I think Congress demonstrated that their concern for American people is just on the surface when they need the votes. Congress was so concerned about their own fiscal cliff battles that they thought that the Sandy relief situation could just wait for another day or another few weeks. The point is that you do not expect people who are living in uncertainty to just wait while you duke out your own political agendas. Congress demonstrated itself to be very callous that night, because they stormed home angry instead of staying long enough to pass a relief bill that meant a lot to ordinary citizens.
Congress should have and needs to pass the Sandy relief bill. It isn't fair that some states are more prone to natural disasters and don't always have the funds to react appropriately. While there are institutions for helping with disaster relief, the government needs to be relied upon in a time of need. If the government isn't there to help people, then what good is it?
Congress should have passed the Sandy relief bill because people who suffered from the Hurricane should be helped by the government. For example, some people have lost their houses and they have no place to live. If the government help them, they will be able to recover much quicker and be able to live comfortably.
I think that Congress should definitely pass the Sandy relief bill. It is the right thing to do. Millions of people are in need of help because of the storm and the 9 billion dollars that is being proposed could really help. We spend a lot of money on ridiculous stuff in this country. It's time that we start spending money on the right things.
You can't expect the government to pay money out for every problem, it's not their fault. They cannot afford it. Disasters happen all the time, THAT'S WHY YOU HAVE INSURANCE!
You pay the insurance company thousands upon thousands of dollars. Go bother them, not the government. Personally, I've volunteered my time to help, that's what everybody should be doing...But they're not. They continue to complain to the government which is wrong!
NOW WHEN IT COMES TO THE GREED ON WALL STREET THAT'S ANOTHER STORY...THE GOVERNMENT DID BAILOUTS TO SLIME WALL STREET, AND HURT THE MIDDLE CLASS...THAT'S WHERE THE MONEY SHOULD GO, TO THE PEOPLE WHO WERE HURT DOING THAT CRIME IN 2008!
America right now is having a tough time with the fiscal cliff and can't afford to overextend itself. Although this sounds like the right thing to do at the time, it likely isn't in the long run. If you want to fix a sink you fix it where it's broken, not where it leaks. We have institutions for these types of things, and a proper way to go about improving the unfortunate victims of natural disasters.