Piper for Missouri @piper4missouri
When you’re brave enough to put your hot takes on the web, but not brave enough to let folks comment […] One of Denny’s constituents tagged him in one of my FB posts just to lure him into a response since he won’t speak to his constituents. Very typical of MO GOP politicians.
[….] 7:32 AM · May 23, 2022
Senator Denny Hoskins, CPA @DLHoskins
Unfortunately SB798, the #BigMacWelfare #LobsterFoodStamp bill, was perfected 16-14 last night in the MO Senate. I don’t believe your tax dollars should pay for restaurant food from Red Lobster, McDonald’s, etc. for food stamp recipients. @GOP @MoSenateGOP
[….] 9:51 AM · Apr 26, 2022
There is much hilarity in the responses:
Please provide the list of restaurants that have already signed contracts with the state since this bill just passed last night there are NONE, so your making most of this up. MISINFORMATION
Denny Hoskins (r) answers today, sort of:
Senator Denny Hoskins, CPA @DLHoskins
Sorry, not misinformation, you just weren’t listening very well. I said these were some of the restaurants approved in California for #WelfareWhoppers and #DelTacoFoodStamps. CA is 1 of 6 states to approve this program. [….] 3:17 PM · Apr 30, 2022
I listened to what you said, and you did not bring up CA in your video ONCE. provide the list of approved restaurants that have contracted with the state of Mo. for this?
He’s caught in gaslighting. Let’s watch him backpedal.
Well his original post has no CA narrative, then he added the link for CA in the response to me, so yes your exactly right. I can find NO agreement with the state of Mo with any Bus., so if he has that provide it
of course you do, punish the poor, make them cook!
Jesus helped the poor.
Disingenuous. This bill allows only elderly, disabled & homeless to use FS at just a small # of approved restaurants that have been approved by HHS to provide a nutritious approved meal. This fills a def need for this small community.
I’m okay with people getting food.
Great job the MoGOP is going with their supermajority! I don’t see ‘brass knuckles’ on your board, figured it was important since it was debated during the pandemic? You should also add ‘defund local public schools’ as GOP wants the money for private schools.
The homeless must cook their food?
What is wrong with you?
Jesus wants you to cook!
Jesus doesn’t want you eating prepared food!
Did you vote to raise the minimum wage to a living wage?
Did you vote for affordable housing?
People live in food deserts & the only food available is often fast food. Not a good choice but better than starvation.
How did you vote on Medicaid?
2020 Legislator Compensation
Missouri $35,915/year. 43/mile. $121/day. Tied to federal rate. Unvouchered.
$121.00 per day. You think prepared food is off the table for Denny Hoskins (r)?
You’re seriously worried that someone may spend $1 for a burger? That’s a pathetic waste of legislative time & a bigger scandal than $1 meal on food stamps. It’s disgusting that these are the people you pick on. Too chicken to take on serious corruption or HELP your constituents?
I am a psychologist who works with low-income clients. Most of those who receive SNAP benefits don’t get enough to get them through the month. They certainly aren’t going to blow it all at Red Lobster. You should educate yourself instead of relying on Republican hyperbole.
I don’t believe my tax dollars should pay for shitheads like you.
Billions to farmers in subsidies. You don’t have a problem with free money to big Ag. Just don’t want the little people to be able to eat. Hypocrite jerk.
What an embarrassment to the profession. Penny-wise, pound foolish. Ever heard that one? What a fool.
Not to mention a lack of empathy and understanding for the circumstances of those who are less fortunate.
What we’ve all come to expect from Denny Hoskins (r):
Senator Denny Hoskins, CPA @DLHoskins
THANK YOU to everyone who has contacted me in support of a 7R-1D congressional map! Time to stand up and fight for liberty!
[….] 5:10 PM · Feb 7, 2022 from Missouri State Capitol
The irony always escapes Denny Hoskins (r):
Who can reply?
People @DLHoskins follows or mentioned can reply
Problem solved, eh?
We already did some of the math:
…The total Congressional vote for either Democrats or Republicans in Missouri in 2020 was 2,896,117. The total Congressional vote for Republican candidates in 2020 was 1,723,982 (59.53%). The total Congressional vote for Democratic candidates was 1,172,135 (40.47%)…
The National Park Service and United States Secret Service began construction on a new White House fence in July 2019. Construction around the 18-acre White House complex will be completed in eight phases using over 3,500 feet of steel fencing. [….]
