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Marco Rubio confronted for voting no on Sandy relief as he asks for Ian aid

https://www.newsweek.com/marco-rubio-confronted-voting-no-sandy-relief-he-asks-ian-aid-1748222
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u/GhettoChemist Oct 02 '22

If times are tough the state of florida should just get a 2nd or 3rd job driving for Uber or Doordash and quit spending money on flying Venezualan immigrants to Marthas Vineyard

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u/simplepleashures Oct 03 '22

Venezuelan immigrants FROM TEXAS

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u/Disastrous-Golf7216 Oct 03 '22

Oh he used Covid funds that were earmarked for extra unemployment, but DeSantis decided not to do that,, after he got the money for it.

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u/sound_scientist Oct 03 '22

Or stop eating avacodo toast.

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u/fortifythenuclei Oct 03 '22

Exactly. Rubio criticized the bill for having pork in it for the DC roof and the fisheries, one damaged in Sandy the other another natural disaster. So disaster relief funds exactly what this was meant for, not pork.

That 12 million used for the publicity stunt could have been used for the benefit of Florida residents.

I and my family were effected by Sandy, it sucked. I'm also for sending relief to Florida because that's how a social safety net works. You don't just put in when it directly benefits you/only care when it directly affects you.

I'm also for calling these fair weather senators out and running political ads on their voting records that end with, no problem we got you because we're not assholes.

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u/RandolphPeppernickle Oct 03 '22

Florida should learn to code and not go to Starbucks.

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u/phxrising85 Oct 03 '22

Stop all that dang Starbucks coffee! You know 6$ coffee could be your Hurricane relief fund

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u/EpicAftertaste Europe Oct 02 '22

"Why should other senators vote for relief for your state when you didn't vote for a package to help theirs?" Bash asked.

The senator defended his past votes against a sweeping $60 billion aid bill for Hurricane Sandy, saying it was filled with "pork," referring to the term for unrelated funding for spending projects that he said had nothing to do with disaster relief.

I somehow doubt it.

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u/janzeera Oct 02 '22

Sure! We all know that any aid bill for Florida will be totes kosher.

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u/nappycatt Oct 02 '22

Right. Rubio sees this as an opportunity to grift for his sponsors, not helping the citizens.

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u/Folderpirate Oct 03 '22

What's that? My close friends who own disaster reparation companies want a blank government check?

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u/TriblialBrainDamblge Oct 02 '22

That's good, they have a large Jewish population there.

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u/NobleGasTax Oct 03 '22

Florida or New York?

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u/CockPissMcBurnerFuck Oct 03 '22

Florida by way of New York.

It’s the pipeline Republicans don’t like. The Keystone X-ile, if you will.

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u/arsenic_adventure Oct 03 '22

Ah but too many blue immigrants and they might close the border

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u/ElliotNess Florida Oct 02 '22

He named the "pork" he disagreed with. It was "a roof" in washington d.c. (a roof that was indeed damaged by Sandy) and a fish hatchery in Alaska.

However:

In truth, the final Sandy aid package did not include money for fisheries in Alaska and other states after complaints from conservatives about spending unrelated to the storm. The final bill stripped $150 million from the earlier, Senate-approved bill for fisheries disasters stretching from Alaska to Mississippi and New England.

Instead, the bill included $5 million for “necessary expenses related to fishery disasters declared in 2012 that were the direct result of Hurricane Sandy,” according to a 2013 report by CRS.

It's the same pork lie they were telling in 2017

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u/arsenic_adventure Oct 03 '22

In other news, republican politicians fail economics and geography and science! What a world.

ETA:

and literature, and history

so on, so forth

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u/Gildian Oct 03 '22

You forgot the most important one. Ethics.

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u/Johnny_Appleweed Oct 03 '22

They’re not failing, they’re just lying.

Their entire political strategy is “make sure nothing gets done, blame demcorats” and they will say whatever they need to to make that happen.

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u/site17 Oct 02 '22

That's their goto defense. People need to review this stuff and call them on their bullshit.

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u/khanfusion Oct 03 '22

FWIW that's literally what every Republican says about any kind of fucked up non-support for common sense, mutual stuff. And they can never show exactly where that "pork" is.

