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I will sue my own constituents

[b]Gov DeSantis is threatening to issue "millions" in fines over local vaccine mandate[/b]

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday that the state will fine cities and counties $5,000 for each employee required to get vaccinated, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

"You don’t just cast aside people who have been serving faithfully over this issue, over what’s basically a personal choice over their individual health." He later added, "Oh yeah, but we still don't want abortion." (He didn't add that. In words.)

Deaths in the state comprised over 20% of COVID-related deaths across the U.S. last week, per AP.
Good for him!

And I love how the media and the left so desperately try to make both DeSantis and Florida sound so horrible, when the reality here is the complete opposite.

People are happy and free here. You find worse overcrowding in New York hospitals (and yes, despite biased statistics, i know this to be true), and state-wide DeSantis enjoys one of the highest approval ratings of any governor currently in office.
Graylight · 46-50, F
[@573519,PrivateHell] I don't mind telling you where I am, and you're right. I'm from South Orlando and it's a nightmare here as far as population. The problem I have with Florida is this: it swings as hard or harder than the rest of the country. I'm in what they call a very blue area for the state (I beg, beg, beg to differ and would like to show anyone willing to take a tour all the Trump signs and the billboards within a 45 mile diameter).

But venture out of the populated blue areas and you're not just in rural red territory, you're in a place where you're political and other views could get you hurt in the wrong circumstance. I think the people who live in the larger cities cling to them like a life rafts because the sea of low education really does flow roughly here.

This is just my opinion of the area. Personally, I'm here for the beaches.
[@627992,Graylight] i am here for the beaches as well. So we at least have that common ground.

But i do believe you are exaggerating a bit about being hurt for political opinions outside the main cities. I am in the panhandle now, but spent a year in Kissimmee and have made trips to Tampa and Miami. Yes, i have noticed somewhat of a political divide, but nowhere near as hostile on either side as i have seen in other states or online. I actually have people i talk to in person here that are Liberal and we get along without name calling, personal attacks or emotional outbursts.
Graylight · 46-50, F
[@573519,PrivateHell] As long as there are good ol' boys in trucker caps with gigantic wheels on their pickup and two full size flags planted firmly in place - one for Trump and one for the confederacy - then I'll consider it extreme. And that's in the blue area. I'm beginning to think color is a matter of degrees.

No, it's not Deliverance. But I have been to a couple fish camps where I got confused.
Iamonfire666 · 31-35, F
He wants to effectively kill his base of voters. What’s the point of being happy if you are dead?
PTCdresser57 · 61-69, M
From what I have read Graylight every state has gotten some federal money. Ranging from about 8000-22000 dollars per capita.
Iamonfire666 · 31-35, F
[@627992,Graylight] my nurse friends in the US are getting recruitment incentive emails to go to Florida and texas because they are so short staffed and the bonuses are $50,000 and up.

This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated and it’s awful because adults cannot be vaccinated and neither can children.
Graylight · 46-50, F
[@27773,PTCdresser57] I apologize. My characterization of it made it hard to track down. It's actually related to feeding kids and funding as a result of the pandemic:

[quote]Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration has not yet applied for up to $820 million in food assistance to more than 2 million Florida children, raising concerns from food assistance groups and others who note that child hunger remains a significant problem.

The federal program, called the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program, was created last year to help feed children who missed meals because they weren’t attending schools in person during the pandemic. The program deposits money to a card for families of children who qualify for free or reduced meals at their school. It was created by the federal government last year to ensure children were still being fed while they attended school remotely.[/quote]
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article253701978.html
Holy shit this guy is insane. Your country is losing it's mind.
Graylight · 46-50, F
[@346344,PicturesOfABetterTomorrow] Right? This isn't a bad place at all, but it's like PCP got into the drinking supply.
Northwest · M
Brilliant re-election strategy.
independentone · 61-69, M
Is letting conservatives die off a bad thing? Frankly, I don't care one bit if large numbers of Trump supporters drop dead.
MotherHubbard · 56-60, F
Being conservative really does mean you're at war against social welfare.
Graylight · 46-50, F
[@1201621,MotherHubbard] And the thing is, it doesn't have to. You can be against big government and for the common man; I'm a big fan of 'teach man to fish.'

But when you have the super rich nestled in your corner and they'll protect their gold at the cost of human life, you can't end up with anything but a corrupted party.
MotherHubbard · 56-60, F
[@627992,Graylight] sorry about "doesn't have to"- that's false. It's a logical and necessary part of being conservative.

 
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