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    Re: FEMA denies funds to West, TX, following plant explosion

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    FEMA denies funds to West, TX, following plant explosion | abc13.com

    Obama told the people of West that they would not be forgotten by the government during this time of need. What a liar!
    let me give you something to actually whine about

    tejas has imposed a fee on each property insurance policy to go into a fund for volunteer fire departments in the state, such as the one which lost five members in west, tx

    while it has accrued $91 million in that manner it is refusing to now disburse the monies for their intended/stated purposes

    'good' reich wing state governance:

    Texas lawmakers cut volunteer firefighters off from $91 million in earmarked funds | The Raw Story
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    Re: FEMA denies funds to West, TX, following plant explosion

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Where's the fertilizer plant's insurance company?
    In regard to the fertilizer plant, those who owned it should be in jail for manslaughter. The plant failed safety inspections constantly before it finally blew up, and the owners never made required corrections.
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    Re: FEMA denies funds to West, TX, following plant explosion

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Funds from FEMA helped rebuild the Boardwalk after Hurricane Sandy. If FEMA can fund entertainment, then it can certainly fund a school.
    As part of state-wide disaster assistance. Again, I'm not familiar with FEMA policy, but it's possible that once FEMA determines a dollar amount for state disaster relief, the state officials themselves may allocate how it's used.

    You simply can't equate a local tragedy without an official emergency declaration with a state(s) natural disaster with a declared federal state of emergency.

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    Re: FEMA denies funds to West, TX, following plant explosion

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    As part of state-wide disaster assistance. Again, I'm not familiar with FEMA policy, but it's possible that once FEMA determines a dollar amount for state disaster relief, the state officials themselves may allocate how it's used.

    You simply can't equate a local tragedy without an official emergency declaration with a state(s) natural disaster with a declared federal state of emergency.
    disaster assistance was intended to be for victims of NATURAL disasters
    not so much man made ones ... but that distinction is often ignored in order to provide immediate assistance to major non-natural disaster victims

    sandy was a natural disaster
    plant explosion, not so much
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    Re: FEMA denies funds to West, TX, following plant explosion

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    True, but what is worse is that, after Hurricane Sandy, Rick Perry himself said that FEMA should not have given those victims relief. What a hypocrite!!

    However, I think FEMA should have helped to rebuild the school, and is being a bit stingy, despite having already given aid. And, although I can't prove it, I believe that it's payback for Perry's statements about Sandy's victims not deserving Federal aid. If this is true, then FEMA has acted immorally, IMHO. Politics should never play into a situation. If disaster strikes anywhere in America, then it has struck America, and we should all act like Americans, and give.
    You have any evidence to back that up, or is it conspiracy nonsense, believed because you want to believe it.

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    Funds from FEMA helped rebuild the Boardwalk after Hurricane Sandy. If FEMA can fund entertainment, then it can certainly fund a school.
    Schools are state funded.
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    Re: FEMA denies funds to West, TX, following plant explosion

    Obama getting some political payback on Texas? Why should anyone be surprised?
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    Re: FEMA denies funds to West, TX, following plant explosion

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Obama getting some political payback on Texas? Why should anyone be surprised?
    Except they have been given money and FEMA has a record of not giving additional money to non-natural disasters.
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    Re: FEMA denies funds to West, TX, following plant explosion

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
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    Not exactly the same as "denies funds", now is it?
    Well, Texas says it needs 50,000,000 but da prez says yuo aint gonna get it cuz we needs it in Chicago to buy mo crack fo our kids.
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    Re: FEMA denies funds to West, TX, following plant explosion

    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    Well, Texas says it needs 50,000,000 but da prez says yuo aint gonna get it cuz we needs it in Chicago to buy mo crack fo our kids.
    Or in reality, FEMA is following what it told California, one of the President's states, that non-natural disasters do not get as much money.
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    Re: FEMA denies funds to West, TX, following plant explosion

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Obama getting some political payback on Texas? Why should anyone be surprised?
    what?

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Article title is a bit misleading. Millions have already been given to West. What FEMA said is that no more additional funds will be given.
    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
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    Not exactly the same as "denies funds", now is it?
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    To further a point, from the article:



    So I guess this isn't anything out of the norm either.
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