Governor Probably Thinks Tornadoes Only Damaged Democrats – They Certainly Didn’t Harm Him
One of the good things our tax monies do is to provide financial help and relief for areas of the country that are severely damaged by natural disasters such as floods, blizzards and tornadoes. These programs are largely non-partisan, and government officials of all philosophies accept the fact that the Federal government in many cases is the only organization with the financial wherewithal to be of major help.
So when the tornadoes of last week hit the Midwest, both
Indiana with its staunchly Republican Governor and with its Democratic Governor welcomed federal assistance. But Kentucky ’s ultra conservative Governor John Kasich said no thanks. Ohio
Kasich did not rule out asking for assistance later, but his decision means tornado-ravaged towns in
will not get federal aid now and are not eligible at this time for potentially millions of dollars in payments and loans. Ohio
The governor said
can respond to the crisis without federal help and he would not ask federal authorities to declare the region a disaster area. Ohio
Yes, this is obviously politics, Mr. Kasich wanting to show Conservatives that ‘we don’t need no stinking federal govment’ and so he is willing to sacrifice the well being of is citizens for his own political pleasure.
See, just when you thought Conservatives could not get any more selfish and destructive to others, Mr. Kasich comes along. Expect Rush Limbaugh to praise Mr. Kasich, and to condemn those that accept Federal assistance as ‘sluts and prostitutes’ whose parents should be ashamed.