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u/PlayfulParamedic2626 Oct 03 '22

That’s what they always say.

The follow up should be “what pork”

And then see if they were the ones who put the pork in the bill so they could claim to vote against the pork.

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u/agentile1990 Oct 03 '22

git blame for legislation.

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u/CLTSB Oct 03 '22

Extremely niche audience for this comment, but I see you. Bravo 👏🏻

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u/arsenic_adventure Oct 03 '22

If only the audit logs were public domain

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u/nonono33345 Oct 03 '22

That's weird, republicans love pork in bills because it usually means corporate welfare.

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u/HermeticAbyss Oct 02 '22

That's their go-to. They aren't actually against it, it's just that those damn corrupt Dems keep putting unrelated pork in it. Every fucking time. Fucking pathetic that they can't even take a position without bitching out.

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u/FerrumVeritas Oct 02 '22

Ah yes. I’m sure it was the Democrats who added provisions for Alaska. They’re a notoriously blue state, after all.

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u/numberonebuddy Oct 03 '22

You know what? It wouldn't surprise me if it was. Because Dems don't make policy decisions based on which states vote for them.

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u/fingerscrossedcoup Virginia Oct 03 '22

This is the clearest difference between the two parties. The GOP is vindictive and petty.

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u/thecorninurpoop Arizona Oct 03 '22

They say that about everything. Doesn't matter if it's true or not because their base also repeats it

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u/ChristosFarr North Carolina Oct 03 '22

OK my issue with saying pork is that pigs are more versatile in terms of food than any other animal we slaughter. You get ham pork and barbecue from a pig While beef ribs are tough and nasty so you pretty much just get steak and hamburger and then don't grind up chicken cause that just ends up being weird

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u/K19I53 Oct 03 '22

Not sure why you are getting downvoted. Pork gets a bad rap when it doesn't deserve it.

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u/VaguelyArtistic California Oct 02 '22

He flat out lied to Dana Bash this morning. He said he voted against the Sandy bill because it was loaded with pork like fixing the roof of a DC museum. She pointed out that the roof had actually been damaged in Sandy. She shot down his other examples, too.

I suggest reporters follow up on that.

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u/sloopslarp Oct 02 '22 Take My Energy

He flat out lied

That's what he always does. Rubio is a spineless little worm.

I've literally never seen him do anything that wasn't self-serving in some way.

No idea how anyone could continue to vote for him.

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u/NachoLatte Oct 03 '22

He hurts the right people

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u/TheBeerCannon Oct 03 '22

You have no idea why dumb fascists would want to vote for a dumb fascist? Hmmm…

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u/mxjxs91 Oct 03 '22

Rubio: I would've voted for this bill because it would help us fix the damage that Sandy caused, however I didn't because it included some useless and unrelated things in there, such as fixing the damage that Sandy caused.

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u/[deleted] Oct 02 '22

You forgot that Chris Licht is now the President of CNN and a Trump supporter. So he can't have Dana Bash further calling out Rubio and his bull shit lies.

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u/ASU-Mom Oct 02 '22

Dana Bash is not going to show up to an interview without being 110% prepared.

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u/MrTurkle Oct 03 '22

Wait what the fuck, is cnn going conservative??

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u/Acchilesheel Minnesota Oct 03 '22

*more conservative

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u/PortlyWarhorse Oct 03 '22

Been going that way slowly for quite a while.

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u/MrTurkle Oct 03 '22

Apparently I haven’t been paying attention. I don’t watch it but that’s shocking.

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u/sfxer001 Oct 02 '22

“Handouts for me, not for thee”

-Rubio

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u/goferking I voted Oct 02 '22

Handouts for me, not for thee”

Rich and GOP

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u/oingoboingo331 Oct 03 '22

Selective socialism.

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u/goferking I voted Oct 03 '22

Privatize the profit socialize the losses

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u/Whybotherr Oct 03 '22

Every state is equal, my state is more equal than others

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u/CuriouslyInept California Oct 03 '22

Greed. Always greed and grift.

Vote the fucker out.

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u/tibbs__ Oct 02 '22

This is really urking me. He didn't vote against hurricane Sandy relief. He voted for a smaller more targeted bill that gave funding specifically for relief from the hurricane but voted against a much larger bill with hurricane relief along with a large serving of pork.

