New Jersey Governor Christie seeks 100 percent FEMA reimbursement for Sandy

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Lghtfoot wrote:

What a pig. I have no interest in helping these obama voters.

Dec 03, 2012 7:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
1957johngalt wrote:

How about a Big Money Bear Hug for my Sugar Daddy?

Dec 03, 2012 7:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Substance4U wrote:

How about a reimbursement to the American citizen for all the steaks, bacon, pork chops, and wine for the closet Obama-supporter?

Dec 03, 2012 7:26pm EST  --  Report as abuse
winstongalt wrote:

Well, now we find out Christie’s price for fawning over Obama.

Dec 03, 2012 7:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
chas615 wrote:

Chris Christie, perhaps you should do a little more kissing of fearless leader, if you want help. You know like you did right before the election. Probably won’t help because Obamao would eat worms before he helped a republican. So maybe you should change parties also. Please!

Dec 03, 2012 7:35pm EST  --  Report as abuse
chas615 wrote:

What a Jersey HO!

Dec 03, 2012 7:37pm EST  --  Report as abuse
qewrasdfe wrote:

I am pretty sure even cheap ass New Orleans wasn’t so brazen as to ask the fed to pay 100% of the costs

Dec 03, 2012 7:41pm EST  --  Report as abuse
qewrasdfe wrote:

Wow.. NJ and NW.. thanks for showing you are LESS reliant than New Orleans


Dec 03, 2012 7:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jkingo wrote:

What a fat phony. Smaller government my [censored]. Just another pig at the trough, another Crist. Bring on the Libertarian Party. I’ve had it with these RINOs.

Dec 03, 2012 7:48pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Christie is now just another welfare junkie in the back pocket of comrade Obama.

Dec 03, 2012 7:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Dalellen wrote:

After providing President Obama with a heartfelt photo op and helping him get re elected Rhino Christie desrves it. He needs to come out of his liberal closet and declare he is a Liberl Progressive.

Dec 03, 2012 7:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse

30 pieces of silver from the federal trough. Good for you, Chris.

Dec 03, 2012 8:04pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Know a tiger by his stripes! Now we know why the long embrace. Only problem is that dear leader played the large guy like a cheap drum. Dear leader won’t call him back. Get real Christie need to change parties. I’m sure you will be welcomed.

Dec 03, 2012 8:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
CLAYCE wrote:

Christie will increase it later to 200 billion or so. Or, why not 500 billion? No big deal. Just call him for his Swiss acct number or send a truck with cash. Obidiot didn’t get his backing for free!

Dec 03, 2012 8:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Codetrader wrote:

Obama owes him 200% but Christy will get 100% out in public and then the rest under the table….

Dec 03, 2012 8:44pm EST  --  Report as abuse
comprof wrote:

They paid nothing toward my expenses after Ike!

Dec 03, 2012 9:04pm EST  --  Report as abuse
LogicNotHuff wrote:

Ann Coulter, looks like this is the 1 instance in a 1000 where you were wrong. You need to go ahead and publicly admit that Gov. Christie is too much like Obama to have credence in the new, Republican-Patriots (Bible YES, “Free Trade”(NOT!) fuhgetaboutit, compromise with the DemoCommunist Party NEVER) Party (If the DemoCommunists can talk proudly of being Stalinists, then we Republican-Patriots can talk proudly of being Palinists) which we are going to start.

Dec 03, 2012 9:19pm EST  --  Report as abuse
waggg wrote:

When a GOP governor asks for federal welfare, you have to question what the GOP really stands for.

Dec 03, 2012 9:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
waggg wrote:

If/when he gets the money, let’s be sure to follow it.

Dec 03, 2012 9:23pm EST  --  Report as abuse
fenndog wrote:

Wow reading these comments shows how ignorant and easily manipulated people can be. Drudge has really made an enemy out of Chris Christie. Did anyone here actually live through sandy? It was a disaster, many died, billion of dollars in property was damaged. People still don’t have electricity and we are going into the winter months. These state budgets are already strapped because govts have been cut down in recent years and this would have been a massive hit. There would have been no way Christie could have kept his promise to cut taxes if he absorbed all the cost. That is why FEMA exists and yes new

Dec 03, 2012 9:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse
fenndog wrote:

And yes New Orleans was fully covered by the Feds. It’s very easy to judge from afar but when something similar happens to you you won’t want to pay for it either.

