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GOPer: Future Katrina victims don't deserve emergency aid

Original post made by Conrad, Mohr Park, on Jul 23, 2009

Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) wants to make sure nobody thinks the GOP has even one single ounce of empathy:

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Blackburn said "Let's agree that we're going to have PAYGO enforcement. That we're not going to cry 'emergency' every time we have a Katrina, every time we have a Tsunami, every time we have a need for extra spending, that we don't go call for a special appropriation that allows us to circumvent the PAYGO rules."

Congresswoman Blackburn, you are wrong. Nearly 1,500 people died as a result of Katrina. The notion that our budget process should forbid providing emergency aid to help save lives in future Katrinas isn't just crazy, it's cruel and inhumane.

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Posted by Thank you Conrad!
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 23, 2009 at 3:52 pm

Oh, just as I thought good reason had been driven from these boards, you and Steve appear like angels!
I love it: "We're not going to declare an emergency every time there is a Katrina..."
Wasn't that kind of the problem - that it wasn't treated as enough of an emergency by the federal government of the time?
Great example of the current GOP mindset.

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Posted by Drexl
a resident of Ironwood
on Jul 23, 2009 at 4:53 pm

You guys are silly; the point is that Democrat Left wants to show that they are "fiscally responsible" and out of a sudden, paygo rules that have been in place for years, out of a sudden is a "new" idea by Obama and to justify the crazy spending these days. Ok, well, if you are saying that we should follow paygo, then lets do so, and have in the BUDGET an amount for federal emergency aid. That is all, you can not say, I am fiscally responsible, look, I follow this new paygo rule. Then as soon as there is a need for money, everything is an emergency, and we go deeper and deeper in deficit,

By the way, republicans give more to charity in money and volunteering time than do democrats. So as to your GOP mindset, imagine if GOP really did not give a damn about the poor and the unfortunate, imagine if we did not donate every year...oh and by the is not for tax deduction...donating $1,000 to get $300 back still gave $700...imagine the state of all charities and how the poor would be impacted, you guys that just posted this rude comment owe the GOP an apology

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