The Senate passed the Hurricane Sandy Relief bill yesterday. Astonishingly, 78% of Senate Republicans voted against it. http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-actio...to-obamas-desk
Boehner says President Obama wants to push the Republicans into the ash heap of history. President Obama doesn't have to push, the Republicans appear to be able to get there all on their own.
The Republican votes is disgraceful and they should be ashamed of themselves. There are towns along the Jersey Shore where people cannot get back into their homes, or where curfews keep them off the streets and outsiders away because so few homes are inhabitable that no one lives there. Thousands of people in NYC, LI and New Jersey still don't have heat. The damage to infrastructure, homes and buildings was massive.
What really ticks me off the most is that New York and New Jersey are donor states. We send more money in federal taxes to the government than we will ever get back, and we don't complain about it. When disaster strikes any other part of the country, our members of Congress vote for relief. We would like some of our money back to pay for the relief.
The only Republican Senators who voted for the relief bill were from the Gulf states of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, as well as a handful of the only sane Republicans in the Senate. Unbelievably, Sen. Rubio from Florida and Senator Sessions from Alabama, voted no. It will be interesting to see what kind of tune these idiots sing if a hurricane hits Florida or Alabama this year.