So a friend told me that Republican Senator Chuck Grassley from Iowa called people in New Orleans a bunch of complainers on their rooftops during the Katrina disaster, in contrast to people in Iowa who had a 'can-do' attitude during their flooding problem. I didn't believe him. But sure enough, here it is in the Congressional record, from last Friday.
So I don't want anybody telling me that we have to offset a disaster relief package for the Midwest where people are hurting, when we didn't do it for New Orleans. Why the double standard? Is it because people aren't on rooftops complaining for helicopters to rescue them, and you see it on television too much? We aren't doing that in Iowa. We are trying to help ourselves in Iowa. We have a can-do attitude. It doesn't show up on television like it did in New Orleans for 2 months.
Senator Chuck Grassley is considered a 'moderate' Republican.