Originally Posted by brewmenn
Boehner promised to bring that bill to a vote before the session of Congress ended, but ended up breaking that promise, in part because of all the excess spending you mentioned. Would you rather him have kept his promise?
I don't remember him promising to vote on the Sandy bill until yesterday. Prior to that it seemed clear that the people in congress had something else to work on, like letting Americans keep more of their money. There is no emergency need for the Sandy money as FEMA has enough money already to cover all costs until something like the end of March. They need to fix this bill before willy-nilly giving away more money that they don't have.
Bottom line is, yes - when someone makes me a promise, I expect them to keep it. When those people sign a contract, even one that is more symbolic than legally binding, I expect them to remember it longer.