Skip to comments.Bill Maher: It's Unfair for Texas to Ask for Federal Aid (They don't believe in climate change)
Posted on 09/10/2017 8:22:14 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
As Texans reflect and recover from the devastation that came with Hurricane Harvey, comedian Bill Maher told his audience Saturday night that the survivors have no right to ask for federal aid. Texans have a "low tax base," he argued. Oh, and they don't believe in climate change. Why should Washington bail them out?
"These places that got flooded, like Texas, okay, they have a low tax base," Maher said on his show "Real Time" on Friday. "So, the federal government bails them out. Their governors, their legislators they don’t believe in climate science."
"It seems like the responsible folks in this country, the people who pay a little more taxes and the people who believe in climate change are bailing out the people who hate government, except when they need government when they’re in trouble," he continued. "That seems a little unfair." (The Hill)
Maher was serious. So were these outraged Twitter users, who came to the Lone Star State's defense.
Unlike Democratic states, Texas government consistently runs annual surpluses, some over $100 million, with zero income tax rate.— Kelly Johnston (@johnston_kelly) September 10, 2017
Harvey survivors faced not only a deadly storm, but catastrophic flooding. Seventy people are believed to have lost their lives in the storm. In the midst of tragedy, however, we witnessed countless scenes of bravery as men and women placed themselves in danger to pull off some incredible rescues. Other heroes like Houston Texans player J.J. Watt stepped up financially. His charity has now raised over $30 million.
Against Maher's wishes, President Trump just signed a $15 billion relief package for Harvey survivors.
That doesn’t even make sense. A hurricane has nothing to do with the fiction of human cause climate change.
It’s Unfair for California to Ask for Federal Aid (They are a sanctuary state)
the bulb burns dimly
If we start deporting unwanted citizens, I have a nomination.
“These places that got flooded, like Texas, okay, they have a low tax base,”
“In 2012, the gross domestic product (GDP) of the HoustonThe WoodlandsSugar Land metropolitan statistical area (MSA) was $449 billion, the fourth-largest of any metro area in the United States. The Houston metropolitan area comprises the largest concentration of petrochemical manufacturing in the world, including for synthetic rubber, insecticides, and fertilizers. It is the world’s leading center for oilfield equipment construction, with the city of Houston home to more than 3,000 energy-related businesses, including many of the top oil and gas exploration and production firms and petroleum pipeline operators. As of 2011, 23 companies on the Fortune 500 list have their headquarters in, or around, Houston.
The HoustonSugar LandBaytown metropolitan area ranked 33rd among the nation’s 361 MSAs on per capita personal income at US$36,852 - 11.5 percent higher than the national figure of US$33,050. In 2012, Houston was ranked #1 by Forbes for paycheck worth, and, in late May 2013, it was identified as America’s top city for job creation.”
So... you were saying something about a low tax base?
Coming from a man with a nose so large, he could probably affect the climate by sneezing!
I didn’t have those facts, but knowing that Texas’ economy was booming while the rest of the states were in decline, I seriously doubt it had a low tax base.
How about exile for being an idiot?
Bill Maher is a piece of human garbage, and a racist, fascist piece of human garbage at that since he advocates for the Federal government to withhold disaster assistance for those whose political beliefs might be different than is own. Clearly, Maher would be happiest if disaster relief was afforded only to those who didnt vote for Trump, but everyone else would get disaster relief. If HBO wasnt such a leftist organization that probably actually agrees with Maher, they would have fired him for such cruel attacks on U.S. citizens in such dire straights.
Bill Maher is one of the major reasons I sign up for HBO only for the two months of new Game of Thrones episodes and then cancel thereafter.
We saw that scientific models could not predict the precise tracking of one major weather event. Why should we believe the models that tell us what the average temperature of the planet will be like in 30 years.
The stupid -it burns....
Maher has joined Clooney in the Bastards Exploiting Tragedies Association.
Painting with a broad brush is intolerant stereotyping when applied to any of the Special People... but is more than acceptable when used by any of the Special People or their talking heads.
The Nose is no more a comedian than Stephen Colbert or any of the nasty women shills.
They are propagandists for the left.
Global warming believers has gone from an idea to a religion and now to a cult. At no time was it ever based on real science.
Mahr is just another stupid liberal who couldn’t think his way out of a paper bag.
Thank God mahyer isn’t in charge of anything (unfortunately including his own mouth).
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