Napolitano rejects Texas call for troops

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    WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Friday rebuffed Texas Gov. Rick Perry's calls for more federally paid National Guard troops to combat threatened spillover violence along the Texas-Mexico border.

    Napolitano insisted federal law enforcement is adequate and governors can call up National Guard troops at state expense at any time.

    Napolitano's comments were the latest riposte in politically charged exchanges between Texas' Republican governor and the Obama administration dating back to Perry's call for 1,000 federally paid National Guard troops 20 months ago.

    President Obama ordered 250 National Guard troops to the Texas border at federal expense in August as part of an emergency call up of 1,200 troops for duty along the U.S.-Mexico border.

    But the administration has resisted calls for additional troops, citing a $600 million buildup of federal law-enforcement personnel and technology in response to Mexican drug wars that have claimed more than 28,000 lives in Mexico over the last four years.

    "We have been putting resources into the border at an unprecedented rate," Napolitano said at a luncheon with reporters. "Civilian law enforcement is being plussed up all along the border."

    Napolitano rejects Texas call for troops

    Remember this - SHE is only following HER bosses wishes. And guess who that is?
     
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    Conservative state of Texas whining for more federal money and such.
     
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    If the FED wasn't so damned greedy? Texas would have more money on it's own accord to handle this.
     
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    Hey Rick Perry! Why don't you and Texas secede from the union and solve your own problems? You thought it was a good idea not so long ago. Seems that big ol' federal government is something you want now, eh?

    Typical with those who use emotion rather than logic when forming their political outlook. It's fun to gin up fear and suspicion about the federal government to gain political points with your political compatriots. But then, suddenly, it's pragmatic to petition the federal government for the benefits it, and only it, can provide.

    Maybe Sec. Napolitano is showing Gov. Perry the fuzzy end of the political lollipop.
     
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    It's about especially him asking for a handout. Mr. Secession and Texas doesn't need anyone..
     
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    Are there any REAL Texans in Texas? Grab your musket and bowie knife and head for the border. That's what REAL Texans would do!
     
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    that's true.

    it's kinda like when trent lott was running the show and he said 'new york ain't getting nuffin'.
     
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    Is this the UNITED States of America or is it the DIVIDED States of America???
     
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    It will soon be just another Latin American craphole.
     

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