Frustrations boil over as Texas wildfires turn up the heat
"Texas is in urgent need of a federal disaster declaration to help respond to wildfires throughout the state, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said Friday"
I am not trying to get a Obama is getting back at Perry thread. But rather I am thinking about Perry's oft mentioned disdain for government interference, bloat, meddling with states' affairs. Perry has been back in the state of Texas because of the fires but the quotes are not coming from him and they are saying the Lt. Gov is responsible for taking care of the situation while Perry campaigns. Bear in mind fires started back in Nov and it has been as issue ever since. I guess I am wondering about settling Perry's previous comments about federal interference and, in this case, the need for fed gov't action. (I do realise that giving the state's access to equipment as needed rather than requiring the fed's to making proper designation would be one way around this - but paying for the 'rent' could be an ugly mess.) So the questions could be, if prompting is needed, should disaster designation and support be a role of the federal gov't? And/or Does this complicate Perry's message of a smaller fed gov't/role when the state he is governor desperately needs federal help?