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  •  posted by steven d apr 18 2011 (edited) (0+ / 0-)

    Secessionist Governor Perry Demands Disaster Relief For Texas Wildfires From Obama+*
    by Steven D
     Oh the irony.  Not so long ago Governor and Presidential hopeful Rick Perry was all ready for Texas to secede from the Union because of Obama's out of control spending.
     The money quote:
     “We’ve got a great union. There’s absolutely no reason to dissolve it,” Perry said. “But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that. But Texas is a very unique place, and we’re a pretty independent lot to boot.”
     "Why is the federal government even in the pension program or the health care delivery program?" Perry asked. "Let the states do it." [...]
     It all goes back to the Founding Fathers, Perry says.
     "They did not believe that all of us would be alike, and they really didn't like centralized government and mandating down to these states how to act, how to look," he told NPR.
     Yet, now that out of control wildfires have destroyed 1.5 million acres in Texas, Governor Perry is suddenly willing to let the government bail Texas out by accepting disaster relief from the Federal Government.  
     (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry has requested a Major Disaster Declaration for the entire state, as brush fires which have burned more than 1.5 million acres continued on Monday.
     The fires have been whipped by 60-mile-an-hour wind gusts and fueled by brush dried out by record low humidity.
     "Texas is reaching its capacity to respond to these emergencies and is in need of federal assistance," Perry said in a statement on Monday.
     "I urge President (Barack) Obama to approve our request quickly so Texans can continue receiving the resources and support they need as wildfires remain an ongoing threat."

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