Obama admin denies aid to West Texas blast victims
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied additional aid tied to deadly explosions at a Texas fertilizer plant, President Barack Obama has gone against his word.
Obama's remarks at a memorial event held days after the explosions that the people of West would not be forgotten. "We'll be there even after the cameras leave and after the attention turns elsewhere," Obama said then. "Your country will remain ever ready to help you recover and rebuild and reclaim your community."
"President Obama's FEMA has denied West Texas the necessary opportunities to rebuild critical infrastructure in the town, including an entire school. President Obama has turned his back on Texas and gone against his word. West's mayor, Tommy Muska, said Wednesday he is "disappointed" in Obama, saying "The president said he was going to be behind us, and his words and actions are completely different," Muska said. "The government at this time is not doing anything to help this city rebuild."
Sorry, but this was not a natural disaster for which no one is directly responsible. This was an explosion caused by a fire at a privately owned and assumed to be insured business. The first recourse is the insurance company and those that owned the business. The city might be able to then obtain so low interest loans to repair public facilities, but as for the home and other business owners, the owners of the plant that exploded and their insurance carriers are on that hook.
Thank goodness Obama was not in office on when terrorists flew planes into the WTC that was not a natural disaster either and he probably would have denied aid for those impacted in that event as well.
When "the cameras leave and after the attention turns elsewhere" there is no longer political advantage to be gained. So why bother with it? WE have got to get on to Syria where the "Brotherhood" needs help to overthrow the government and take it over like we did in Egypt and Libya. We have to get the Syria thing finished so we can go on to Turkey.