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Should USA FEMA funding be tied to Urkraine funding?

Posted - September 3, 2023

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  • 13261
    Should it? Why?
      September 3, 2023 8:58 AM MDT
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  • 32946
    Dems are insisting on it. 
      September 3, 2023 5:36 PM MDT
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  • 2919
    One thing has nothing to do with the other.
      September 3, 2023 9:44 AM MDT
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  • 32946
    Tell that to the Dems and Biden.  But we agree, (twice in one week...) one should not have anything to do with the other.
      September 3, 2023 5:35 PM MDT
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  • 2919
    Agreeing twice in one week is a record for us. :)
      September 4, 2023 10:02 AM MDT
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  • 32946
    :)
      September 4, 2023 3:29 PM MDT
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  • 10083
    I understand why it is common to combine emergency funding requests, but in this particular case, I think Biden should reconsider if he wants the FEMA funds to be approved quickly. The Republicans are likely to hold those funds hostage. This request also includes funds for border security and perhaps that should not be tied to FEMA either. 
      September 3, 2023 11:35 AM MDT
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  • 32946
    Republicans are the ones asking for the unanimous vote to fund FEMA....this funds immediately without going their committee etc. 

    It is the Dems refusing to pass it unanimously, specifically Dem Sen. Tammy Duckworth of IL.  Insisting be tied to Ukraine funding. 
      September 3, 2023 5:34 PM MDT
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  • 10083
    Yes, I  know. As I said, unless Dems take out Ukraine,  it won't pass. This post was edited by Jane S at September 3, 2023 7:18 PM MDT
      September 3, 2023 5:48 PM MDT
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  • 32946
    It is not the Reps holding the funds hostage.  They are willing to vote for a clean funding bill. As introduced by Rick Scott.
      September 3, 2023 5:54 PM MDT
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  • 10083
    I am not disagreeing with you. No need to keep arguing the point.
      September 4, 2023 6:21 AM MDT
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  • 17471
    No.  If FEMA is running out of money for taking care of US then the trillions flowing to other countries need to be curbed.  It need not take years to do it.  And a tax is not the answer.
      September 3, 2023 1:55 PM MDT
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  • 32946
    Anything they tell you, a new tax is needed to fund is something they do not care about.
      September 3, 2023 5:50 PM MDT
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  • 44343
    No.
      September 3, 2023 4:41 PM MDT
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  • 10624
    Sure it should. As well as fund raising from the Boy Scouts of America - the Girl Scouts of the United States of America and all the other organizations that have the words "of America" in their name. 

    When Ukraine sends the Russian troops back to Russia with their Mukluks between their legs - the Cold War will be over because it will show the World that Russia is not the all mighty army that they like to have the World believe. 

    Cheers! 
    This post was edited by Nanoose at September 6, 2023 10:13 AM MDT
      September 4, 2023 10:11 AM MDT
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  • 16336
    Not over, just changed. China has been Àmerica's main rival for over thirty years - and unlike the former Soviet Union, China is doing it economically as well as militarily. The USSR was a military superpower, but it's economy wasn't significant in Weltpolitick, being reliant on a single commodity (petroleum) for income. Russia is broke. China, on the other hand, has been building a global superhighway in return for extraterritorial concessions. I wonder how many recipients of the belt and road system bothered to read the fine print?
      September 4, 2023 6:04 PM MDT
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