NYC councilman wants to remove 'pork' from Sandy relief
Dan Halloran sounds off on issue
- Duration 4:05
- Date Jan 16, 2013
Dan Halloran sounds off on issue
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Agreed to now out of the politician who says you what you -- either -- support.
He's just gonna pitch a tent.
And get this -- guys from New York but new York city council of -- intolerance as it doesn't do his constituents any.
It's so much of that sandy aid isn't doing any good for that so -- -- do you feel about what they're kicking around now.
It's crazy you know we're talking about over sixteen billion dollars in future spending.
That's not emergency aid that's not helping anyone on the ground all it's doing is increasing our national debt you know.
In 2009 when President Obama was that was running will do you know running around the country talking about we can't mortgage our future we can't have the credit card mentality of George Bush.
Where you're basically giving China.
The credit card and and walking away and putting his -- and our kids.
Now all of a sudden it's okay for us to do it.
There's emergency relief and then there's.
General fund issues and the fact is that we we talk about twelve to sixteen billion dollars -- -- that will not be spent now that's talking about remediation efforts down the road Alaska fisheries that's still stuff -- in there.
Future spending infrastructure development.
You -- your constituents councilman.
I'm against getting this aid.
-- an up to a third of it is in coming view so I'd rather spike to two thirds and it's no what I'm saying is.
The house should have been stripping missing committee.
And send it back to the senate and let them send a pork free bill to the house -- they didn't do that for one reason or the other didn't do that so would you deny.
-- refuse look we.
Have to start getting spending under control that's the reality and unfortunately.
You know this country has to deal with this economic reality because you know what.
My constituents are gonna pay for their taxes and and what no one seems to want to talk about in the media about this is yes.
Congress shall pass an emergency bill it will exceed the spending cap that the congress voted on last time and.
Then your taxes will be the make up for that because there's no other place to get it for.
Well I admire your guts standing up to the likes of Chris Christie and others who had quit playing games Republicans -- this.
Just past the -- you're saying we are playing games if we pass this kind of it.
Actually look Chris -- a great governor he's done incredible jobs and he's right.
The emergency aid needs to be there the money it's actually gonna go into the hands of the constituents in the local community which is about seventeen billion dollars.
Of this fifty billion dollar -- package.
So we bailed out the FEMA relief insurance fund OK and we know that that's been operating at a deficit.
It's still in it's still in the red right now this is only gonna prolong the agony on it.
If we don't fix these course spending problems.
We're not gonna have money when there is another -- Well I suspect that we won't I mean they've taken some of -- bad habit of talking in terms of millions not millions not do so.
But he ended tonight sometimes -- -- That they will have gotten to see any package and you fear that it didn't set but could see a precedent for pouring good money after bad.
Well not only does it set a bad precedent for how we spend but it's setting a bad precedent for the nature of the device they're using to do it emergency spending.
And including an emergency spending line item.
Spending items not the way it's supposed to be done we -- we set a budget for a reason because we know the government takes an X number of dollars it's willing to -- X number of dollars which is how we get.
Our ceiling right and.
For every six dollars of money spent the ten it's now borrowed money.
We're spending less than we're taking -- in revenue at some point that comes -- the point -- I'm not saying the victims don't need money what I am saying is we didn't need to spend another sixteen billion dollars on projects have nothing to do victims.
-- -- Bottom line should -- their understandings understands.
We don't have anything like rainy day fund -- We don't have a a really fun and we can't buy will have a rainy day fund.
We have balanced budgets that have to happen.
But we don't have a tax base that can support it I mean Wall Street's numbers are down in terms of actual taxes that were collecting from -- got to make up.
Billions of dollars this year.
What's the federal government gonna do when that money's not there in the coffers Johnson thank you very much -- city councilman Dan -- and.