First, a little sarcasm….
Next, the sick reality of what we all knew was going to come:
TALLAHASSEE “” Attorney General Pam Bondi praised Florida House Republicans last week after they unveiled a plan to spend $200 million from a national mortgage settlement on a variety of affordable housing needs for those hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis.
“Thank you, thank you, thank you for putting this money back where it was meant to go,” Bondi told members of the House budget committee.
Lost amid all the back-slapping, however, is that House Republicans are planning to strip an equal amount for housing aid “” $200 million “” from a separate trust fund so that it could be spent on other priorities, such as teacher raises and health care. In effect, they are swapping out what the state already had set aside for affordable housing while claiming they are spending more on it