FEMA to withhold disaster-preparedness funds from states that don’t plan for climate change

From: hotair.com, by: Allahpundit, on: March 23, 2015, see the article HERE.


C’mon. This isn’t real, is it?

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making it tougher for governors to deny man-made climate change. Starting next year, the agency will approve disaster-preparedness funds only for states whose governors approve hazard-mitigation plans that address climate change…

The policy doesn’t affect federal money for relief after a hurricane, flood, or other disaster. Specifically, beginning in March 2016, states seeking preparedness money will have to assess how climate change threatens their communities. Governors will have to sign off on hazard-mitigation plans. While some states, including New York, have already started incorporating climate risks in their plans, most haven’t because FEMA’s 2008 guidelines didn’t require it…

Among those who could face a difficult decision are New Jersey’s Gov. Christie and fellow Republican Govs. Rick Scott of Florida, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Greg Abbott of Texas, and Pat McCrory of North Carolina – all of whom have denied man-made climate change or refused to take action. The states they lead face immediate threats from climate change.

So, good news — if your state gets leveled by an earthquake, you get help from the feds after everything’s been reduced to rubble. What you don’t get is help beforehand to mitigate the effects of earthquakes unless you’re willing to swear your oath of allegiance to the warmist cause. The biggest recipient of preparedness funds is Louisiana, so if a new hurricane ends up killing a few hundred people there, we’re all set for the mother of all blame games between Obama on the one hand and the state government on the other over whose fault it is that Louisiana didn’t get the money it needed up front to save lives. Bobby Jindal will play this to the hilt in the GOP primaries, using it as evidence of how he refuses to bow to Obama’s agenda even when big bucks are on the line.

“This story really brings together all the elements of Obamaism,” tweets Dan McLaughlin. which is true. It’s legally dubious; it ignores Congress, which might constitutionally have the power to let FEMA make this judgment but hasn’t been consulted; it’s an obvious political pander to the left with a bonus of putting right-wingers in a spot, even at the expense of placing citizens at risk; and it craps all over state autonomy. Basically, it’s the environmental equivalent of executive amnesty. All that’s missing is 18-24 months of Obama statements denying that he’d ever do something like this before turning around and doing it.

Jindal’s sure to give FEMA a middle finger on it but I wonder what Chris Christie will do. He’s got to resist too, right? Jerseyans will hate him for it, but they already hate him and he doesn’t much care what they think anymore. Besides, he’s already started to get right with national primary voters on the issue. The next time he yells at someone for not giving New Jersey the FEMA money it needs, bet that he’ll be yelling at the White House, not House Republicans.


We conservatives, and indeed truthful people of all political persuasions, must remember these kinds of shenanigans when historians try to paint Obama in a positive light. We must make sure that Obama’s anti-American, anti-capitalistic, anti-freedom activities aren’t glossed over or ignored completely – all of his ill-advised, underhanded arm-twisting attempts to force his liberal programs on a center-right country need to be recounted for all to see.

This loony-toon has pulled every kind of fraudulent, anti-American, unconstitutional dirty trick in the book to get his far-left agenda enacted. There is ample proof (to all with an open mind) that “climate change” is NOT “settled science,” is NOT actually happening as the environmental wackos describe it, and the attempt to use it as a bludgeon to force states to enact ridiculous measures to counteract nonexistent “climate change” is lunacy. It is no more than what we have come to expect from the clown residing in the White House.

And remember this, when someone says that a one-term senator doesn’t have enough experience to manage the government, just look at what this one-term senator is doing to our United States. It’s not his single part-term senatorial experience that is causing our problems, it is Obama’s left-wing, liberal, socialist philosophy and agenda that is causing our downfall, NOT his lack of experience. Just look at how successful he’s been at implementing his agenda.



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8 Responses to FEMA to withhold disaster-preparedness funds from states that don’t plan for climate change

  1. upaces88 says:

    ‘Dark Money’ Funds To Promote Global Warming Alarmism Dwarf Warming ‘Denier’ Research

    Drexel University sociologist Robert Brulle published a paper last week in the journal Climatic Change identifying 91 conservative and libertarian think tanks that Brulle claims play an influential role opposing global warming programs. Brulle claims the 91 groups receive approximately $900 million in cumulative funding each year, with approximately $64 million coming from foundations that distribute “dark money” that cannot be traced to a particular donor. Brulle claims the $900 million in funding – and especially the $64 million in dark money – tilts the playing field and gives global warming skeptics undue political and public relations influence.

  2. Kathy says:

    So far, O hasn’t missed a trick, has he? He has jabbed, stabbed and blackmailed at every possible opportunity he could find.

    As you said, it’s not settled science, and he knows it – otherwise it wouldn’t be necessary to hold states over the barrel with FEMA money.

  3. CW says:

    Astounding post, Garnet.

    This is gangster government at its worst. It is pure extortion, plain and simple, and I am beyond outraged. Congress needs to refuse to let Obama & Co. blackmail us with our own money and they should defund FEMA TODAY.

    You also said:

    >>”… It’s not his single part-term senatorial experience that is causing our problems, it is Obama’s left-wing, liberal, socialist philosophy and agenda that is causing our downfall…”

    It remains to be seen whether republicans and even most conservatives will EVER take up the fight against the core problems of liberalism, as they seem glued to the belief that scandals and side issues of “experience” et al are their golden ticket to winning any one election. Maybe a conservative like Ted Cruz can raise the level of debate, at last. I am hopeful but not optimistic, as old habits are hard to overcome.

  4. Uriel says:

    If I had the means I would sue for improper use of Citizen Funds on this one. Another example of O bullies at work.

  5. vonMesser says:

    And speaking of “one term senator” Cruz was elected in 2012. AT time of taking office (IF he’s elected) he will have been a Senator for 4 years. Obama was elected to the Senate in 2004, and took the office of President in 2009. He served a total of 4 years in the Senate. Sounds the same to me. Only difference is Obama formed his exploratory committee for president after 308 days in office. Cruz has been in office now for a bit over 800 days before making his announcement.

    • Hardnox says:

      vM, if memory serves… Putt was only Senator for 134 days before he announced his bid for the presidency. Amazing! He didn’t do shit in the IL legislature, didn’t do shit in the US Senate, but felt qualified to run for POTUS.

  6. Hardnox says:

    This is so very wrong, wrong, wrong.

    Thanks for daylighting this issue Garnet.

  7. Hardnox says:

    Here’s the video: