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Justin Amash votes against billions in Hurricane Sandy relief

This is two days old but I did not see a thread on this. Justin deserves to be noticed. I like some of the comments :-)


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while a no vote was good------------you can bet all those who voted nay will pay a very heavy price come next election

i can see the commercials now---oh how cruel to vote no to help starving hurricane victims,,,hungry cold children,,those evil heartless rich b-stards
will make awesome commercials

and unfortunately 90% of voters will fall for it hook line and sinker,,, as they'll never hear of the pork or question if this is gov't role
swe still need a massive awakening and education campaign


especially when Michigan is a blue state. let us pray this will not be used against him

His name is Edward Snowden

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ecorob's picture

GREAT vote!

billions of dollars and they can't even distribute water!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
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Debbie's picture

He is doing the right thing. See the speech by Col. Davy

Crockett, apparently one of Ron Paul's favorites: http://www.pointsouth.com/csanet/greatmen/crockett/crocket2.htm


egapele's picture

Good for Mr. Amash.

Christie is just another Bush-era Republican spender (the first Bush, the one in the Reagan administration).

Apparently he counts debt consumption the same way he counts calorie consomption - with no regard for the consequences.

It's my understanding that the people living in that tri-state aera are taxed pretty heavily. Where is their money going? They should be outraged.

I feel bad for the people of the east coast

But I agree that now is not the time to be sending all these billions of dollars there from the US government. There are plenty of aid organizations and people voluntarily donating money to aid the people. What about insurance too? Dont these people have insurance that they can claim albeit they will likely have lots of bureaucratic red tape to go through before they ever get it.

Homeland security statement: patriotism is now considered terrorism.
I love www.isidewith.com shared it with everyone I know. If anything they realize its not just a red and blue idiot running for reelection.

There were actually signs in

There were actually signs in our grocery store, where they were taking food donations, that said No More. People were and still are very generous, and there were lots of volunteers helping with the physical work of the cleanup. The governor keeps whining, though, about how much money "citizen preparedness" is going to cost. Sickening.

egapele's picture

That whole area is very heavily taxed.

People should start asking questions.

When you reward stupidity, you encourage it.

What do you bet that these people rebuild right where it is likely to flood again. I say through private charity help them relocate with private donations, help them survive in the meantime, but refuse to give them any government money; that is not a function of government.

How did people get indoctrinated to think that it is moral to force their neighbors to take care of them?

"Bend over and grab your ankles" should be etched in stone at the entrance to every government building and every government office.


Well said.

Thanks for posting this

I've been thinking about this since I Heard it on cbs radio on my way home Fri night. I think it was Rep. Peter King of Long Island that was being interviewed about the vote. He was whining about how it was an EMERGENCY and that "it is the role of government to protect people." Seriously? The interviewer, I forgot who, seemed shocked that there were 67 Reps who voted against it. Those cold- hearted small-government people! Refusing to spend money and worry about where it will come from later! King actually said that that is what they are supposed to do - add it to next year's budget.
I live about 60 miles north of NYC,and my family prepared for the hurricane. We had plenty of warning. We lost power for only 24 hours, but a lot of people not far away were out for much longer. For the areas south of us that were really devastated, private businesses, schools, churches, scouts, and individuals sent food, clothes first aid, water,and manpower until we were told they had enough, don't send any more. Should we be forced to pay their insurance claims, too? I don't think I'm being heartless when I say that if I could afford to pay that, I'd have my own house on the beach.

My Kansan reps all voted nay.

My Kansan reps all voted nay. Maybe they are starting to listen. This is encouraging. Fellow freedom lovers -- do not lose heart. Keep up the emails, phone calls, and facebook posts. The message is limited government -- not picking winners and losers -- but rather simply limited government.

egapele's picture

Then it's good

to be a Republican.

People in need will receive more in the way of a warm heart than any gpverment check can give them. Like Ron Paul says, it's a moral issue, and he's dead-on right.


Good. If people want to live where there are hurricanes, they and they alone should carry 100% of the cost to do so.

Debbie's picture

Yes, exactly!

Two Things That Would Never Happen Today

1. A constituent exerting such an influence on his or her representative.
2. A floor speech changing so many minds and votes on a particular bill.

"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard