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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Romney on FEMA: As Herm Edwards Would Say, "HELLO?"

Mitt? Since CNN's John King was probably reaching for a stun gun or maybe a pint of Scotch after your answer to this question and he failed to follow-up, I have to ask?

When a massive natural disaster, like Katrina or Sandy come along, are you saying the States should budget and pay for the clean-up, medical care or the injured, and the rebuilding projects that result from the damage? And, meanwhile, the rest of our country, including the Federal govt. is just going to stand back and watch its fellow American citizens suffer?  Won't your viewpoint result in State and local taxes soaring?

Take it further? I believe you said, "From the States to the private sector."

So instead of American Red Cross or FEMA coming to our aide, it would be a for-profit company ready to bill me or my local town to remove the 60-foot fir tree blocking the street?  Do I have that right, ole Mitt, me boy?

If I do, then just keep on campaigning and letting us all know how you feel, how you'll run the country and how your ignorant viewpoint will effect our lives, the budgets of the States, Towns and individuals living in these  United States.  Or, I guess under Mitt Romney, we can change the name of the country to "The Country formerly known as United States, now just sovereign States."

The question voters need to ask themselves before they walk in to vote next week is this:

"Is Mitt Romney just ignorant? Out of touch with reality? Did he just miss Math the day they taught Math? Does he think anything out to its fullest extent before he shoots his mouth off from a pulpit, err podium?

What will the trickle down of Romney's views on Federal government do to your local, state, property taxes, sales taxes?"  Where will the money come from?

If Mitt is elected, will a single woman choose to remain in the USA? 

Get rid of Planned Parenthood?

Get rid of Healthcare Act?

Require States to create their own versions of FEMA?

Where else would he choose to cut Federal responsibilities?

Transportation? Highway care? Air Traffic? (And, in the most telling action, see the story from Boston (dot) com below this video...

October 31, 2012 -


In the "Can't make this stuff up category of political comedy, here's what Flip, err, Mitt had to say today:

Mitt Romney on Wednesday stepped up his support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, further rebuffing accusations that he would end funding for disaster relief if elected president.

“I believe that FEMA plays a key role in working with states and localities to prepare for and respond to natural disasters,” Romney said in a statement. “As president, I will ensure FEMA has the funding it needs to fulfill its mission, while directing maximum resources to the first responders who work tirelessly to help those in need, because states and localities are in the best position to get aid to the individuals and communities affected by natural disasters.”

Romney’s comments last year during a GOP debate in New Hampshire were interpreted by some as a call to eliminate FEMA altogether.

“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,” Romney said. “And if you can go even further, and send it back to the private sector, that’s even better.”

The topic has taken on greater political implications as the federal government mobilizes to provide relief for communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy this week.

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