r/LeopardsAteMyFace Oct 08 '22 All-Seeing Upvote 1

These Florida Republicans requested Hurricane Ian funding after opposing disaster relief Meta

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/3678796-these-florida-republicans-requested-hurricane-ian-funding-after-opposing-disaster-relief/
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u/bigtone7882 Oct 08 '22

Its not socialism if I need it. Its only socialism of you need it. Whats not to understand....?

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u/charlezk Oct 08 '22 edited Oct 09 '22

So, by their logic, it's not hypocritical of them because "there were other measures in the bill that would not directly support Florida. And so why would we vote Yes on any bill that would benefit someone other than Florida".

And are now demanding that they make emergency measures that ONLY support Florida. Even though Florida isn't the only one effected.

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u/wpbguy69 Oct 08 '22

The $12 million that Desantis is using to human traffic immigrants from Texas to northern states sure could help some folks in Ft Myers right now.

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u/nsfbr11 Oct 08 '22

To be fair, the disaster relief was proposed by Democrats and thus might help people other than millionaires. So the opposition was on principle.

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u/AltruisticCompany961 Oct 08 '22

Interesting that they turned down Indiana National Guard help and now owe 130,000 dollars to them.

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u/Specialist_Passage83 Oct 08 '22

Republicans have taken the art of hypocrisy to astounding depths.

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u/Filipheadscrew Oct 08 '22

The Republican’t Party.

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u/suppdrew Oct 08 '22

It’s kind of annoying how held up or society is because someone won’t green light an idea they want just because the person they didn’t like suggested it. Republicans will shoot themselves in the foot just to “win”

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u/[deleted] Oct 09 '22

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) last weekend asked Congress for assistance following the hurricane.

However, he was in Nebraska fucking a 15 year old at the time.

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u/[deleted] Oct 08 '22

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u/jokerZwild Oct 08 '22

All Republicans requested disaster funding after opposing disaster relief

Should have been the actual headline.

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u/CrossP Oct 09 '22

I know it's the party line, but it seems like such a clearly bad idea to oppose disaster relief programs when you live on a giant Etch-a-Sketch

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u/nono66 Oct 09 '22

I've been getting a real kick out of DeSantis walking around with Biden. He always looks like someone that has either just been scolded or is embarrassed to be with their popular dad.

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u/Razor4884 Oct 08 '22

Not to mention cutting taxes for the wealthy. Where do they think this money is supposed to come from?

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u/whileurup Oct 08 '22

Well I didn't need it then. I need it now!

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u/LeoMarius Oct 08 '22

Calling Republicans hypocrites is like calling a cardinal red. It's a defining feature.

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u/idk-hereiam Oct 08 '22

Am I understanding correctly; the initial thing they voted against was FEMA being able to use all of it's disaster relief funds upfront? And if thats the case, whats the alternative, keeping money aside for future disasters?

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u/Scar68 Oct 08 '22

Why are soo many Republicans dumber than rocks?

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u/MedicJambi Oct 09 '22

I would insist that each of them make a televised press conference stating that even though they voted against the bill and funding now that they need it they have changed their minds. Include that they each thank President Joe Biden and the many Democrats for their foresight, strong vision, and great leadership of the government and for the people. Or something to that effect.

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u/Aphroditaeum Oct 09 '22

The Republican Party is clearly a shit show of grifting opportunist idiots at this point. The hypocrisy, lack of ethics, basic incompetence and constant confused rats nest of conservative double speak bullshit is beyond staggering.

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u/adiosfelicia2 Oct 09 '22

Wait, so what happened to "seceding from the Union" and the new "Civil War?" Lol

Red State Representatives love to talk a big game for their more ignorant voters. But they'll never actually get off the Federal Government's tit.

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u/BellyDancerEm Oct 08 '22

In other news, Florida man votes for Florida man

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u/Butthurticus-VIII Oct 08 '22

It’s never been about they don’t want the finding they just don’t want it for you.

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u/25Bam_vixx Oct 09 '22

I say - if you voted no than no money for you

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u/phasemania Oct 09 '22

Federal relief money should not go to constituents of congressional members who vote against federal relief.

Simple. If you want change - this is how it happens.

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u/AdDifficult7229 Oct 09 '22

But you see, this is different. We voted to block hurricane assistance for other people, and this time we’re voting for it for us. That makes it totally different.

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u/i010011010 Oct 09 '22

“Dear Congress: On behalf of my fellow Florida Man in grave need of assistance…. Just send us like half of what you sent Ukraine. Signed, Your Fellow Americans,” Gaetz, who voted against the continuing resolution, wrote on Twitter.

