Minggu, 09 Desember 2012
Sandy Jurricane Recovery Budget
U.S. President Barack Obama has asked for more than $60 billion to Congress to respond, restore and repair damage caused by storms Sandy. The request was greeted by two governors of two regions most affected by the storm, the New York and New Jersey. However, the amount of funds requested are lower compared to the estimated total losses that occurred in the state and in Connecticut at $80 billion. The White House said the losses caused by storms Sandy is quite large compared to other storms that occurred in U.S. history. Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Hurricane Andrew in 1992 caused further damage, writes Jeffrey Zients of the Office of Management and Budget OMB in a letter addressed to the Speaker of the House John Boehner. Sandy mentioned caused more than 120 casualties, and thousands of people are still unable to occupy their homes flooded. Requests must be approved by the president of the Republican majority in the Parliament and the Democrats who lead the Senate, before the budget can be disbursed. It estimated budget discussions will run a lot in Congress, where more conservative against higher federal spending. Budget The state of New York and New Jersey is the most severe storm hit. Team Obama proposed no budget cuts in relation to the demand for funds, saying the filing made "a sudden, urgent, unforeseen, and temporary," was made possible by the Law on Disaster Management. In a statement, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey to thank Obama for "faithful to its commitment to provide support" since the storm occurred on 29 October. They said the budget package that would be used to finance the necessary mitigation and prevention efforts to better protect our region from the effects of storm damage in the future. Submission of the budget is done when the president, and his adviser is conducting negotiations with the Republic of efforts to avoid "fiscal gap" a combination of spending increases and tax cuts that would automatically come into force on January 1, if no new regulations are issued. In Congress, the Republican head of the committee agrees that Congress assume responsibility for financing disaster recovery in areas hit by the storm. However, Hal Rogers also said: "It is also our responsibility to future budget tightening to ensure that hurricane victims get help and make sure that the budget disaster if the proper and efficient and deserve." Meanwhile, a number of efforts to raise funds for hurricane victims continues. In Yew York, performed a concert fundraiser who was held at Madison Square Garden on December 12 - the so-called 12:12:12 - and mention that Band Rolling Stones will be involved in the event. In addition, a number of celebrities who will be present are the Stones, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Kanye West, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel and The Who. Twilight actress Kristen Stewart and actor Leonardo Di Caprio also announced to join the fundraising event for the victims of the storm.