The REAL TRUTH about the Hurricane Sandy relief bill. Maybe now you can understand why John Beohner and the GOP were a little reluctant. (If in doubt, go research it yourself.)
The thieves at their best; grab the money and run.
Just some of the pork in the Sandy bill:
$4 million for the Kennedy Space Center .
$8 million to buy cars and equipment for the Homeland Security and
$20 million for a nationwide "Water Resources Priorities Study".
$41 million for eight military bases including Guantanamo Bay .
$56.8 million for charting the debris from last year's Japanese tsunami.
$58.8 million for forest restoration on private land.
$100 million for the federal Head Start day care program.
$150 million in funding for Alaskan fisheries.
$188 million for new Amtrak lines (not repair, whole new lines).
$197 million “to… protect coastal ecosystems and habitat impacted by Hurricane Sandy.”
$5.3 billion to the Army Corps of Engineers (that's more than their
$10.78 billion for public transportation, most of which is allocated to
future construction and improvements, not disaster relief.
$13 billion would go to “mitigation” projects to prepare for future storms
$17 billion for wasteful Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), a program that has become notorious for its use as a backdoor earmark program.