Florida Republicans Want Taxpayers to Pay Trump’s Legal Bills

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Florida Republicans prove once again how insane they are and unfit to hold public office by pushing an outrageous Bill to make Taxpayers cover Trump’s Legal Fees. TRUMP is supposed to be a BILLIONAIRE so he shouldn’t need any help.

Description from YouTube; “Florida Republican State Sen. Ileana Garcia introduced legislation that would allocate $5 million of the state’s budget to help Donald Trump pay some of his legal fees. That money comes from taxpayers in the state of Florida, and rather than using it to repair infrastructure or protect our beaches from climate change, they want to spend it to suck up to a billionaire that likely broke the law based on the indictments. The proposal is even backed by the Chief Financial Officer of the state (also a Republican.)”

This is CLASSIC Republican ‘Welfare for the Wealthy’ BS!

Just like their tax cuts for the RICH and refusing to make the RICH pay their fare share. That’s why we’re over 30 TRILLION in debt.

 

 

 

 

 

DeSantis REJECTS Effort To Make Taxpayers Pay Trump’s Legal Bills

DeSantis rejecting this outrageous ‘Welfare for the Wealthy’ bill to help Trump pay his legal bills is one of the ONLY things I can think of which DeSantis has done which is RIGHT.

 

DeSantis vows to block taxpayers footing Trump’s massive legal bills

Dave Aronberg, State Attorney for Palm Beach County Florida and Alexi McCammond, Opinion Editor at the Washington Post join Alicia Menendez in for Nicolle Wallace on Deadline White House to discuss the continuing feud between Donald Trump and Florida governor Ron DeSantis, after the ex-presidential candidate said he would veto any attempt by the Florida legislature to pass a bill to use taxpayer funds to pay for the ex-Presidents legal bills.

 

Florida State Sen. Ileana Garcia wants $5 Million of taxpayer money to pay trumps legal bills

 

 ⇓ ⇓ ⇓   FLORIDA REPUBLICANS SUPPORT WORST PRESIDENT IN HISTORY!  ⇓ ⇓ ⇓

 

 

 

 

Trump REPEATEDLY defaming E. Jean Carroll proves what a despicable POS he is, and yet Florida Republicans wants taxpayers to pay his legal bills

 

Disney & Tampa Bay Rays PUNISHED for Exercising Freedom of Speech!

DeSantis & Florida Republicans PROVE their Anti-Democratic Autocratic, Authoritarian Fascist by PUNISHING Disney and Tampa Bay Rays for Exercising their 1st Amendment Right to Freedom of Speech

When Disney’s chief executive Bob Chapek exercised his First Amendment Right to Freedom of Speech by criticizing the “Don’t say Gay” law, DeSantis and Florida Republicans RETALIATED by revoking Disney World’s designation as a special tax district which allowed Disney to self-govern the 25,000-acre resort since its founding.

Using the Government to Punish / Retaliate against people who speaks out against Government policies may be a Federal Abuse of Power Violation of Civil Rights and First Amendment Rights to Freedom of Speech. This should be looked into by the United States Department of Justice. State officials have been arrested for Abuse of Power, such as Rod Blagojevich who was indicted on corruption charges in 2009.

 

DeSantis Brazenly Admits To Punishing Disney

The GOP embrace of authoritarianism, and how Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is a prime example of this, are discussed by Democratic candidate for governor of Florida, Rep. Charlie Crist

 

There is nothing conservative about DeSantis attacking businesses

Joe Scarborough discusses Gov. Ron DeSantis’ record of going after business in Florida

 

Disney CEO rips Ron DeSantis over ‘anti-Florida’ retaliation

Disney CEO Bob Iger called Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ actions against Walt Disney retaliatory, ‘anti-business’ and ‘anti-Florida’ over DeSantis’ request that the state’s inspector general investigates whether an agreement signed by the previous Disney-backed board of the Reedy Creek district is legal.

 

Description from Youtube: “During a special session of the state legislature on Wednesday, Florida Republicans voted to strip the Disney Corporation of their “self-governing” status that has been in place for over half a century. While Republicans are celebrating the move, the public is left unaware that they are about to pay for this”.

 

Disney Outsmarts Wanna-be Dictator DeSantis

 

DeSantis retaliates by calling for investigation into prior board that oversaw Disney World operations in Orlan

 

Ron DeSantis announced retaliatory actions against Disney after the corporation outmaneuvered him and humiliated him for all the world to see. Corporate attorney and legal analyst Dina Sayegh Doll breaks it down.

 

Sunburn – The morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics – 4.21.22

Here’s your morning briefing of what you need to know in Florida politics.

Per the above article: “In an act of pure vengeance, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday that he was using his powers to expand this week’s special session in a push to strip Walt Disney World of the special taxing district that independently governs it. It’s clear that the governor has been nursing a towering grudge against Disney ever since the company had the nerve to listen to its employees and — belatedly, but rightly — speak out against the “Don’t say gay” bill, withholding political campaign contributions in Florida. And it may be that the taxing district, which has been around since 1967 and encompasses two cities, is an outdated concept. The district functions much like a government, with the ability to issue tax-free bonds, provide police and fire service and, notably, build its own nuclear power plant”.

