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Politicians Behaving Badly

It seems the United States Senate can never just do the right thing.  They are asked to prepare a Sandy relief bill to assist the victims of the storm and instead they produce a bill loaded up with hundreds of millions, maybe billions, of pork spending on projects having nothing to do with Sandy.  See this, this, this, this, this, etc.  By doing so they are holding relief for the Sandy victims hostage to their own political ambitions.

Thankfully many brave congressmen balked at voting for this monstrosity.  And is there any doubt that if the House had been handed a bill that contained ONLY Sandy relief that it would have passed nearly unanimously despite the fact that we are running $1.5 trillion deficits?  Well here’s their reward for actually doing the right thing:

Democratic-convert Governor Chris Christie:

“It’s absolutely disgraceful. This used to be something that was not political. Disaster relief was something that you didn’t play games with, but now in this current atmosphere, everything is a subject of one-upsmanship, everything is a possibility, a potential piece of bait for the political game. It is why the American people hate Congress. It’s why they hate them,”

Seems to me that he should have been addressing those remarks to the senators that loaded the bill up with wasteful pork spending, not those who tried to stop it.  But Christie is a Democrat now.

Belmar mayor Matt Doherty, who’s always been a Democrat, had this to say:

“As cold and heartless as this is to the residents and small businesses that are suffering, it will be more expensive for taxpayers,”

Hmm.  So if you oppose pork spending, you’re hurting the taxpayers.  I don’t get it.

BTW, this is the second time this week that Doherty tried to demonize those who ask any questions about where the relief  money is coming from and where it’s going.  He attacked Councilman Jim Bean at Monday’s council meeting for requesting information about the collection and distribution of donated gift cards.  You can read about that little incident here.

Matt, Chris, go to your rooms.


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