” Remember how the year started? With local Republicans joining Democrats to trash the House GOP for not waving through $60 billion in federal aid for Superstorm Sandy?
Long Island Rep. Peter King accused his fellow Republicans of having “put a knife in the back of New Yorkers and New Jerseyans.” His colleague from Staten Island, Michael Grimm, called it a “betrayal.” NJ Gov. Chris Christie called it “disgusting.” In the end, the piling on had its effect, and the aid bill sailed through, loaded with pork.”
” Now comes news that $648 million of this money meant for housing recovery sits largely unused, with only one woman in Staten Island having received funds.
This is exactly what’s wrong with our politics: All the emphasis is put on the symbolism of “doing something” — by which is often meant throwing taxpayer…
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