Why Was There Republican Opposition To Today’s Sandy Relief Bill?
Does anyone know?
Today’s vote was for $9.7 Billion to fund the National Flood Insurance Program.
That’s not a gift – it’s a payment of a debt owed by the government.
As I understand the program, an area of the country has to first agree to some precautions dealing with their flood plains, etc., to help avert or minimize flooding. In exchange for doing so, the government will sell flood insurance to the homeowners.
This area of the country did its part by agreeing to the government terms.
The homeowners did their part by paying the insurance premiums to the government.
Hurricane Sandy did her part by destroying or damaging the homes.
So now it's time for the federal government to uphold their end of the agreement. Yet all 67 votes against making the insurance payments came from Republicans. Perhaps my Google Kung Fu is weak, but I can’t find out why they voted against it.
Does anyone know why?