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.

Much of lower Manhattan remains dark, as viewed from the darkened Manhattan side of the pedestrian walkway of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. Power outages plagued much of the New York area in the wake of superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Much of lower Manhattan remains dark, as viewed from the darkened Manhattan side of the pedestrian walkway of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. Power outages plagued much of the New York area in the wake of superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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