C#@k Block You on the Hurricane

  • Aired:  01/07/13
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America tries to recover from two major disasters -- Hurricane Sandy and the Republican majority in the House of Representatives. (6:12)

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK TO THE SHOW.

LISTEN.

AS YOU MAY RECALL, A COUPLE MONTHS AGO AMERICA WAS HIT BY TWO MAJOR DISASTERS.

ONE OF THEM NATURAL, HURRICANE SANDY AND ONE OF THEM SOMEWHAT MAN MADE THE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

THE SECOND OF THOSE DISASTERS HAS MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO CLEAN UP THE FIRST ONE

>> THE $60 BILLION HURRICANE SANDY AID PACKAGE.

THE HOUSE ADJOURNED LAST NIGHT WITHOUT VOTING ON IT

>> Jon: I CAN UNDERSTAND THAT.

IT'S BEEN A LONG SESSION.

HOUSE REPUBLICANS PROBABLY WANTED TO GET HOME.

YOU KNOW WHO ELSE WANTED TO GET BACK TO THEIR HOMES?

THE PEOPLE WHOSE HOMES GOT SWEPT AWAY BY HURRICANE SANDY.

YES, THE HOUSE REPUBLICANS...

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) ... SOMEHOW NEGLECTED TO VOTE FOR $60 BILLION IN HURRICANE AID.

A MOVE SO RIDICULOUS, EVEN THEIR OWN MEMBERS WERE GOING AFTER THEM

>> THERE'S ONLY ONE GROUP TO BLAME FOR THE CONTINUED SUFFERING OF THESE INNOCENT

VICTIMS: THE HOUSE MAJORITY AND THEIR SPEAKER, JOHN BOEHNER

>> I'M SAYING RIGHT NOW ANYONE FROM NEW YORK TO NEW JERSEY WHO CONTRIBUTES ONE PENNY TO

CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS IS OUT OF THEIR MINDS BECAUSE WHAT THEY DID WAS TO STAB IN THE BACK NEW

YORKERS AND NEW JERSEYIANS WITH ABSOLUTE DISGRACE

>> Jon: WOW, WHEN PETER KING IS CALLING YOU A DISGRACE.

I'LL SAY THIS.

TO KRISTIE AND KING, BY THE END OF THE WEEK...

>> THE HOUSE VOTED TO APPROVE MORE THAN $9 BILLION FOR FLOOD INSURANCE CLAIMS FROM HURRICANE

SANDY

>> Jon: SEE... WAIT A MINUTE.

YOU HEARD THAT RIGHT.

$9 BILLION WHICH IS, AS YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED, NOT THE $60 BILLION THAT THE SENATE PASSED.

THE HOUSE DECIDED TO SEPARATE THE $9.7 BILLION IN FLOOD INSURANCE FROM THE $61 BILLION

WHICH THEY'RE GOING TO VOTE ON NEXT WEEK.

BECAUSE WHAT'S ANOTHER WEEK?

ONE MORE THING

>> 67 REPUBLICANS VOTED AGAINST $9.7 BILLION IN AID FOR VICTIMS OF SUPER STORM SANDY

>> Jon: THIS IS WHAT I MEAN.

THIS IS JUST A SIMPLE DOWN THE MIDDLE BLACK-AND-WHITE CUT-AND-DRIED WARM CUP OF WHAT

WOULD JESUS OR ANY OTHER HUMAN BEING THAT ISN'T AN [BLEEP] DO?

AND YOU BLEW IT.

YOU BLEW IT.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) WHAT POSSIBLE REASON... WHAT POSSIBLE REASON COULD YOU HAVE

FOR VOTING AGAINST AID TO HURRICANE VICTIMS BY WAY OF A FLOOD REIMBURSEMENT FUND?

WHAT DID THE EASTERN SEABOARD EVER DO TO ANY OF YOU?

>> PAUL RYAN JOINS 66 OTHER REPUBLICANS IN VOTING AGAINST IT.

>> Jon: I KNOW WHAT THE EASTERN SEABOARD DID TO HIM.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) BUT WHAT IS HIS STATED REASON?

>> IN A STATEMENT HE SAID QUOTE UNFORTUNATELY WASHINGTON'S LEGISLATIVE RESPONSE FAILS ON

BOTH COUNTS.

