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.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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Wow...sure a lot of smug wealthy republicans in congress, IMHO.