Monday, August 29, 2011

Fail Quote: Republican blames Obama for own committee’s disaster relief cuts

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Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) (Chm., House Appropriations Committee)
Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY)

From US House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY), urging the Senate to approve a Republican bill for immediate disaster relief funds in light of the latest natural calamity to strike the U.S. and, predictably enough, blaming their budgetary shortcomings on President Obama & co.:

"Time and time again, the [Obama] administration has ignored the obvious funding needs of the Disaster Relief Fund, purposefully and irresponsibly underfunding the account and putting families and communities who have suffered from terrible disasters on the back burner," Rogers said. "Now the administration has let the fund reach critically low levels, putting continued recovery at risk, without a plan for the future or a clear method for dealing with new disasters."

There’s only one problem with that. The reason for those “critically low levels” is actually a number of sweeping budget cuts that were proposed and passed by his own Committee and under his advisement.

There just aren’t enough words to describe such sheer assclownery anymore.

(via @PersonalFailure)