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(Yahoo)   Marco Rubio says he'll vote against federal relief bill that would assist recovery from Hurricane Ian because OF COURSE HE WOULD   (news.yahoo.com) divider line
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2022-10-03 9:52:16 AM  
That's a billboard. Little Marco voting against hurricane assistance for Florida
 
2022-10-03 10:40:22 AM  
Translation: My sincerely held political beliefs matter more than the well-being of the people that I am supposed to represent.
 
2022-10-03 10:45:24 AM  
What a horrible little git.
 
2022-10-03 10:50:01 AM  
Name the bill The Marco Rubio Hurricane Relief Bill. Then laugh when it votes against it.
 
2022-10-03 10:52:32 AM  
But he's also against liberals forcing children to change gender. So what choice do we have but to vote for him.


/s
 
2022-10-03 10:52:40 AM  
Why does Marco Rubio wear a necktie?  To keep the foreskin from creeping over his face.
 
2022-10-03 10:52:42 AM  
Me, from the other thread:

Rubio: "I would never put out there that we should go use a disaster relief package for Florida as a way to pay for all kinds of other things people want around the country."

Translation: "I would never make an effort to help my fellow Floridians if it means other people might also be helped."

Republican Motto: "I got mine; screw you."
 
2022-10-03 10:53:11 AM  
At least he's consistently horrible.
 
2022-10-03 10:53:43 AM  
That scumbag voted against Hurricane Sandy relief after the town I live in was destroyed. Meanwhile, New York pays out way more than it gets back in federal taxes. We get hit with a disaster, and the welfare states that depend on New York for survival are going to say no?
F U!
 
2022-10-03 10:54:00 AM  
Just stand aside and let the Republicans vote on relief by themselves. Florida can live or die on the largesse of the Republican party.
 
2022-10-03 10:54:51 AM  
He is Blutarski-level stupid.
 
2022-10-03 10:55:01 AM  
His fanatical opposition to pork seems like something a secret muslim would do. I guess we'll need to check his long form birf certificate to make sure his name isn't listed as Marco HUSSAIN Rubio
 
2022-10-03 10:55:14 AM  
I have to admit, I admire him putting his idiotic political beliefs ahead of the livelihoods of his constituents. While it is commonplace for Republicans to vote against federal redlined bills, it's almost unheard for a Republican to vote against federal relief bills for their own states. He's showing an extremely rare instance of a right wing nut jobber not showing blatant hypocrisy. I'm impressed.
 
2022-10-03 10:56:38 AM  
It's pure theater.  He knows any such bills will pass.
 
2022-10-03 10:58:02 AM  

eurotrader: That's a billboard. Little Marco voting against hurricane assistance for Florida


That should be a freaking media blitz. Billboards, radio, TV, etc.
 
2022-10-03 10:58:17 AM  
While I'm sure he's being extremely hypocritical... isolated on this case, I completely 1000% agree.

STOP STUFFING COMPLETELY UNRELATED CRAP INTO 'MUST PASS' SPENDING BILLS.
 
2022-10-03 10:59:30 AM  
Republicans hate Americans
 
2022-10-03 10:59:50 AM  

Fart_Machine: It's pure theater.  He knows any such bills will pass.


Yeah but like other "fiscal conservatives" like the Ron and Rand Paul he can complain about it knowing it will pass anyway.

And isn't that what's really important here?
 
2022-10-03 10:59:51 AM  
nothing but a pack of fickle mush-heads.

Give us hell, Rubio!
 
2022-10-03 11:01:00 AM  
I mean I would vote against a bill to help Florida because it helps Floridians
 
2022-10-03 11:03:12 AM  

kbronsito: His fanatical opposition to pork seems like something a secret muslim would do. I guess we'll need to check his long form birf certificate to make sure his name isn't listed as Marco HUSSAIN Rubio


Funny how he does not list out the specific pork that prevents him from voting for the bill.
 
2022-10-03 11:07:36 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Me, from the other thread:

Rubio: "I would never put out there that we should go use a disaster relief package for Florida as a way to pay for all kinds of other things people want around the country."

Translation: "I would never make an effort to help my fellow Floridians if it means other people might also be helped."

Republican Motto: "I got mine; screw you."


it is a common theme for the GOP. The attacks against Warnock in GA are the same.

"Warnock voted for a bill for funding that went to build a pool in Wisconsin...Has he forgot about Georgians?"
 
2022-10-03 11:08:28 AM  

Tor_Eckman: Fart_Machine: It's pure theater.  He knows any such bills will pass.

Yeah but like other "fiscal conservatives" like the Ron and Rand Paul he can complain about it knowing it will pass anyway.

And isn't that what's really important here?