Dec 03, 2012 9:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse
RD6385 wrote:

Apparently a picture is worth a 1000 words, but a photo op is worth $40,000,000.

Dec 03, 2012 9:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AZWarrior wrote:

One more in a long line of reasons I’m an independent. I couldn’t be associated with these pigs.

Dec 03, 2012 10:04pm EST  --  Report as abuse
fenndog wrote:

And just to clarify this was not food stamps and Obama phones. This was aid to people who lost everything. Most of the damage in Long Island and New Jersey was flood damage which is not covered by homeowners insurance. Flood waters reached far inland so don’t give me that crap that they should have known. Do you have flood insurance? What were we going to do condemn entire communities to homelessness. Then they would need Obama phones and food stamps

Dec 03, 2012 10:05pm EST  --  Report as abuse
music1999 wrote:

Christy was right he is not ready to be president.

Dec 03, 2012 10:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
RD6385 wrote:

I don’t remember Texas being considered a disaster area after the worse fires in history last summer….maybe their governor should have partaken in a photo op with Obama.
Suppose NJ should have saved some money from the dozens of years of bloated government for a rainy day…no pun intended. News flash…the state is on the coast, hurricanes happen. Another news flash….actions have consequences, spend tomorrow’s money today you run the risk of not having any money when you need it today. But hey, no worries living in Arizona I am happy to pay for the bloated, loud mouth Jersey Shore making, no money saving people of Jersey so they can use their money for more important stuff other than the well being of their residents.
And, I was there during the hurricane and watched for a week as they talked about the storm coming…where were the generators, where were the warehouses full of water, where were the fule reserves, where were the designated schools, churches, city building set up for displaced people? The only plan they had was to beg the federal government for scraps after the fact. But hey, you got a really cool picture of your blow hard governor and blow hard President.

Dec 03, 2012 10:12pm EST  --  Report as abuse
paperpushermj wrote:

They’ll Pay with Newly Printed Hundred Dollar Bills.

Dec 03, 2012 10:16pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AdamSmith76 wrote:

Amazing how “conservatives” like Christie run to the federal government. It is this attitude that is sinking our nation.

Dec 03, 2012 10:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
fenndog wrote:

Honestly what we are debating here is the legitimate role of government. When the storm of the century strikes the east coast and the cost would nearly bankrupt the states it affects, should the Feds come in to help our fellow citizens… That is an unequivacal YES. Should the govt be handing out phones, section 8 and free food to those who will not work or scam the system…. NO. Don’t group the both together.

Dec 03, 2012 10:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
newheart200 wrote:

Christie helped elect Obama so he earned the money.

Dec 03, 2012 11:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
newheart200 wrote:

Christie helped elect Obama so he earned the money.

Dec 03, 2012 11:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
iowafarm wrote:

Christie helped Obama win. No interest in payback or “gifts” for him from taxpayers.
You are a pig, Christie.

Dec 03, 2012 11:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
SEAL148 wrote:

I am tired of that blowhard but now it our turn. Hey Gov, you should have purchased insurance…both homeowners and flood insurance and then you would be covered. But it is a free country and most people probably decided they did not need flood insurance…and along with freedom goes responsibility and accoutability so don’t come looking to tax payers to bail out your @sses because you decided not to purchase insurance. All Obama supporters like the freedom part (and free stuff) but have no concept of responsibility and accountability.

Dec 04, 2012 12:05am EST  --  Report as abuse
grizzmann wrote:

Christie, gave Obama his much needed photo op, now he expects payment?
Yeah, sure?

Dec 04, 2012 12:22am EST  --  Report as abuse
SoWhSooWhat wrote:

How about we ask Christi for 100% reimbursement for the damage he did to the country by helping in Obama’s reelection.

