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Albany, NY - Gov. Cuomo to Make Pitch for $42B Federal Aid to Obama, Congress

Published on: December 1, 2012 11:01 PM
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Sen. Chuck Schumer, Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan and President Obama (l. to r.) listen as Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks in Cedar Grove, Staten Island, during a Nov. 15 visit to survey damage from Hurricane Sandy.  AP FILESen. Chuck Schumer, Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan and President Obama (l. to r.) listen as Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks in Cedar Grove, Staten Island, during a Nov. 15 visit to survey damage from Hurricane Sandy.  AP FILE

Albany, NY - An official in New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (KWOH’-mohz) administration says the governor is headed to Washington on Monday to make his pitch for about $42 billion in federal aid to help the state recover from Superstorm Sandy.

The official spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Friday because Cuomo’s official schedule hadn’t been released.

Cuomo is asking for more than $32 billion from President Barack Obama’s administration and Congress for repairs and to cover the immediate costs triggered by Sandy. The superstorm hit New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley in late October.

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Cuomo also wants $9 billion for preventive measures to better protect the area for the next big storm.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was in Washington on Wednesday to request $19 billion of the total for his city.

 

 


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 Dec 01, 2012 at 11:25 PM Brooklynhocker Says:

"Cuomo also wants $9 billion for preventive measures to better protect the area for the next big storm."

(You can't write these jokes fast enough!!!) Like the next Mayoral race?

"New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was in Washington on Wednesday to request $19 billion of the total for his city."
 
"HIS city" - I just can't get enough. Howcome Cuomo only needs 9 Billion statewide and Bloomberg needs another 10Billion just for Nyc? Hey Mayor Mike how about you grab a hammer and learn to fix it yourself. You've pretty much done that until now. Or how about taking some of it from the out of control MTA and their fair hikes. Better yet , you have the ability to hire millions of unemployed workers to clean up and then send the bill to Obama. Mike you're too white to get a hand out from anyone.

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 Dec 02, 2012 at 01:06 AM Mark Levin Says:

The people of NY State are one of the highest taxed in the country thus one would think NY should have enough money already.


Soak your own people and leave the rest of the country out of your mess!

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 Dec 02, 2012 at 08:31 AM Geulah Says:

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Brooklynhocker Says:

"Cuomo also wants $9 billion for preventive measures to better protect the area for the next big storm."

(You can't write these jokes fast enough!!!) Like the next Mayoral race?

"New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was in Washington on Wednesday to request $19 billion of the total for his city."
 
"HIS city" - I just can't get enough. Howcome Cuomo only needs 9 Billion statewide and Bloomberg needs another 10Billion just for Nyc? Hey Mayor Mike how about you grab a hammer and learn to fix it yourself. You've pretty much done that until now. Or how about taking some of it from the out of control MTA and their fair hikes. Better yet , you have the ability to hire millions of unemployed workers to clean up and then send the bill to Obama. Mike you're too white to get a hand out from anyone.

Partly because the State isn't at sea level and subject to flooding as the City is, as witnessed by shut downs of the tunnels both subways and cars and the complete washout of Breezy Point, the Rockaways and Seagate. This request should have come 51 years ago after Donna and if there is a joke to write it's written on the electorate of this City that keeps pandering to the political king-makers (most who are jail birds) and the unions. You'll never be able to hire the unemployed workers or to shift the under employed workers from their desk jobs to clean up because the unions will not allow it. Being white or black (Mayor of New Orleans was black and got squat) isn't the issue and it's an insult to all who have been through this tragedy. We, the people, have abdicated our government to the 5 political crime families and to entrenched union thuggery. The shame belongs to us, we are the enemy. Until we realize that Lincoln was talking about a government of the people, for the people and by the people, not what the newspapers, talk show hosts, political clubs and other vicarious fantaziers have in mind, this joke you refer to will continue ad nauseum.

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 Dec 02, 2012 at 09:37 AM Anonymous Says:

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Mark Levin Says:

The people of NY State are one of the highest taxed in the country thus one would think NY should have enough money already.


Soak your own people and leave the rest of the country out of your mess!

NY state has a net LOSS of taxes sent to the federal government (i.e., they send much more than they get back). This is true of almost all the "blue" states. Conversely, the "red" states might as well be called welfare states in that the federal government sends them more than those states pay in federal taxes. So you have a problem if, once in a while, NY needs federal help? Maybe next time another state needs help for people who keep on rebuilding homes in hurricane- or tornado-prone areas, NY should "just say no."

(By the way, if NY had a $42 billion contingency fund for disasters, I'm sure that you would be one of the first to say that it's a waste, that taxpayers should get their money back, etc.....)

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 Dec 02, 2012 at 01:18 PM Mark Levin Says:

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Anonymous Says:

NY state has a net LOSS of taxes sent to the federal government (i.e., they send much more than they get back). This is true of almost all the "blue" states. Conversely, the "red" states might as well be called welfare states in that the federal government sends them more than those states pay in federal taxes. So you have a problem if, once in a while, NY needs federal help? Maybe next time another state needs help for people who keep on rebuilding homes in hurricane- or tornado-prone areas, NY should "just say no."

(By the way, if NY had a $42 billion contingency fund for disasters, I'm sure that you would be one of the first to say that it's a waste, that taxpayers should get their money back, etc.....)

Gotta love liberal "fairness" talk" but the point is not a net loss or net gain of what is "sent" to the feds. The FACT is that people in NY pay in the vicinity of 15-20% of their income toward one tax or another (sales, property, gas, etc etc etc) which goes to the state. The problem is NY is among the league leaders in govt handouts so they shnoor from the feds whenever possible.

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 Dec 02, 2012 at 02:41 PM Anonymous Says:

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Mark Levin Says:

Gotta love liberal "fairness" talk" but the point is not a net loss or net gain of what is "sent" to the feds. The FACT is that people in NY pay in the vicinity of 15-20% of their income toward one tax or another (sales, property, gas, etc etc etc) which goes to the state. The problem is NY is among the league leaders in govt handouts so they shnoor from the feds whenever possible.

Actually, NY is among the states that get the LEAST in government handouts, so when it's NY's time to ask for help, NY should get some help.

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