Yup, that was RON PAUL's trick, carried on by RAND.  Make sure pork for your district is in a bill that will pass easily, then vote against it to show how committed you are to cutting federal spending.
 
2022-10-03 11:09:22 AM  
Sure - 20 million is for hurricane relief and another 100 million earmarked for political museums, Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity Center and 500 million alone just for Equitable Shellfish Aquaculture.


Dim sure are funny......smelling
 
2022-10-03 11:09:32 AM  

MaliFinn: Republicans hate Americans


They hate democracy, for sure.
 
2022-10-03 11:10:50 AM  
At one time I believed that the battle against "pork" was an actual good faith attempt to reign in out of control government spending made in hidden backroom deals. But as I got older and watched the process of governing over the decades, I got to see more of a big picture as well as patterns that seem to cycle once enough of the population have forgotten about them.

Now I realize that "pork" is how the government would get a lot of stuff done. Especially now with the obstructionist attitudes that seem to be so prevalent today in politics. It was a way the moderates could get compromises done without the radicals sabotaging the process. I feel that GOP radicals and their spineless lap dog enablers such as Rubio are not against pork for any legitimate fiscal concerns they might state, but just more of the right wing sabotaging of the governing process. It's to keep things from getting done until the masses just lose faith in the system, making it easier for the fascist elements to burn it down and replace it with their own authoritarian system.
 
2022-10-03 11:11:41 AM  
And yet, I predict he'll easily skate to re-election. Because people are just that stupid.
 
2022-10-03 11:12:04 AM  

king of vegas: MaliFinn: Republicans hate Americans

They hate democracy, for sure.



Yep, Republicans hate democracy.
 
2022-10-03 11:13:14 AM  

The Perineum Falcon: kbronsito: His fanatical opposition to pork seems like something a secret muslim would do. I guess we'll need to check his long form birf certificate to make sure his name isn't listed as Marco HUSSAIN Rubio

Funny how he does not list out the specific pork that prevents him from voting for the bill.


Eh not to defend the twerp, but the bill is hypothetical right now so there is no specific pork for him to call out. That a relief bill will happen is certain but nothing has been written yet.
 
2022-10-03 11:13:46 AM  

karnal: king of vegas: MaliFinn: Republicans hate Americans

They hate democracy, for sure.


Yep, Republicans hate democracy.


It's even more funny when you troll yourself.
 
2022-10-03 11:14:06 AM  

king of vegas: He is Blutarski-level stupid.


Well, they're both senators....

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2022-10-03 11:15:03 AM  

jake3988: While I'm sure he's being extremely hypocritical... isolated on this case, I completely 1000% agree.

STOP STUFFING COMPLETELY UNRELATED CRAP INTO 'MUST PASS' SPENDING BILLS.


are you saying earmarking $35 million for nuclear nonproliferation in an insulin pricing bill is wrong?

/s
 
2022-10-03 11:15:05 AM  
What type of human being has a knee jerk reaction of 'NO!' to every single program that could help your average person? Like what kind of hard-hearted, shriveled up, pile of human refuse do you have to be to always and consistently vote against any kind of hep to anyone at a personal level?*


*the answer is a republican person but i was being rhetorical
 
2022-10-03 11:15:20 AM  

Trucker: Why does Marco Rubio wear a necktie?  To keep the foreskin from creeping over his face.


Suppose he could go shopping for them in Peru. Or Colombia.
 
2022-10-03 11:15:38 AM  
I just ran the math... if a fleet of bulldozers scraped the top meter of Florida over to the coast they could make a kilometer-thick barrier 78 meters tall, solving two problems at once.
 
2022-10-03 11:15:53 AM  

Alley Rat: Translation: My sincerely held political beliefs matter more than the well-being of the people that I am supposed to represent.


I mean, if the people he represented thought differently than he did they probably wouldn't have voted for him.
 
2022-10-03 11:17:40 AM  

karnal: Sure - 20 million is for hurricane relief and another 100 million earmarked for political museums, Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity Center and 500 million alone just for Equitable Shellfish Aquaculture.


Dim sure are funny......smelling


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2022-10-03 11:18:16 AM  

RasIanI: king of vegas: He is Blutarski-level stupid.

Well, they're both senators....

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Awesome
 
2022-10-03 11:18:20 AM  

heavymetal: At one time I believed that the battle against "pork" was an actual good faith attempt to reign in out of control government spending made in hidden backroom deals. But as I got older and watched the process of governing over the decades, I got to see more of a big picture as well as patterns that seem to cycle once enough of the population have forgotten about them.

Now I realize that "pork" is how the government would get a lot of stuff done. Especially now with the obstructionist attitudes that seem to be so prevalent today in politics. It was a way the moderates could get compromises done without the radicals sabotaging the process. I feel that GOP radicals and their spineless lap dog enablers such as Rubio are not against pork for any legitimate fiscal concerns they might state, but just more of the right wing sabotaging of the governing process. It's to keep things from getting done until the masses just lose faith in the system, making it easier for the fascist elements to burn it down and replace it with their own authoritarian system.


