Texas Gov Perry Says Obama Leaving Texas in the Dust (in favor of Alabama)

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    Apr 29, 2011 7:35 PM GMT
    UNBELIEVABLE!!

    Pull yourself up by your bootstraps Gov Perry. You ranted about leaving the union. You ran your re-election campaign on a platform of less government intervention. Total GOP hypocrisy!! icon_evil.gif

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42823736/ns/politics-more_politics/
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    Apr 29, 2011 7:41 PM GMT
    Also, the thing that differentiates the wildfires here in Texas from the tornadoes in Alabama is the huge loss of life and loss of properties. There have been some structures lost here, but not as many because of how spread out the houses are. Also, the majority of the houses lost at Possum Kingdom Lake were HUGE million dollar vacation homes for people that live in DFW. Insurance will help defray much of the losses.
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    Apr 29, 2011 8:00 PM GMT
    The Repubs love to claim that TX has such a thriving economy.
    (never mind the fact that TX has one of the biggest budget gaps in the country)
    If the economy in TX is so strong - then TX can pay for it's own clean-up.

    Don't come whining to the federal government, TX!
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    Apr 29, 2011 8:00 PM GMT
    It's always "me first."

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42823736/ns/politics-more_politics/A federal major disaster declaration could reimburse Texas and local governments 75 percent of the cost of their response. Local departments and the Texas Forest Service have spent more than $60 million since Sept. 1 responding to wildfires, state forest service spokeswoman Linda Moon said.

    "Governor Perry's request is currently under review, and will continue our close coordination with the state as they work to protect their residents and communities," FEMA spokeswoman Rachel Racusen said.

    She said Texas has already received 22 grants to help pay fire management expenses this fire season, including 16 in April alone.