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Bill Maher, host of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” thinks it’s “unfair” for the state of Texas to receive federal aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and other natural disasters.
His explanation is even more infuriating.
As Maher sees it, Texas’s low tax base and government officials’ skepticism of human-caused climate change disqualify it — and other conservative states — from being “bailed out” by “more responsible folks” in the country:
“These places that got flooded, like Texas, okay, they have a low tax base. 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. That seems a little unfair.”
“Suddenly, socialism is not such a bad idea,“ Maher told panelists, ”when you’re standing in toxic floodwater”:
During his opening monologue about Hurricane Irma, Maher continually ridiculed President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.
If you’re so inclined, you can watch the video, below.