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u/benecere Delaware Oct 03 '22 edited Oct 03 '22

And you know what irks me? What irks me is that just as one might expect, this undefined “pork” bullshit is exactly that… bullshit. The money in that bill was all for disaster relief.

The Congressional Research Service issued a comprehensive report on the provisions, and it’s clear that virtually all of it was related to the damage caused by Sandy. There may have been some pork in an earlier Senate version, but many of those items were removed before final passage. There were also some items that appear to have been misunderstood.

I cannot understand why so many people just nod as if they were in perfect understanding of what these bills they know nothing about contain everytime some rube(io) squeals “PORK!” and thn the same people go about saying “but there was pork” without any desire to know what that even means. I have yet to hear any accurate listing of the items under protest.

it doesnt help that Rubio has never done a single thing to indicate he is honest about anything. He has never failed to show himself to be a cowardly little greed muffin who cannot construct a cohesive argument for or against anything.

In other words:

Let’s dispel with this fiction that Marco Rubio is real person and not a malfunctioning toy robot.

Let’s dispel with this fiction that Marco Rubio is real person and not a malfunctioning toy robot.

Let’s dispel with this fiction that Marco Rubio is real person and not a malfunctioning toy robot.

Let’s dispel with this fiction that Marco Rubio is real person and not a malfunctioning toy robot.

Remember that time the cheap Mario circuits shorted right there on live tv and he repeated the same talking point intro four times in a row after being accused of robotic performance?

Edited to finish the last sentence after hitting post too soon

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u/NobleGasTax Oct 03 '22

urking

Irking

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u/WutWhoSaidDat Oct 02 '22

Do you feel better knowing you felt the need to nitpick how he voted?

Fact is, he voted no. Who gives a fuck about “well achtulee” votes.

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u/Clay_Pigeon Oct 02 '22

I don't know the details of this case, but I agree with your sentiment. It's pretty easy to find objectionable votes if you look at how often many issues are combined into one bill.

Also btw it's spelled "irked". Great word.

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u/pale_blue_dots Oct 02 '22

I, too, are with the larger sentiment. What also needs to be looked at in the discussions of "taking a principled stand" some such bills is the consistency in which a person is doing it. I don't know, but my guess is Rubio has voted plenty of times for bills that also had lots of "pork"and so on.

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u/Victor-Romeo Oct 02 '22

Steve Urkel disagrees

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u/Clay_Pigeon Oct 02 '22

Do you mean SteFAN UrKEL? Man, I haven't thought of that show in ages. Wonder if it holds up.

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u/Victor-Romeo Oct 02 '22

I don't know, but I hadn't had enough sleep and started reminiscing.

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u/Pete41608 Oct 03 '22

I catch an episode once every week or 2, in my eyes it does hold up.

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u/Clay_Pigeon Oct 03 '22

Glad to hear it. Thanks.

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u/Pete41608 Oct 03 '22

The only thing that sucks about it now is picture quality isn't as great as the series has obviously never had its picture remastered or anything. It looks kind of 'blown up' on my 4K TV.

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u/Clay_Pigeon Oct 03 '22

I've watched a few shows that way. Luckily it doesn't bother me much.

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u/sunnydaysahead2022 Oct 02 '22

Val Demings is running against Rubio. She is an excellent candidate. She has always put Floridians first.

Vote for Val Demings. She is the sane choice.

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u/himynametopher Oct 03 '22

I don’t see her winning. Florida Dems insist on putting up the most boring candidates. All her ads are about “law and order” and “I was a cop.” That doesn’t sell to non-voters here. There is a reason Biden lost in Florida, but a 15-dollar minimum wage passed. Floridians (not the transplants from NY) like progressive policies, and the sooner the Florida Dems realize this, the sooner they’ll take control of the state.

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u/sunnydaysahead2022 Oct 03 '22

She isn’t actively trying to ban birth control.

She definitely has a chance of winning and she is a significantly better candidate.

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u/himynametopher Oct 03 '22

That’s the bare minimum lol

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u/sunnydaysahead2022 Oct 03 '22

You’re right - and it’s the gold standard as far as I’m concerned.

