Also, don’t look to the Federal government under Trump to help out. To Trump and the Republicans it would look like Socialism! to give aid. Texans should be able to help themselves, after all. Stands to reason, if the federal gummint helps them they’ll get fat and lazy and won’t do anything for themselves and will keep on expecting handouts.
Our state has a budget surplus; has been that way for nearly two decades. (Odd, this is directly thanks to George Bush and Rick Perry, i will explain if need be.) We do have a pension debt problem I won’t elaborate on though. But we have nearly 10 billion for “rainy days”. Texans are notoriously proud and much more unified than a lot of the country. We will accept help and since it’s our own money any way the federal government has an obligation to help.
It’s not that bad yet, but I read that Rockport and Corpus Christi were hit very hard. Houston is mostly getting just downpours. I hope everyone is safe in the more affected areas though, my company will likely be volunteering to help clean up.
If Texas has a nice surplus, they won’t be needing any Federal Funds. That should please Trump who doesn’t want to send any, anyway. Let Texas take care of Texas. Why should the rest of the country have to help out a state with surplus funds? The great state of Texas can fix their own flood damage with their surplus.