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I'd bet good cash money that if you looked into the contents of the so-called Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill that you'd find it was utterly loaded with pork.
Oh, wait, someone did. And it is. From Inquisitr:
Republican Representative Darrell Issa had this to say about the spending initiatives in the Hurricane Sandy relief bill:
“Your two senators packed this with pork. They had the opportunity to have a $27 to $30 billion dollar legit relief packages, packed it with pork, then dared us not to vote for it.”
Representative Issa was referring to New York Senators Kristen Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer. Some of the disputed items in the Super Storm Sandy disaster aid bill include a $150 million in funding for Alaskan fisheries. The bill would also have reportedly increased spending to the national flood insurance program, which is expected to max out its borrowing limit next week. If the flood insurance program cannot borrow more money, it will reportedly only be able to pay 12,000 of the estimated 139,000 of the Hurricane Sandy related claims, according to The Atlantic Wire.
And yet the GOP is being painted as "heartless." From Gawker:
Hurricane Sandy relief efforts continued over the holidays with volunteers dropping off meals on Christmas eve and confidential documents being returned from the wreckage to their rightful owners. But good will can only go so far and victims in the north east are still waiting for federal aid to trickle in.
Almost two full months after the end of the storm, the Senate has finally approved a plan that will give states $60.4 billion in emergency aid. But House Republicans are already organizing against the legislation, says The New York Times.
Of course the lazy hack at Gawker failed to actually look at the contents of the bill, falling into the trap set by the person who decided to give it an innocuous name.