Aid to Mexico But Not For Texas

Discussion in 'Politics' started by bugscoe, May 13, 2011.

  1. Obama Administration Sent Aid to Mexico to Fight Wildfires But Not Texas
    Posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, May 12, 2011, 8:38 PM

    Firefighters salute the flag draped casket holding Greg Simmons as he is carried to a waiting fire truck at the conclusion of funeral services for the fallen firefighter in Olden, Texas, Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Simmons was killed responding to a wildfire. (AP/LM Otero)

    The Obama Administration sent aid to Mexico to battle a 386 square mile fire but refused to consider the 2.5 million acre fire in Texas a disaster area.
    KTRH reported, via Free Republic:
    President Obama was in Texas this week for a fundraiser.
  2. 377OHMS


    Texas is the enemy so far as the Obama regime is concerned.

    They perceive Mexico as a source of votes.
  3. These claims by Perry and others are at best misleading. FEMA is providing Tx with lots of grants, equal to what Perry asked for.

    Perry did not need to ask Obama as FEMA had the authority to grant Perry's requests and did so.

    From the Ft Worth paper:

    ""This administration, through FEMA, has been working closely with the state throughout the duration of these fires, and we are supporting the firefighting efforts," said Rachel Racusen, FEMA's director of public affairs. "In fact, we have approved 25 fire management assistance grants to help cover expenses for these emergency response efforts.

    "Each of these grants covers 75 percent of the costs to fight the fire and many of the same emergency response needs that Gov. Perry was seeking assistance for."

  4. Ricter


    "The message [calling for prayer] was signed by Neugebauer, as well as Reps. Stevan Pearce (R-N.M.) and Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.).

    All three lawmakers voted for the House FY 2011 continuing resolution, which included significant cuts to funding for the federal response to weather, climate and natural disasters (The cuts were no longer in the bill by the time it went through the Senate and was signed by the President).

    For example,funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's state and local programs was slashed $783.3 million below FY 2010 levels. The FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program lost $35 million. The part of FEMA's budget for emergency food and shelter was cut $100 million, and Assistance to Firefighter Grants lost $510 million. "
  5. Whats the difference between a Mexican and a Texan.?

    A Mexican is grateful.........whereas
    A Texan is ungrateful. :D . :(
  6. Oh, so that explains the open border policy.
  7. Thread starter owned
  8. yes, for those of you who can't read.
  9. Apparently you are the one who can't read. To wit, Perry asked for aid and got what he asked for.

    What part of this is not clear??? The world wonders....

  10. Yeah, kind of like FEMA helped New Orleans. Different president, different media narrative. We get it.
    #10     May 13, 2011