If you wonder why rural Texas communities don't like "big government," in part it's because they don't have enough government to afford people who can make out the kind of reports the Feds need in order to disburse disaster relief funds to them. This is a function of the state, which has tremendous control over counties, and offers zero support. Gov. Absent is not offering to help these counties. He's trying to find someone to take the blame for the winter storm that froze the state. He's done less about that than Trump did about Covid.
Debbie Gosnell, city manager of Cross Plains, says it could take months for her community to recover without aid.— Jackson (@Jackson_Brton) February 27, 2021
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Gov. Absent and the entire Texas GOP going back decades, generations now, thought that was a great idea: not to force power suppliers to prepare for cold weather. That idea is now an orphan, a bastard, AND a red-headed stepchild. No one even knows who let it in the house. You know that kid in the basement in Omelas? This idea envies that kid's treatment.
Energy + policy experts say Texas’ decision not to require equipment upgrades to better withstand extreme cold left the power system unprepared for last week's crisis. https://t.co/ueBYBqobIT— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) February 27, 2021
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Tell me something truly substantive Joe Biden has done in the last 5 weeks OTHER than deal with covid and improve the distribution of the vaccines. I doubt those who don't approve of his "job performance" could name anything, either. This, too, is part of the reason we froze to death for a week, and are now looking for someone to blame. No one ever wants to look in the mirror.
NEW: Among registered Texas voters, 45% approve of the job President Joe Biden is doing and 44% disapprove.— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) February 26, 2021
Biden’s grades for responding to COVID-19 are better, with 49% saying they approve and 36% saying they disapprove. https://t.co/wGJNvdVk19