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JL
- 685 days ago - campaigns.dailykos.com
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, there may be another funding fight during the post-election lame duck session. Please sign our petition telling House Republicans that federal disaster funding should not be held hostage to force funding cuts elsewhere:



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JL A. (275)
Wednesday October 31, 2012, 1:22 pm

Tell House Republicans: Don't take disaster relief hostage

Last year, House Republicans insisted that any increase in disaster aid spending should come from deep, 40% cuts to funds for equipping and training first responders. House Republicans nearly forced a government shutdown over disaster aid funding, and ultimately succeeded in making massive cuts to the program. They passed a $2.65 billion bill for the disaster relief fund when the average need for the average year is $12 billion.

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, there may be another funding fight during the post-election lame duck session. Please sign our petition telling House Republicans that federal disaster funding should not be held hostage to force funding cuts elsewhere:
To Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Cantor–

Do not use funding disaster cleanup efforts for Superstorm Sandy as an excuse to make cuts in other programs.
 

JL A. (275)
Wednesday October 31, 2012, 1:27 pm
Petition letter at:
http://campaigns.dailykos.com/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=240
 

Roseann D. (178)
Wednesday October 31, 2012, 1:33 pm
Oh Gawd, be gone already! The entire useless lot of them. Let's hold their paychecks hostage instead, until they get some work done for the American people. NO ENTITLEMENTS for doing nothing.
 

JL A. (275)
Wednesday October 31, 2012, 2:01 pm
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Sara W. (110)
Wednesday October 31, 2012, 6:23 pm
Gladly signed.
 

JL A. (275)
Wednesday October 31, 2012, 6:42 pm
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Kit B. (276)
Wednesday October 31, 2012, 7:12 pm

Singed - but with a different email this time. The Daily Kos knows me too well. I donate monthly so I didn't add another donation. Right now all extra money is going to the charities to help storm victims, human and animal.
 

JL A. (275)
Wednesday October 31, 2012, 7:25 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Kit because you have done so within the last week.
 

TomCat S. (286)
Thursday November 1, 2012, 8:35 am
Telling House Republicans does no good. Unemploying them is more effective.
 

Mike M. (53)
Thursday November 1, 2012, 9:26 am
Put the House Republicans and there big money backers to work with shovels and picks cleaning up the disaster Sandy left and let them contemplate climate change while they are at it!
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday November 1, 2012, 10:23 am
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natalie n. (164)
Thursday November 1, 2012, 10:29 am
thanks, signed.
 

David Menard (43)
Thursday November 1, 2012, 12:45 pm
N&S
 

David Menard (43)
Thursday November 1, 2012, 12:47 pm
Tom Cat I wholeheartedly concur
 

Dianna M. (13)
Thursday November 1, 2012, 1:49 pm
I signed the petition, for all the good it'll do. TomCat's right, they don't listen.

'Privatize' disaster relief, Mr. Romney? There's something morally repugnant about somebody who wants to make money off the disaster that just decimated someone else's family. If I hadn't already made up my mind not to vote for you, that alone would do it.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday November 1, 2012, 3:09 pm
Signed
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Thursday November 1, 2012, 4:05 pm
For US only, sorry
 

Esther Z. (101)
Thursday November 1, 2012, 5:05 pm
Noted and signed.
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday November 1, 2012, 5:55 pm
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Lin Penrose (92)
Thursday November 1, 2012, 7:06 pm
Noted and signed, thanks J.L., Interesting, just rec'd a notice from the State of California, that we (living in the country and potentially more hazardous fire zone) will be getting a bill in the mail for $150.00 to offset potential future costs. I can only think this may have something to do with the reduction by the Supreme Beings decisions to cut Disaster Relief Funds. This may be just a hint of what is to come for All who live in areas of the country who are subject to natural (hurricanes, etc.) and human (terrorism, etc.) disasters. Many us already pay taxes, county, state and federal, that should be divided carefully and wisely. Right....I'm an idealist, but can also be a realist.. The costs of disasters is tremendous and the burdens should be shared, but privatizing is opening ' personal deep pocket' cracks, windows, walls, and doors that, if not already being invaded, could lose all resemblance of security. Mr. Romney and private friends, will be the first to come invading.

 

JL A. (275)
Thursday November 1, 2012, 7:21 pm
Lin, this one is an urban vs. rural cost-benefit CA decision. Instead of having CA Dept. of Forestry's state funding come from overall state-wide revenues, that part of the agency's budget was cut and a fee for all areas (rural, semi-rural and the only sort of urban where LA has spread up the Grapevine) same price tag no matter what the value of home or property is for every area CDF functions as even a back-up. If you pay property taxes to a local fire district, your tab will be reduced $35--even if your fire district backs up CDF far more than the reverse is true. Instead of fire protection being a shared community/state service, it is now treated as a user fee because urbanites do not have their homes protected (just themselves when camping and who use natural areas more than those who live there by and large).
 

Patricia H. (468)
Friday November 2, 2012, 2:02 am
noted
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Friday November 2, 2012, 2:48 pm
Signed. Noted. Thanks, J.L.
 

JL A. (275)
Friday November 2, 2012, 6:19 pm
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Joe R. (189)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 7:07 am
Signed and noted.
 

Charlie Rush (54)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 1:58 pm
It isn't arduous to decipher what the Tea Party Republican GOP finds valuable, and the average American is not at the top of the list.
We are all replacable, since there are so many of us.

The Mittster wants to privitize FEMA. What a fantastic idea; let's make the wealthy, wealthier!
My goodness, if they fail in their duties, who do we blame and then FIRE?

We have public officials, in order to keep them in check. If they don't do the people's will, we can re-elect someone to replace them. How do you do that with Big Business.
 

LMj Sunshine (126)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 2:32 pm
TY!
 

JL A. (275)
Saturday November 3, 2012, 3:12 pm
You are welcome LMj! You cannot currently send a star to Charlene because you have done so within the last week.
 
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