Yeah, as years go on, it's becoming more obvious that "pork" was essentially bribe money paid so bills could actually see the light of day.  Without it, there is no reason for one side to work with the other on anything.

To put it another way, McConnell would have no power if some his more 'morally ambiguous' cohorts could just be bribed to voting against the GOP lock-step.
 
2022-10-03 11:19:19 AM  
This is just a preemptive dodge for when people bring up the fact that he voted against Sandy aid. There's no way he's not taking money for his state. He's a different kind of piece of shiat that Gaetz.
 
2022-10-03 11:21:59 AM  

karnal: king of vegas: MaliFinn: Republicans hate Americans

They hate democracy, for sure.


Yep, Republicans hate democracy.


Storm a capitol about it, Dickhead
 
2022-10-03 11:26:08 AM  

Fart_Machine: It's pure theater.  He knows any such bills will pass.


Isn't that the point? The bill itself puts every senator on the spot, because what monster would vote against hurricane relief?

He's saying he won't vote for it if they put unrelated spending in it. But like you just said that's just a protest vote, since everybody knows it's going to pass anyway.

How can you argue in favor of hypothetical unrelated spending that isn't even in the bill yet? I think the reaction is making his point.
 
2022-10-03 11:26:15 AM  
There is nothing stopping the authors of the bill from putting in a requirement that the Senators from the state are the only people who can sign off on distribution of the relief funding.

It's epic trolling, but there's no rule against it.
 
2022-10-03 11:27:35 AM  

heavymetal: At one time I believed that the battle against "pork" was an actual good faith attempt to reign in out of control government spending made in hidden backroom deals. But as I got older and watched the process of governing over the decades, I got to see more of a big picture as well as patterns that seem to cycle once enough of the population have forgotten about them.

Now I realize that "pork" is how the government would get a lot of stuff done. Especially now with the obstructionist attitudes that seem to be so prevalent today in politics. It was a way the moderates could get compromises done without the radicals sabotaging the process. I feel that GOP radicals and their spineless lap dog enablers such as Rubio are not against pork for any legitimate fiscal concerns they might state, but just more of the right wing sabotaging of the governing process. It's to keep things from getting done until the masses just lose faith in the system, making it easier for the fascist elements to burn it down and replace it with their own authoritarian system.


Needs more smarts.

Although bears bears bears, Ch(R)istofascists never argue anything in good faith.

And most of the pork people rail against is reasonable but hard to get attention for and support for if it stands alone. (Sticking policy in with must pass spending on the other hand, that is usually just shiatty policy or poison pills.)
 
2022-10-03 11:29:27 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Me, from the other thread:

Rubio: "I would never put out there that we should go use a disaster relief package for Florida as a way to pay for all kinds of other things people want around the country."

Translation: "I would never make an effort to help my fellow Floridians if it means other people might also be helped."

Republican Motto: "I got mine; screw you."


"The idea of using a funding bill to fund things is pure farking nonsense." Marco Rubio, probably.
 
2022-10-03 11:32:45 AM  

Alley Rat: Translation: My sincerely held political beliefs matter more than the well-being of the people that I am supposed to represent.


The only "sincerely held political beliefs" conservatives have is "we [conservatives] should have all the political power."

All other beliefs they claim to posses are malleable in service of gaining and retaining power.
 
2022-10-03 11:34:26 AM  

jake3988: While I'm sure he's being extremely hypocritical... isolated on this case, I completely 1000% agree.

STOP STUFFING COMPLETELY UNRELATED CRAP INTO 'MUST PASS' SPENDING BILLS.


This.

Every bill should be a single issue. Every single bill.
 
2022-10-03 11:34:30 AM  

heavymetal: At one time I believed that the battle against "pork" was an actual good faith attempt to reign in out of control government spending made in hidden backroom deals. But as I got older and watched the process of governing over the decades, I got to see more of a big picture as well as patterns that seem to cycle once enough of the population have forgotten about them.

Now I realize that "pork" is how the government would get a lot of stuff done. Especially now with the obstructionist attitudes that seem to be so prevalent today in politics. It was a way the moderates could get compromises done without the radicals sabotaging the process. I feel that GOP radicals and their spineless lap dog enablers such as Rubio are not against pork for any legitimate fiscal concerns they might state, but just more of the right wing sabotaging of the governing process. It's to keep things from getting done until the masses just lose faith in the system, making it easier for the fascist elements to burn it down and replace it with their own authoritarian system.


I've come to the same conclusion, but I still don't think an emergency hurricane relief bill is the right place for it.
 
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