Both parties guilty of pork

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Richmond County Democratic Party Chairman Lowell Greenbaum (“GOP’s Sandy vote shameful,” Jan. 22) failed to mention that both parties, mostly Democrats, inserted tens of billions of dollars in pork that had nothing to do with the Hurricane Sandy aid bill. This is a perfect example of the Democratic mind-set that money grows on trees. They want to continue to be the takers and not be contributors.

If Greenbaum did some research he would find that far more Republicans give to people in need than Democrats. A great place to check this out is the current White House.

Ronnie Mullis

Augusta

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americafirst
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americafirst 01/28/13 - 06:55 am
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Both Democrats and

Both Democrats and Republicans do a lot for the poor. The difference is that Democrats do so with other people's money and Republicans do so with their own money.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 01/28/13 - 07:44 am
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Pork!

The spoiled meat in every bill......

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 01/28/13 - 08:42 am
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CG

I love it!!!

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 01/28/13 - 08:51 am
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KSL
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KSL 01/28/13 - 09:11 am
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Come on shrimp

You tell us what money for fisheries in Alaska and raising FBI salaries have to do with hurricane relief in NJ!

deestafford
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deestafford 01/28/13 - 09:16 am
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How about $1M + for a roof

How about
$1M + for a roof repairs on the Smithsonian, 3x as much for AMTRAC to repair rail than was damaged, and the list goes on and on. Over 1/3 of the money was unrelated to Sandy and why you bring it up, the people in DC say, "Oh, that's just the way things are done in Washington." Yeah, because "that's the way things are done in Washington" is the reason we are in the fix we are in.

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RMSHEFF 01/28/13 - 09:24 am
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shrimp

Its a fact ! Do your homework....conservatives give much more to charities than do liberals. Liberals are only charitable with "other peoples money" not their own.
http://dailycaller.com/2010/09/23/surprise-conservatives-are-more-genero...

RMSHEFF
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RMSHEFF 01/28/13 - 09:30 am
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Shrimp

Shrimp, once again, you are the one who needs to check the facts ! $13 billion would go to “mitigation” projects to prepare for future storms.
Other big-ticket items in the bill include $207 million for the VA Manhattan Medical Center; $41 million to fix up eight military bases along the storm’s path, including Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; $4 million for repairs at Kennedy Space Center in Florida; $3.3 million for the Plum Island Animal Disease Center and $1.1 million to repair national cemeteries.

$58.8 million for forest restoration on private land.
$197 million “to… protect coastal ecosystems and habitat impacted by Hurricane Sandy.”
$10.78 billion for public transportation, most of which is allocated to future construction and improvements, not disaster relief.
$17 billion for wasteful Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), a program that has become notorious for its use as a backdoor earmark program.

Augusta resident
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Augusta resident 01/28/13 - 10:48 am
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FEMA

FEMA quadrupled the cost of my flood insurance. Meanwhile they spend millions on this garbage.

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 01/28/13 - 02:21 pm
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Lowell can't be bothered by facts...

He is only allowed to spout the party line...

Darby
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Darby 01/29/13 - 01:08 am
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"If Greenbaum did some research....."

Now that's funny. He has never taken the time or effort to do anything more than regurgitate the party line. Wouldn't hold my breath waiting for him to run a fact check.

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