Byng, I did not get my information from Fox. There is much in the bill that has nothing to do with the storm named Sandy.
My children are my legacy.
Here is the list
•$2 million to repair damage to the roofs of museums in Washington, D.C., while many in Hurricane Sandy’s path still have no roof over their own heads.
•$150 million for fisheries as far away from the storm’s path as Alaska.
•$125 million for the Department of Agriculture’s Emergency Watershed Protection program, which helps restore watersheds damaged by wildfires and drought.
•$20 million for a nationwide Water Resources Priorities Study.
•$15 million for NASA facilities, though NASA itself has called its damage from the hurricane ‘minimal.’
•$50 million in subsidies for tree planting on private properties.
•$336 million for taxpayer-supported AMTRAK without any detailed plan for how the money will be spent.
•$5.3 billion for the Army Corps of Engineers – more than the Corps’ annual budget – with no statement of priorities about how to spend the money.
•$12.9 billion for future disaster mitigation activities and studies, without identifying a single way to pay for it.
Nor do you for that matter.
My children are my legacy.
..................Hey Mom, you might be able to make your self some pocket money if you call Fox News with what you have found seeing that you are too shy or embarrassed to tell the board. I'm sure they (Fox) will be really glad to hear from you seeing they have spent all day searching the bill and have come up with nothing!
Only 9.7B has actually been authorized with an additional 51B to be approved by January 15. Who says your information is correct Byng?
What I find totally diabolical is the the Bush Administration conducting two decade long unnecessary and unpaid for wars that got us into this mess in the first place, on the backs of dead young Americans by the thousands and maimed Americans by the tens of thousands.
I agree with you on the war with Iraq, but what should we have done with Al Qaeda after 9/11? I believe Afghanistan was necessary. The world was watching, especially the terrorist groups to see how we would handle it. Doing nothing would have embolden them. Taxes should have been raised to pay for it though. And for the young dead Americans the military is all volunteer and everyone knows the military is trained to fight and kill or be killed. You should know that. And now a US Army brigade is going into Africa early next year to track down and fight Al Qaeda groups. War will never end for the US as long as we are the world's police. But if not us then who?
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