Dec 04, 2012 12:29am EST  --  Report as abuse
JohnGilford wrote:

It’s only fair that Christie, after helping Obama get elected, would ask Obama to reciprocate. I have no doubt that when Christie runs as a DEMOCRAT in 2016, he will again ask Obama to support him.

Dec 04, 2012 12:34am EST  --  Report as abuse
wallylind wrote:

He’ll get it. He helped get Obama get re-elected, he will get whatever he wants. I hope he realizes he is the GOP’s biggest RINO now, right there next to “it aint my fault” Rush>

Dec 04, 2012 12:43am EST  --  Report as abuse
Hunterdonian wrote:

So, judging from the comments, I’m guessing that all of you tough, rugged individualists are for everyone paying their own way, eh? Well, if you believe, New Jersey is THE biggest percentage-wise DONOR state in the nation. Yes, that’s right, for every dollar that Jersey sends to DC, forty cents gets “redistributed” to…others. Y’all are for that? “Spreading the wealth around?” From one of the highest state income tax, sales tax, and real estate tax jurisdictions in the country? C’mon, now! Let us keep those forty cents per dollar we never see back from DC for a couple of years, and we’ll take care of lil’ ol’ Sandy by ourselves.

But, to keep it real, are you tough guys and gals from DONOR states, or PARASITE (to use a term that seems to align with your philosophy) states, hmmm? (Here’s a hint: if your state voted for Romney, and it doesn’t contain the Alamo, you’re living in a parasite state.)

And oh, BTW, the hardest-hit counties in NJ, Ocean and Monmouth, are reliably Republican, and voted for Romney. Same with the county from which I type this, the wealthiest in the US — and one of the only two of the top ten income-wise in the US, the other being Morris, NJ — to vote for Mitt, and we did so at a percentage higher than Texas. You’re whining about the biggest donor counties of the biggest donor state keeping some of their own tax dollars at home. Rattle that one around your head for a while. (Do it outside if it startles the children, awakens your spouse, or causes the dogs to bark uncontrollably.) Geez!

Dec 04, 2012 12:46am EST  --  Report as abuse
mamawati wrote:

I just choked. He asked for W H A T???? how naive a man can he be? Just cuz you sleep with him doesn’t mean he loves you Governor. He just used you.

Dec 04, 2012 1:12am EST  --  Report as abuse
WutUP wrote:

Your Tell-a-Vision is telling you that this guy is a conservative, along with Jeb, Bobby and Marco. KEEP WATCHING FOX TO LEARN HOW TO THINK

Dec 04, 2012 1:15am EST  --  Report as abuse
WutUP wrote:

So apparently Hunterdonian’s argument is that because Christy is the governor of the most heavily federalized state in the “union,” everyone should consider the man a “conservative?”

Fox news has done this brain well

Dec 04, 2012 1:39am EST  --  Report as abuse
KeithCooper wrote:

That’s one Socialism loving Governor….lol… We don;t mind, that’s what Socialists do. HELP.

Dec 04, 2012 2:38am EST  --  Report as abuse
SeniorMoment wrote:

The request from these states is not unprecedented, but the federal government should also take into account each state’s ability to use its own taxes and bonding authority to cover the normal 25% state share of disaster related government expenses.

In the Western U. S. $42 billion sounds like a huge amount of money, but if you compare it to state spending it is not as much in the Northeast. The normal state and local spending in New York state for example is $311 billion, while in New Jersey it is $107 billon. 25% of $40 billion for New Jersey is $10 billion, which would otherwise require less than a 10% statewide increase financed over ten years, well within state means.

Either we follow the law as it is written, or we change for all the state match from now on for storm damage. We should otherwise require that in the future states buy insurance policies sufficient to cover the state match of federal 75% grants for disaster expenses. The State of Oregon for example buys insurance that covers the cost of fighting forest fires above the annual deductible amount on state lands.

