October 3, 2022

As Axios points out, Florida Republicans want to have it both ways. Don't let them:

Flashback: The Senate passed a stopgap bill Thursday to fund the government through December that included an $18.8 billion fund for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help states with natural disasters, CNBC reports.

Scott voted against the bill, per the Senate roll call. Rubio was not present for the vote.
The House voted in favor of the bill Friday. All 16 GOP members of Florida's Congressional team voted against it, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.

Par for the course. Republicans routinely vote against hurricane and storm relief funding. After all, they know the grownups will always come in and clean up their mess.

Like this bozo in the Fox TV video, Greg Steube. He's complaining that they're not getting the relief ad fast enough, says Biden's holding up the money.

You know, the money he and EVERY OTHER MEMBER OF THE GOP DELEGATION voted against. Ha, ha! What wonderful protectors of the public purse!

Marco Rubio didn't even show up for the vote.

Rick Scott served up some word salad as to why he couldn't support the bill.

Oh, and in other Florida news: Don't donate to the two disaster funds that are overseen by Casey DeSantis. You may remember that I wrote about a similar setup after Sandy. Same kind of deal -- Chris Christie's wife Mary Pat was the fig leaf for what looked a lot like a reelection slush fund. Do we think Ron DeSantis can be trusted not to use that money for political purposes? Probably not.

So if you want to donate, here are a few other suggestions:

Red Cross: Donate online: redcross.org, call 800-733-2767, or text IAN to 90999 (to make a $10 donation).

Caring for Others, Inc. Caring for Others is collecting donations to help people in Florida and Georgia with clothing, food, water, and financial assistance.

The Salvation Army is working to provide shelter, food, water, baby products, hygiene, and cleaning products.

American Humane is rescuing animals displaced in the flood.

Ian Response Fund: This fund is anchored by a coalition of on-the-ground organizations who came together in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

Much more here.

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