Romney on FEMA

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    Romney on FEMA

    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. œEvery 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'™s 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 "œimmoral" 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.

     

     
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    Re: Romney on FEMA

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    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. “Every 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’s 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 “immoral” 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.

     

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    I think next Tuesday is about the over reach and size of Government.

     
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    This Romney FEMA thing is completely misinterpreted by the left, no surprise.  Romney said that FEMA functions should be turned over to the states.  More efficient, for sure. The turning it over to private business thing is a throwaway, at best.

    The left is not concerned about turning FEMA over to the states, they are worried about the loss of thousands of patronage jobs in FEMA.

     
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    Re: Romney on FEMA

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    This Romney FEMA thing is completely misinterpreted by the left, no surprise.  Romney said that FEMA functions should be turned over to the states.  More efficient, for sure. The turning it over to private business thing is a throwaway, at best.

    The left is not concerned about turning FEMA over to the states, they are worried about the loss of thousands of patronage jobs in FEMA.

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    It was in his quote, so why would you say its a throwaway or misinterpreted?

    Anyway.  I disagree.  Nature does not respect state borders. Imagine the inefficiency of two or more state agencies dealing with a disaster that has hit all of them.

     
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    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. ÂÂœEvery 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'™s 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 "ÂÂœimmoral" 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.

     

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    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.

    Mowron.

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    FEMA should stay in the hands of the Federal Government.  Period.

     
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    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. ÂÂÂœEvery 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'™s 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 "ÂÂÂœimmoral" 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.

     

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    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.

    Mowron.

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    FEMA should stay in the hands of the Federal Government.  Period.

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    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.

     
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    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. ÂÂÂÂœEvery 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'™s 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 "ÂÂÂÂœimmoral" 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.

     

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    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.

    Mowron.

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    FEMA should stay in the hands of the Federal Government.  Period.

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    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.

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    Not really - we just felt that the horse judge put in charge of FEMA wasn't doing a very good job with it.

     

     

     
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    Re: Romney on FEMA

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    Somehow Romney thinks it will help save money.


    Yeah, in the short term, the federal government won't help the state. But if the state or city cannot afford to deal completely with an emergency, the lasting damage will create a drag on that economy which in turn will affect federal revenue.


    Conseratives love politicians who say we should cut off our nose to spite our face. So short-sighted sometimes.....

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    People who hate the federal government as much as Mitt does should never be put in charge of running it.

     
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    Re: Romney on FEMA

    Romney's remarks about FEMA were silly..but they were also said during the GOP primary when Romney was trying his best to connect with the right wing extreme....the people who hate the federal government ( although ironically..they are the biggest benefactors of govt. services) and think it has no role other than defense.

    Most logical thinking people know that this is not what the framers intended. They intended for a strong federal government..complete with checks and balances. Otherwise, why not just keep the Articles of Confederation?

    All that being said..even if you are a small (federal) government advocate..things like disaster-relief rank right up there with defense and should run by the federal government.

     
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