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D.C. partisanship delays Sandy aid

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President Barack Obama has announced that he is going to push for $60 billion in federal aid for the tri-state area to aid in cleanup and recovery from Hurricane Sandy.

This region needs more than that, but this amount is a start in the right direction. With the government in complete disagreement regarding the fiscal cliff situation, it seems the president’s request for this money may run into a political roadblock, which should not be permitted to happen.

The hurricane caused billions of dollars in damage throughout our region and has brought much personal hardship and suffering to hundreds of thousands of people. This area is due its just portion of disaster relief money from Washington, D.C.

The message to the overpaid and underworked windbag bureaucrats is this: Get us our justly deserved money so rebuilding of both property and lives can begin in earnest. We are all Americans before we are Democrats or Republicans.

All political infighting needs to stop and everybody in Washington needs to work together as one.

John Amato

Fresh Meadows

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