Trump halts federal funds for Calif. wildfires, forest management
January 9, 2019 at 1:33 PM - Views: 107 #10281ElfinWildeParticipant
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I have no words for the evil stupidity of this man and his enablers. I am speechless. (Has he gone too far? This is tantamount to declaring war on one of the United States and its residents.
Jan 9th 2019 11:44AM
WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he has ordered a halt to federal emergency funds for California to fight wildfires and manage its forests unless officials in the western U.S. state can “get their act together.”
“Billions of dollars are sent to the State of California for Forrest fires that, with proper Forrest (sic) Management, would never happen. Unless they get their act together, which is unlikely, I have ordered FEMA to send no more money. It is a disgraceful situation in lives & money!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
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January 9, 2019 at 1:38 PM #10283Ohio BarbarianModerator
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January 9, 2019 at 4:16 PM #10352bazukhovParticipant
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And, God will be wearing a cute MAGA hat when he lights them up.
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January 9, 2019 at 2:02 PM #10290RexParticipant
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Anti-human, pro-lizard people. Trump must be king of the lizard folk from Middle Earth.
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January 9, 2019 at 2:07 PM #10292
January 9, 2019 at 2:20 PM #10294HassleCatParticipant
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Republicans dominate certain parts of California. Other western states are solidly red. They live on federal welfare programs that subsidize grazing, timber, irrigation, etc. If Trump starts messing with right wing welfare, the western states Congress critters will turn on him in a heartbeat. Much more of this and they will impeach him.
January 9, 2019 at 2:42 PM #10300PunxsutawneyModerator
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January 9, 2019 at 3:13 PM #10317HalfCentury ManParticipant
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Sounds like if you’re a group of US citizens who are hurting, you’re boned.
Government to spite the people.
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January 9, 2019 at 3:22 PM #10323glindaParticipant
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Like to clear cut, mine and frack for bucks, privatize Veterans services, event he military, etc… He is hitting all the right notes for that. These people need to be removed asap. Is there no way??????
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January 9, 2019 at 3:37 PM #10335doh1304Participant
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His basic assumptions: that no one really cares about illegal immigrants, except for the 1%’s desire to and use them to undercut American wages and erode American social cohesion. But he wants to use anti immigrant racism for his own purposes, so he is trying to force the 1% to order the Democrats to give up on a symbolic, sure-to-fail “wall”. Will CA Democrats continue to fight for a group they really don’t give an F for if it costs them some real consequences? (Ag and Logging Company bribes) Or will the Democrats get away with saying that if he wants more tax cuts, more oil subsidies, more money for Saudi and Israeli wars and American war profits he will have to let them win on their symbolic issue?
January 9, 2019 at 4:25 PM #10357NV WinoModerator
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Of course, he could probably still get his Big Mac and fries.
January 9, 2019 at 4:32 PM #10359jwirrParticipant
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IF he can do this then is there anything that he cannot exempt from FEMA help? How about the hurricanes in the south, or tornadoes in the Midwest, or earthquakes and floods in the whole nation? These fires and the other disasters are exactly what FEMA was created to address. So there is not a area in the country that should not be quaking in their boots – are you next?
January 10, 2019 at 9:11 AM #10565peacecorpsParticipant
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by congress, leaders in democratic countries, scientists, etc.
If congress won’t do what he wants, ignore it. If leaders in democratic counties don’t do what he wants, ignore them. If scientists contradict him, ignore them.
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January 9, 2019 at 4:49 PM #10372HIP56948Participant
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California has a lot of right-wingers who voted for this nut. NOT a smart move.
Crawling through reality.
January 10, 2019 at 3:39 AM #10500eridaniParticipant
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Wonderful way to prevent fires. Not.
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January 10, 2019 at 7:24 AM #10530David the GnomeParticipant
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I cant believe he can get away with this. Does he even have the authority? My understanding is that the house and Senate typically vote on disaster aid… could be wrong. He can… what, just suddenly decide we arent going to help?
I wonder what will happen if he does declare a National emergency or whatever. Will the dems just continue to sit on their hands and say “Eh, what can ya do? Guy is crazy! Vote for us!”
I’ve heard some argue they should do exactly that – but that is political game playing. I dont think Trump is playing on this one.
If people from both parties dont step up soon….
Then I suppose we will discover what complete economic collapse looks like in the year 2019.
January 10, 2019 at 1:32 PM #10659
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