Saturday, May 25, 2013

Oklahoma relief bill puts America's identity in doubt


Right after the civil war started in Sirya, when casualties among the population began to skyrocket, I posted a comment on the CSIS Facebook page saying that America's intervention in Sirya was a matter of "who we are". 

The day after, President Obama used those very same words in a speech to support America's intervention in the Siryan conflict. 

When I listened to the President's speech I was really excited my own vision on Sirya went through.
The Siryan civil war is really a pointless one, because for the economic interests of a few locals, thousands innocent people lost their lives.  Being America the only Superpower on the planet, it should be able to immediately recognize when the time to act is come. Why America had to act in Sirya? Because it's a matter of values as values represent what we stand for, it's our identity. 

May 20, 2013 A catastrophic tornado tore through the Oklahoma City suburbs, destroying a school and devastating a community.

Republican Senators Jim Inhofe and Tom Coburn, have repeatedly voted against funding disaster aid for other parts of the country. They also have opposed increased funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which administers federal disaster relief.

Late last year, Inhofe and Coburn both backed a plan to slash disaster relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy. In a December press release, Coburn complained that the Sandy Relief bill contained "wasteful spending," and identified a series of items he objected to, including "$12.9 billion for future disaster mitigation activities and studies."

When the news hit the public opinion, hundreds of thousands of outraged American citizens sent disgusted messages to the two Republican senators. 

Yesterday, in a meeting with Reporters, House Speaker John Boehner started crying about the Oklahoma disaster. Later that day Boehner said the debate is “healthy” over whether emergency aid for the tornado should require offsets.

Healthy? what does it mean the debate is healthy?

Here's not a matter of healthy debates, when it's about helping fellow American citizens undergoing a major natural disaster it's a matter of who we are, of who is America of what our values are. It's not a matter of money, it must never be when you deal with American citizens who are undergoing a major calamity.

House Speaker Boehner is a very strange man, he cries for any calamity might occur, but when it's time to buckle up and lend a hand to those in need by providing them with federal funds he stops crying and calls the security.

This behavior represents John Boehner's values, that means who is John Boehner, an emotional Republican who denies help to those in need while at the same time he defines himself a patriot by crying at any photo-opportunity. Calling him a hypocrite would be just an euphemism. 




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