G.O.P. Split Over Big Plans For Storm Spending
"One fiscal conservative, Senator Tom Coburn, Republican of Oklahoma, said Thursday, 'I don't believe that everything that should happen in Louisiana should be paid for by the rest of the country. I believe there are certain responsibilities that are due the people of Louisiana.' "
".....many Republicans are increasingly edgy about the White House's push for a potentially open-ended recovery budget, worried that the president - in trying to regroup politically - was making expensive promises they would have to keep."
"As for paying for the recovery, Ms. Pelosi raised the possibility of 50-year bonds tied to the reconstruction."