Rothfus aid vote explained

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Perhaps your readers would not be so quick to condemn Rep. Keith Rothfus, R-Sewickley, for his vote on the Hurricane Sandy aid bill if they had taken the time to parse the numbers. For a good explanation of the magnitude of the total proposed aid package, I would suggest they read University of Southern California professor Larry Harris' explanatory article in the Jan. 10 Wall Street Journal, "Sandy Relief by the (Remarkable) Numbers." Just one of many facts cited was: "The $61 billion aid package represents $194 for each person in the United States (315 million) ..."

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