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VT Gov on Tea Party: They want to spend more overseas than here

By Andrew Jones
Saturday, September 24, 2011 13:31 EDT
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Vermont governor Peter Shumlin (D) appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show Friday evening to express his concern over the possible government shutdown over FEMA funds.

“Congress is scaring me to death,” Shumlin said. “You know, the fact that we’re at a point in this country where we could get hit by a national disaster and have the tea party folks say ‘Where not going to give you money, where going to leave you out there to dry.’ It’s unbelievable. I never thought we see this point in this country.”

Shumlin noted how some Republicans are more interested in spending money overseas than in their own country.

“The fact of the matter is that, you just heard it in that debate, ‘Why do we send all this money to Afghanistan, to Iraq, to other foreign countries, we don’t spend it here. He’s right. We’re not willing at this point to spend the money to rebuild people’s homes who have been lost, all that possession wiped out. We have got to have that money to rebuild our roads, our bridges, our infrastructure.”

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Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
 
 
 
 
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VT Gov on Tea Party: They want to spend more overseas than here

By Andrew Jones
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Vermont governor Peter Shumlin (D) appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show Friday evening to express his concern over the possible government shutdown over FEMA funds.

“Congress is scaring me to death,” Shumlin said. “You know, the fact that we’re at a point in this country where we could get hit by a national disaster and have the tea party folks say ‘Where not going to give you money, where going to leave you out there to dry.’ It’s unbelievable. I never thought we see this point in this country.”

Shumlin noted how some Republicans are more interested in spending money overseas than in their own country.

“The fact of the matter is that, you just heard it in that debate, ‘Why do we send all this money to Afghanistan, to Iraq, to other foreign countries, we don’t spend it here. He’s right. We’re not willing at this point to spend the money to rebuild people’s homes who have been lost, all that possession wiped out. We have got to have that money to rebuild our roads, our bridges, our infrastructure.”

WATCH: Video from MSNBC, which aired on September 23, 2011.

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
 
 
 
 
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