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    Republicans vs. FEMA: GOP Politicians Advocate Cutting Disaster Relief (VIDEO)

    Republicans vs. FEMA: GOP Politicians Advocate Cutting Disaster Relief (VIDEO)

    s Hurricane Sandy began its path of destruction along the East Coast on Monday night, Republican governors of Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey praised federal relief efforts that helped their states prepare for the massive storm. But in the past, Republican politicians haven't been quite so supportive of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). As Politico points out, hurricane relief has been a contentious issue on Capitol Hill as recently as last year.
    Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) notoriously said federal disaster aid should be met with budget cuts, while presidential nominee Mitt Romney appeared to suggest during a debate in June that FEMA should be shuttered in favor of individual states taking on disaster relief management.

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    Cutting funds for embassies and consulates and now cutting low cost loans for Americans to recover from disasters.

    Wow...sure a lot of smug wealthy republicans in congress, IMHO.
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    Re: Republicans vs. FEMA: GOP Politicians Advocate Cutting Disaster Relief (VIDEO)

    Ahh yes, the sweet, sweet stench of compassionate conservatism rears its deformed head yet again.

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    Re: Republicans vs. FEMA: GOP Politicians Advocate Cutting Disaster Relief (VIDEO)

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    Republicans vs. FEMA: GOP Politicians Advocate Cutting Disaster Relief (VIDEO)



    Cutting funds for embassies and consulates and now cutting low cost loans for Americans to recover from disasters.

    Wow...sure a lot of smug wealthy republicans in congress, IMHO.
    Third thread today. I'm beginning to think Romney has a better chance than I thought.

    First, Romney wanted/wants to send the money to the states. Secondly, FEMA's budget has more than doubled since 2003. If the sequester takes place, FEMA would lose $878 million in funding. Whose idea is the sequester? Obama’s fanciful claim that Congress ‘proposed’ the sequester - The Washington Post
    The devil whispered in my ear, "You cannot withstand the storm." I whispered back, "I am ​the storm."

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    Re: Republicans vs. FEMA: GOP Politicians Advocate Cutting Disaster Relief (VIDEO)

    Too bad we are reduced to voting for one of two people...neither of which deserve the presidency...in my humble opinion. I read and hear so many people say they'll do anything to vote Obama out...even if it was with a candidate who isn't anymore qualified than the current president. Sad...

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    Re: Republicans vs. FEMA: GOP Politicians Advocate Cutting Disaster Relief (VIDEO)

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Ahh yes, the sweet, sweet stench of compassionate conservatism rears its deformed head yet again.
    Compassion and Conservatism have NOTHING to do with each other. They never have and never will. NOR SHOULD THEY.

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    Re: Republicans vs. FEMA: GOP Politicians Advocate Cutting Disaster Relief (VIDEO)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Compassion and Conservatism have NOTHING to do with each other. They never have and never will. NOR SHOULD THEY.
    And they don't...and is pretty evident. I think the conservatives have done a great job at making that same point clear. Good post, Tigger! Thanks for bringing out the truth.
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    Re: Republicans vs. FEMA: GOP Politicians Advocate Cutting Disaster Relief (VIDEO)

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    And they don't...and is pretty evident. I think the conservatives have done a great job at making that same point clear. Good post, Tigger! Thanks for bringing out the truth.
    It's just the reality of the situation. Conservatism is about people taking care of themselves and those people they care about because they WANT to, and/or because they will get something out of it, not just because there is a need. It's about helping the people who deserve to be helped and leaving those who don't to fend for themselves. Build a city on a massive fault line, or below sea level on the coast, and that's YOUR problem with the ground starts to dance or the sea chooses to reclaim the low-lying land.

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    Re: Republicans vs. FEMA: GOP Politicians Advocate Cutting Disaster Relief (VIDEO)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    It's just the reality of the situation. Conservatism is about people taking care of themselves and those people they care about because they WANT to, and/or because they will get something out of it, not just because there is a need. It's about helping the people who deserve to be helped and leaving those who don't to fend for themselves. Build a city on a massive fault line, or below sea level on the coast, and that's YOUR problem with the ground starts to dance or the sea chooses to reclaim the low-lying land.
    Alrighty then...

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    Re: Republicans vs. FEMA: GOP Politicians Advocate Cutting Disaster Relief (VIDEO)

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    Alrighty then...
    It's just the truth. Nothing more and nothing less.

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    Re: Republicans vs. FEMA: GOP Politicians Advocate Cutting Disaster Relief (VIDEO)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    It's just the truth. Nothing more and nothing less.
    Uh huh...okay...I know because you said its the truth...then by God it's the truth, nothing but the truth. I get it, Tigger...

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