We all know Pete King is a disreputable cretin. While IRA gunmen were exploding car bombs in Belfast and trying to assassinate Margaret Thatcher, Pete King was energetically protecting those murderers who fled to the United States from deportation. But having a total absence of morals and honor is no reason to tell an easily disproved lie to the world.
The Sandy aid bill started out as a tight $17 billion package to which New Jersey Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen added $33 BILLION in pork, or at least something that could pass for pork in broad daylight. There were such things as $500 million for weather forecasting and to help create an ocean zoning plan; $10 million for FBI salaries; $2 billion for road construction across the country; funding for the Head Start program; roof repairs at the Smithsonian; $150 million for fisheries across the country; and 16 billion for the Community Development Block Grant program–the favorite political slush fund of big city mayors.
In short, 80% of the mammoth bill would be spent more than a year after the disaster and over a fifth of it would not be spent on anything remotely resembling disaster aid.
The tough vote some Representatives and Senators cast was not against aid for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, it was against the grotesque actions of a handful of New York Democrats and Republicans who wanted to hijack a tragedy in order to use taxpayer dollars to buy votes. That is what is called leadership.
Maybe Pete King should just shut the hell up and go back to his core activity of coddling terrorists. Then he’d merely look craven and not grossly dishonest.
Hurricane Harvey is still slamming Texas and New York douchewad, Pete King, tweets this: Ted Cruz & Texas cohorts voted vs NY/NJ aid after Sandy but I’ll vote 4 Harvey aid. NY wont abandon Texas. 1 bad turn doesnt deserve another — Rep. Pete King (@RepPeteKing) August 27, 2017 […]