Storm relief sets up new spending without cuts

President Obama’s call for $60 billion in spending to cover damage from superstorm Sandy tops a congressional wish list of more stimulus spending.

This Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, aerial photo shows burned-out homes in the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough in New York. The tiny beachfront neighborhood was told to evacuate before superstorm Sandy hit New York and burned down as it was inundated by floodwaters, transforming a quaint corner of the Rockaways into a smoke-filled debris field. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

This Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, aerial photo shows burned-out homes in the Breezy Point section of the Queens borough in New York. The tiny beachfront neighborhood was told to evacuate before superstorm Sandy hit New York and burned down as it was inundated by floodwaters, transforming a quaint corner of the Rockaways into a smoke-filled debris field. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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