Despite Seccession Talk, Texas Governor Perry Asks For Federal Help On Swine Flu
Despite talk of secession, Texas Governor Rick Perry has asked for flu medicine from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He wants these drugs to help deal with possible Swine Flu cases from Texas. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention are part of the federal government.
What? The Republic of Texas does not have thousands of doses of this medicine on hand in its science labs?
Gov. Rick Perry has asked for 37,430 courses of anti-viral medicine from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention because of the swine flu outbreak…..“As a precautionary measure, I have requested that medication be on hand in Texas to help curb the spread of swine flu by helping those with both confirmed and suspected cases of this swine flu virus, as well as health care providers who may have come in contact with these patients,” Perry said in a prepared statement.”
Here is what the Governor said two weeks ago—
“Texas is a unique place. When we came into the union in 1845, one of the issues was that we would be able to leave if we decided to do that,” Perry said. “My hope is that America and Washington in particular pays attention. We’ve got a great union. There’s absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, who knows what may come of that
Governor Perry knows that in the end there are many issues that only the federal government of the United States of America has the ability to address.