Re: Romney on FEMA
posted at 10/30/2012 12:09 PM EDT
In response to ThatWasMe's comment:
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In response to UserName99's comment:
At a Republican primary debate last year, Mr. Romney was asked whether emergency management was a function that should be returned to the states. He not only agreed, he went further.
"Absolutely, he said. ÂÂÂÂÂEvery time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. And if you can go even further and send it back to the private sector, that'ÂÂÂÂÂs even better."
Mitt not only believes that states acting independently can handle the response to a vast East Coast storm better than Washington, but that profit-making companies can do an even better job. He said it was "ÂÂÂÂÂimmoral"ÂÂÂÂÂ for the federal government to do all these things if it means increasing the debt.
What if the state response team is ravaged by the same storm they are supposed to respond to?
what else would he like to send to the states or for profit corporations?
Should we have 50 independent centers for disease control, with 50 different sets of rules, regulations, and operating procedures?
Or maybe have 50 independent aviation administrations? That sounds great.
Your interpretation of his remarks is ridiculous.
Why don't you just propose we get rid of states altogether? Or why not consider closing some stupid state replicas of federal agencies? How about we close the Mass DEP, the State Police Lab, the National Guard, Health and Human Services? No need for an Attornay General or treasurer nor the Mass DOR. No need for the MA Dept. of Education or labor either.
FEMA should stay in the hands of the Federal Government. Period.
The left was singing a different song a few years ago when the government and racist FEMA ignored the plight of the black folks in Louisiana after Bush blew up the levees around New Orleans.
Not really - we just felt that the horse judge put in charge of FEMA wasn't doing a very good job with it.