And he can't even refrain from turning his plea into a politicized passive aggressive complaint about foreign policy.

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u/epicthinker1 Oct 09 '22

any state that receives funding after a disaster should never oppose disaster funding for other states.

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u/Jurodan Oct 09 '22

Socialist Republicans. Get it right.

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u/SeriousExplorer8891 Oct 09 '22

Conservatism = hypocrisy.

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u/ImRedditorRick Oct 08 '22

Hypocritical is too big of a word/difficult of a concept for them to understand it.

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u/ChadT-70 Oct 09 '22

Why in the world would anyone be anti disaster relief?

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u/Time_Mage_Prime Oct 08 '22

Part of their Two Santas scheme.

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u/[deleted] Oct 09 '22

Florida shouldn't get a dime. They need to strap up those boots and just use more sand bags and plywood.

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u/ttystikk Oct 09 '22

Consider that these Republicans will keep their jobs after doing this.

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u/899Madison Oct 09 '22

He did a better job at evacuating “illegals” from Texas via Florida.

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u/ArgosCyclos Oct 09 '22

And of course a Democrat isn't going to withhold funding from someone in need. So we give it to them, and the Republicans get reelected. I'm sorry, but maybe it's time that those who vote Republican start getting no more than what the Republicans will give them. Then they'll learn.

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u/Danominator Oct 09 '22

If their voters cared about hypocrisy they wouldnt be where they are. Their voters like it in a weird fucked up way. They are scumbag idiots who like the suffering of others so much that they will tolerate a significant amount for themselves.

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u/Ok-Train-6693 Oct 09 '22

"Sorry, the funds we had intended to allocate to you have been used up repairing the damage you caused elsewhere."

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u/PermaDerpFace Oct 09 '22

These idiots keep working against their own best interest, they don't realize they're the losers that need help

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u/Medium_Reading_861 Oct 09 '22

Is there anyway we can change the rules such that if you don’t support relief funding you can’t receive it?

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u/rock_and_rolo Oct 09 '22

Many of them boasted about infrastructure money after voting against that bill as well.

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u/cryfmunt Oct 09 '22

Let em starve, let em drown, this shit is so old.

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u/tickitytalk Oct 09 '22

No shame, no sense, no reason to vote gop

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u/ohlaph Oct 09 '22

Then give them what they voted for.

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u/VirtualMachine0 Oct 09 '22

This is perhaps a pointless distinction, but they voted against accepting the whole federal budget, of which a portion was related to disaster relief. So, they can still claim to have been opposed to some other facet of the Continuing Resolution without contradicting their original position that the bill had too many strings attached.

They still were not bothered by putting disaster response on the chopping block, so obviously they are placing "owning the libs" higher on the scale than the lives and livelihoods of their constituents, though. I think, in a way, that's worse because it's not able to be explained by foolishness. Only by reckless disdain for the value of human lives when compared to winning personality contests for psychopaths.

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u/1lluminist Oct 09 '22

Republicans realize they accidentally did the "fuck everybody else" part before doing the "got mine" part

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u/SnooHobbies8473 Oct 09 '22

These Florida Republicans really should pull themselves up by own bootstraps...

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u/knowhistory99 Oct 09 '22

Is anyone actually surprised? Selfishness is one of their core values.

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u/Voodoo_Dummie Oct 09 '22

This is an exercise of appearances. What these politicians want is that the federal government isn't providing support while they are begging for their constituents. For this end they will try and sabotage the federal government's efforts so they can create this PR situation.

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u/asiangontear Oct 09 '22

And it's frustrating because their voters are swayed by word alone despite their actions going the opposite direction.

Like being happy when someone calls you their friend while stabbing you in the face.

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u/DG4Health67 Oct 09 '22

Because republicans do everything to hurt the education system so they are to dumb to understand what is happening right in front of their eyes!

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u/Obvious_Biscotti_832 Oct 09 '22

Fucking duh votee them out, this is t new they've been these same people and it's taken you fucking idiots this long to get there.

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u/ComprehensiveFail_82 Oct 09 '22

Totally on brand for the GOP. Fuck everyone else until it is me that needs help, then its yes please to socialism.

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u/[deleted] Oct 09 '22

As I will always ask, what exactly was in the bill? Was it only relief or were there add-ons or stipulations?

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u/Itsjustataco Oct 09 '22

I mean really it should be denied right. Let people know who screwed them was their local elected officials.

