Las Vegas Sun

October 21, 2017

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Letter to the editor:

Playing politics with hurricane aid

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Perhaps the most honest thing Mitt Romney said during the campaign was at a fundraiser in Florida. He was captured on tape saying, “There are 47 percent who are with him (Obama), who are dependent upon government, who believe they are victims ... my job is to not worry about those people.”

He was not only giving his view but also the view of the GOP as well. House Speaker John Boehner, refusing to allow a vote on the Superstorm Sandy fund when he had promised to do so, is another example of not worrying about “those” people. Those people this time are people who live in Democratic states such as New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. It has been over two months since devastation rocked the East Coast and still no appropriation of funds. When Katrina hit, it took eight days. Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama versus New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. You figure the math. Southern states versus Northeast states.

The House has an obligation to support all of America fairly, not give preferential treatment to some regions over others because of political leanings.

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