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house Bill H.R. 4667

Making $81 Billion in Additional Disaster Relief Funding Available

Argument in favor

2017 was a year with a significant number of natural disasters that occurred in the U.S., and Congress needs to approve this relief package so communities can recover.

Catt's Opinion
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12/21/2017
I'd say that should come right out of that Billionaire Tax Handout Congress just passed.
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Jonathan's Opinion
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12/21/2017
Despite a moral imperative to aid our fellow countrymen in Puerto Rico, preterm infants that I take care of as a neonatologist on the US mainland are suffering from malnutrition due to a total parenteral nutrition shortage after the shut down of the plant in Puerto Rico that manufactures the needed protein. How sad that Americans are suffering from our government’s inability to aid its most vulnerable citizens.
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Leo's Opinion
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12/21/2017
A humane society does not leave disaster victims languishing in emergency shelters.
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Argument opposed

While there is a clear need for some form of relief in the aftermath of 2017's natural disasters, Congress should spend $81 billion without finding a way to pay for it.

Woke's Opinion
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12/21/2017
No to the red states! They don't like federal government handouts or intervention.
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JTJ's Opinion
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12/21/2017
I have insurance to cover my disasters. So why do I have to bail out everybody else from their disasters too?
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Rusty's Opinion
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12/21/2017
This is too much money. Take a step back and reevaluate this spending plan.
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    I'd say that should come right out of that Billionaire Tax Handout Congress just passed.
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    No to the red states! They don't like federal government handouts or intervention.
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    Despite a moral imperative to aid our fellow countrymen in Puerto Rico, preterm infants that I take care of as a neonatologist on the US mainland are suffering from malnutrition due to a total parenteral nutrition shortage after the shut down of the plant in Puerto Rico that manufactures the needed protein. How sad that Americans are suffering from our government’s inability to aid its most vulnerable citizens.
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    A humane society does not leave disaster victims languishing in emergency shelters.
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    I have insurance to cover my disasters. So why do I have to bail out everybody else from their disasters too?
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    With all these natural disasters, it is imperative that we are able to plan, prepare and respond in future ones
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    2017 was a year with a significant number of natural disasters that occurred in the U.S., and Congress needs to approve this relief package so communities can recover.
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    DON’T FORGET PUERTO RICO—Yes, a Territory of U. S. & not a foreign island country.
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    This is too much money. Take a step back and reevaluate this spending plan.
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    Yes, but all these natural disasters should be a wake up call to this administration that anthropogenic climate change is real! Plus, after spending $81 billion on natural disaster aid, Republicans better not turn around and try to cut Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security after the giant tax cut they just gave to the rich and corporations!
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    Helping people in need when need arises is what built our country.
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    This money needs to be appropriated to assist the millions of American citizens affected by the natural disasters experienced this fall. Exactly how much of this money will be sent to Puerto Rico and how quickly will it get there? It boggles the mind that in 2017 there are hundreds of thousands of AMERICAN CITIZENS who have been literally left in the dark for three months. This appropriation should be passed and the dire needs of Puerto Rico should be the first priority in receiving this aid. The government seems to have forgotten about them.
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    Citizens have chosen to live in disaster prone areas. It's time that they take responsibility for their choices.
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    Let's also invest in clean energy and sustainable practices so we have less disasters in the future.
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    Not until the Government recognizes Climate Change is real and reinstate laws to slow emissions and alternative energy.
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    This is why we pay taxes - so we can help our fellow citizens who are suffering from all sorts of calamities! When we drastically cut taxes, how can we afford to help the people who need this help. When we all chip in and PAY OUR FAIR SHARE the whole country benefits! Keep that in mind next time you cut taxes for the very rich - yes, we noticed.
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    We need to help provide our fellow humans with disaster relief. How would you like it if your community was flooded and the world just stood around and no one helped? But only people who make 50,000 dollars over the average income should be forced to pay. For everyone else it needs to be voluntary.
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    Hurricane relief, yes - California wildfires, no way! They try to hold themselves above the laws of the land so why should they rebuild the homes of a bunch of elitist, law breaking rich people? Play by he rules or forget about help from the hover you thumb your nose at.
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    Absolutely make it available. People, American Citizens, are suffering and FEMA can’t function without the money for the people. Shameful - dispense this desperately needed money immediately.
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    Since when the US Government has to bail out States for disaster relief? Article 1, Section VIII of the Constitution says nothing about Congress having the power to subsidize or pay for disaster relief. When is the US Government is going to say Enough is Enough! When is Bankrupt?
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