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We'll be there -- Even after the cameras leave.
And -- the attention turns elsewhere.
-- country will remain.
Ever ready to help you recover and rebuild and reclaim your community.
But there is it but there is a real question about whether.
Barack Obama has lived up to that promise now in west Texas.
Where FEMA has now officially.
Rejected that city's request for additional funding.
In the wake of the disaster we -- take place there with the explosion of that fertilizer plants.
Among others governor of Texas Rick Perry is outraged and the mayor of west Texas Tommy must stop also.
Outrage she joins me now by phone with his reaction mr.
mayor thank you very much for being here.
Team that basically says you've gotten sixteen point six million or you're going to out of them under the emergency declaration -- signed by the president.
That is enough because the state of Texas has got a lot of cash and you can afford the rest yourself it's your thoughts.
Well I hate I hate to hear -- Gonna vote -- Have been allocated -- per -- -- for individual assistant to Mack hasn't.
And that hasn't been affected by by the decision.
Of this week what the decision.
Do news affect public assistance which is four.
Infrastructure and repair roads in the water lines in -- there were sewer lines that were damaged probably explosion along with the school.
Underinsured and in meeting additional funds whose oil spoke.
That's where where we stand right now talk to the governor's office there are.
They are preparing.
-- or mobile so you were -- ago.
I don't I don't understand because originally seemed like FEMA was suggesting that that that the explosion was not of the severity and magnitude.
That warrants a major disaster declaration that would open the floodgates to more money right now they seem to be saying.
You got sixteen million and you can afford the rest because they claim you have eight billion.
In a rainy day fund -- you will by 2015 so they don't want.
They don't think FEMA should have to pick up attack so which is it that they don't think the disasters bad enough or that they think you guys have deeper pockets than FEMA does.
Wanted if they saw our if they came down here and actually paid attention at all what I see and -- -- the devastation that happened on April 17.
No question in my mind.
But that's -- disaster.
The city of where to block 65%.
Of our water revenue.
-- not -- 35%.
Of our tax -- Overnight.
If that's not a disaster.
You -- east city in America that's not a disaster I don't know what the computer disaster.
Because that in itself.
Is a disaster now they don't want -- apartment in our took.
It's a blinking match -- when they're -- to remove him and Washington and -- won't want to blink first.
And so we used -- a year or.
You know sitting here at Maryland we thought we acted very good to see where -- it doesn't have deep pockets and we can't our our annual budget is two million dollars.
They were talking you know millions of dollars to get this fixed.
And do you do you think that the president because governor Rick Perry has come out and said.
This is a quote from the Governor Perry the president looked into the eyes of the people of west.
And said we're gonna do everything we can to make sure -- taking care of this does not square with that you feel that there's that a breach by the president.
Well you know.
I think he's a man of the court.
I trust him at -- I think -- two -- be outraged at that occurred a couple of there's guerrilla.
-- -- contact.
A few media.
Or member of the immediate groups may or maybe are open there -- -- maybe they were just thinking we just go away.
And this way overplayed their but we're not.
Passionate about this town I'll do whatever it takes.
The champion -- this town and so that's what I did and maybe maybe they'll realize that by the need to -- you're gonna ring revisit their decision.
You know again -- I don't know I don't know what took to make of of the description our definition of but we're disaster damage the president did say that these big east city -- -- you know be be behind us all the white world.
Partnership before these so -- mind -- I can't see him anymore and -- needs to be five if not behind its.
You you don't believe that that any politics are playing here I mean I'm sure -- not to take anything under Governor Perry and so on.
I hate to think that coming are really this is not time for politics is not proper written book.
This is a time to stand up and help -- it got devastated by.
An explosion that was not reform are are making.
Yes it would a man made explosion and yes people should have more insurance but they don't.
You know worst -- here you know after we don't have very much in this town we don't we we're broke very proud.
Proud proud people injured and we don't normally have -- -- we were pretty west take care ourselves we're in this case.
With a little bit bigger than what we can handle -- were I think the government should step in and at least help but in some some -- some some token.
-- -- thank you very much for being looked thank you Megan the ever great very all the best to answer.
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