What will the new White House fence look like?
The current 6 feet 6 inch tall fence will be replaced by an approximately 13 feet tall fence with wider and stronger fence posts. The new fence incorporates anti-climb and intrusion detection technology and is designed to mitigate current and future security threats.
The fence erected outside the White House by President Donald Trump to keep demonstrators at least 600 feet away has been transformed into a memorial wall for George Floyd and a protest site demanding racial and social justice.[….]
Trump, who campaigned on the promise of building a wall on the Mexican border, had 1.7 miles of fencing put around the White House, preventing anyone from entering Lafayette Park and other open spaces around the White House, where demonstrators have protested for more than 100 years. [….]
Crews began erecting extra security fencing around the White House Monday evening. The fencing appears to be similar to the type installed around the White House complex this past August in advance of President Trump’s RNC speech. These barriers are in addition to fencing that went up downtown following protests earlier this summer [….]
[….] ABC said renovations to the president’s and first lady’s living quarters are underway with the expectation they’d start spending more time there when Biden becomes president and that the Secret Service has “begun looking at physical reinforcements” to Mar-a-Lago. The agency declined to comment on “the means, methods or resources we utilize to carry out our protective mission,” ABC said. [….}
Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…
So, anyone want to start adding up the cost of golfing trips?
The first page of the United States Constitution  – National Archives – detail
The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.
No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.
Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons. The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct. The Number of Representatives shall not exceed one for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at Least one Representative; and until such enumeration shall be made, the State of New Hampshire shall be entitledFederal to chuse three, Massachusetts eight, Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations one, Connecticut five, New-York six, New Jersey four, Pennsylvania eight, Delaware one, Maryland six, Virginia ten, North Carolina five, South Carolina five, and Georgia three.
“…Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons…”
Free Persons. Three fifths of all other Persons.
Denny Hoskins (r) [2017 file photo].
“Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.” – Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu (1689 – 1755)
Today in the legislative special session which is supposed to address the right wingnut controlled Missouri General Assembly failure in the regular session to continue the legislation enabling the previously non-controversial Federal Reimbursement Allowance [FRA] program for Missouri:
FIRST EXTRAORDINARY SESSION SENATE BILL NO. 5 [pdf]
101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY SENATOR HOSKINS.
2833S.01I ADRIANE D. CROUSE, Secretary
To amend chapter 160, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to public school
curriculum and instruction.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri, as follows:
1 Section A. Chapter 160, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto
2 one new section, to be known as section 160.2550, to read as
1 160.2550. 1. For the purposes of the provisions of
2 this section, “divisive concepts” shall mean concepts that:
3 (1) One race or sex is inherently superior to another
4 race or sex;
5 (2) The United States is fundamentally racist or
7 (3) An individual, by virtue of his or her race or
8 sex, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether
9 consciously or unconsciously;
10 (4) An individual should be discriminated against or
11 receive adverse treatment solely or partly because of his or
12 her race or sex;
13 (5) Members of one race or sex cannot avoid treating
14 others differently with respect to race or sex;
15 (6) An individual’s moral character is necessarily
16 determined by his or her race or sex;
17 (7) An individual, by virtue of his or her race or
18 sex, bears responsibility for actions committed in the past
19 by other members of the same race or sex;
20 (8) Any individual should feel discomfort, guilt,
21 anguish, or any other form of psychological distress on
22 account of his or her race or sex;
23 (9) Meritocracy or traits such as a hard work ethic
24 are racist or sexist, or were created by a particular race
25 to oppress another race;
26 (10) Promote any form of race or sex stereotyping,
27 including ascribing character traits, values, moral and
28 ethical codes, privileges, status, or beliefs to a race,
29 sex, or an individual because of his or her race or sex; or
30 (11) Promote any form of race or sex scapegoating,
31 including assigning fault, blame, or conscious or
32 unconscious bias to one or more members of a race or sex and
33 including claims that, consciously or unconsciously, any
34 person is inherently racist, sexist, or inclined to oppress
35 others by virtue of their race or sex.
36 2. It shall be the policy of the state board of
37 education not to promote or allow divisive concepts in
38 public school curricula or instruction.
What a pandering ahistorical fool.
