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WILL TEXAN POLITICIANS REAP WHAT THEY HAVE SOWN????

Ted Cruz calls it "political sniping".

 

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie calls it "hypocracy".

 

Few remember that 20 TEXAS Representatives and both of TEXAS's Senators voted against the Hurricane Sandy Relief Act when New Jersey and several other East Coast states were in such dire need of Federal funds. Some of these areas have still not recovered.

 

What made that vote especially disturbing was that the year before the vote, TEXAS had received more Federal disaster aid than any other state.

 

Those TEXAS politicians had to have some gall to withhold those federal funds.

 

Well, as they say, "What goes around, comes around."

 

I wonder what the East Coast politicians will do when the Federal aid for TEXAS vote comes to the floor.

 

Will they fulfill another old saying..... "Revenge is a dish best served cold."

NO! IT'S CONSERVATIVES THAT ARE NUTTIER THAN SQUIRREL POOP!
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@nctarheel wrote:

Ted Cruz calls it "political sniping".

 

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie calls it "hypocracy".

 

Few remember that 20 TEXAS Representatives and both of TEXAS's Senators voted against the Hurricane Sandy Relief Act when New Jersey and several other East Coast states were in such dire need of Federal funds. Some of these areas have still not recovered.

 

What made that vote especially disturbing was that the year before the vote, TEXAS had received more Federal disaster aid than any other state.

 

Those TEXAS politicians had to have some gall to withhold those federal funds.

 

Well, as they say, "What goes around, comes around."

 

I wonder what the East Coast politicians will do when the Federal aid for TEXAS vote comes to the floor.

 

Will they fulfill another old saying..... "Revenge is a dish best served cold."


 

I wonder how they will decide who not to help if the Federal Aid to Texas is denied.  How about all of the refugees that have taken up residence in Texas?  They showed quite a few of them on TV in the last few nights.  Should they be denied aid because they live in Texas?  They might be Democrats, and then again they might not even be able to vote.. how about them?

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It's unavoidable, isn't it?  The hurricane in Texas was bound to generate political responses bound to be partisan.  Given the severity of the 'predicted' weather, for the little guy to remain in their homes was beyond reasonable.

 

It turns out the prediction was 'conservative'.  Once more we will hear that "each person must take responsibility for 'themselves".  Once more we will know that really means until 'themselves' turns out to be them.  

 

That so many good and heroic little guys did 'take care of each other' is a thing to be thankful for.....donchathink?

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@umbarch64 wrote:

 

That so many good and heroic little guys did 'take care of each other' is a thing to be thankful for.....donchathink?


And yes, the political partisan responses are directed a person instead of politicians.  Of course there are very few here who are affected or might be affected by the disaster.  Yet those are those who are far removed who are making the hateful responses.

 

As someone who is directly affected, I have seen both unselfish personal and governmental resposes.  For instance the individual with the Confederate flag on his boat has been seen rescuing from the waters those of all races.  And we have had governmental entities doing the same.  A disaster proclamation has been made.

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@TxGrandpa2 wrote:

 

For instance the individual with the Confederate flag on his boat has been seen rescuing from the waters those of all races.

 

It is quite telling when one feels the need to POINT OUT that a boater with a CONFEDERATE FLAG rescued BLACK people.

 

That the boater overcame his support of a conflict to enslave the ancestors of those BLACK people so he could rescue them in good conscience just adds to his heroism.

NO! IT'S CONSERVATIVES THAT ARE NUTTIER THAN SQUIRREL POOP!
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@nctarheel wrote:

@TxGrandpa2 wrote:

 

For instance the individual with the Confederate flag on his boat has been seen rescuing from the waters those of all races.

 

It is quite telling when one feels the need to POINT OUT that a boater with a CONFEDERATE FLAG rescued BLACK people.

 

That the boater overcame his support of a conflict to enslave the ancestors of those BLACK people so he could rescue them in good conscience just adds to his heroism.


No one here knows where or not that guy helped any minorities....just more FAKE NEWS that some are hoping is legitimate.


"FAKE 45 #illegitimate" read a sign at the Woman's March in DC, 1/27/2017
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@nctarheel wrote:

It is quite telling when one feels the need to POINT OUT that a boater with a CONFEDERATE FLAG rescued BLACK people.

 

That the boater overcame his support of a conflict to enslave the ancestors of those BLACK people so he could rescue them in good conscience just adds to his heroism.


Why should one not to expect a sarcastic post like that when pointing out the idiocracy of some here about a flag, peoples attidude, etc.  You don't know what he supported or anything about him.  I would wonder if a member of the AMEN CORNER here would have done that he did?

 

The more you and others comment negatively about what is happening during this disaster does say a lot about you and those others.  I'm sure that good people put politics aside.

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@TxGrandpa2 wrote:

 

You don't know what he supported or anything about him. 

 

I'm sure that good people put politics aside.


I know what people are supporting when they display the Confederate Battle Flag just as I know what people are supporting when they fly a NAZI flag.

 

This guy seemed to be good people as he was participating in the rescues but he did not "put politics aside" as you say. He flew it there for all to see; even the Black people he supposedly was rescuing.

NO! IT'S CONSERVATIVES THAT ARE NUTTIER THAN SQUIRREL POOP!
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@TxGrandpa2 wrote:

@umbarch64 wrote:

 

That so many good and heroic little guys did 'take care of each other' is a thing to be thankful for.....donchathink?


