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Fri Sep 16, 2022, 10:57 AM

It's genuinely odd that DeSantis couldn't find 50 migrants in Florida to send to Martha's Vineyard

James Surowiecki (@JamesSurowiecki):

Immigration is generally a winning issue for the GOP. But DeSantis' scheme was so sketchy - tricking ppl onto planes, moving ppl who weren't even in FL, using taxpayer money in legally dubious ways - that it feels like he overplayed his hand a bit.

I don't think this was the humanitarian disaster some have suggested - not obvious it's worse to be in MA than San Antonio. But everything about the scheme was super-shady, and going to TX to find migrants to ship makes the fact that this was just a PR stunt crystal clear.

Given that he's been saying for more than a year that Florida is being inundated with "illegals," it's genuinely odd that DeSantis couldn't find 50 migrants in Florida to send to Martha's Vineyard, and instead had to send ppl to Texas to find them.


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Reply It's genuinely odd that DeSantis couldn't find 50 migrants in Florida to send to Martha's Vineyard (Original post)
zuul Sep 16 OP
Scrivener7 Sep 16 #1
onethatcares Sep 16 #5
Scrivener7 Sep 16 #9
Ritabert Sep 16 #2
Timeflyer Sep 16 #10
dalton99a Sep 16 #3
Wounded Bear Sep 16 #4
LakeArenal Sep 16 #6
snowybirdie Sep 16 #7
obamanut2012 Sep 16 #8
traitorsgalore Sep 16 #11

Response to zuul (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 10:59 AM

1. My relative, who owns two restaurants in Florida, says they can't hold

staff because there simply are not enough people to fill the jobs.

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Response to Scrivener7 (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 11:32 AM

5. I think if they looked hard enough
























they might. This is a right to work for less state so my guess is no one wants to work split shifts at lower wages. But, what type of jobs are they trying to fill in their restaurants?

I am NOT being mean or sarcastic, just wondering .
















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Response to onethatcares (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 12:04 PM

9. I agree. They're minimum wage restaurant jobs. In a right to work state.

They say they have been "forced" to pay more to fill the positions, and it's starting to dawn on them that they have to pay even more still if they want to keep the jobs filled.

I smile.

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Response to zuul (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 11:03 AM

2. DeSantis can't be seen deporting Hispanics from Florida

The Cuban-American and Venezuelan-American voters wouldn't like it. Thus he figured sending migrants from Texas would make his point and not get anybody mad at him. He did however use Florida taxpayers' money.

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Response to Ritabert (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 12:40 PM

10. And that made sense in his cruel little mind

--as long as he's displaying bullying tactics, his base is thrilled with all the "freedom" from "woke" he shovels their way.

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Response to zuul (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 11:04 AM

3. Kick

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Response to zuul (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 11:20 AM

4. Interesting take on the situation...

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Response to zuul (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 11:34 AM

6. It also seems odd that he had to trick them.

Id volunteer to be anywhere but Texas.

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Response to zuul (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 11:45 AM

7. In Florida, a stop at

any gated community, on any given day, will find hundreds of undocumented people working hard in the blazing sun. All serving the needs of gop voters.

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Response to snowybirdie (Reply #7)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 11:46 AM

8. Yup, I am 95% sure

Most of our landscapers are undocumented, although the owner isn't. They are terrified to talk to anyone, especially someone like my father who is fluent in Spanish.

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