Just because *everybody knows* the most conservative member of the US Senate is going to reject disaster relief for families whose whole lives have just been uprooted by a freak storm doesn’t mean Pat Toomey should get off the hook for it in the press.
We’re talking about a bill that tacks an extra $50 billion onto the nearly $4 trillion Congress will spend this year. Yes these are big numbers, but the US has a $15.6 trillion economy. We are the richest country on Earth. When our biggest most productive metro regions get hit by natural disasters, nobody has any problem lending us the money to fix them. The people pretending we are too poor to afford this are monsters.