Minnesota wouldn’t stop BLM rioters, now they want a bailout from taxpayers

Minneapolis gave the rioters space to riot
Minneapolis gave the rioters space to riot

A central conservative tenet is that you have to be tough with aggressors in order to deter them from attacking you. You don’t always have to fight them, but you have to be well-armed. And you have to make the other side believe that if they attack you, it will be costly. Democrats don’t believe in deterring aggression with strength. Their policy towards evil is appeasement.

You can see how this played out in Minnesota, where the Democrat governor of the state, and the Democrat mayor of the Minneapolis, decided to tell police to stand down. This allowed the rioters to engage in violence, vandalism and arson against the law-abiding taxpayers of the state.

Well, now that it’s over, the Democrat appeasers are looking for someone to pay for the damages. They want the taxpayers in other states to pay. You know, the other states where the police actually did enforce the law.

The Washington Examiner reported on the response of the federal government:

President Trump has denied a request from Minnesota’s governor for money to rebuild parts of Minneapolis that were destroyed during the riots following the death of George Floyd.

[…]Walz, a Democrat, requested that Trump declare Minnesota a “major disaster” zone in a request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency on July 2 after more than 1,500 buildings were damaged by looting and rioting in the wake of Floyd’s death, totaling over $500 million in damages.

At least one Republican in the state had lobbied the Trump administration to reject the request, arguing that the state’s response to the unrest should be thoroughly reviewed.

“If the federal government is expected to assist in the clean-up of these unfortunate weeks, it has an obligation to every American — prior to the release of funding — to fully understand the events which allowed for this level of destruction to occur and ensure it never happens again,” Rep. Tom Emmer wrote to the Trump administration in a letter.

Just remember that as soon as the Democrats get a Democrat president, taxpayer money will be redistributed from the responsible red states, to the irresponsible blue states. This is what Democrats love – to provide equal outcomes for both moral and immoral people through redistribution of wealth from moral people to immoral people.

3 thoughts on “Minnesota wouldn’t stop BLM rioters, now they want a bailout from taxpayers”

  1. As a Twin Cities resident, I completely agree with this decision. However, if it’s possible to provide aid to the actual victims, I think that should be pursued. Too many immigrant, and POC were among the small business owners who’s life’s work were destroyed, they deserve some consideration for SBA loans or other relief.

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    1. Well, yes. But remember that the people who were impacted chose to live in a deep blue city in a deep blue state. People need to be careful about where they live and take responsibility for their own choices. I had a job interview in Minneapolis once, and when I found out their politics, I turned the offer down.

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  2. That’s true to a certain degree, yet even with the government it’s not unrealistic to believe that your business won’t be burned to the ground by a mob. It seems like supporting small business/entrepreneurs in a situation like this will help the community at large. These people are being victimized by their own community as well as by thrir local government.

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