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    Nan Hayworth (R-drop dead, Joplin)
    Hayworth seeking to withhold disaster money unless it is offset by budget cuts Times Herald-Record

    Only days after a record-setting storm destroyed her district, Rep. Nan Hayworth and her House colleagues threatened to withhold disaster money if lawmakers don't cut additional spending from the federal budget.

    "We're facing a natural disaster in the middle of an economic disaster," Hayworth said Wednesday. "Certainly, the challenges we face with the national budget have not changed."

    Hayworth, R-Mount Kisco, said she would only vote to replenish the federal disaster fund if new spending was offset by budget cuts. She said those cuts should come from "non-defense discretionary spending." Hayworth likened her position to a family skipping vacation if it was overwhelmed by bills.

    Peter King (R - I spy with my little eye something that begins with Muslim)
    A flood of disasters pressures Congress to replenish FEMA - St. Louis Beacon
    Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, told Politico this week that "it's too early to determine what the overall [disaster] costs will be and how they will be paid for." House Republican budget experts were looking for potential "offset" cuts to make room for replenishing the FEMA fund.

    I see a very beautiful planet that seems very inviting and peaceful. Unfortunately, it is not.…We're better than this. We must do better. Cmdr Scott Kelley

    by wretchedhive on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 02:44:36 PM PST

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