FEMA Denies Disaster Aid to West, Texas

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 at 1:47 pm
We wonder if Obama will be “outraged” when he reads about this in the papers.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is denying an appeal for funds to rebuild West, Texas, the site of the April 17 explosion at a fertilizer plant that killed 15 people and destroyed some 150 buildings, according to a report by The Associated Press.

In a letter to Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), FEMA says the impact from the explosion “is not of the severity and magnitude that warrants a major disaster declaration.”

Texas is one of those blue states with a functioning economy, so they’re on their own despite the empty words of our Dear Leader.

At a funeral service for the first responders who died responding to the fire that eventually caused the explosion, President Obama pledged the support of the federal government would continue “even after the cameras leave.”

“To the families and neighbors grappling with unbearable loss — you are not alone. You are not forgotten,” Obama said.

“I’m very disappointed,” said Mayor Tommy Muska. “I guess we’re third page news now.  I’d like to know what their definition of a ‘major disaster’ really is.”


3 Responses to “FEMA Denies Disaster Aid to West, Texas”

  1. Funeral Guy on 13/13/13 at 2:01 am

    I sometimes make the red/blue mistake. Why shouldn’t the commie states be red?

  2. © Sponge on 13/13/13 at 1:18 pm

    I live in Texas and don’t necessarily disagree with FEMA’s ruling. The states have long forgotten what their responsibilities are. It’s not the federal government’s job to step in to things like this. The federal government’s job is to provide security for the nation and govern according to the constitution.

    Texas can request assistance, but I don’t see this as a large enough scale event to warrant federal assistance. Rick Perry was just out boasting a surplus of cash, so the state should have enough money to assist here.

    Now, were FEMA to deny Oklahoma some assistance, I would take issue with that.

    We have to get out of the mindset that the federal government is “mommy that will make everything better” in these cases. The states can take care of themselves until it becomes too large.