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Krauthammer: Delayed Hurricane
Sandy bill ´a rape of the Treasury´

Daily Caller, by Jeff Poor

Original Article

Posted By:sparky86, 1/5/2013 1:07:23 PM

On Friday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer argued that Speaker of the House John Boehner avoided a “rape of the Treasury” by postponing the vote on Hurricane Sandy relief legislation. New York Republican Rep. Peter King and New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie joined Democrats in blasting Boehner for the delay, but Krauthammer said some of the criticism is hypocritical. “Sometimes the hypocrisy of the Democrats would leave Diogenes stunned,” Krauthammer said. “The Democrats spent two years savaging President [George W.] Bush over his treatment of Katrina. All of a sudden it’s a paragon of how to deal with disasters.”
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You have to wonder where $60 billion in disaster relief all could go. I know a lot of people were affected by this horrible storm, but such a high percentage of that gets wasted in the bureaucratic process of distribution.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 1/5/2013 1:49:28 PM     (No. 9100460)

So it´s a rape of the Treasury! But it´s a POPULAR rape of the Treasury, so no big deal! /s

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Reply 2 - Posted by: GreatPlains, 1/5/2013 2:04:53 PM     (No. 9100476)

“I think what Boehner did in postponing the vote until today was absolutely right,” Krauthammer declared.
“That was a rape of the Treasury — $60 billion,
including a ton of pork.
The part that was essentially passed today to replenish the flood insurance. That is right, and the rest ought to be debated in regular order.”

On another show Dr Krauthammer spoke of how much of the money in the 60 billion bill
would not even be allocated for years , in addition to the pork.
Christie behaved like a fool and a media tool , at least Peter King publicly
walked back his vitriol against Boehner.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/5/2013 2:20:57 PM     (No. 9100502)

When all is said and done, Boehner´s doing just fine.

Republicans have got to quit sniping at each other, at least publicly. The Dims don´t tear each other down -- you´d think they are all in awe of each other.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: belwhatter, 1/5/2013 2:28:56 PM     (No. 9100523)

I believe that Gov. Christie is now persona non grata - just a loudmouth with no consistent thought patterns.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 1/5/2013 2:34:09 PM     (No. 9100527)

The problem #3, is that the Repubs just don´t know how to get the message out. As another poster observed the other day on this subject:

Once again the GOP doesn´t know how to inform the people what their doing, so the Dems and MSM get to tell the story.

Then when they (the GOP) get around to telling us what is going on, it all sounds like defensive posturing.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: frodocasey, 1/5/2013 3:46:36 PM     (No. 9100601)

Reply #3 - President Ronald Reagan warned Republicans not to diminish or belittle each other and he referred to that warning as the Eleventh Commandment.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JAN, 1/5/2013 3:48:38 PM     (No. 9100606)

Peter King has raped the taxpayers for hundreds of millions of dollars in ´homeland security´ dollars for NY.

When is it going to be enough!

As for the loudmouthed bully, Christie.

He makes me ill.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: horacer, 1/5/2013 4:33:01 PM     (No. 9100635)

This bill was an assault on our treasury. I want Christie and Schumer to explain how Sandy impacted commercial fisheries in American Samoa. Why we should spend $58 million planting trees on private property. I thought Christie was supposed to be a law and order guy, he´s acting more like a criminal conspirator. Can´t he be jailed under RICO.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: happywarrior, 1/5/2013 5:13:05 PM     (No. 9100674)

Mebbe I´ll take a trip to this area in a year and I´ll bet you nothing will be done and people will still be complaining they didn´t get the money.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: pickle1, 1/5/2013 5:24:49 PM     (No. 9100688)

Of course it is and that money will be spread around the politicians and friends as it always has.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: cincinnati whig, 1/5/2013 6:11:17 PM     (No. 9100741)

Gosh, I was gonna wait til after the 2014 mid-terms before starting my list of Who NOT To Vote For In The 2016 Primary, but Gov. Christie has convinced me to get started on that right away.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ebuilder, 1/5/2013 6:49:31 PM     (No. 9100764)

Krauthammer once again calling attention to the offensive smell of the gangrene.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/5/2013 9:48:04 PM     (No. 9100890)

Worse than the rape of the treasury (which doesn´t seem shocking anymore), is the insurance companies screwing these people over in the winter. They should have accended on the area in enmasse instead of waiting to find out what flood insurance will do for them.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Malia2012, 1/6/2013 7:48:06 AM     (No. 9101199)

What #2, #3 and #6 said. Once again, IMO, Charles Krauthammer is correct. King "walked back his rhetoric only AFTER the vote to give $9 billion to N.Y. Hopefully, that will end the giveaway of OUR money to every other state in the country because of a "hurricane sandy". BTW, I never saw ANY money going to Tennessee after the Grand Ol´ Opry was flooded and almost destroyed. Guess it just depends where your state is on the map when if comes to "help" from the "government" and the givers-of-pork.

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