Dec 04, 2012 4:29am EST  --  Report as abuse
RantNation wrote:

Here’s where the libs will, all the sudden, come in and claim they’re for state’s rights and, as usual, they’ll get it wrong. They’ll claim that the state of New Jersey has the right to steal money from all the other states. After all, they think that freedom means everything is free.

Dec 04, 2012 4:33am EST  --  Report as abuse
SeniorMoment wrote:

If you are a Southern voter or an Alaskan voter, your state has long survived on outsized grants to fight disaster and poverty as well as to co-manage some lands. If you are a voter in the Northeast you have long subsidized other states.

Dec 04, 2012 4:34am EST  --  Report as abuse
BuckWheat2 wrote:

The Fat Man has got some nerve, just like NYC, New Jersey was not prepared for a fast moving tropical storm. That vary storm would have caused minimal disruption in Florida or any other gulf coast state. It was no worse than a winter Nor-Easter, the rest of the country should not have to bear the financial burden for political incompetence of the states of New Jersey, New York or New York City.

Dec 04, 2012 6:37am EST  --  Report as abuse
TeaBagYou wrote:

SeniorMoment, where’d you get that from?

China has been sudsidizing every state for the last thirty years. Step away from the Bingo card and try reading the news at least once a year. I bet you missed out on OJ Simpson killing his wife didn’t you?

Dec 04, 2012 7:37am EST  --  Report as abuse
eavesmaccer wrote:

Christie reminds me of Michael Moore, I don’t know why……

Dec 04, 2012 8:14am EST  --  Report as abuse
MTterb wrote:

What a low down scumbag. Is it the fault of the remaining 49 stages including torn New York State that they didn’t prepare? Virginia, my state I am fairly sure is prepared to take a huge chunk out of the costs on their our own, not 100% mind you, but at least 25%. Besides, God forbid if he were to pick up a shovel and get that size 60 pair of slacks dirty. All he has to do is feed the people and keep them warm, let them actually go out and start picking up loose boards and such.

Dec 04, 2012 8:27am EST  --  Report as abuse
BrianCK wrote:

So does this mean Christie now has no reason to raise taxes on the New Jersey residents or is he just another tax and spend politician like all the others?

Dec 04, 2012 8:36am EST  --  Report as abuse
BrianCK wrote:

So does this mean Christie now has no reason to raise taxes on the New Jersey residents or is he just another tax and spend politician like all the others?

Dec 04, 2012 8:36am EST  --  Report as abuse
rickdc wrote:

It will be his pay off for helping get the president reelected.

Dec 04, 2012 8:37am EST  --  Report as abuse
alwaysamazed wrote:

I wish I could add to “Lightfoot’s” comment. I agree with him, Christie has proven to be just what I thought of him on first impression. If I were Christie, I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for Obama to reimburse.Obama is in arrears all over the USA, what makes Christie think he is so special. I tell you what, Drudge is difficult to read this morning.

Dec 04, 2012 8:40am EST  --  Report as abuse
USAPragmatist wrote:

Once again another thread of righties/Obama haters showing just how divorced from reality they actually are. And they think everyone else is the problem, normally when you think everyone else is the problem YOU ARE THE PROBLEM! If you do not like a country that takes care of its citizens after a once in a lifetime type of storm, then feel free to renounce your citizenship and move to another country that does not support its citizens in times of need.

Dec 04, 2012 10:23am EST  --  Report as abuse
mensa141 wrote:

That is the least Christie should get for buying the re-election for Obama, don’t you think?

Dec 04, 2012 11:22am EST  --  Report as abuse
peterwoohoo wrote:

Fema only helps residential…maybe a furnace & water heater. Don’t have flood insurance or you are a business, good luck. Basically, you’re on your own.

Dec 04, 2012 12:02pm EST  --  Report as abuse
fenndog wrote:

I hope that the people on this tread who beleive that the people affected by Hurricane Sandy should fend for themselves do the right thing when a similar disaster happens to them. When their house, everything they own and lives are destroyed, they should reject all reimbursement/ grants from local, state and federal governments and liquidate their retirement funds, take out a second mortgage and rely on the gerosity of others who will be kind enough to help them. And when they go bankrupt, I hope they will understand that destitution is what the governemnt is trying to prevent here.

