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  •  Federal Disaster Relief Spending (0+ / 0-)

    From the Center for American Progress Report of $49 million in FY 2011-12 disaster relief spending $28 million was crop insurance.

    Hurricane Sandy was late October 2012 and so federal spending for that event was not in the 2011-12 fiscal year.

    Most disasters are local or regional. I'd like to see multi-year data.

    We've got a national responsibility to help a state hit by a disaster no matter who that state sends to Washington.

    "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends" -Martin Luther King Jr

    by blue denim on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 02:53:03 PM PDT

    •  Super Storm Sandy (0+ / 0-)

      from the same Center for American Progress Report

      The $61 billion in Superstorm Sandy recovery aid was appropriated in FY 2013.

      "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends" -Martin Luther King Jr

      by blue denim on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 02:57:07 PM PDT

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    •  National Responsibility (0+ / 0-)
      We've got a national responsibility to help a state hit by a disaster no matter who that state sends to Washington.

      The point is that those states sucking down the disaster relief money have a national responsibility to stop obstructing changes that prevent the disasters.

      Though if they don't, at what point does their failure in national responsibility lower their priority as a national responsiblity, because they're a lost cause?

      "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

      by DocGonzo on Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 03:42:21 PM PDT

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