Letter: Texas conservatives have self-serving beliefs

Published: Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Wow! Isn’t it interesting how all those Republican conservatives from Texas have changed their minds on government spending? They were far out front in being against funding any spending on Hurricane Sandy’s destruction in the Northeast.

Now they want tens of billions from the Federal Government for Southeast Texas and Louisiana’s damage from Hurricane Harvey.

The area was told to expect exactly what happened and where it will happen from NOAA.

The same agency they think is spending too much on worthless studies and equipment. In Texas, if it benefits somebody else, it’s pork and should be cut.

Those Texas conservatives and President Trump haven’t even put forth someone to be FEMA director. Texas demands FEMA aid more than Florida, because of floods, tornadoes, hurricanes and, would you believe, drought.

Another 3.3 billion was to be cut from the Community Development Block Grants that would help places like Houston. Want to bet, instead of a cut, those to-hell-with-the-rest-of-you Texans will want to increase the grants?

Florida conservatives, like those in Texas, are climate change deniers but have gotten hundreds of millions for new flood control projects in their coastal cities to compensate for the rising ocean levels.

I do agree with a great deal of the conservative philosophy, but I abhor the two-faced people who say one thing and do the opposite. They know what they tell the people to get elected is wrong but being in power is more important to them.

These people choose to divide our country as a means to deceive us into voting for them. Just like Donald Trump deceives a small number of Americans to get elected and keeps them supporting him by saying what his supporters want to hear.

Chuck Johnson

Morris