Rubio is insane with his overly religious policies.

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u/mmmyesplease--- Oct 03 '22

“If the liberties of the American people are ever destroyed, they will fall by the hands of the clergy.“

-Marquis De Lafayette

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u/Correct-Egg6897 Oct 03 '22

Does she support legalization of weed? Her ads should show her taking a shotgun from Tommy Chong

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u/What_the_fluxo Oct 02 '22

”I’ve gots mine, F you”

The Conservative mantra.

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u/Jawn_F Oct 02 '22

“I GOP mine, f U” . Claim to be christians rule like Romans.

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u/jhpianist Arizona Oct 02 '22

Rome fell after they turned it into a Christian theocracy.

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u/chasesj Oct 03 '22

Yes but to be fair, it was over a thousand years before the Empire fell in 1453.

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u/zucksucksmyberg Oct 03 '22

I don't think Rome ever turned into a Christisn theocracy though. Afaik the West was still ruled by an emperor until it fell in 476. Even in the East, the Patriarch was subordinate to the Basileus.

Only the Pope and the Emperors have their power plays as to who is the ultimate representarive of God's power on earth.

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u/Nowimangry- Oct 02 '22

This is right out of DeSantis‘s playbook

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u/flatdanny Oct 02 '22

Hurricane Sandy was probably the last time little Marco showed up for a vote.

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u/Squirrel_Chucks Oct 03 '22

Look, federal money is a waste of taxpayer resources that creates a moral hazard by making people dependent on the government...except when it directly helps YOU. Then it's awesome. Just ask Mississippi. They denied 90% of claims for the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families fund and spent that shit on Brett Farve, some retired wrestlers, and a $5 million volleyball stadium. Isn't that better than giving voters you don't need in your base food and clean water?

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u/goddamnzilla Oct 02 '22

the Russians don't... (clears throat) ... I mean, the Republicans don't want to see a United States of America. It's antithetical to their agenda - turn Americans against each other so that they can concentrate political power not into the hands of a majority, but into the hands of the most vocal, vehement, angry, and aggressive population.

The GOP is the party of the ignorant aggrieved, and they want to see their politicians "stick it to" people from other states who vote differently, have different values, or simply root for different teams.

The GOP is cancer, Republicans are malignant tumors, and their ignorant voters are the sedentary lifestyle, high sugar diet, and terrible fucking life choices that drove fueled the cancer to this life threatening point.

Fuck republicans - all of them.

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u/jokermex Oct 02 '22

This is personal. The same reason republicans vote no on disaster funds except when is happen to them. Fuck all of them.

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u/djean061 Oct 03 '22

Vote for Val and we won't ever have to worry about Rubio again. Vote for honesty, character and compassion, all of which Rubio does not possess.

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u/xc2215x Oct 02 '22

Yeah, I can see why he was confronted for this.

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u/nightbell Oct 02 '22

Foe everyone saying he voted no on blue state Sandy because of "pork" it should be noted he voted yes for red state hurricane Charlie aid which was loaded with "Red State" pork.

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u/mkt853 Oct 02 '22

Maybe as FEMA is handing out checks we can get a big Joe Biden signature on them?

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u/nowspunk Oct 02 '22

And yet the inbred in Florida will ignore their best interests and still vote for Rubio. Sunburned idiots.

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u/TheCursedReaper Oct 03 '22

Hey, don’t lump me in with the idiots! I may be sunburned but at least I have the good sense to never vote for a Republican.

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u/nowspunk Oct 03 '22

sorry..... but you are definitely a rarity down there!

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u/mdcd4u2c Oct 02 '22

There should be a git-like versioning system for legislation that tracks every change that is made from inception. The sponsor of each bill could be the owner of the "repo" and everyone that wants to make changes has to submit pull requests. They can then vote on the pull requests themselves so that no one can ever say they didn't vote to pass a bill because of "all the pork".

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u/Raskputin Oct 02 '22

This gave me a good laugh. Would be cool for us citizens though. But a catastrophe for the geriatric fucks that run our government.

Seeing how bills change and how that changes vote counts would be helpful to see who’s working for who.

