We have plenty of room for illegal aliens coming across the border, but heaven forbid we provide shelter for actual citizens in their time of need.
>> We have plenty of room for illegal aliens coming across the border, but heaven forbid we provide shelter for actual citizens in their time of need.<<
That isn't the issue. The problem is that a lot of these people here now in Texas, while they do need our immediate help and deserve it, are still conditioned to let (or insist that) the government take care of them. I think what Perry has quickly figured out, and what I warned about 3 days ago, was there has to be a plan to get these people out of the Astrodome and elsewhere, otherwise too many will camp out there indefinitely and force a drag-out.
Are you kidding? Texas opened their arms and hearts to 220,000 people. They provided a roof over their heads, clean clothes and food, medical care, they've opened their schools to the children, they have taken on an immense challenge. Don't you think it's time some other state stepped up to the plate? Don't you think it's pretty embarrassing that LA had to send so many of it's people out of state because they simply had made no adequate provisions for an emergency that has been predicted for decades?
We planned on around 150k. We will not overburden a facility, and have it burn to the ground killing everyone inside. The county commissioners and fire marshalls here are doing an outstanding job. If you want to slam Texas for being a lot more prepared than any other state in the union, you had best be ready for one heckuva response. This is hardly the time to infer that we Texans are causing an illegal immigration problem. Damn Yankee mentality.
Move them to Detroit.
It's pretty empty up there.
My thoughts also.
Don't worry - the buses will now turn East to Georgia and Florida and possibly some New England states to test their generosity.