Disaster aid showdown looms on Capitol Hill

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  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 20, 2011 3:50 p.m.

    Many people will ask 'where will we get the $7 billion?'

    I have two counter-points.

    1) The financial cost of natural disaster aid is ONLY ever asked when a Democrat is in office. For example of this I point out to the, no ONE but TWO request's for disaster relief by Gov. Herbert of Utah, in this year.
    Two: Katrina.

    2) Maybe, if we had handled the IRaq war better...?

    *'Audit: US can't account for $8.7B in Iraqi funds' - By Tarek El-tablawy - AP - Published by DSNews - 07/27/10

    'The funds are separate from the $53 billion allocated by Congress for rebuilding Iraq.'

    But I shouldn't 'live in the past.'

    It's all 'Obama's problem, now.'

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 20, 2011 3:43 p.m.

    'WASHINGTON The Democratic leader of the Senate said Tuesday that he'll try this week to add almost $7 billion in disaster aid to must-pass legislation to avert a government shutdown at the end of the month.
    The move by Majority Leader Harry Reid sets up the second fight in as many weeks with Senate Republicans over disaster relief. And an even bigger battle could await with the GOP-controlled House if Reid is again successful in muscling the measure through the Senate.' - Article


    Now, Republicans want to deny disaster aid to Americans.

    Want to see how Republicans DEAL with natural disasters?

    *'Herbert seeks disaster declaration for Utah as a result of floods' - By Amy Joi O'Donoghue - DSNews - 01/21/11

    *Gov. Herbert declares state of emergency as 2011 flood season nears climax By Ladd Brubaker DSNews 06/27/11

    *'Rick Perry (R-Gov./Tx), After Raising Secession, Calls For Fed Help With Swine Flu' - Huffington Post - 04/27/09

    Double. Standard.