Chris Christie: Treat Us Like Katrina Victims
Governor makes pitch for more federal aid
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Nov 13, 2012 10:38 AM CST
Chris Christie stands is arm-in-arm with Keansburg, NJ, Mayor George Hoff as he addresses residents inside the Joseph Bolger Middle School, where residents were able to get a hot meal, Nov. 5, 2012.   (AP Photo/The Philadelphia Inquirer, Clem Murray, Pool)

(Newser) – New York and New Jersey are looking for federal aid in their ongoing Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, and they're not being modest in their requests. "We expect to be treated in exactly the same way that the victims of Katrina were treated," Chris Christie said—a statement that may raise a couple eyebrows. "They were treated very generously by the American people and I think that's what the American people would want," he continued, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Andrew Cuomo has put in a request for $30 billion in federal aid, saying it would be grouped into a larger regional plan encompassing New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. Michael Bloomberg has put in his own request for $500 million to repair New York City's schools and hospitals, and has warned that damage to the city "may well run into the billions." Christie also said yesterday that he may abandon his plan to cut taxes, because the storm likely cut into state revenues, Bloomberg reports.

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Nov 14, 2012 10:35 AM CST
YEA, the Katrina victims are still getting federal dollars, most probably in excess of 500 billion federal dollars in fixing New Orleans back up. --- GOOD LUCK Christie in getting one percent of that. --- But Christie can always try kissing Obama's ass again. ------ REALLY
Nov 14, 2012 6:37 AM CST
treated in exactly the same way that the victims of Katrina were treated," Chris Christie said" Anotherwords... Bring onnnnn the Money..
Nov 13, 2012 4:59 PM CST
Any federal money that goes to New Jersey should be audited to the last penny. One third, at least, will definitely be stolen by those in charge of recieving and distributing it. This is as inevitable as the storm itself was.