New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie went to Washington, DC looking for funding for the cleanup and rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. President Obama is more than happy to oblige and is seeking a whopping $60.4 billion in federal funds for Sandy relief.
President Barack Obama formally asked Congress Friday for $60.4 billion to help states such as New Jersey and New York rebuild in the aftermath of devastating Superstorm Sandy.
“Our Nation has an obligation to assist those who suffered losses and who lack adequate resources to rebuild their lives,” acting Office of Management and Budget Director Jeffrey Zients said in a letter to Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Where is that money going to come from? The federal government is already over $16 trillion in debt, and about to hit the debt ceiling again.
I can find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution and I do not believe that the power and duty of the general government ought to be extended to the relief of individual suffering which is in no manner properly related to the public service or benefit. A prevalent tendency to disregard the limited mission of this power and duty should I think be steadfastly resisted to the end that the lesson should be constantly enforced that though the people support the government the government should not support the people.
Well, today’s Democrat Party is not the party of Grover Cleveland, that’s for sure.
What about insurance and all of the private charities that are raising money for disaster relief?
Oh, and the federal government is already wasting money, with $30 million that was supposed to go toward disaster relief now funding free lunches for kids even if they don’t need it.