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TWS | Chris Christie craves pork-filled Sandy bill





"I called the Speaker four times last night after 11:20 and he did not take my calls," said Christie, who said Congress had not delivered on the aid needed to clean-up after the hurricane and Boehner had avoided giving him answers as to why. "There’s no reason for me to believe anything they tell me, because they’ve been telling me stuff for weeks. And they didn’t deliver."

But one of the big objections to the bill was that Senate Democrats had filled it with pork.

In fact, "Democrats expanded the legislation during a mark-up to include not just areas affected by Sandy, but also to provide money for ‘storm events that occurred in 2012 along the Gulf Coast and Atlantic Coast within the boundaries of the North Atlantic and Mississippi Valley divisions of the Corps that were affected by Hurricanes Sandy and Isaac,’" we reported previously.

The expansion of the bill was a way to provide a financial incentive for senators from red states–"two Republicans senators from Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas, and the one Republican senator from Louisiana"–to vote for the bill. "The Sandy kickbacks provide an incentive for those Republicans to vote on the bill," we wrote.

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  • Controse

    Gov. Christie is the biggest example of a Democrat in Republican clothing. A man of principle would have used this monstrosity of a disaster relief bill to expose and lambast the theft upon theft rampant in the halls of Congress.  Of course the people of his state need aid as soon as possible. That makes what was done with this bill so cynical and heartless.

    To anyone looking for leadership to bring laudable moral character back into politics the word Christie is synonymous with the word disappointment.

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