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Obama went to see the floods, why not the fires??
Originally posted by filosophia
The democrats declare "war" on the tea party and coincidentally Texas is burning. Hmmm...and of course FEMA is to blame for turning away volunteers.
Originally posted by Inconceivable
Perhaps he will give us Texans a little consideration after he is finished playing golf, and planning his next vacation. Finding performers for his 'Date nights" can be a daunting task, as is keeping track of the latest B-ball news. So we must be patient, he is a very busy man!!!
Really, something needs to be done-NOW! The fires are burning more and more homes, and there is no relief in sight in regards to the drought. The least he could do is say that he recognizes the situation here, and will do something as soon as he can, but all he has done is ignore any pleas for help. Not a classy move, Mr. Prez...
Originally posted by chef23
the only time washington cares about texas is during an election year. but just think if everybody in this state refuse to vote for any of those idots washington would suffer. as for fema, they're a joke. they didn't help during hurricane ike and they are not going to help now. we don't need washington, they need us.
Originally posted by toolstarr
ok Perry asked 1st, got no reply. Then Dewherst asked cuz Perry is too busy out campaigning.
Yeah FEMA is here, but during the news conference today, they said they are just assessing the situation. Not helping yet!
And we all pay taxes too, we have every right to federal help. And just because Perry is the governor doesn't mean we all support him. Even if he did mention Texas succeeding, so what- it was just a political move.
I just can't believe some of you are acting like it is the citizens' fault. That's about like how people in other countries and "terrorist" hate Americans b/c of our government.edit on 9-9-2011 by toolstarr because: add
The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday authorized the use of federal funds to help fight fires in multiple counties in Texas.
Over the course of more than a decade, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has given Texas $3.8 billion dollars for disaster recovery. But Texans might have to wait a while for word on new funding in the midst of one of the most dangerous wildfire seasons in the state's history.
“We will go and survey the damage along typically in a vehicle or on foot to look at the homes and the destruction,” FEMA's Ericka Lopez explained about the lengthy process.