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December 28, 2013

U.S. Representative Tom Marino attended two meetings in Muncy to discuss the dramatic increase in flood insurance that local homeowners and businessmen are experiencing....

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hopeforfuture

Dec-29-13 12:25 PM

And liberals walk blindly like the good German people did in the 30's. The government won't come for me they are after the other guy.

Question every action of government don't follow. Whoever is in power.

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CMReeder

Dec-29-13 9:03 AM

Poor conservatives got caught with their tricks so they blame the left.

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CMReeder

Dec-29-13 9:02 AM

You are a very good propagandist!

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GoBB62

Dec-29-13 1:32 AM

"Just goes to show that conservatives are as mindless as the people they blame." -chuck

Speaking of "mindless", you & sham are being awfully good drones.

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USABorn

Dec-28-13 7:59 PM

Actually, what they voted on was a much larger transportation bill that had the flood insurance reform attached to it. (Another reason to have stand alone bills!!!!!)

The legislation called for a 4-year delay of the changes for the most vulnerable properties, by delaying implementation of rate increases until 2 years AFTER FEMA COMPLETED AN AFFORDABILITY STUDY. (Study mandated by the original B-G bill, but never done!!!!)

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eriklatranyi

Dec-28-13 2:36 PM

Liberals.....never happy until they have full control over everything.

They are admitting they hate the ACA because they wanted the failed model of single payer.

Single payer allows them to intrude on every aspect of your life.

Own a firearm? Higher premiums.

Drive a sports car? Higher premiums.

Kids play football? Higher premiums.

Who do you complain to when the all-powerful government declares you to be a high risk?

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twinder

Dec-28-13 12:27 PM

To answer if Marino should be voted out, the answer is yes. He voted for it without fully understanding or comprehending what it would do. That, my friends, is not leadership. And if you haven't been paying attention for the last couple of decades, this County needs leaders.

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gavinf56

Dec-28-13 11:01 AM

"LOL As usual the right baits the left with their stereotypical remarks." - CMReeder

LOL, typical Liberal response. When caught in a lie, blame it on Conservatives. The Dear Leader has taught you well.

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Capricorn1

Dec-28-13 10:42 AM

Al, the fact is this legislation was passed before doing the actual research to see how it would impact this country. It also does not outline the requirement to audit FEMA regularly even though the GAO has reported that millions of dollars were lost in waste, fraud and abuse of FEMA funds. For Hurricane Katrina alone, over 330 million was erroneously awarded to victims and they actually tried to recoup this money five years later after it was already spent. I agree that people need to protect their investments, but before you make major changes to a program you need to clean your own backyard first and at least know what the heck you are voting for. The co-author herself had no idea of the repercussions and as a result everyone is back peddling.

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SilentNoMore

Dec-28-13 10:37 AM

Getting back to the subject of flood insurance, I have a friend in Hughesville who was threatened with FEMA premiums 3 times the amount he was paying to them previously. He found private insurance that was slightly higher than his previous premiums and in short is telling FEMA to take a hike. Atleast there seems to be a get around from this idiotic bill that was passed before knowing the consequences.

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Alsever

Dec-28-13 10:31 AM

Did all of you go to Penn State/Jerry Sandusky university? Most comments have nothing to do with the letter. That is the way we were taught to respond to issues when I went to Jerry Sandusky Univ.

Regarding Rep Marino's vote--Good for him! We have got to stop paying for flood damage over and over and over. I would bet that the majority of people complaining own buildings in the floodplain that are rented to tenants who have no idea they will flood.

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CMReeder

Dec-28-13 10:06 AM

LOL As usual the right baits the left with their stereotypical remarks. Better luck the next time.

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Ritty77

Dec-28-13 10:02 AM

"They just like saying no to Obama on everything."

Given that he is a filthy lying Marxist, that is the prudent stand to take.

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CMReeder

Dec-28-13 9:53 AM

Yep! That is the way the right tells it. Obama did not compromise with us. He took their plan and then they said no. They just like saying no to Obama on everything.

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gavinf56

Dec-28-13 9:48 AM

The only people President Obama compromised with were Moderate Democrats.

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rick424

Dec-28-13 9:45 AM

Ahh...private enterprise, got to love it. I still don't understand. This screams everything republicans like yet they still don't like it.

Great comment @8:57 mr reeder. So very true. My biggest complaint with president Obama is he compromised too much.

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Ritty77

Dec-28-13 9:42 AM

"They went with the individual mandate in order to get Republican support."

That's a lie, of course. To get GOP support, things like tort reform, health savings accounts, and interstate competition could have been included.

Had these provisions been included, ones that actually promote reductions in the costs of healthcare, Obamacare would have received some GOP votes.

Instead, the GOP was told to pound sand, leaving this "train wreck" solely around the necks of the Democrat party.

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eriklatranyi

Dec-28-13 9:13 AM

Mr. Reeder said:

" went with the individual mandate in order to get Republican support."

Another liberal liar exposed.

Conservatives did create the idea of the individual mandate, then, quickly abandoned it as they realized it was wrong to force people to buy a product.

Secondly, there was ZERO effort to get GOP support. All the effort went into bribing Democrats for their votes.

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gavinf56

Dec-28-13 9:06 AM

"They went with the individual mandate in order to get Republican support." - CMReeder

Perhaps instead of "going with the individual mandate to get Republican support", they should have asked the Republicans what they wanted in the bill.

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JohnZook

Dec-28-13 9:00 AM

Liberal NewThink- Vote to pass something and then be outraged in front of voters at the consequences....

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CMReeder

Dec-28-13 8:57 AM

Liberals still hate it, they are still hoping that universal health care will happen. They went with the individual mandate in order to get Republican support. In other words the Liberals compromised on their principles were as the Republicans abandon theirs completely.

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gavinf56

Dec-28-13 8:42 AM

"You History-challenged folks really-do need to catch-up.....

See:

The Tortuous History of Conservatives and the Individual Mandate - Forbes" - MrShaman

Being history challenged seems to apply to more people than some may think

See:

Once Upon A Time, Liberals Hated The Individual Mandate - Forbes

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MrShaman

Dec-28-13 8:33 AM

"Do you actually believe elected officials understand the long-term implications of the legislation they vote for?

One only has to look at Obamacare to see that what was sold to the public has nothing to do with reality." - eriklatranyi

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You History-challenged folks really-do need to catch-up.....

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See:

The Tortuous History of Conservatives and the Individual Mandate - Forbes

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CMReeder

Dec-28-13 8:13 AM

See conservatives were in favor of the bill because it cuts government out of the equation. Just goes to show that conservatives are as mindless as the people they blame.

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farmer

Dec-28-13 8:12 AM

I don't know, maybe he didn't read the bill.

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