Dec 04, 2012 12:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ra44mr2 wrote:

Heck its the least Obama can do after Christie helped him out with the election.

Dec 04, 2012 1:21pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JL4 wrote:

Americans help each other, you boneheads. It’s a point of pride for me as an American. That said, it is a good idea to have flood insurance if you live on or near a beach.

Dec 04, 2012 1:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ctalton21 wrote:

Fenndog, I agree. I can’t believe how childish drudge and others are acting toward Christie.

Dec 04, 2012 1:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
faceofus wrote:

Christie is a repulsive leftist pig stuffing his obese pockets with struggling taxpayer dollars. American taxpayers have already paid enough.

Dec 04, 2012 1:40pm EST  --  Report as abuse wrote:

Guess it’s finally time for Christie to declare his party switch.

Dec 04, 2012 1:45pm EST  --  Report as abuse
KickPuncher wrote:

Asking for the rest of the country to pay 100% is plain greedy. I’m fine with the Federal Gov’t helping to the tune of 50% or even more (up to 75% even since Fed. taxes are about 3x as much as states), but where States get to collect taxes the same as the Federal Gov’t, states have the resources to pay their share (Unless of course it’s a poorly run state like NJ). I know that I pay taxes to my state’s government that go towards cleaning up roads, making repairs, etc., why doesn’t New Jersey draw from those funds to pay at least a portion on their own?

Dec 04, 2012 1:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
KickPuncher wrote:

I’m cool with the Federal Government helping a lot, but 100% is greedy. NJ should at least pay 25%, from their state tax funds, which being a coastal state, should have been used to prepare for a disaster like this. Being on the coast, you get a load of money coming into your state from shipping/tourism/etc., you need to use a portion of that to prepare for the disasters. Federal tax funds will be used to help, but state tax funds are another resource that Christie needs to draw from. Otherwise, he is being a greedy noob.

Dec 04, 2012 1:56pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Hunterdonian wrote:

Uh, WutUP? To believe your 1:39AM post, one would have to infer from my note that I think that Christie’s a conservative (I don’t, because he’s not), that states have a choice in how much their citizens pay in federal taxes (they don’t), and that – somehow – I’m a Fox News devotee (I’m not). Please help us understand how you could derive any of those points from my post.

Other than that, you’re note is spot-on: you spelled my handle correctly. Governor Christie’s name? Well…

Dec 04, 2012 2:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
SafeTea wrote:

To all those who once considered Christie as a feasible conservative candidate for the presidential seat, let his latest stunt serve as the perfect reflection of this man’s heart. He’s a Democrat in Republican clothing ~ liberal top to bottom and through and through.

Dec 04, 2012 3:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Cal-Igula wrote:

Christie is worthless! another big time Pol sucking off the Federal teat. A true Rhino if there ever was one! He can kiss any chance of being President good bye!!!

Dec 04, 2012 3:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Jameson4Lunch wrote:

A politician without convictions? Shocking.

Dec 04, 2012 3:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
calabash72 wrote:

Lets look at the facts here. NJ is asking the rest of America to send its hard earned dollars to NJ so they can be up and running for summer beach season. First. Who was the dingbat that built a city on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean? Who didn’t have a rainy day fund for just that. A rainy day or storm day. Why should the people who live in Pa pay for the loss in NJ? why should people who live in Iowa pay for repairs to beaches in NJ. Tough luck people. You get 75% of the funds from Fema, you need to pony up the other 25%. We don’t have enough money for every natural disaster that happens to a coastal city. You get to enjoy the beach so enjoy the weather as well. Good and bad weather.

Dec 04, 2012 3:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Hunterdonian wrote:

Re: ppg. 2 of my 2:00PM. “Your,” not “you’re.” Ugh.