Uh, in 1787, at the founding of our nation and in our Constitution there were those who were not “free Persons” who were defined as 3/5 of a person. If that isn’t fundamentally racist, what is?
…For the poor it consists in sustaining and preserving the wealthy in their power and their laziness. The poor must work for this, in presence of the majestic quality of the law which prohibits the wealthy as well as the poor from sleeping under the bridges, from begging in the streets, and from stealing bread…
States in the Southeast and lower Great Plains have borne the brunt of the closure crisis. States experiencing the highest number of rural hospital closures since 2010 include Texas (20), Tennessee (12), Oklahoma (7), Georgia (7), Alabama (6) and Missouri (6). Our analysis shows that hospitals located in states that have not adopted Medicaid expansion have lower median operating margin and have a higher percentage of rural hospitals operating with a negative operating margin (see Figure 2). Of the eight states with the highest levels of closures since 2010, none are Medicaid expansion states.
Similarly, states with the highest number of ‘at risk’ facilities are Texas (36), Kansas (19), Missouri (15), Nebraska (14) and Mississippi (13). While Nebraska has seen only one rural hospital close since 2010, Missouri has lost six and Kansas and Mississippi have each lost five.
Denny Hoskins (r) [2017 file photo].
What the right wingnut controlled Missouri General Assembly spends its time on – an email update from Denny Hoskins (r):
District 21 Capitol Report, Week of 04-29-2021
Week of April 26, 2021
Fighting the Fight
This week one of the most anticipated bills of the 2021 legislative session came up for debate in the Senate chamber. The initial discussion on Senate Bill 39, the Second Amendment Preservation Act, went as might be expected. Proponents of the bill (which I am proudly one of) argued the measure is necessary to protect the rights of Missourians in the face of gun control proposals from the current administration in Washington, D.C. The bill would exempt Missouri from any federal laws that restrict the right to keep and bear arms in violation of the U.S. and Missouri Constitutions. Opponents of the bill held the floor with inquiries and amendments. This went on for several hours before the sponsor laid the bill on the informal calendar. I’m confident we’ll have another opportunity to pass SB 39 (or the House version) before the end of session on May 14. It won’t be easy, and I’m bracing for a hard-fought effort to overcome opposition if we’re going to get this through to the finish.
Also this week, the Senate debated my Senate Bill 98. A comprehensive package of legislation relating to gaming in Missouri, the bill is the result of five years of work and compromise. I have met with any and every party willing to come to the table to negotiate a regulatory framework for gaming in our state. Fellow legislators, regulators, concerned citizens and businesses of all sizes have consistently been willing to work with me in this endeavor.
I believe the measure I presented to the Senate this week would finally address the proliferation of illegal gaming machines across Missouri, while providing increased opportunities for the state’s residents to participate in games and place wagers in a legal, regulated gaming environment. The legislation would authorize a system of video lottery terminals, and bring sports bets out of the shadows. Together, these activities could provide more than $200 million in new revenue for education and veteran’s programs in our state.
I am disappointed the discussions surrounding SB 98 eventually reached an impasse on the Senate floor. However, I am not discouraged. I believe Missourians desire safe, legal and fair gaming opportunities and I am convinced our schools and veteran’s facilities could benefit greatly from these activities. I will continue to work with anyone willing to engage in honest, productive discussions about ending illegal gambling in our state and replacing it with regulated games that benefit all Missourians.
In other legislative action, my Senate Bill 152 received a “do pass” recommendation from the House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee. This bill brings Missouri’s 529 education savings program in line with federal 529 plans and also expands gifted education programs in local schools. I’m hopeful the full House will approve this bill, and we can get it sent to the governor’s desk.
Finally, the Senate approved its version of the state budget this week. Next week, the differences between the House and Senate appropriations bills will be sorted out by a conference committee, with members from both chambers. A final version of the Fiscal Year 2022 operating budget will need to be approved by the full General Assembly prior to 6 p.m. Friday, May 7. All eyes were on the Senate chamber Wednesday night to see whether we would appropriate money for Medicaid expansion. We did not. I joined with 19 other members of the Senate to vote to defeat Medicaid expansion. My vote to oppose the increase is consistent with the will of the voters of my district, as well as my promise to oppose Medicaid expansion that I made to voters in 2016 and 2020.