by Matt A. Mayer
The Heritage Foundation
November 28, 2012
Some East Coast politicians seem to view Hurricane Sandy and the federal money for the recovery effort as some sort of lottery that they have hit. This mentality is best summed up in a Bloomberg News headline: “Sandy Seen as Stimulus, Thanks to Rebuilding.” This view is grossly mistaken. Nonetheless, this episode provides an opportunity to teach America’s political class a few old lessons about disaster relief.

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