DeSantis is sending Florida law enforcement and National Guard members to the Texas border

Discussion in 'Political Discussions' started by Lerner, May 17, 2023.

  1. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

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  2. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Small government at work. :rolleyes:
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  3. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Small government at work. :rolleyes:
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  4. Bill Huffman

    Bill Huffman Well-Known Member

    Hurricane season starts June 1 in the Atlantic. So DeSantis had to decide which was more important, keeping the National Guard in Florida to help in case of hurricane or to get a little national news to try to boost his personal national profile in seeking the Presidential nomination. We all knew which he would choose.
  5. MaceWindu

    MaceWindu Active Member

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    MaceWindu Active Member

  7. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    Hm. Are the Florida taxpayers footing the bill?
  8. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Yes. The troops aren't being federalized, so it's on the state.
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  9. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Well-Known Member

    Why am I not surprised?
  10. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    Of course. He is choosing ideology work, like any good loyal Party man would. Comrade Secretary General Donald Fredovich Trump should approve.
  11. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    But it works for that party. Trump proved that. They don't want progress. They want the other person NOT to progress.

    Further, they think the "system" is rigged and all BS anyway, so they'd like to have someone telling them what they want to hear so they can, in turn, feel "heard." But....

    DeSantis is a tiny version of the real thing. Think "Verne Troyer."
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  12. Suss

    Suss Member

    Small-minded government.
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  13. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member


    The House passed the Secure the Border Act of 2023, which would require that the federal government hire enough Border Patrol agents to maintain a staff of 22,000 and develop a plan to upgrade existing technology to make sure agents are well-equipped.
    “The bill is unlikely to become law. Democrats, who oppose it (especially because of the disputed wall construction) , hold a slim majority in the Senate, and the White House issued a veto threat,” as many news organizations reported.

    Guest Worker Program Proposal

    As others have proposed, “One possible solution is to create a guest worker program that allows seasonal workers to enter and exit the country legally and safely,”

    “This would benefit both the workers and the employers, as well as reduce the pressure on the border. Another possible solution is to provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented workers who have been working in the U.S. for a long time and have no criminal record. This would recognize their contributions and give them a chance to become part of our community,”
  14. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Very well put.
  15. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    The Democratic victory in the formally non partisan Jacksonville mayor's race should be a wake up call for DeSantis and his machine. Interesting to see.
  16. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    You know, I live next to that stupid border wall. Watched it grow and metastasize. As a very wide eyed 18 year old tourist I crossed the Berlin Wall. The two erections are not comparable of course but both divided what is really a single community. Both are tragic. Neither should be necessary.

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