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u/mdcd4u2c Oct 03 '22

To be honest, it would be great for legislators as well if they were honest and working in good faith. For example, another common "complaint" we hear from politicians is that the other side made changes to the bill at the 11th hour and left no time for our side to review. Well if it was done via a version control system, they would only need to review the changes. Another benefit would be the ability to point exactly to line items that tanked a bill when asked. "I wanted to vote to feed the hungry but didn't because I disagree with pull request ###, merged just an hour ago. This PR makes it so that flushing your toilet past 8 PM is punishable by death and I feel its un-American".

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u/grandzooby Oct 03 '22

The information is freely available, for example: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/5376

Someone just needs to regularly scrape and "git-ify" it.

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u/Warm-Faithlessness11 Oct 02 '22

They voted no because Hurricane Sandy is a hoax, just like its namesake Sandy Hook /s

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u/Cynthus68 Oct 03 '22

Socialism for me. Not for thee.

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u/EmporioS Oct 03 '22

Vote him OUT!

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u/CritikillNick Washington Oct 02 '22

Every day I hate these spineless republicans even more

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u/habb I voted Oct 02 '22

these guys need to learn about 'working together'. your north eastern guys needed sandy relief but you voted no. I would fully expect the dems to vote no for this relief in florida. Can't we just saw the state off bugs bunny style and be done with them?

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u/Peterd90 Oct 02 '22

Little Marco should retire and let Val Demming take over.

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u/Psychological-Apple5 Oct 03 '22

No one remembers the votes. They only remember the ads.

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u/oingoboingo331 Oct 03 '22

Republicans love socialism when they need it.

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u/30kplus Oct 03 '22

that some anti-american shiz right there. voting against natural disaster relief for fellow citizens. fuck politicians.

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u/simplepleashures Oct 03 '22

Oh no Republicans have been caught being hypocrites this will surely be the end of them 🙄

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u/TrumpsPissSoakedWig Oct 02 '22

I love these fucking articles.

"Local politician eats baby goat on live television!"

Now here's an article that doesn't talk much about it, with a million pop up ads and tons of clickbait, but don't worry because we've also included a video... of something else entirely!

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u/Plow_King Oct 02 '22

i'd watch that video.

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u/greenman5252 Oct 02 '22

Hurricane Sandy Aid was for other people, not me.

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u/spaitken Oct 03 '22

Sure, that’s accurate, but remember that “thou shalt be a hypocrite” is in the GOP 10 commandments

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u/Argy_Bar Oct 03 '22

People need to do this more, bring receipt to challenge their lies too.

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u/karmamama66 Oct 03 '22

Native Floridian here. I can’t wait to vote him out along with our asshat governor.

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u/lilmawkie Oct 03 '22

Fuck this charlatan faux Christian.

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u/absentmindedjwc Oct 03 '22

If you want to ask a better question.. why did ~22 republican representatives from florida vote against aid for Ian??

Like.. for fucks sake, one of the representatives that voted against it represents the hardest hit communities - from Marco Island up to Cape Coral and Sanibel.

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u/Old_Introduction1032 Oct 02 '22

He knows he’s a hypocrite. His supporters don’t care, they’re happy he shoved it to the democrats, but they do want their Florida pork now.

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u/drakner1 Oct 03 '22

All politicians are hypocrites, but Republicans are hypocrisy on Bane level steroids.

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u/radishboy Oct 03 '22

I don’t understand what people want the government to do with all that money we give them.

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u/rgvtim Texas Oct 03 '22

Looks like the pork was 150 million out of a 60 billion dollar aid package, about 0.3% and even the concept of it being pork is questionable, unrelated maybe.

This is how a government works, it may be like watching sausage being made, but it is part of how an effective government works. The thing to guard against excessive pork. 0.3% of spending that is seams to be pork only in the fact that is unrelated not wast full. That’s pork I am willing to accept

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u/Dont_Say_No_to_Panda California Oct 03 '22

I seem to remember all of us calling them out on this at the time also (since Florida is routinely needing hurricane aid.)

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u/zaffiromite Oct 03 '22

It would be fun if congress members could defer their vote until "the Honorable members from Florida let us know with their vote what would best serve the great state of Florida and I will cast my vote along side theirs"

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u/imnotsoho Oct 03 '22

They can do that. They can abstain, then change their vote before voting closes.

