Lawmaker pushing to pull the 'pork' from Sandy relief bill
Rep. Tom McClintock sounds off
- Duration 4:14
- Date Jan 10, 2013
Rep. Tom McClintock sounds off
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-- they have waited 72 days.
Seven times longer.
Than the victims of Hurricane Katrina waited.
They are so consumed.
-- your own internal politics.
That they've forgotten that they have a job.
There's only one group to blame.
For the continued suffering.
Of these innocent victims and -- house majority and -- speaker John Boehner.
Well do you think you're mad right now oh wait until you be my next guess because you thought you could bully again.
And another thing coming is part of that Republican majority here voted against that initials -- release bell said it was filled with pork.
Andy says if another -- comes up there are equally filled with pork he'll do it all over again he's pushing to bandits to make sure that doesn't happen.
His name is Tom McClintock.
The -- Republican congress -- immigrants to to California congressman good to have you back you're willing to.
You know get in and Chris Christie's thanks -- Well look this is not a small amount of money to come -- fifty billion dollars that comes to about 450.
Dollars from every household in the country so that's what your family has a stake 450 dollars.
I think we're entitled to ask is this all going to necessary emergency storm relief -- begin to look at what's in the bill before the house.
There's -- two billion dollars there for highway repairs anywhere in the country including up to twenty million dollars each for Guam.
American Samoa the marianas islands they're not even in the same ocean as hurricane sandy.
They're sixteen billion dollars to -- topple.
The amount that we're spending on the community.
Development block grant program.
That's that's slush fund is paid for such essential programs as a doggie day care center in Ohio.
And dubbed day at -- circus in Nyack New York.
They've got a 111.
Million dollars in that bill for weather satellites now explain to me how they weather satellite can be damaged by -- hurricane.
We may need more weather satellite -- data were better satellites but that's not storm relief that's something that needs to go in the normal appropriations process.
All of that fifteen billion dollars in the bill pending before the house.
Only about four billion dollars even as expected to be spent this year so more than 90% of that.
Isn't expected to be spent until next year at the earliest.
That part needs to go into the normal appropriations process where can follow than -- normal scrutiny that is supposed to be given to spending bills of this magnitude.
Will you -- -- -- spending -- of this -- the argument has always been congressman.
I guess yeah we know this is the way things happen -- and -- head on and they throw and a lot of abilities to just get with the program and get the money to us when you say that.
-- -- to politicians like Chris Christie aren't sure believe they're doing right by their constituents by enlarging up.
An emergency relief bill with billions of dollars of pork I'm sure they think they're doing the right thing for their constituents.
But what they're really doing is undermining.
The support for the legitimate emergency relief.
Willis is going to -- her -- -- the hand the -- in the bill up I mean you might have some things that go beyond what he really needs storm related.
But could it be many of your colleagues Democrat and Republican.
Who are adding some gifts to this in order to get it passed and in order to get their -- Well I mean I guess I don't wanna cast aspersions put it I don't phrase -- -- -- vital.
But by alerting up this bill the way they have I think they've undermined.
Support for little legitimate relief that's in there and again as it was the amendments that.
I another of my colleagues will be offering -- to to pare it back to what is actually emergency relief.
For the storm victims and not doing highway building and -- -- it makes a good deal of sense you can sound you know heartless and all that but you're just trying to make sure that money gets to the right people.
Honda Accord I don't hardly any different Christmas but Wilson.
You tell by the by the way -- talk about heartless.
You know in in disasters like this are always shady individuals who go around door to door trying to shake people down from around the disaster and there are some of these politicians really doing anything different.
We will see congress and thank you very much.