“This is the stuff of Richard Nixon and his enemies list. For those who may not remember, the country’s 37th president kept a list of enemies that was revealed during the Watergate scandal. Its purpose, according to Nixon’s assistant in a 1971 memo, was to plan “how we can use the available federal machinery to screw our political enemies.” And that’s what’s going on here”.

“He’s covering his tracks, though with the most transparent of excuses, by saying that he wants the Legislature to consider getting rid of all special taxing districts that were enacted before 1968 and haven’t been reestablished since. So far it looks like that would include just a handful of districts along with Disney’s Reedy Creek Improvement District. House Speaker Chris Sprowls defended the governor’s move, saying the House has long contemplated this action. That doesn’t pass the smell test. In the war between Disney and DeSantis, this isn’t a grenade, it’s a precision missile strike, and it’s aimed right at Central Florida”.

“Back in 1971, Nixon’s list had 20 names on it. Over the next few years, it grew to 576 names. We all know how that ended. Now we have DeSantis’ frightening misuse of power. It must stop here, and that starts with lawmakers stiffening their backbones. Today, it’s Disney. Tomorrow, who knows?”

 

Ron DeSantis just raised taxes on Floridians in his bigoted war on Disney

Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis is one-third of the way to punishing Disney for opposing his anti-LGBTQ legislation, the widely-discredited, potentially unconstitutional “Don’t Say Gay” law, but some Florida taxpayers are in for a reportedly multi-billion dollar shock if he signs on the dot…

Per the article above: Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis is one-third of the way to punishing Disney for opposing his anti-LGBTQ legislation, the widely-discredited, potentially unconstitutional “Don’t Say Gay” law, but some Florida taxpayers are in for a reportedly multi-billion dollar shock if he signs on the dotted line.

On Wednesday the Florida Senate, succumbing to DeSantis’ worst instincts, passed a bill that would eliminate a 1967 law that essentially created a 39-square mile area, now almost entirely occupied by Disney World, that enables it to act as its own government – including providing all the services, like power, water, sewers, police, and fire, that local governments do.

Called the Reedy Creek Improvement District, DeSantis now wants to essentially void that law. The House is expected to pass that bill Thursday, putting DeSantis’ temper tantrum at his feet.

But according to the Orange County Tax Collector, Orange County would be on the hook for “all debt and obligations with no extra funds,” meaning “Orange County would take on $163 million [in debt obligations] per year.”

“If Reedy Creek is dissolved, Orange and Osceola counties would assume responsibilities handled by the district like sewer and road maintenance, meaning taxpayers in those counties would pay, The Miami Herald reports. “Taxpayers would also collect the tax revenue Disney pays itself, WFTV 9, an ABC affiliate in Orange County explains. But these counties’ residents would also absorb a lot of debt, too. That debt is no small number: a reported $1 billion.”

That number could actually be $2 billion, as Inside The Magic‘s Luke Dammann reports. according to the Miami Herald’s Capitol Bureau Chief, Mary Ellen Klas.

Here she quotes Florida state Senator Gary Farmer:

 

What is Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Law? This law stigmatizes LGBTQ people, isolates LGBTQ kids, and makes teachers fearful of providing safe, inclusive classrooms.

 

‘A Solution In Search Of A Problem’: DeSantis Goes After Disney’s Special Status

Fallout over Florida’s controversial new law that critics have called the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill continues. This is another example of how Republicans focus on divisive social issues instead of governing and actually doing things to improve people’s lives.

Republicans “Don’t say Gay” law is ‘A Solution In Search Of A Problem’ which doesn’t exist. It’s more Republican Authoritarian, Fascist BIG GOVERNMENT legislation to enslave and regulate every aspect of people’s lives.

 

Disney Gives Ron DeSantis a Taste of His Own Medicine

The Walt Disney Co. vs. Ron DeSantis beef has just been reignited and things are going to get messier from here. Adrienne Lawrence breaks it down on Rebel HQ.

 

DeSantis PUNISHES Tampa Bay Rays for statement against Gun Violence

Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis who pretends to celebrate free speech and business, used the power of the government to PUNISH Tampa Bay Rays after they spoke out in support of gun safety.

 

DeSantis proved he’s Mean-Spirited Asshole / Bully when he berated Students for wearing masks

 

DeSantis, R-Fla., vetoed $35 million in state funding for a new Tampa Bay Rays training facility reportedly due to the team tweeting awareness about gun violence, according to reports

 

Florida Police raided the home of former Covid-19 Scientist Rebekah Jones after her data contradicted DeSantis’ Covid Data claims.

 

FL State Attorney Suspended For Saying He Won’t Enforce Restrictions On Abortion

Florida Gov. DeSantis suspended a state attorney who said he won’t enforce restrictions on abortion and gender therapy. Hillsborough County state attorney Andrew Warren says “this is more than just about suspending an elected official.”