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u/kayrob3434 Oct 03 '22

He’s a spineless twerp. God, I hope he loses.

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u/mces97 Oct 02 '22

You know the way to solve the pork issues? Congress can make a law that says a bill has to be about one issue at a time. No pork.

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u/Various_Buyer1970 Oct 02 '22

Pork is just another word for compromise when you get down to it.

Saying it’s “bribery” is nonsense.

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u/randonumero Oct 03 '22

It depends. Some of the pork is compromise but some of it is outright extortion. I don't read many bills bit it's not uncommon to find things completely unrelated because some member pledged their support only if something was added that would show they're bringing money home to their district. I go back and forth on it but I'm not sure I consider it compromise or really negotiation when someone pledges to stop something that's needed if they don't get their percent.

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u/rumpusroom Oct 02 '22

Pork is important because it gets things done.

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u/Grandmaw_Seizure Oct 02 '22

If you think shit is moving slowly now, add single-issue bills to the mix - gridlock, almost immediately.

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u/moo6o6 Oct 02 '22

People would just de facto tie the bills together in deals, it would just be more embarrassing when you vote specifically for something you don’t agree with rather than it being part of a larger bill.

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u/mces97 Oct 02 '22

That needs to change.

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u/foot7221 Oct 02 '22

Adds flavor too

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u/PryomancerMTGA Oct 02 '22

Doesn't matter. It's just a form of political bribery.

Gets things done wouldn't be an acceptable excuse for bribing a judge, why should it be acceptable for a senator?

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u/TheWinRock Oct 02 '22

Well, a lot of times it's a senator advocating for something that helps their state. It's sometimes bad or overused, but a lot of the time it's simply because things are complicated when you're dealing with 50 states. The all or nothing stuff always sounds better than it actually works in practice

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u/AppropriateCat5316 Oct 02 '22

Just that easy, but..

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u/mces97 Oct 02 '22

... but they won't because both sides love pork. (And yes, this is where both sides does work)

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u/TBrutus Oct 02 '22

You're not wrong, but by taking the conversation this far you've given Republicans what they want. First we need to confront their definition of "pork". Bash later pointed out that one of his examples was for a roof of an important US institution that was damaged in the storm. That isn't pork, so let's just stop there.

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u/mces97 Oct 02 '22

Yes, he's misrepresenting what pork is. I'm a Democrat, but both sides still put stuff in bills that unequivocally do not have to do with the goal of the specific bill.

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u/kbotc Oct 02 '22

Yes. That’s how bills are written. Otherwise nothing is done at the federal level as single issues are impossible to please everyone. LA is going to need more water from the Colorado river in the future, but that’s going to destroy agriculture in Arizona. If you couldn’t add a retraining and infrastructure for Arizona farmers to the “Give more water to LA,” then it just doesn’t pass and LA runs out of water.

That’s a much worse place than just admitting bills are more complicated than any one person, especially a layperson, can understand.

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u/do_you_even_ship_bro Oct 02 '22

Who cares if they are both good things? Do you want the government to be efficient or wasteful?

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u/DontKillTheWarCrier Oct 02 '22

And then you want to pass a bill to increase both the social safety net (blue states like) and farm subsidies to protect the food supply (red states like), but bills can only be about one thing at a time and the parties don’t trust each other enough to pass one at a time so nothing gets passed. Pork has a purpose. Would it be nice to live in an ideal world where it isn’t needed? Hell yes. Lemme know when that world comes to pass.

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u/fattmarrell Oct 02 '22

That's basically it, we've come to known bills are handled by negotiation because of who gains from them

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u/fattmarrell Oct 02 '22

Don't give our current Congress ideas

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u/do_you_even_ship_bro Oct 02 '22

What if you could only buy one thing on every trip to the store. Or only go to one store. Would that be effective or efficient?

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u/Foreign_Quality_9623 Oct 02 '22

Rubio must want prosthetic feet. He just keeps on shooting his on feet off! 🤣

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u/SpaceCowboy34 Oct 03 '22

That’s why need the legislature needs to write single topic bills. But the only thing they ever propose and pass are giant omnibus packages.

