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GOP Congressman Makes Tone-Deaf Statement About Flood Victims––And People Fired Back

By Mark Joseph

Jeb Hensarling, a Texas Republican Congressman, said that the U.S. government can't keep paying to repair flooded homes that continue to be damaged in the wake of natural disasters.

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In a statement during an appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Hensarling suggested that the “federal government is encouraging and subsidizing people to live in harm’s way.”