Some believe that President Barack Obama's leadership when Hurricane Sandy hit just before the November 2012 presidential election sealed the deal. Even teabagger and republican rock star New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had to laud Obama and his team's response to a devastating storm that caused widespread damage and power outages along the East Coast. Some believe this was a turning point in the election, ensuring that Barack Obama would defeat Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.
From VOICES "You Can't Make This Crap Up" department, Paul Ryan today voted "NO" on hurricane disaster relief -- Paul Ryan never saw a spending bill during George Walker Bush's tenure that he couldn't support -- Paul Ryan personally voted to add $6.8 trillion to the national debt. Why Does Paul Ryan pretend to be a fiscal conservative now? Does he hold grudge?
Despite Paul Ryan's hypocritical obstructionism, today the US House of Representatives voted to pass a $9 billion package to pay for insurance claims resulting from hurricane Sandy on Friday. One quarter of Republican congress members, including the former vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan, voted against the legislation. NBC is reporting:
The vote was 354 to 67. Among Republican members, 161 voted for the bill and 67 voted against it. No Democrats opposed the bill and 193 voted for it. The Senate is expected to pass the measure by unanimous consent later Friday.The Senate is expected to approve the measure later today and the White House has indicated it will sign the bill into law. Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J., whose district includes Atlantic City and many other coastal communities hard hit by the storm stated:
Elected officials in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut had assailed House Speaker John Boehner for not allowing a vote Tuesday night on additional funding for people affected by last October’s storm. Friday’s vote was a prelude to another vote on Jan. 15 to make additional outlays to cities, towns and property owners affected by the storm.
People are waiting to be paid. They’re sleeping in rented rooms on cots somewhere, and they’re not happy. They want to get their lives back on track, and it’s cold outside. They see no prospect of relief.This bill is not a give-away or subsidy. The bill grants borrowing authority to the National Flood Insurance Program to pay about 115,000 pending Sandy-related claims as well as about 5,000 claims unrelated to Sandy. In other words -- people that have paid premiums for flood insurance are going to have their policies honored.
Paul Ryan tried to prevent people that pay their insurance premiums and have covered claims from getting the money they were legally owed. Paul Ryan, along with 66 other House republicans, voted to ripoff Hurricane Sandy victims by not paying their approved flood insurance claims.
Paul Ryan is not a serious man. This sounds harsh, but it is true. He misleadingly claimed to have run a world-class marathon when the national press was listening. Paul Ryan made impossible claims about mountain climbing. While Mitt Romney has a history of flip-flopping and outright lying, Paul Ryan did him even better at the 2012 National Republican Convention.
Paul Ryan had the audacity to barge into a soup kitchen after the meal was served, uninvited and unannounced, grab clean pots and pans off the wall, and pretend to wash them in one of the most disgraceful election photo-ops of all time.
Ryan's hypocrisy on the teachings of the Bible and Catholic Church is just another example -- when something suits Paul Ryan's political purpose, the truth be damned. His can't do his taxes accurately or honestly. He and Mitt Romney ran for the highest office in the land on a secret tax plan with no details or real numbers.
Why does the media hold this charlatan up as a poster boy for republican conservatism?
Yesterday, Paul Ryan pretended to be the adult in the room, though to do so, he had to misrepresent his "YES" vote on the "fiscal cliff" compromise. Today, Paul Ryan went back to being a petulant child.
And, evidently, a petulant child that still holds a grudge.