Speaking of extremists:
House Speaker John Boehner is coming under fire for not allowing a House vote on Senate-passed Hurricane Sandy relief legislation. The radical Republican spending hawks such as Eric Cantor (Rep. Tiny Tim Griffin of Bryant, chief disciple) think the U.S. is too free and easy with disaster money for the moochers and propose to spend far less than the Senate has approved. You wonder if they'd be so tight-fisted if most of the money wasn't targeted for deep-blue Northern states.
The unhappiness is bipartisan, The Hill reports:
"It is with an extremely heavy heart that I stand here, almost in disbelief and somewhat ashamed," Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) said. "It's inexcusable. And I am here tonight saying to myself, for the first time, that I'm not proud of the decision my team has made."
"Tonight's action not to hold this vote on the supplemental is absolutely indefensible," Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) said.