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August 29, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

GOP hypocrisy in skipping Sandy aid

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Look up the word hypocrisy in the dictionary and you will see a picture of 31 GOP senators.

The U.S. Senate recently voted 62-36 to give disaster relief to the Sandy Relief Fund. In 2005, the Senate vote on Katrina relief was 97-0.

The 36 no votes were all Republican. Thirty-one of those no votes came from Republicans who had requested disaster relief in past years. When Joplin, Mo., was hit with that horrific tornado two years ago, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., requested that the federal government pay 100 percent of the cost.

Sens. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Pat Toomey, R-Penn., both requested relief help from the federal government for the damage Sandy had done to their state but voted no on the relief legislation.

Recently, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal called the GOP the “stupid party.” He could add that they are also the party of hypocrites.

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