FEMA is NO’T giving aid to Texas because it is a RED state and Obama knows that they won’t be voting for him! Now, that’s a good one. I wonder if Rush Limbaugh lies awake at night dreaming this crap up OR does he have writers? He actually stated this untruth on his show May 5th. Poor Texas, they are not getting the help they deserve except that they ARE!!
Although FEMA has not issued a disaster declaration which would allow it to provide aid to civilians, it has in fact supported Texas with 22 FMAG – Fire Management Assistant Grant declarations including 15 since the beginning of April.
The following is from a report by NBC’s Dallas-Fort Worth affiliate; FEMA has provided aid that “[helps] firefighters pay for things such as equipment repairs, food and shelter.” As The Houston Chronicle states: This aid covers “75 percent of Texas’s costs for emergency response work.”
RED is RED whether it’s pink, wine, cardinal or scarlet and in case Rushie couldn’t recollect which states voted for Obama and those that didn’t, that is, besides Texas, he need only look south. Obama lost Alabama by 11 points in 2008 but when the tornadoes hit that state, the President signed a disaster declaration for Alabama, that little ole Southern redheaded belle of a state.
Well so much for that Swiss cheesey conspiracy theory – it stinks and is full of holes