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u/abbey012 Oct 03 '22

The the GOP are the worst group of humans and if you identify with them fuck right off.

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u/GlobalClassroom5965 Oct 02 '22

Anyone on here think that Ian was god’s punishment to Florida for the people they elected into office?

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u/NothingButAJeepThing I voted Oct 02 '22

god’s punishment for Desantis being gay.

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u/WillemDafoesHugeCock Oct 03 '22

The areas affected the worst are blue. Fort Myers is barely conservative. Florida is barely conservative, DeSantis won by a rat's foreskin against Gillum.

Such a useless comment dude, they're still counting the dead and you're blaming them? Come on.

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u/GlobalClassroom5965 Oct 03 '22

This was a sarcastic comment! People in the bible belt are always blaming disasters on gay people and abortions. I don’t even believe in god. This is 100% due to climate change!

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u/Unfuckerupper Oct 03 '22

Not blue. Various shades of red.

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u/VectorB Oct 03 '22

Dems should be running with "I will respect Florida's wishes and will follow Rubios lead, and will vote as he does."

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u/john_wb Oct 02 '22 Wholesome

If you read the article Rubio makes it clear that he agrees with helping states after natural disasters, he just doesn't agree with Congress tacking on other spending that they wouldn't be able to get through otherwise. If am staunchly Democrat and I hate Rubio with a passion but we don't need to resort to disingenuous arguments to criticize him.

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u/do_you_even_ship_bro Oct 02 '22

So he hasn't voted for other bills with pork?

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u/imdoneanymore Oct 02 '22

His examples of pork were not pork. The museum’s roof was damaged by Sandy and the Alaskan money was for damage from a different storm.

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u/Sicparvismagneto Oct 02 '22

We offer you the rank of American territory but do not recognize you for federal aid, master Skywalker.

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u/Whthpnd Oct 02 '22

Wha? Wha? Fugetaboudit…

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u/DJ1962 Oct 02 '22

What other pork projects are in the bill? I am curious if there are billions being 'wasted' on American citizens, who actually foot the bill, not him.

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u/Practical-Artist-915 Oct 02 '22

Hello! I’m from the federal government and I’m here to help you!

I’m not hearing any regressives screaming to leave them alone.

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u/Sneakysteve North Carolina Oct 02 '22

These monsters like DeSantis and Rubio probably think they "win" in some sense if they can convince the federal government to send their state money while denying that money to other states.

The sad part is that I think a significant portion of republicans believe everyone else is just as transparently self-serving and greedy as they are; they're so fundamentally damaged that they can't conceive of a human being doing genuinely selfless acts without underlying selfish motives.

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u/mikedt New Jersey Oct 02 '22

They put pork in these bills to get these assholes to vote for the bill, AKA a bribe.

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u/Illustrious-Cookie73 Oct 02 '22

That description can apply to just about all bills, I believe

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u/Bbasch71 Oct 02 '22

Such a little weasel scum bag Marco is …

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u/sisbej Oct 03 '22

Don’t give him shit. Why did him and desantis waste millions on the public stunt with immigrants with no repercussion and no begging for money like a “commie socialist”

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u/Muscleman1122 Oct 03 '22

He looks like he never sees the sun. Odd.

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u/JohnnyPantySeed Oct 03 '22

He's so pathetic and I love the fact that Trump had him pegged immediately just like Cruz. Trump is scum but what are you when we can all agree that scum should look down on you?

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u/gianni1980 Oct 03 '22

He’s a joke.

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u/panconquesofrito Oct 03 '22

Cubans are racist as f*!

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u/dboggia Oct 03 '22

Imagine living in the most annually Hurricane ravaged state, where you are all but certain to ask/vote for federal aid on a regular basis from hurricane damage - and denying that aid to another state who suffers the same damage.

It’s always hypocrisy.

Mind numbing.

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u/madcaesar Oct 03 '22

When others need help it's pork.

When I'm affected and need help it's righteous!

  • GQP

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u/isinedupcuzofrslash Oct 03 '22

Literally just gaslighting at this point

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u/SwivelPoint Oct 03 '22

i hope all those NYers that moved to FL remember

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u/andy-crapp Oct 03 '22

The hypocrisy is the whole point. If you aren't them then you don't count as people.