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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:31 AM

How a bill requiring Florida nursing homes to have backup AC died

In the aftermath of 2005's destructive Hurricane Wilma, Florida lawmakers approved laws to protect motorists at risk of getting stranded on the interstate, and residents of new highrises who can't climb stairs.

Proposed at the same time: a bill that would have required some nursing homes to have generators to protect frail elders from the ravages of heat and dehydration.

That bill died.

Cause of death: industry opposition and government miserliness.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/how-a-bill-requiring-nursing-homes-to-have-back-up-ac-died/2337550

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:38 AM

1. Gubmint regulations that kill jobs

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:38 AM

2. Off to the greatest page for thee

They don't give a flying fugg about seniors

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:13 PM

9. Hopefully, enough of the seniors will vote their interests in the 2018 and 2020 elections. nt

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:55 AM

3. common sense should dictate redundancies in the HVAC systems for old folks homes down there

It doesn't surprise me at all that they killed a bill for it. Fucking republicans and their god damn deregulated free market will take care of it bullshit. This, THIS, is what happens when you have limited over sight. For every business that does it right. 9 more are cutting all kinds of corners. Eventually the 1 knuckles under because the other 9 can undercut the one. Then all you have is shit made out of shoddy used pinball machine parts and the injuries they are going to cause.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:37 PM

4. Cause of death - Repugs choose to let elders die because they don't give a shit.

Keeping all the $$ for the owners of the businesses is the only thing they care about. If it requires any person, not even the state, but any company or rich person to spend one dime, well, too bad about the deaths because those aren't important to them. Fucking killers.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:38 PM

5. K&R...

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 12:46 PM

6. Let them pay 1000 times that in wrongful death penalties times 8

Capitalism without a conscience cannot be tolerated.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:01 PM

7. Effin industry bottom line- affected the very bottom line- human lives

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:08 PM

8. Suggestion for disposal of the bodies

Distribute them evenly on the front steps of the legislature and the governor's residence. Might as well let them enjoy their handiwork.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:22 PM

11. I tend to agree. They need to be sent pics of the dead,

the family members mourning, and maybe have their own AC knocked out for a week.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:18 PM

10. Was there a vote?


It might be interesting to see if any of the guilty are still in office or otherwise prominent.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:29 PM

12. Is it possible to track down the "no" votes?

It would be interesting to call any of the people who remain in the legislature who voted "no" and call their offices about it.

It would also probably be more productive to find the "yes" votes, and give those lawmakers some props.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:58 PM

13. K & R for exposure.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:58 PM

14. Money talks-its pay to play politics in America. Old folks can't pay.

Regular citizens can't pay. No one cares unless you feed the meter.
Think you are free? Lmao.

K&R

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 01:59 PM

15. can we charge all those who voted no with murder?

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:04 PM

16. Those pesky regulations are such a headache.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:17 PM

17. Every cheapskate I've ever known ...

is a Republican.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:20 PM

18. If only Marion Hammer was lobbying for the bill.

It would have been passed and signed in five minutes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_Hammer

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #18)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 02:23 PM

19. oh god yes

they all quiver at her every glance

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