Obama's 'New Deal' and a Texas hick town
The era of New Deal-style big government may have arrived with the Obama administration. However, you'd never know it by the way folks in Bastrop, Tex., are reacting to a local tragedy – a devastating wildfire that destroyed scores of businesses and homes.
What can the government do for them?
It's not a question anybody seems to be asking in the town of 7,200 in central Texas.
Instead, residents are counting their blessings, displaying remarkable resilience – and pitching in to help out one another after one of the worst wild fires in Bastrop's history.
Answer by soonmommyof3 at 12:11 AM on Mar. 6, 2009
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Answer by Praying at 12:48 AM on Mar. 6, 2009
AMEN!! AND, though Galveston Texas and surrounding areas are still flattened by the devastation of hurricane IKE, you don't hear them demanding anything from the government like the Katrina victims. This is an awesome question OP!!!
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Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:25 AM on Mar. 6, 2009
The problem with a lot of people is that they have this mentality that they are owed something and would rather sponge off the government instead of taking responsibility for their own lives.
Answer by sammiesmom2000 at 8:46 AM on Mar. 6, 2009