Shutdown averted? FEMA has enough disaster money

Deal keeps federal agencies funded through Nov. 18

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  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 27, 2011 10:33 a.m.

    'Pagan,
    why do you create and repeat misinformation?' - lost in DC | 7:25 a.m. Sept. 27, 2011

    And what information did I 'create' here Lost?

    LA times?
    Politico?
    The DSNews?

    No. When claiming that I am lying, you better make sure you can support that. Can't believe this is part of 'civil dialouge.'

    Also, we need to pay for natural disasters....

    now?

    *'Iraq war could cost taxpayers $2.7 trillion' - By David Goldman - CNN - 06/12/08
    '...told members of Congress that the war costs taxpayers about $430 million per day...'

    Where was your outrage...

    then?

    When Republicans voted George W. Bush in, twice?

    And did NOT pay for:

    Iraq
    The Patriot Act
    Afghanistan
    Katrina
    TSA
    TARP
    Wall Street Bailouts
    Auto bailouts, etc, etc.

    The only time Republicans want to START being responsible...

    is when there is a Democrat president.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Sept. 27, 2011 7:25 a.m.

    Worf,
    I guess you missed the part where it said there WAS money in FEMA's pot.

    Pagan,
    why do you create and repeat misinformation?

    Sure, the repub leadership lost that vote, but won the next one after the bill was tweaked. You twist things to make it appear as if no bill were passed, because you OMIT the fact that it WAS passed the next day.

    Why do you make it seem as if Cantor says "no money whatsoever" for Joplin? You and I both know that is untrue. He said any additional spent there would - wait for it - HAVE TO BE PAID FOR! What's so horrible about wanting to PAY for something? Didn't your worshipped dems once pass something called "pay-go"? Of course, they conveniently ignore it every time they want to buy votes.

    and as for the Utah and Texas governors asking for federal disaster aid, are not their citizens also citisens of the US, with the same rights afforded residents of other states? Don't they also pay federal taxes? Oh, I get it, Utah and Texas are RED states, so in your mind they are second class citizens and not deserving.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Sept. 26, 2011 4:24 p.m.

    Amazing how we can find money to rebuild Iraq, but not our own.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 26, 2011 3:47 p.m.

    *'Eric Cantor: No 'unlimited' funds for disaster relief' - LA Times - By Michael A. Memoli - 08/29/11

    'As FEMA's budget is under new strain in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, a top House Republican maintained that any new funds allocated for federal disaster relief must...'

    *'Eric Cantor says no emergency money for Joplin' - By JAKE SHERMAN - Politico - 05/23/11

    'The No. 2 House Republican said that if Congress doles out additional money to assist in the aftermath of natural disasters across the country, the spending may need to be offset.'

    But when Republicans want disaster aid...?

    *'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

    They are FIRST IN LINE for federal aid!

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 26, 2011 3:46 p.m.

    'The revised estimate suggested there would be no interruption in assistance in areas battered by disasters such as Hurricane Irene and last summer's tornados in Joplin, Mo(sic)
    Republicans have already indicated they intend to block the measure - Article

    I don't know about you, but I am getting so SICK of the Republican party blocking ANY US goverment progress.

    *'House GOP regroups after loss on spending bill' - By Andrew Taylor - AP - Published by DSNews - 09/22/11

    'WASHINGTON House GOP leaders are regrouping after a surprise loss on a measure to provide $3.7 billion for disaster relief and prevent a government shutdown at the end of next week.'

    *Hurricane Irene Puts spotlight on partisan battles over FEMA emergency funding By Amy Bingham ABC News 08/31/11

    But emergency supplemental appropriations that have traditionally passed quickly through Congress after past natural disasters are going to be a tougher sell this year. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House, said Monday that any additional disaster funding must be offset by spending cuts