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    Re: Mitt Romney on federal disaster relief

    I'm with Chris Cristie on this. I don't give a damn about Mitt Romney.
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    Re: Mitt Romney on federal disaster relief

    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    What do you think of his remarks?
    I think his remarks are idiotic.Out of all the reasons for the government to borrow money a Natural disaster is one of those things.
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    Re: Mitt Romney on federal disaster relief

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    I'm with Chris Cristie on this. I don't give a damn about Mitt Romney.
    Well Chris Christie is in the middle of the devastation and as governor I hope the American people would be his priority. Clearly CC can see his own state could not go it alone or look to private donors in this disaster.

    There are times a unified body and direct leadership by the POTUS is necessary.

    I was stunned how Romney could not spit that out when asked ... that was an easy question and direct.

    Christie praises Obama, doesn’t ‘give a damn’ about Romney photo op | The Raw Story

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    Re: Mitt Romney on federal disaster relief

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I think his remarks are idiotic.Out of all the reasons for the government to borrow money a Natural disaster is one of those things.
    To me it would be anyones chance to show resolute intellect and absolute leadership.

    A concise and direct ...

    "Yes ... in the case of catastrophic national and unnatural disasters ... The United States of America and the POTUS will stand with any state under attack."

    I cannot figure why Romney waffled and mumbled with weak flip flopping on such a question regarding leadership.

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    Re: Mitt Romney on federal disaster relief

    I am not sure what the answer is, but I do know that there needs to be a change because of all of the wasteful spending that happens during these events. Here is an example.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/27/wa...pagewanted=all

    If the state was in charge of how and where the money was spent, i dont believe that we would have as much wasteful spending. It's kind of like how my kids love spending my money, but when it comes to spending theirs they are a little more cautious and tend to hold onto it a little longer. The amount of wasted money during Katrina was astronomical.

    The thing that I like about Romney is that I believe that he will sit down with the appropriate people to come up with a plan that everyone can agree on that will work for everyone. I feel like I can trust him to make the best choice for us when it comes to this.

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    Re: Mitt Romney on federal disaster relief

    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    What do you think of his remarks?
    I think he's proven time and again that he is willing to look at every program, every department, to see if our Federal government can be run leaner and meaner. And FEMA's one that needs looking at, in my opinion. I didn't know a thing about FEMA until the left started posting the lie that he wanted to destroy it. Of course, it's obvious that wasn't what he was saying at all. So. What else is new?

    Here are some facts about FEMA:



    I'm not making any judgments here; just listing FACTS. Could $$ given to states handle these emergencies? How many of these losses are handled by private insurers? Again, no judgments. But how can anyone say that the money is better spent by the Federal government rather than the states without a complete and thorough study? Why not $$ to the states instead of 7,474 government employees on the payroll when we don't even have a disaster to handle?

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    Re: Mitt Romney on federal disaster relief

    Quote Originally Posted by Bamamom View Post
    I am not sure what the answer is, but I do know that there needs to be a change because of all of the wasteful spending that happens during these events. Here is an example.

    'Breathtaking' Waste and Fraud in Hurricane Aid - New York Times

    If the state was in charge of how and where the money was spent, i dont believe that we would have as much wasteful spending. It's kind of like how my kids love spending my money, but when it comes to spending theirs they are a little more cautious and tend to hold onto it a little longer. The amount of wasted money during Katrina was astronomical.

    The thing that I like about Romney is that I believe that he will sit down with the appropriate people to come up with a plan that everyone can agree on that will work for everyone. I feel like I can trust him to make the best choice for us when it comes to this.
    Exactly my thoughts. After looking into some of the facts about this agency, I think Romney has an excellent point. And why wouldn't/shouldn't we be looking at every program? I think we should.
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    Re: Mitt Romney on federal disaster relief

    One decision we have to make as a people is what is the proper role of government in our nation and for our citizenry. The conservative movement has long trumpeted the mantra of small government and stripping the government of many of its present functions and giving them to the private sector. This has been the long term cause celebre of the right for decades now.

    Romney has done whatever he can to placate the right during the primaries. And his remarks haunting him now go back to a debate held during the primaries. It now makes him look foolish. Much the same happened to the Libertarian Party during the Katrina New Orleans debacle when a plank in their platform established them as being against such federal assistance.

    It is an indication of how much the libertarian ersatz philosophy has poisoned and corrupted Republican politics that Romney now finds himself in the same polluted waters endorsing the same lame libertarian precepts just to curry favor and win votes from the right fringe.

    The federal government has every right and responsibility to conduct efforts like FEMA and other relief efforts for Americans in distress. This is an important function of government and must be continued.

    Just look at the tape of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie last night and his high praise of both the President and the Federal Government for their needed help for his state. When the mess hits the fan, Christie is enough of a realist to put the libertarian influenced radical rhetoric aside and realize that its all nonsense.

    I suspect that even the most die hard right wing randroid in those hard hit areas this morning is thankful for the help being provided by the federal government.
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    Re: Mitt Romney on federal disaster relief

    One more thing on this - I strongly suspect Romney know that because of his experience as Governor of Massachusetts - a state which is on the ocean coast and knows well the damage that a storm can bring to his state - in his heart that such federal efforts are of the highest importance. The problem here is that the GOP has turned so far to the right and the libertarian and tea party folks allow self imposed ideology to over rule simply common sense that Romney felt he had to pander to that element to win the primary elections.

    So then the question becomes a simple one: If Romney wins next week, do we get the weak panderer who will serve the interests of the right wing? Or do we get the former governor who knows better?
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    Re: Mitt Romney on federal disaster relief

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    One more thing on this - I strongly suspect Romney know that because of his experience as Governor of Massachusetts - a state which is on the ocean coast and knows well the damage that a storm can bring to his state - in his heart that such federal efforts are of the highest importance. The problem here is that the GOP has turned so far to the right and the libertarian and tea party folks allow self imposed ideology to over rule simply common sense that Romney felt he had to pander to that element to win the primary elections.

    So then the question becomes a simple one: If Romney wins next week, do we get the weak panderer who will serve the interests of the right wing? Or do we get the former governor who knows better?
    If he wins ... surrounding himself by the BuCheney advisors and his pandering and lack of spine concern me. If he can overcome this ... and be the man who essentially agrees with obama on nearly every issue it would be palatable.

    Yet then ... who can respect a man who never seems to stand by his convictions?

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