The Gov. has been harping constantly that FEMA won’t give Texas aid when two and a half million acres of the State is been on fire. Unreported in most Texas news coverage is the reason why. The Elitist Teabaggers in their continuing efforts to run the State into the ground cut $34 million or 1/3 of the budget of the Texas Forest Service. This agency provides assistance grants to the volunteer fire departments which make up approximately 80 percent of the Stateâ€™s firefighers. Most of these volunteer departments operate on a shoestring budget on old and worn down equipment. The Gov. likes to brag that his State’s disaster preparedness is a model the country should look at and learn from.
In their usual mode of being tough of gutting social programs while appeasing the villagers they say this is just cutting waste and will be made up by donations. Then they ease an appeal up to Washington, the evil overlord, to get emergency funds. But FEMA unexplicably turns them down, ooops. What The Gov. and the Elitist Teabaggers are telling the sheep is that Obama and the evil feds are wagin war on Texas. They claim all they are asking for is direct aid for families, individuals and communities that suffered wildfire losses. Whoa, not so fast. Not true. What Gov. and the Elitist Teabaggers asked for is funds to pay for fighting the fires. What the Gov. and the Elitist Teabaggers fail to realize is that the federal government is already doing this. FEMA, has been working hand in hand with the state supporting the firefighting efforts and have already covered 25 fire management assistance grants to pay for the expenses to fight the wildfires.
What The Gov. and his Elitist Teageers thought they would do is get over on the feds by requesting FEMA declare that 252 of Texas’s 254 counties should be declared a disaster area because of wildfires. What???
And when FEMA, rightly, turns them down they claim Obama is pursuing a political vendetta against Texas. Perry even went so far as to claim at a fundraiser that Obama was ignoring Texas repeating the line that the request didn’t get lost in the mail. He went on that Obama was taking care of other states while punishing Texas Perry later refused to meet with President Obama when the President came to inspect the situation.
Texas shouldn’t fell left out. Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Virginia), when asked about aid to the Tornando victims in Joplin Missouri, said that if the Federal Government was going send aid it would have to be cut out of other programs.
While many of the citizens of this Great State are indeed suffering, they are guilty of not looking at what is really going on. They are happy to be lied to and believe that the Trabagger Elitists have their best interests in mind when in fact they only care about giving everything of value to the billionaires and corporations. The folks of Texas need to open their eyes before it is too late. Perry just got his Eminent Domain Law passed and has signed it, so your property may be his next “public use” need to help the rich and corporations complete their takeover.