Feds Say 'No' To Fallin, Oklahoma | Blue Oklahoma
In the past, Gov. Mary Fallin has depicted herself as an anti-government advocate who shares concerns with right-wing Tea Party members, but that hasn't stopped her from relying on the feds to come to the state's rescue in emergencies. It also hasn't stopped her from complaining when the federal government doesn't come through with help. Here's how Fallin responded when the federal government recently denied disaster assistance to Oklahoma for damage caused by the November earthquakes, including one that measured 5.6: After receiving five presidential disaster declarations in one year, including snow storms, tornadoes and flooding events, Oklahomans and the voluntary agencies that are often called upon to assist them have been pushed to the limits. We felt the case for additional assistance had been made.