Matt Davies for September 30, 2022

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    guyjen2004 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Why not…everything else has been warped by politization.

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    nyg16  4 months ago

    don’t worry the GQP will politized it before long

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    JohnHarry Premium Member 4 months ago

    Nitwit already did when he said he “had to call Biden to get aid”

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    Kurtass Premium Member 4 months ago

    That is what happens, when you vote against aid for other states. Then turn around and beg for aid for your state. Hypocrisy, must be a republican.

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    braindead Premium Member 4 months ago

    DeSantis will accept Federal aid?

    Communist!

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    GreenT267  4 months ago

    President Biden actually got the ball rolling six days ago, when he “declared that an emergency exists in the State of Florida and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Tropical Storm Ian beginning on September 23, 2022, and continuing.”

    “The President’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused by the emergency on the local population, and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures, authorized under Title V of the Stafford Act, . . .”

    [This much can be done by a President without a formal request from the state.]

    On 28 September, Governor DeSantis [who said in 2013, “federal bailout for the New York region after Hurricane Sandy was an irresponsible boondoggle, a symbol of the ‘put it on the credit card mentality’. . .”] requested President Biden grant a Major Disaster Declaration for all 67 counties, for all categories, and all types of assistance, due to the ongoing devastating impacts of Hurricane Ian. If granted, a Major Disaster Declaration provides a wide range of federal assistance programs for individuals, as well as funds for both emergency and permanent work and public infrastructure."

    DeSantis also “requested President Biden grant the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) the authority to provide 100% federal cost share for debris removal and emergency protective measures (FEMA Categories A and B) for the first 60 days from landfall. This FEMA grant can only be authorized by the President of the United States.”

    DeSantis’ requests for additional aid had to be formally requested by the governor (or acting governor) of a state before it can be provided. I guess FL aid isn’t as irresponsible as NY aid. . .

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    toondel5 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Excellent cartoon. Too bad it takes disasters to unite (some) people.

    And on a nerdy note… Perhaps the greatest enhancement to certain parties’ ability to spread nastiness so efficiently has been IT (information technology), which is also an early local casualty of many such disruptions. Perhaps slightly less-efficient communications, that also encourage a bit more reflection, would lower the temperature slightly.

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    RitaGB  4 months ago

    For just a few days, something was more important.

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    mike.p.4.bears  4 months ago

    If the intent is to suggest that the storm supersedes politics and the political divide, that is naive to the utmost. Democrats have always attempted to do the most good for the most people while Republicans seek to divide and only do good either for themselves, or more importantly, their corporate overlords.

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