Las Vegas Sun

October 20, 2017

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Letter to the editor:

Sandy relief divide caused by pork

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In response to Robert Blanner’s letter in Monday’s Sun, “When did we become so divided?” I want to agree. We have become more divided than ever since Barack Obama became our president.

Where I disagree, though, is his assessment of the opposition in the House to the bill for Hurricane Sandy relief. It wasn’t due to politics or being cold-hearted on their part. Quite the opposite. The bill was full of pork. Millions of dollars were put into the bill for things not related to Sandy whatsoever.

Those opposed wanted all the funds to be used for the victims of the hurricane and refused to sign it until the pork was deleted. We are in deep enough debt without adding even more pork.

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