IT ROVES TO DISTINGUISH OR EVEN PRIORITIZE DISASTER RELIEF OVER PORK BARREL SPENDING.

>> Jon: YES, PORK BARREL SPENDING.

I KNOW IT SEEMS ANATHEMA TO PAUL RYAN WHO FAVORS LEAN PROTEIN AND FISH.

SO LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THIS BILL AND SEE WHAT KIND OF PORK CONGRESS SNUCK INTO THIS.

LET ME GET IT FOR YOU.

HOLD ON.

HOLD ON.

LET ME SEE IF I CAN JUST GET THIS GIANT PORK... IT'S ONE

[BLEEP] PAGE.

IT'S TWO PARAGRAPHS THAT ADD $9.7 BILLION TO THE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM AND

NOTHING ELSE.

THERE'S AS MUCH PORK IN HERE AS IN THE MINI-FRIDGE OF THE BREAK ROOM AT PETA.

THERE'S NO PORK IN THIS THING.

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE NICE, MODERATE PAUL RYAN?

YOU KNOW, THIS GUY.

>> THE TRUTH IS THERE HAS TO BE A BALANCE BETWEEN THE TWO.

GOVERNMENT MUST ACT FOR THE COMMON GOOD WHILE LEAVING PRIVATE GROUPS FREE TO DO THE

WORK THAT ONLY THEY CAN DO

>> Jon: PRIVATE GROUPS THEY KEPT UP THEIR HALF OF THE DEAL.

THEY RAISED LIKE $400 MILLION.

REMEMBER THIS?

THE WHO?

THE STONES, BON JOVI HALF THE SURVIVING VIEW.

IT WAS SO SPRINGSTEEN WAS THE OPENING UP.

YOU KNOW WHAT THEY CALLED KANYE AT THIS CONCERT?

INTERMISSION.

BY THE WAY, YOU CAN'T CHANGE THE RULES OF THE GAME IN THE MIDDLE OF A DISASTER.

IF YOU'RE PART OF A COUNTRY THAT GETS SHELLACKED BY A COUNTRY, WE KICK IN A COUPLE OF SHE CANALS.

THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS, THIS WHOLE PRINCIPLED IDEOLOGY THING THAT YOU'RE PUTTING OUT THERE IS

BULL [BLEEP] ANYWAY.

EXHIBIT-A.

MISSISSIPPI'S HONORABLE MR. PALAZZO

>> HE VOTED NO TO HELP THE VICTIMS OF HURRICANE SANDY.

>> Jon: I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING.

THE INVENTOR OF PALAZZO PANTS?

A.K.A. JOHN STEWART'S FAT DAY PANTS?

BUT NO.

HE IS THE GUY WHO JUST LAST YEAR WAS STILL ASKING FOR, YOU GUESSED IT, FUNDING OF THE

NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM FOR A STORM THAT TOOK PLACE IN HIS AREA OVER SEVEN YEARS AGO.

>> MANY OF MY CONSTITUENTS IN MISSISSIPPI ARE STILL DEALING WITH THE EFFECTS OF HURRICANE KATRINA.

THEY DEPEND ON THE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM.

>> Jon: OH, THE FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM YOU VETOED SPENDING MONEY TO REIMBURSE.

HERE'S A THOUGHT.

LET'S PRETEND INSTEAD OF YOUR CONSTITUENTS IN MISSISSIPPI, IT'S SOMEONE ELSE'S CONSTITUENTS

IN NEW YORK.

INSTEAD OF SEVEN YEARS LATER IT'S TWO MONTHS LATER.

INSTEAD OF BEING AN [BLEEP], YOU.

LOOK, REPUBLICANS, I GUESS THAT YOU'RE THE PARTY OF LIMITED GOVERNMENT.

WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT OBAMA CARE HERE.

THIS WAS TWO PARAGRAPHS GIVING AID TO PEOPLE IN NEED.

YOU GUYS COULDN'T BRING YOURSELF TO VOTE FOR IT BECAUSE OF SOME STUPID PRINCIPLE YOU YOURSELVES

ONLY OCCASIONALLY LIVE BY.

HERE'S THE THING.

IF YOU CAN'T VOTE FOR THEM, I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THE PROBLEMS FACING OUR

COUNTRY BUT YOU SURE ARE MAKING THEM

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