Crybaby Harry Reid is certainly earning his name today as he is threatening to shut down the Federal government over disaster funding. No, that's no the funding for the White House or Congress, but true natural disasters like floods and hurricanes.
From The Las Vegas Sun: The standoff over how to fund the Federal Emergency Management Agency, more commonly known by its acronym FEMA, is pitting the House and Senate against each other so bitterly that it’s threatening to cause another government shutdown.
FEMA funding is tied to the annual budget resolution, a measure to fund the government for the coming fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1.
But the House and Senate disagree over how much money should be afforded the agency: the House wants to spend $3.7 billion — enough to fund FEMA for about six weeks — while the Senate is going for $6.9 billion.
On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called the House’s proposal “a pittance” and “very short-sighted.”
Lawmakers estimate current FEMA disaster relief efforts — which include record wildfires in Texas, flooding along the East Coast and in the Midwest, and continuing tornado relief for especially hard-hit communities like Joplin, Mo. — will take at least another year.
Only in Reid's senile mind is $3.7 Billion a pittance.
But there is an easy solution for this problem. Fund the lower number and if more money is needed, then get an emergency resolution and get extra money. That's how they do it in the real world.
And considering how much waste and fraud is in FEMA funding, finding a couple of billion here and there shouldn't be too hard.
But old Crybaby and senile Harry Reid cannot figure that out.
And, BTW, Harry. shutting down the government isn't a big threat anymore. We don't care.