Thanks for Nothing, D*#k Trippers

  • Aired:  01/16/13
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In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, a number of conveniently unaffected House Republicans believe it's time for the rules governing disaster relief to change. (2:57)

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK TO THE SHOW.

AS YOU KNOW WE HAVE A SIMPLE RULE IN THIS COUNTRY WHEN ONE REGION GETS HIT A NATURAL

DISASTER EVERYBODY PITCHES IN.

PRIVATE SECTOR, INDIVIDUAL ZENDZ, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STEPS IN.

AFTER HURRICANE SANDY HIT THE NORTHEAST SOME REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS THOUGHT IT WAS TIME FOR

THE RULES TO CHANGE.

>> CONGRESSMAN FROM SOUTH CAROLINA SAYING HE'S NOT GOING TO SUPPORT THE MEASURE.

>> MY DIFFICULTY WITH IT IS IT'S NOT PAID FOR.

WE'RE BORROWING THIS ADDITIONAL MONEY TO DO THIS.

IT'S WRONG.

>> IT'S DPUL OF PORK AND IT'S NOT PAID FOR.

>> Jon: THAT'S CRAZY.

YOU YOU ARE A MAN FROM SOUTH CAROLINA YOU'VE GOT A PROBLEM PUTTING ANYTHING IN PORK.

FOR GOD'S SAKES.

SOUTH CAROLINA HAS A PORK-BASED ECONOMY.

YOUR STATE HAD NO PROBLEM ACCEPTING AID AFTER HUGO AND GAFTON.

TURNS OUT THERE'S REPUBLICAN OFFICIALS IN THE NORTHEAST AND THEY WOULD LIKE A WORD WITH YOU FOLKS.

>> TO MY COLLEAGUES WHO ARE FROM STATES WITH DISASTERS RECENTLY WHO DECIDED WE NEED CHANGE THE

RULES OF THE GAME, SHAME ON YOU.

>> NEW JERSEY DOES NOT EXPECT ANYTHING MORE THAN WHAT WAS DONE FOR LOUISIANA, ALABAMA AND

MISSISSIPPI IN KATRINA.

IF THEY WANT TO MAKE NEW RULES ABOUT DISASTER, WELL, THEY PICKED THE WRONG STATE TO MAKE

THE NEW RULES WITH.

>> Jon: MY STATE.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

NICE STATE YOU REPRESENTING.

BE A REAL SHAME FIT ENDED UPPING LIKE NEW DELAWARE.

YOU NEVER HEARD OF NEW DELAWARE?

THAT'S RIGHT.

WHAT IS THE HOLD UP?

WHAT IS THE PORK?

>> THERE'S STUFF FOR ALASKA FISHERIES.

THERE'S THINGS FOR THE KENNEDY SPACE CENTER.

THERE'S THE ROOF ON THE SMITHSONIAN.

JOB TRAINING.

>> Jon: BACK UP.

THERE'S NO ROOF ON THE SMITHSONIAN.

IT'S GOING TO RAIN ON ARCHIE BUNKER'S CHAIR.

CONGRESS SHOULDN'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS TO GET MEASURES PASSED.

CAN'T YOU TAKE THE PORK STUFF OUT OF THERE AND PASS A TRIMMED DOWN VERSION OF THE BILL.

>> THE REPUBLICANS PASSED A TRIMMED DOWN VERSION OF THE BILL YESTERDAY.

IT INCLUDED NOT JUST RELIEF FOR SANDY BUT DAMAGED FISHERIES IN ALASKA AND THE GULF COAST.

>> Jon: YOU WORKED ON A REASONABLE COMPROMISE TO GET HELP TO PEOPLE WHO DESPERATELY

NEED IT.

I'M SO IMPRESSED I WANT TO MAKE THIS THE FIRST OF THE NEW SEGMENT "THANK| YOU FOR NOT

TRIPPING OVER YOUR OWN (bleep)." IT'S NOT THAT HARD.

THAT WAS THE HOUSE WHERE THE CRAZY REPRESENTATIVES LIVE.

I'M SURE NOW THE SENATE WILL HAVE NO PROBLEM APPROVING THIS PAIRED DOWN DISASTER RELIEF EVEN

WITHOUT THE FISHERY MONEY.

>> I SAY POINT BLANK THIS LEGISLATION IS NOT GOING TO PASS WITHOUT THE INCLUSION OF THIS

FISHERY MONEY POINT BLANK AND PERIOD.

>> Jon: GREAT IT'S BACK TO T

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