination. A candidacy by Florida’s former governor would be desirable. But if Republicans want to avoid intra-party carnage, they should be very careful about doing what The Post recently reported: “Many of the Republican Party’s most powerful insiders and financiers have begun a behind-the-scenes campaign to draft

Networks Refuse Obama Request for
Primetime to Announce Obamacare
Hitting 7 Million Mark

26 replie(s)
Mediaite, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 7:04:57 PM     Post Reply
According to a report via BuzzFeed’s Evan McMorris-Santoro, President Barack Obama requested the opportunity to address the nation in prime time on the major broadcast networks on Tuesday night to announce that the Affordable Care Act had reached 7 million enrollees. Those networks did not, however, accommodate the White House’s request. “Three sources familiar with the request confirmed the White House asked for the prime time slot in their effort both to emphasize a bright moment following the challenging roll out and, more important, to try to reintroduce the country to a law that remains unpopular,”

Gov’t Spent $700 Million
Promoting Obamacare

25 replie(s)
Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Elizabeth Harrington    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/3/2014 10:38:14 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama contended that the government did not “make a hard sell” for Obamacare, despite his administration spending nearly $700 million to promote the law. “We didn’t make a hard sell,” Obama said in the Rose Garden on Tuesday, praising the 7.1 million sign ups for the Affordable Care Act. “We didn’t have billions of dollars of commercials like some critics did.” However, last July the Associated Press reported that Obamacare’s marketing campaign would cost at least $684 million. Taxpayer funding went to all 50 states in efforts to encourage people to enroll, including nearly $28 million for the

Harry Reid on Koch Brothers:
‘Shadow Billionaires’ Spending
to ‘Rig Our Political System’

24 replie(s)
Cybercast News Service, by Penny Starr    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/3/2014 6:02:21 PM     Post Reply
At a press conference to push legislation to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) criticized industrialists David and Charles Koch, calling them “shadow billionaires” who use their wealth to “rig our political system.” Reid’s sharp comments come on a day when the Wall Street Journal published a commentary written by Charles Koch, in which he described the brothers’ decision to get involved in politics to preserve the individual freedom and free markets that he said are the pillars of the American republic. “These two men are a pair of shadow billionaires spending

   

Post Reply   Close thread 717522





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS