It is hard to believe that some Republicans can be as callous as they are. Some Republican Congresspersons from Hurricane impacted states voted no to a relief spending bill.
90 House of Representative members, all Republicans, voted against the storm funding for the typical TEA Party reasons, ideology over humanity.
"A bill to give more money to FEMA which was running out of money today is now on its way to the President's desk," said MSNBC's Ali Velshi. "The House passed it this morning. Believe it or not, though there was drama. As we reported the bill provides more than 15 billion dollars in disaster relief; not just to those affected by Harvey in Texas but also for future disasters including the one that is descending on America in the next 24 hours, hurricane Irma. It also raises the debt ceiling through December 8th which is why it got complicated. The bill passed 316 to 90. Here's a look at the 90, the 90 members of the House of Representatives who voted against a bill that increased FEMA funding, and increases the debt limit so that we can pay for things that we've already bought. They were all Republicans, every one of the 90 and the ones highlighted in red, are from the state of Texas. Four House members voted against giving billions in aid to their state. There were also two Florida Republicans who voted no."
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— Egberto Willies (@EgbertoWillies) September 8, 2017
John Young, a Texas reported got it right a few days ago.
Cruz and Cornyn have mastered the art of "Grammstanding" attributed to former Texas Sen. Phil Gramm -- a constant and loud opponent of federal spending, but faster than a speeding bullet claiming credit for spending to come Texas' way. He was a force of nature and hypocrisy. Post-Sandy, Cruz and Co., including tea party stalwart, then-South Carolina Congressman Mick Mulvaney -- now Trump's budget director -- said that the spending should be offset by budget cuts.
It's always amazing to see people like Mulvaney advocate monstrous increases in military spending without a wisp of the "budget austerity" the "conservatives" preach about everything else, particularly spending that helps low-income Americans. Heaven forbid, for instance, that the government should help the working poor with preventive health care
Well, a lot of Texans are in desperate need. And many have nothing now and will get nothing, no matter what emanates from Washington. ... Trump and the tea party purists like Cruz said we didn't need all that government. A few days and 50 inches of rain later in Texas, they now say we do.
These guys should learn that humanity must trump ideology every time. They should stop looking for cover to vote their ideological purity.
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