Despite massive debt that threatens the long-term viability of the economy, our rulers pour about $50 billion of our money down the foreign aid rat hole each year — much of it to antagonistic countries like Russia, China, Egypt, Pakistan, Venezuela, Cuba, Vietnam, and dozens of socialist basket cases in Africa (check out this enraging interactive map). Yet when the people who have generated the wealth to enable this largesse encounter hardship, here’s what happens:
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is refusing to provide additional money to help rebuild the small Texas town where a deadly fertilizer plant explosion leveled numerous homes and a school, and killed 15 people.
According to a letter obtained by The Associated Press, FEMA said it reviewed the state’s appeal to help but decided that the explosion “is not of the severity and magnitude that warrants a major disaster declaration.”
FEMA already has provided millions of dollars in aid to the town of West and its residents, but the decision prevents them from getting some of the widespread assistance typically available to victims of tornadoes, hurricanes and other natural disasters.
The decision likely means less money to pay for public repairs to roads, sewer lines, pipes and a school that was destroyed.
But Texans can rest assured that the federal government will be more generous toward them after amnesty is rammed through and turns their state blue.
On tips from Bob Roberts and Matt L.