AMERICABlog: So the same person who complained about the stimulus yet kept his state afloat because of the stimulus money is now asking for federal tax dollars to help with wildfires. If Perry had his way, there would be even less federal tax dollars. Where does he think this money is going to come from? It always seems to be the states that complain the most about taxes who are always grumbling for more tax dollars. It’s not that their requests are unreasonable, but when they make it their mission to attack the system and then come forward with hands out, then there’s a big issue. What a complete fraud:

“Texas Gov. Rick Perry sought additional federal help in battling wildfires across his drought-parched state as a woodland blaze gutted at least six homes on Sunday and threatened hundreds more in Austin, the state capital….  Some 220 homes in all have been lost, according to a letter released on Sunday from Perry to President Barack Obama requesting a federal disaster declaration.”


LA Times


TexasLiberal: Texas Governor Rick Perry wants President Barack Obama to declare parts of Texas as disaster areas because of ongoing wildfires …This call for help from Washington is being made by a Governor who has engaged in treasonous speculation about secession, and who is pushing savage budget cuts on the most vulnerable Texans.

Why do people suffering the impact of wildfires merit quick help, while many in Texas nursing homes or many Texans who are sick due to no fault of their own merit only sharp cuts?

Of course, it is really no surprise that Rick Perry wants help from Washington. According to a map prepared by former Texas State Comptroller of Public Accounts Susan Combs, Texas took almost $28 billion dollars in federal stimulus money.

…I’d also like to know when the Tea Party volunteer fire companies and the Tea Party disaster relief teams will be rushing to assist people impacted by the fire? Where are county Republican parties in Texas organizing teams of citizen-volunteers to help out our fellow Texans so that they will not have to turn to government?

…Are we going to allow socialized fire companies of public employees team up with Washington to do the job that everyday Texas citizens should be doing?

People who have been harmed by the fires should be helped. However, since many of our political leaders in Texas would rather people die than use the Rainy Day fund or raise the taxes needed to meet the legitimate needs of Texans, it is fair to comment when these same officials declare that some Texans are indeed worthy of help from government.


Thanks for this news, CEB

9 Responses to “comical….”

  1. 1 anniebella
    April 18, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Did you guys see our First Lady on the View this morning? She was, as JJ Evans use to say on Good Times. She was Dynomite. I hope that is spell right. I’m sure Chipsticks will have some pictures for us. She never let us down. I will comment on that joker of a govenor from Texas later.

  2. 2 Dorothy Rissman
    April 18, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    What is this asshat doing? Does he want another civil war. They cannot secede from the union. Is this idiot suggesting this as a way to maneuver Perry into the presidential race.

    By the way, have you seen that Arizona passed the birther bill. That is 18 states so far. So get this, In Arizona if you want to be listed on ballots, you are required to present the long version of the birth certificate, or you have to show that you have been CIRCUMCISED?

    There people are racist undereducated idiots. I am ready to scream.

  3. 5 Sue in Minnesota
    April 18, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Rick Perry is Douche! With a capital D.

  4. 6 anniebella
    April 18, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    The Perry creep like he is scared to get to close to President Obama. He’s scared a picture would be taken. I don’t think I would have shake his hand if I was Obama. I would have just said Good Afternoon or whatever.

  5. 7 lisa
    April 18, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    How does this guy have shame or the gall to look the president in the eyes or even shake his hand after all the crap he said? God, deliver me from idiots.

  6. 8 Carolyn
    April 18, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    My son, my daughter-in-law and three darling grandchildren live in Texas. My daughter-in-law is a native Texan with roots several generations deep. She is one of the smartest people I know. Last time I asked her about Rick Perry, she said succinctly: “He is an ass.” Hope that’s not offensive, but she hit it with one word. He’s like Mitt Romney…bending with the wind. When I first read about requesting Federal aid, I thought the same thing….”He’s got some nerve!”
    If Rick Perry seceded, Texas would blow away: no Lackland Air Force Base, no Fort Hood, No NASA, no…..you get the idea. Same here in Oklahoma where people protest they hate the federal governent. I believe the last statistic I read was that 32% of jobs were paid for by the Federal governent: Tinker Air Force Base, FAA headquarters, Fort Sill, Vance Air Force Base, Altus Air Force Base….once again you get the idea. Also, without federal money 70 years ago, we would have no water!!! These people don’t think beyond their noses.

  7. 9 LunarSea
    April 19, 2011 at 12:15 am

    I oh so remember him wanting to succeed and I was all for it. But can we keep Austin. It will then be the island of austin surrounded by the country of Texas. lol

    Austin is just a little oasis there.

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