Skip to comments.New York state asks Washington (DC) to cover all storm costs
Posted on 11/05/2012 10:40:02 PM PST by Olog-hai
New York state on Wednesday asked the U.S. federal government to pay all the costs of cleaning up and repairing damage from massive storm Sandy that tore through the Northeast this week and crippled New York City.
Governor Andrew Cuomo said he is asking fellow Democrat, President Barack Obama, to pay 100 percent of the estimated $6 billion bill, at a time that state and local government budgets remain constrained by a weak economic recovery.
New York top finance official, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, said Washington should foot the bill, because of lingering financial pressures on state and local governments from the 2007-09 recession. I think the focus will have to be on Washington, for obvious reasons, DiNapoli told Reuters in an interview. They have greater resources. They can print money; we cant do that here. And given the fact this is not just a New York disaster, its really a national disaster, its probably for the federal government to step up and play a significant role.
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Sure, just like with the Texas wildfires last year?
We also ended up picking up the tab for much of Hurricane Ike. It is my understanding that the City of Houston picked up a big portion of the tab for housing, feeding, clothing, transporting and eventual incarceration of some of the NOLA evacuees. Since we have had Democrat mayors I’m sure we’ll never know how much.
I’m very sorry for the people in New York who suffered extensive damage but I’m still paying off bills from Ike and I had insurance. Like most people in our area we took care of our own expenses for our property damage and that to our city and so can they.
NY never learned anything from the 1938 Long Island Express nor from Katrina- nor from Japanese tsunami- Japan cities, NY, NJ, New Orleans are all at sea level-duuuhhhhh -They never heard of Dutch dikes...even tho NY was founded by the Dutch-
You just watch......f**king New Yorkers will STILL vote for Dems in key positions in future elections.
Ungodly stupid. Don’t ever tell me how tough, independent, etc., etc. NY’ers are. They’re a bunch of robots.
DC = big amorphous blob of free money not attached to anyone’s wallet
Same here. New York can blow it out their barracks bag. They’ll go dem forever no matter what.
“They can print money; we cant do that here.”
New York state is rated AA by Standard and Poors and Aa2 by Moodys and its outstanding debt is the second highest among states, after California.When you are chasing the infamous Land Of Fruits And Nuts, and your comptroller is begging for a federal bailout that will result in devaluing the currency and putting everyone further behind the 8-ball, just how tough and independent are you?
Amen! to that. NYers are the worst of whiners.
Texas Fires, Drought, Tennessee Flooding, Joplin Tornadoes... we asked for Nada
New York, New Jersey ... WTF we get to pay cause they bitch?
For crying out loud you were making fun of backward hick preppers then they were whining like babies before because we weren’t scared for them, then the Storm hits then “wow” now it’s REAL... well maybe it’s TIME TO GROW UP!
(They won’t... they will go vote for Zero today because they want a Daddy Govt to take care of them)
You people should really be ashamed ... yeah it’s not fun, it’s rough and we want to help you ... (as soon as you grow up)...
I wanted to drive to NY or NJ and kick the living crap out of those Union Thugs that chased away the Alabama Power guys who were just there to help... you folks dug that hole... you want it... now you get to live in it.
Sorry if I just can’t work up even fake sorrow for your pitiful ignorance and self imposed suffering... do not even ask me to pay for it.
Now I’m off to go Shoot my Guns, drink a 32oz Soda and Pray for your Dumb Asses.
It was 85 deg here yesterday, clear skies, really a lovely day on the Beach and in a couple of hours from now we are going to FIRE YOUR POS “Present 0bama” and then it’s gonna be just another beautiful day in America.
PS I know just like California you guys (Conservatives) in New York and New Jersey are surrounded and outnumbered by Libs... my rant was not directed at you... so just duck or get out of the way... this is Return Fire for Effect and cannot be directed... Direct Fire is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY