Sandy Relief: Obama Proposes $60 Billion

by Categorized: Joe Lieberman, Richard Blumenthal Date:

President Obama is proposing $60.4 billion in supplemental disaster aid for all states struggling to recover from Storm Sandy. It\’s not quite the eye-popping $80 billion that just three states — New York, New Jersey and Connecticut — sought, but both senators Joseph Lieberman and Richard Blumenthal praised the supplemental appropriations legislation. In a WaPo piece today, governors Malloy, Cuomo and Christie also get behind the president\’s proposal.

Later today, two other members of the Connecticut delegation, Reps Rosa DeLauro and John Larson will announce a bill intended to assist Sandy victims through tax relief for families and businesses. The legislation could be taken up by the U.S. Senate this week.

Yesterday, Rep. Himes had this to say:

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One thought on “Sandy Relief: Obama Proposes $60 Billion

  1. Da Troof

    We should all feel better now that the original $80B in spending that we don’t have is now $60B that we don’t have. What’s $60B when the annual federal deficit is $1.4T, the debt is $16T, and the unfunded entitlement liabilities are at $80T? Chump change, right?

    The feds are printing $4B per day to keep the SS Obama afloat. Don your lifejackets and get ready for the shallows just over the horizon.

    FORWARD. Into the abyss.

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