And yes, the political partisan responses are directed a person instead of politicians.  Of course there are very few here who are affected or might be affected by the disaster.  Yet those are those who are far removed who are making the hateful responses.

 

As someone who is directly affected, I have seen both unselfish personal and governmental resposes.  For instance the individual with the Confederate flag on his boat has been seen rescuing from the waters those of all races.  And we have had governmental entities doing the same.  A disaster proclamation has been made.


Hypocracy, they name is Republican.  Don't worry Tex, you will get your money.  Most os the other members of Congres are compasionate, moral people. Especially the Democrats. 

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@Richva wrote:


Hypocracy, they name is Republican.  Don't worry Tex, you will get your money.  Most os the other members of Congres are compasionate, moral people. Especially the Democrats

 


I've got insurance to cover any flood losses, besides we have completed barriers the same as in previous instances. 

 

Some posters are good poster representatives to turn people away Democrats.

 

P.S. It's hypocrisy, not hypocracy.

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@TxGrandpa2 wrote:

@Richva wrote:


Hypocracy, they name is Republican.  Don't worry Tex, you will get your money.  Most os the other members of Congres are compasionate, moral people. Especially the Democrats

 


I've got insurance to cover any flood losses, besides we have completed barriers the same as in previous instances. 

 

Some posters are good poster representatives to turn people away Democrats.

 

P.S. It's hypocrisy, not hypocracy.


I love it when the only argument Conservatives can present is a miss use of spell check. It so demonstrates the validity of their position. 

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@Richva wrote:


I love it when the only argument Conservatives can present is a miss use of spell check. It so demonstrates the validity of their position. 


Is that all you can say?  There are liberals who do the same, and you can't answer what else I posted?  Enough of the hypocrisy of liberals here for now.

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It seems that you are making it through this event ok so far, and that is good. On TV they said this evening there was some sun in Houston. Lets all hope the storm is out of there tomorrow.

I want to take a little time to cover some of my thoughts on what has happened, and what might come in the future. We have known each other on here for a number of years now and I give these comments with that in mind. First let me say I think the Fed. Govt. should provide relief to people in any disaster, and we should have a set of standards we all follow in our areas  to try and reduce the damage from the disaster before it happens. There should never be any question about will the Feds be there to help. One reason they were created is to help. Yes some call that socialism but I call it brotherhood.

I would like to look at the political end. First their should never be politics involved. Just get the job done for the good of the country. I would even be willing to pay a sur tax on my Fed. Taxes to cover increased cost of help provided. That is the American way. Here are some facts on the political end as it exists today, and my thoughts on them.

1. Included in the Fed. budget are funds to cover disasters. Until the 2000 when more funds were needed to cover costs of a large event which drained all the funds new funds were  approved across party lines. Never a fight.

2. In the early 2000 we saw this start to break down, as a group of far  right wanted to change that. Any money approved as extra funds had to be taken from, another budget line so the cost to the Fed. Govt was zero.

3. Our current VP when he was in Congress voted to take money from Medicaid, and Medicare to cover increased cost in one case. When you take money from these programs people die, and I think that is totally unacceptable.

4. This subject is based on the news story running today about what the Governor of NJ said after Sandy. There were a group of far right who opposed extra aid for Sandy to the various States hard hit with out cuts to other budget lines. There were quite a few members of the house from Texas who supported that approach. Both Senators from Texas supported that view. The NJ Governor (Reb.) said some day they will regret their stand on Sandy. That day has come. They now want extra Fed. money with out an offset. The question is will the members from Sandy states block it and say you were against this type of aid. Yes they have every right to do that as the harm done to their Sandy people was great. Damage from Sandy is still being repaired due to the delay, and a lot of people have suffered needlessly. I hope they do not do it, but I also hope the people of Texas tell their members who did this to people living in other states pay a price. What could the people of Texas do.

1. Not reelect every member of the house who opposed Sandy help.

2. Elect 2 new Senators from the State who will support they type of help the people of Texas should get after this storm.

By doing this the people of Texas would be saying to the rest of us we will always support you in time of need. It will be America first in time of need.

One last item. Our President says aid will come but if you look at his 2018 budget he has zeroed out all money for disater help from the Feds.

Will cover some more later.

 

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@TxGrandpa2 wrote:

Some posters are good poster representatives to turn people away Democrats.

 Huh?  What was THAT?


"FAKE 45 #illegitimate" read a sign at the Woman's March in DC, 1/27/2017
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Will they fulfill another old saying..... "Revenge is a dish best served cold."

 

Probably not for hurricane relief, though I do hope these jackasses from Texas who voted against hurricane relief get their noses rubbed in their actions on Sandy.

 

The people of Texas too, for voting them into office and cheering  them on when it was the north east that was hit. 

 

I'd say make them dress up like the clowns they are as a condition for hurricane relief, but that's just me, that won't happen on the floor of Congress.

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For Congresscritters to dress like clowns would be to invite an anti-deflamation suit from the IBCC (International Brotherhood of Circus Clowns).

 

What Republicans will do is push thru a zillion dollars in relief for businesses that haul ice around the country until it melts and build trailers with formaldihyde paneling that never get delivered- just like they did for Katrina. Then, just like with Katrina, they will demand a equal reduction in programs that help actual people - SNAP, workers comp, loans and grants to students.

 

If you want a Government that will actually help PEOPLE (who are not Corporations) after disaster strikes, you can't elect Republicans.

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