Bad: Dem Senator “Pleased” He Jammed $200 Million In Pork Spending In Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill – Worse: The Aid Meant For Storm’s Victims Goes To Alaska…

doofiegirl BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~ 2012/12/18 16:48:04
Senator Mark Begich, a Democrat from Alaska, is “pleased” to include more than $200 million in pork spending in the Sandy legislation, a bill meant to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

The senator’s office explains the request in a press release:

“Alaskans hard hit by fisheries disasters in recent years would be eligible for federal assistance, if a comprehensive federal disaster funding bill released today gains final Congressional passage. U.S. Senator Mark Begich joined the other members of Alaska’s congressional delegation in requesting the funding for Alaskans be included in the legislation, which also addresses the recent Superstorm Sandy which devastated the U.S. East Coast…” [...]

In a statement, Begich expresses his pleasure with his own request. “I am pleased Senate appropriators recognized the need for funds to respond to the 2011 tsunami debris,” Begich says, according to his office. “It will be up to NOAA to decide how to allocate those funds between needs for East Coast Sandy response and West Coast tsunami debris response, so I will work closely with the agency to ensure Alaska’s needs get fairly considered.”

Keep reading… http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/senator-pleased-include-2... Conservative groups have encouraged elected officials to vote against the bill because of the pork projects.

UPDATE: According to a statement from the White House, the Obama administration supports the Sandy bill:

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  • sglmom 2012/12/26 01:55:30
    Going to make a point of e-mailing this to specific politicos ..
    asking WHY?
    Time to cut off all these PORK .. oink. oink. oink ..
    can't WE .. the people .. SEIZE the income/assets of these POLITICOS who engage in this conduct?
    (let's ask him IF HE'd be lining up to contribute all his income and assets FIRST as an example .. bet he'd be running in the other direction .. )
  • gregory.brown.5030 2012/12/18 17:55:24
    I for one am going to e-mail this a hole to tell him what a pos he is. I hope every one of your do too.
  • keeper 2012/12/18 17:46:53
    These POS congressional a$$holes should all be horse whipped until they start working for the people. No frivolous spending on pork projects allowed!
    The relief for Sandy is only 9 Billion for this year!
  • millermedia 2012/12/18 16:56:18 (edited)
    Why can't money be used on what it is intended? This is why I do not trust Washington.
  • jere.ch... millerm... 2012/12/18 16:57:40
    Typical Democrat at "WORK"!

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