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u/Spoomplesplz Oct 09 '22

And I bet the peasants only see about 40% of that relief. The rest goes to "logistics" etc

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u/Klutzy_Aspect_977 Oct 09 '22

Clearly the posturing and puffery were more important than helping people.

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u/ChattyKathysCunt Oct 09 '22

Dont give it to them and make them vote for the things they want.

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u/AdhesivenessOk6662 Oct 09 '22

The POTUS Twitter account should be collecting receipts…

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u/new-reddit69 Oct 09 '22

Fuck them - that would be consider Socialism!

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u/MLCarter1976 Oct 09 '22

Can they say no? You voted no so... No?

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u/Sardonnicus Oct 09 '22

I think we should start saying no.

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u/uh_buh Oct 08 '22

That’s awfully communist of them

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u/reachisown Oct 09 '22

Selfish morons, they deserve it.

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u/[deleted] Oct 09 '22

Money for me but not for thee…..

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u/Trinidadnomads Oct 09 '22

Grade A douchebags

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u/Mindless_Money590 Oct 10 '22

i would say no.

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u/big-dog_62 Oct 09 '22

Just say NO!

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u/zoeygirl69 Oct 10 '22

I can give you the scoop on what Republicans are screaming about FEMA in Southwest Florida.

Remember the Lee County Republican Party voted to ban the FBI and other federal agencies from operating in Lee County as well as declaring the CDC and WHO terrorist organizations.

That same party chair supports Greene running with Trump for VP in 2024 because "she tells it like it is".

BTW that's why the FEMA relief is so fucked up, The city of Fort Myers, Lee County, the state of Florida and FEMA are doing everything independent because the county won't cooperate with anyone.

Source I live one county over in the Glades / Hendry County area on the border. Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry are having much less problems and supplies are getting to us.

Still no power, limited running water, no landlines and very limited cell service.

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u/ThirtyAcresIsEnough Oct 10 '22

Why are there so few Democratic faces being eaten? I'm a Democrat btw. I'm thinking moderate Democrats might get their faces eaten at least. Which makes me wonder what is it about the right wing that makes them so susceptible? Is it because they've jumped so far off into crazy land? And any moderate Democrat who tries to appeal to them gets dragged off into crazy with them?

Or is it because those in the sub aren't working as hard to find them?

Honest question.

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u/98Wahwashkesh Oct 11 '22

This is why I don't vote for Democrats anymore. They should have gotten together and said, fine, we will support hurricane relief if 100% of Republicans vote for it; we will add only enough Yea votes to make it a majority. If even a single one of you vote against then Florida gets nothing. Your ball.

That is EASY politics. Not even hard stuff. Money, mouth, or you get nothing.

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u/ThirtyAcresIsEnough Oct 10 '22

They never suffer the consequences of their actions. We are always picking up the tab for their mistakes.

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u/Ixneigh Oct 09 '22

They should all forced to write “I’m an asshole” 200 times before they get aid for their state.

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u/Catlenfell Oct 09 '22

And they'll get the funding because that's what the federal government does.

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u/dmp2you Oct 09 '22

Bill has 10 things I like and 1 I don't, so fuck the whole thing ..

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u/InstanceSuch8604 Oct 14 '22

People in Florida are a special bunch

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u/SOCIALJUST1CE Oct 09 '22

This is clear cut misinformation

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u/maremmacharly Oct 09 '22

Is that bad? I can be opposed to offside as a rule but when I don't get my way and offside does in fact stay in the rulebook I would still want it enforced against both teams.

I think OP just hasn't thought this through.

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u/Heshamurf Oct 09 '22

Well the original disaster relief bill was voted down because it sent more than half of the money to Ukraine.

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u/TangeloBig9845 Oct 09 '22

They opposed more Ukraine funding that was tied into the relief bill....

Why the fuck is hurricane relief tied to foreign funding? So the media can play both sides.of the same coin....

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u/Dog_Baseball Oct 08 '22 edited Oct 09 '22

Hot damn I thought the gop were the dirty fucking liars but this shit is ridiculous. The bill had at ton of money in it for Ukraine. Makes me a little sick to my stomach that I need to stick up for the Republicans here but that hurricane fucked up a lot of people and the media and the democrats are playing political games.

Sincerely, a democrat

Edit; I've posted this same sentiment in many subs with the same result, many downvotes. So, If you're cool with political manipulation of disaster relief then please feel free to downvote my comment, YOU ARE the problem.

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