He’s going to have to decide whether he believes in the need for federal taxes or not. One day Perry is for Texas leaving the union and the next he’s complaining about not receiving enough federal tax dollars. People like this can never see any legitimate issues when others need financial assistance but when it’s them, suddenly the money should be easy to round up. During the stimulus debate Perry couldn’t stop bashing it, yet that money covered 97% of state deficit.
Perry protested what he views as a lack of response from President Obama 13 days after his request for emergency funds, though federal agencies such as the National Park Service have supplied firefighters to support the state.
“There is a point in time where you say, hey, what’s going on here. You have to ask why are you taking care of Alabama and other states? I know our letter didn’t get lost in the mail.”
But an administration official with knowledge of federal assistance provided to Texas tells CNN the state has been already been allocated 16 fire management assistance grants that provide financial support for the specific purpose of fighting fires. Texas has been approved to receive six more grants of this kind to aid state and local governments with firefighting efforts that include equipment, field camps, mobilizing and demobilizing activities. The most recent fire management grant was approved Wednesday.