Congressional TEA Party Republicans in charge of disaster relief have pledged to hold it hostage until states agree to more spending cuts.
From Think Progress:
Cantor Says Congress Won’t Pay For Missouri Disaster Relief Unless Spending Is Cut Elsewhere
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), however, said that before Congress approved federal funds for disaster relief, it had to offset the spending with cuts to other programs.
More tornadoes are coming – more than 100 people in Missouri have already died, and for Montanans, the disaster has struck in the form of flooding. Will the TEA Party do the same to us?
I doubt flood victims are interested in being held hostage so the TEA Party can continue playing political games. Disaster relief funding is intended to help people after disasters. That’s the point of building a civilized nation.