After giving billionaires a tax cut in the fiscal cliff deal, Republicans in the House went back on vacation without giving victims of Hurricane Sandy some much-needed relief. Last Tuesday night – Republicans in the House were supposed to vote on an aid package for victims of Sandy, but the legislation was inexplicably pulled at the last minute – meaning Republicans will wrap up this session of Congress without funding more disaster relief.
Republican Congressman Peter King called the decision to scrap the vote, “absolutely inexcusable, absolutely indefensible.” Democrats in the Senate already approved $60 billion in relief to those affected by the storm, and were waiting for Republicans in the House to do the same. But instead, Speaker of the House John Boehner told Republicans to go back on vacation.
Unless you have more than six zeros in your bank account, don’t even bother asking for help from today’s Republican Party.