A few days ago I asked Lou Barletta's press guy if our Congressman agreed with Republican Majority Eric Cantor stance that whatever bills the federal government racks up paying for the recovery efforts will have to be offset with spending cuts elsewhere.
He didn't get back to me and that hurt my feelings but Barletta did answer the question when asked by our local press.
Irene victims about to face budget storm
In the article Barletta spews off about some foreign aid program that costs $42 million that he thinks should be cut. What the hell has that to do with a hurricane that has caused billions in damage when people need help yesterday? Tom Marino said “Everything is on the table; we need to downsize the government.”
Maybe they should listen to this guy
GOP Gov. Christie Slams Cantor's Idea to Negotiate Hurricane Aid
“You’re going to turn it into a fiasco like that debt-limit thing where you’re fighting with each other for eight or nine weeks and you expect the citizens of my state to wait? They’re not gonna wait, and I’m going to fight to make sure that they don’t,” Christie said putting the Tea Party-driven House on notice that its slash and gut politics will not be tolerated.
I got this press release from Lou:
U.S. Rep. Barletta secures U.S. Navy flyover for Funfest parade on Sept. 11
So there is enough money in the budget for a flyover but not enough to help out the folks in the back mountain who don't have power or water.
What a failure as a Congressman. When we had Dan Flood and Kanjo in the House the response would have been immediate.
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