And if you don't already know the difference between the two, you haven't been paying attention:
A bill that would earmark $6.9 billion dollars for disaster relief failed to get enough votes to move forward in the U.S. Senate Tuesday, with Republican North Carolina Senator Richard Burr voting against and Democratic Senator Kay Hagan voting in favor.
The crop losses from Irene are the worst many of our farmers have seen in decades, yet their Senator keeps whining about offsets:
Wednesday, before the bill passed, Burr sent a statement exclusively to The Outer Banks Voice:
“We have been assured that funding for FEMA disaster relief will be included in the continuing resolution – the bill that will continue funding the federal government — that is currently being debated in the House, and it will be accompanied with offsets so that we can provide aid to those who need it without increasing our national debt.
“The bill proposed in the Senate by Majority Leader Reid this week spends several billion dollars more than President Obama requested to fund disaster recovery and lacks the offsets needed to meet the fiscal challenges of our country.”
Every single one of those farmers needs to be reminded of that attempted filibuster come next election. If they still want to pull the "R" lever, well. You know what they say about leading a horse to water...
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