 

 

DESANTIS FLORIDA: ONE OF THE MOST OPPRESSED ANTI-DEMOCRATIC STATES

  • Dystopian Laws Attacking Freedom of Speech to SILENCE & SUE Critics
  • Culture Wars and “Woke” BULLSHIT
  • Anti-choice Laws against Women’s Rights
  • Laws limiting what can be discussed in classrooms, such as the “Don’t say Gay” law. These laws doesn’t fix any existing problems, they’re a “Solution in Search of a Problem” and unnecessary BIG Government regulations & restrictions which makes teachers jobs more difficult.
  • Law mandating public colleges and universities survey students and faculty about their Political Beliefs (FL HB 233)
  • Teachers must withhold classroom library books until they can be individually reviewed for certification or face being charged with a third-degree felony if violated. (Bill 1467)
  • DeSantis Hostile Takeover of Liberal New College of Florida is following the playbook of Fascist Autocrat Dictator of Hungary Viktor Orban by taking control of Education
  • Indoctrinate Educators with Radical Right Wing Ideology. (Per news reports) Encouraged by DeSantis, Christian nationalist values and an “originalist” interpretation of the U.S. Constitution is now being taught in Florida Schools.
  • Florida HB 999 Republican plan to restrict the way history is taught at Florida’s colleges and universities is being condemned by academics & historians across the U.S. (Another example of Fascist, Authoritarian policies).
  • DeSantis has publicly called for putting cameras and microphones into classrooms to monitor teachers. He wants more surveillance in every part of our lives, empowering legislators to police classrooms, doctor’s offices, the workplace.
  • Voting Police to intimidate people so they’re afraid to vote in Florida
  • Florida Employees Threatened With Demotions If They Criticize DeSantis
  • Bill to eliminate the Democrat Party in the State of Florida, thereby creating One Party Rule similar to how Dictator Victor Orbán took over the once Democratic government in Hungary
  • Florida ‘Bloggers Bill’ which would require anyone who writes about Florida Republicans and DeSantis to register with the state and put on an ‘enemies list’. This is another BLATANT violation of the 1st Amendment and attempt to SILENCE critics. This is the same Anti-Democratic, Fascist Authoritarian tactic used by the Nazi German Propaganda Ministry in 1933 called the “Editors Law” and in 2014 by War Criminal Dictator Vladimir Putin, forcing bloggers in Russia to register with the Russian Media office.
  • Attacking Freedom of Speech – Bill HB 991 to significantly weaken libel laws. Critics believe this is an attempt to give Ron DeSantis even more power to sue his critics for saying things he doesn’t like. Bill 991 also gives Florida residents the right to sue others (both in the state or elsewhere in the U.S.) who describe their actions online as transphobic or homophobic, for $35,000 and would not allow the truth to be used in defenses against such lawsuits.
  • Retaliated against Disney for exercising their First Amendment Right to Freedom of Speech, stripping Disney of 50+ years self-governing authority after Disney stated opposition to the ‘Don’t say Gay’ law which limits discussing LGBTQ issues in schools.
  • Right Wing figures installed on the board of former Disney district. This is the same tactics used in Anti-Democratic Fascists Dictatorships
  • Retaliated against the Tampa Bay Rays for exercising their First Amendment Right to Freedom of Speech by blocking state money to their training facility after team tweeted against gun violence
  • Florida Police raided the home of former Covid-19 Scientist Rebekah Jones after her data contradicted DeSantis’ Covid Data claims.
  • Transgender athlete discrimination Laws
  • Florida Senate Bill 254 would allow the state to take Trans children receiving gender-affirming care away from Parents
  • Anti-Protesting Laws making protesting a felony & allowing protestors can be run over & killed with no consequences. This law was passed to silence and intimidate anyone who dare protest and raise objections to Republican’s oppression (similar to Russia and North Korea)
  • DeSantis wants his own State Militia which would only answer to him and “not be encumbered to the federal government.”
  • Felons Victimized by Republicans and DeSantis “Voter Fraud Crackdown”. Per an article at commondreams.org, “Most who were arrested were approved by the Florida Department of Elections, which sent their voter registration cards ahead of the 2020 elections. All were charged with third-degree felony voter fraud, a crime punishable by as many as five years behind bars and up to a $5,000 fine. The ACLU of Florida stated, “The arrests are a grotesque abuse of power by Gov. DeSantis”.
  • Using Migrants as Props. Per an article at theguardian.com, “DeSantis should be prosecuted for his treatment of immigrants. Those conspiring with him appear to have acted criminally under Texas law. Title 5, section 20 of the Texas penal code defines the crime of unlawful restraint. Under the statute, a person is restrained if their movement is restricted without their consent by, among other means, moving the person from one place to another. Restraint is without consent “if it is accompanied … by deception”. Under the statute, the violation is a class A misdemeanor, unless the person restrained is younger than 17, in which case it is a felony. According to reporting, there were children among those criminally transported to Martha’s Vineyard”.
  • DeSantis fought for and was given the authority to redraw Congressional districts to rig elections in Republican’s favor. This resulted in House Seats being stolen from Democrats. Another example of how Republicans know they can’t win elections unless they CHEAT because their policies are UNPOPULAR.

 

 

 

 

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