Dec 04, 2012 3:38pm EST  --  Report as abuse
accbar wrote:

Yes, we have watched as appetites expand in our government. There is so much fiat currency pouring into our government that of course Mr. Big has his tongue out. Yet that money is being created not for we the people, but for the cronies of a select power group educated to steal from us in institutions and from immoral instructors we are forced to pay for. So, we the masses will be stuck with the debt they are creating.
They hate God, they hate obstruction to their progressive visions (read tyranny), and they must be held accountable for the future they are taking from us.

Dec 04, 2012 3:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Larrybud wrote:

Is there any doubt he’ll get it, after cozying up to Obama pre election?

Dec 04, 2012 4:01pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Ike was a huge and costly storm and Texas did not ask for 100%. Texas has a rainy day fund as part of its operations. As usual the east coast people believe that they are more valuable than anyone else and deserve the most. 9/11 victims families got millions; Oklahoma City victim families got squat. The week after Sandy hit tens of thousands were able to go see the Giants play. Ask them for some cash since they did not help

Dec 04, 2012 4:23pm EST  --  Report as abuse
thefilman wrote:

Wow, look at all the people turning on there hero! Something tells me %100 of the complainers are business owners whos livley hoods were destroyed by Sandy. Or maybe im just a socialist/markist/non citizen what ever you callit. crack heads.

Dec 04, 2012 4:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JimShorts wrote:

Ph@t B@st@rd!! Just like a cheap Crime movie out of Chi town… no surprise.

Dec 04, 2012 5:04pm EST  --  Report as abuse
jrl2you wrote:

I thought this man was a fiscal conservative……..are there no honest men left in politics…..

Dec 04, 2012 5:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
GregoTX wrote:

Forget it, Christie. I don’t want my tax dollars going to rebuilding the cesspool of liberalism where you are somehow the governor. Even if NJ wasn’t a filthy leftist haven, the fact that you want to rebuild stuff in the same spot, right at sea level on the beach, is just STUPID. You need to talk to the dimwits in New Orleans and maybe you can get a group rate on Idiot Insurance.

Dec 04, 2012 5:10pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Now we get to see how fools who help Obama get treated when they ask him to return the favor. Remember the one idiot Republican congressman who voted for Obamacare and thought he Obama would be forever grateful? Then he asked Obama to come to his aid during his re-election bid and Obama just ignored him and he lost? It doesn’t pay to sell out your principles to a snake like Obama.

Dec 04, 2012 5:41pm EST  --  Report as abuse
RUKidding9 wrote:

Just because you helped obama get re-elected doesn’t mean he’s going to give you anything.

Dec 04, 2012 6:10pm EST  --  Report as abuse
1MadMarine wrote:

I think the LibComs are trying to stick up for Krispy Creme,,,but its hard to tell,,maybe if they spit Barrys’Obama out of their mouths first it would help,,,As far as Jersey is concerned any state that requires you to fart in the car to make it smell better will do just fine with the standard 75% FEMA coverage..

Dec 04, 2012 6:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
noseitall wrote:

And now, ladies and gentlemen, we know the reason why Gov. Christie provided several photo ops with President Obama during the election campaign. Don’t doubt for a minute that promises were made and money exchanged hands, so to speak. So much for integrity.


Dec 04, 2012 6:37pm EST  --  Report as abuse
noseitall wrote:

And now, ladies and gentlemen, we know the reason why Gov. Christie provided several photo ops with President Obama during the election campaign. Don’t doubt for a minute that promises were made and money exchanged hands, so to speak. So much for integrity.


Dec 04, 2012 6:37pm EST  --  Report as abuse
noseitall wrote:

And now, ladies and gentlemen, we know the reason why Gov. Christie provided several photo ops with President Obama during the election campaign. Don’t doubt for a minute that promises were made and money exchanged hands, so to speak. So much for integrity.


Dec 04, 2012 6:42pm EST  --  Report as abuse
noseitall wrote:

Sorry for the repeats.

Dec 04, 2012 6:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Sure, Gov. Barry can just write you a check right from his Obamastash.
That’s where all of the money that Barry spends comes from. If he needs more, he just raises the debt ceiling. No Problem…

Dec 04, 2012 9:16pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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