July 6, 2012
Idaho’s governor is staunchly against taking Federal money, because Idaho is independent and doesn't like government interference; but because of a wildfire in Pocatello, he’s asking for federal disaster funds. I think he’s showing good sense, but it’s funny all the same.
The only thing that would be funnier is if the place needing the funds was the district of Rep. Phil Hart, who hasn’t paid income tax since 1996. Maybe if he needed the funding for his district he’d figure out the value of paying taxes.
Who knows, maybe the feds could hit him up for his share before they kicked in.