Walk a Mile in Our Shoes 2
epi""""""Perhaps its time for your state to stand on its own two feet and stop living off the rest of us and if you have to pay more state taxes then so be it."
I believe I remember arguments that New Orleans hadn't received help soon enough due to it's being a poor state and Blacks making up a majority of its population. Attitudes seem to have changed a little now. JMHO, but it seems things have sunk to a new low when someone from one of the more prosperous states infer that they are more deserving of help than a poor state as they contribute more to the "pot". I thought this was America and we were all equal........my mistake.
As for the "pork" included in these bills it should be outlawed permitting only distribution of actual relief funds needed by the victims of whatever disaster "to get back to being functional and safe". Those who include such trash in a relief bill, be it Reps or Dems, should be ashamed of themselves and voted out by their constituents next election. Victims of Sandy difinately have reason for being upset with the stupidity being shown by our government. Where and when, however, does doing away with the pork begin. Just as with the mass shootings over the years, the first call is for gun control instead of solving the real problem.........time rolls on and no changes are made to correct the cause....next shooting, same response. Same in disaster relief......we complain about the pork but once funds are distributed the pork is forgotten until next time. No, we don't have funds for the pork included in this bill but the victims of Sandy don't have time to wait for a resolution. People should begin immediately after funds are distributed contacting their representatives to get laws passed banning ANY pork whatsoever from being included in disaster relief funds.......as well as other bills where the pork is slipped in. Let the lawmakers know that we are sick of relief for life and death matters being used for some jerk to "pork" up his desires.