Skip to comments.FEMA (taxpayer) Money Only for Blue States
Posted on 08/09/2013 10:12:52 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
Obama has denied FEMA money to the victims of the Yarnell Fire. This fire was started by lightning. The Prescott Valley Granite Mountain Hotshots lost 19 firefighters in this fire, along with 129 homes and structures.
Another freeper says only Democrats are being hired as ObamaCare Navigators too.
Something else I do not doubt about this admin
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The Federal Emergency Management Agency defended its decision to refuse to declare nearly all of the state a disaster in the wake of devastating wildfires, saying Wednesday that the state has already received sufficient U.S. government assistance.
Late Tuesday, Gov. Rick Perry criticized the White House after learning that his April 16 request for a federal major disaster declaration and additional help had been rejected.
"I think we've had 9,000 separate fires in the state of Texas," Perry told reporters in Austin on Wednesday. "The federal government has only helped us with 25 of them. That's inappropriate."
But a spokesperson in Perry's office confirmed that of the roughly 9,000 reported wildfires this season, the state has only applied for 25 fire management grants through FEMA. And every request has been awarded to the state, the Perry representative said.
A FEMA spokesperson confirmed that the agency awarded Texas 25 "FMAGS" this fire season. The representative couldn't put a dollar amount on the how much the grants were for.
The FMAGS help firefighters pay for things such as equipment repairs, food and shelter. The funds do not help fire victims with recovery efforts.
No "major disaster" there, huh bammy?
They were like tactical nukes.
Using your tax dollars aginst you
FEMA should not even exist. There’s NO reason that taxpayers from one state should be paying for events that take place in another state.
The Red States and Counties produce most of the food for the country. Food is a powerful weapon. The government might think long and hard about pissing off the Red States once too often. How long would their Blue State voting block last without food?
It’s going to be ugly beyond belief, that’s what.
the time is drawing near for conservatives to register as democrats and become moles
“The Red States and Counties produce most of the food for the country”
I am isolated here in a purple-ish county in a blue state. I understand your point, but wonder how independent individual farmers actually are. I have the impression that much of the food we eat is produced by ‘agri-businesses’ composed of corporately owned farms, selling products to corporately owned processors and so on through the food chain until it appears in our corporately owned supermarket.
What effect does the corporate agri-business have upon the economic independence of the individual farmer?
I understand that an individual could “go Galt,” but wonder how effective that would be. Would the individual have the ability to barter with producers of other goods to get the supplies and fuel the farmer needs, both for his own survival as well as to meet his financial obligations?
I agree with the sentiment you express, but I don’t know enough about the food industry to even ask the appropriate questions.
I personally would hope for a repeal of the 17th Amendment so that Senators would not be primarily aligned with their party, but would have to answer to the state’s government instead of the big money contributors to their next re-election campaign.
And Democrats will get Medical Care, NOT Republicans when OBAMACARE goes into effect!!!! democrats are Lawless....Republicans are Ball less!!