Comments on: House Sends $50B Sandy Aid Package to Senate http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/house-sends-50b-sandy-aid-package-to-senate/ The latest Politics news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers including Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos and more. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:37:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Tom http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/house-sends-50b-sandy-aid-package-to-senate/#comment-30573127 Tom Thu, 17 Jan 2013 11:47:29 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=832186#comment-30573127 Mr. Parkinson, you never mentioned WHY so many Republicans were opposed to this. (Who, What, When, WHY and How.) Were these people not insured or maybe under insured? Otherwise, your piece is a nice recruitment effort for the Democrats. Mr. Parkinson, you never mentioned WHY so many Republicans were opposed to this. (Who, What, When, WHY and How.) Were these people not insured or maybe under insured?

Otherwise, your piece is a nice recruitment effort for the Democrats.

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By: Lizzie http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/house-sends-50b-sandy-aid-package-to-senate/#comment-30553167 Lizzie Wed, 16 Jan 2013 16:19:18 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=832186#comment-30553167 POSTED BY: TSTORM | JANUARY 16, 2013, 10:09 AM 10:09 AM they are not against helping the people affected by Sandy, but AGAINST the PORK the democrats added to the bill, that has nothing to do with Sandy, but democrats knew that, if the republicans vote against the bill then THEY claim they are against helping people. Hypocrites. POSTED BY: TSTORM | JANUARY 16, 2013, 10:09 AM 10:09 AM they are not against helping the people affected by Sandy, but AGAINST the PORK the democrats added to the bill, that has nothing to do with Sandy, but democrats knew that, if the republicans vote against the bill then THEY claim they are against helping people. Hypocrites.

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By: Little Liza Jane http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/house-sends-50b-sandy-aid-package-to-senate/#comment-30552024 Little Liza Jane Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:16:07 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=832186#comment-30552024 SAIDITRABBIT | JANUARY 16, 2013, 2:11 AM posted: "spoken like someone who certainly doesn’t pay taxes. Time for you and other to stop stealing my money that I worked for." Sorry, I am preparing to retire in the next five years and have paid taxes ever since reaching a high enough income decades ago. Just fine for MY taxes to help build America's roads and bridges, pay wages for workers at government agencies, support public schools, Hurricane Sandy recovery, and to help unemployed families eat when times are tough. See, the rest of America believes in a SOCIAL CONTRACT to help all our citizens as the UNITED States of America. Those of us who disagree with aspects of government spending and wish to reduce our debt - such as a massively bloated defense budget or unfair corporate welfare for monopolies - can use our democracy to vote for like-minded representation. Otherwise, Americans who completely reject America's social contract are free to resign citizenship and found a perfect Libertarian fantasyland somewhere in the wide open "small government" spaces of West Africa. SAIDITRABBIT | JANUARY 16, 2013, 2:11 AM posted: “spoken like someone who certainly doesn’t pay taxes. Time for you and other to stop stealing my money that I worked for.”

Sorry, I am preparing to retire in the next five years and have paid taxes ever since reaching a high enough income decades ago. Just fine for MY taxes to help build America’s roads and bridges, pay wages for workers at government agencies, support public schools, Hurricane Sandy recovery, and to help unemployed families eat when times are tough.

See, the rest of America believes in a SOCIAL CONTRACT to help all our citizens as the UNITED States of America. Those of us who disagree with aspects of government spending and wish to reduce our debt – such as a massively bloated defense budget or unfair corporate welfare for monopolies – can use our democracy to vote for like-minded representation.

Otherwise, Americans who completely reject America’s social contract are free to resign citizenship and found a perfect Libertarian fantasyland somewhere in the wide open “small government” spaces of West Africa.

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By: tstorm http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/house-sends-50b-sandy-aid-package-to-senate/#comment-30551934 tstorm Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:09:24 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=832186#comment-30551934 Many Republicans voted against helping out the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The same Republicans that voted FOR continued tax payer subsidies for Exxon Oil so they can profit one trillion dollars a year. Republicans suck. Many Republicans voted against helping out the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The same Republicans that voted FOR continued tax payer subsidies for Exxon Oil so they can profit one trillion dollars a year. Republicans suck.

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By: Bob http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/house-sends-50b-sandy-aid-package-to-senate/#comment-30551877 Bob Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:04:28 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=832186#comment-30551877 those who added on pork to the Sandy bill must be revealed to the American people. Those people should be voted out in 2014 those who added on pork to the Sandy bill must be revealed to the American people. Those people should be voted out in 2014

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By: BringonthePORK http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/house-sends-50b-sandy-aid-package-to-senate/#comment-30551343 BringonthePORK Wed, 16 Jan 2013 14:30:24 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=832186#comment-30551343 An Bring on the PORK! An Bring on the PORK!

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By: No Mas Obama http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/house-sends-50b-sandy-aid-package-to-senate/#comment-30549382 No Mas Obama Wed, 16 Jan 2013 12:28:28 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=832186#comment-30549382 Leaving the pork in this bill was totally disgusting! Leaving the pork in this bill was totally disgusting!

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By: saiditrabbit http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/house-sends-50b-sandy-aid-package-to-senate/#comment-30544683 saiditrabbit Wed, 16 Jan 2013 07:11:07 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=832186#comment-30544683 Little spoken like someone who certainly doesn't pay taxes. Time for you and other to stop stealing my money that I worked for. Little spoken like someone who certainly doesn’t pay taxes. Time for you and other to stop stealing my money that I worked for.

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By: Robin http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/house-sends-50b-sandy-aid-package-to-senate/#comment-30544679 Robin Wed, 16 Jan 2013 07:10:47 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=832186#comment-30544679 Why dont weuse the money to create jobs for unemployed Americans to do the clean up There are many willing able and trained unemployed Americans wondering which way this money blows Why dont weuse the money to create jobs for unemployed Americans to do the clean up There are many willing able and trained unemployed Americans wondering which way this money blows

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By: NEWCOUNTRYMAN http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/01/house-sends-50b-sandy-aid-package-to-senate/#comment-30543050 NEWCOUNTRYMAN Wed, 16 Jan 2013 05:24:23 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/?p=832186#comment-30543050 Republicans are ok with taking federal money as long as it's for them. Republicans are ok with taking federal money as long as it’s for them.

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