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    Re: Should Congress Fund Disaster Aid for Northeast

    Congress should empower the states to take care of their own catastrophes.

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    Re: Should Congress Fund Disaster Aid for Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    Congress should empower the states to take care of their own catastrophes.
    The States already have that power. Doesn't mean that the states can always do so though.
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    Re: Should Congress Fund Disaster Aid for Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    Congress should empower the states to take care of their own catastrophes.
    They already have that power. They choose not, because they can just get welfare from the fed.

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    Re: Should Congress Fund Disaster Aid for Northeast

    I would prefer the government fund disaster relief than bail out too big to fail banks.

    Some comparisons....

    Under Bill Clinton, with a Democrat congress, FEMA was one of the most successful and effective programs in government. When the Northridge Earthquake hit, FEMA was there offering help within days.

    Under GWBush, with a Republican congress, FEMA had became a political dumping ground for political hacks and was disfunctional when Katrina hit. If it weren't the media showing all those people stranded for days in the Coloseium and the public outrage, I doubt FEMA would have ever responded at all.

    Under Obama, with a Democrat congress, FEMA responded to the Joplin MO tornado victims within a few days.

    And now under Obama, with a Republican congress, it's been two months since hurricane Sandy hit and FEMA still hasn't responded. Many towns are still without power and trying clean out the debris.


    See a pattern here? Disasters are always going to occur, the question is how effective is the governments response going to be. Because if there ever was a need for government, after a disaster is it.

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    Re: Should Congress Fund Disaster Aid for Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Oh please. How else do you think the government is going to provide its services to the people that it serves? Conjure things out of thin air? When you learn how the government works and how it is suppose to accomplish what they do then get back to me. Until then I am done with you.
    And yet, you posted 3 more times. If you are going to get emotional, then I am done with you.

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    Re: Should Congress Fund Disaster Aid for Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    And yet, you posted 3 more times. If you are going to get emotional, then I am done with you.
    And yet you refused to answer the question. Not surprising.
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    Re: Should Congress Fund Disaster Aid for Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    The States already have that power. Doesn't mean that the states can always do so though.
    What's keeping some states from "doing so", do you think?

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    Re: Should Congress Fund Disaster Aid for Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    I would prefer the government fund disaster relief than bail out too big to fail banks.

    Some comparisons....

    Under Bill Clinton, with a Democrat congress, FEMA was one of the most successful and effective programs in government. When the Northridge Earthquake hit, FEMA was there offering help within days.

    Under GWBush, with a Republican congress, FEMA had became a political dumping ground for political hacks and was disfunctional when Katrina hit. If it weren't the media showing all those people stranded for days in the Coloseium and the public outrage, I doubt FEMA would have ever responded at all.

    Under Obama, with a Democrat congress, FEMA responded to the Joplin MO tornado victims within a few days.

    And now under Obama, with a Republican congress, it's been two months since hurricane Sandy hit and FEMA still hasn't responded. Many towns are still without power and trying clean out the debris.


    See a pattern here? Disasters are always going to occur, the question is how effective is the governments response going to be. Because if there ever was a need for government, after a disaster is it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    What's keeping some states from "doing so", do you think?

    See the pattern, some republicans, IMHO, are attempting to thin the herd. They think (I believe) that a person born or in unfortunate circumstances should lift themselves up by their own bootstraps, whether or not they have boots to do so. Many people do so, out of a greater number that don't get the breaks like, mentoring, a stable family life, support systems at pre-K, Kindergarten, Elementary and High school or a Father figure, and religious values.

    Sad to say, some of those very same representatives have constituents feeling those circumstances. They are apparently saying they' ll turn their backs on them.

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    Re: Should Congress Fund Disaster Aid for Northeast

    Quote Originally Posted by Dooble View Post
    What's keeping some states from "doing so", do you think?
    Probably tons of different things. Non-prepardness, states going broke, politicians that would rather money go into thier pockets than preparing, things like that for the most part imo.
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    Re: Should Congress Fund Disaster Aid for Northeast

    No. This is not a proper function of the Federal government.

    The REAL question is should everyone else have to pay for the disaster in the Northeast - with the goverment taking a cut for themselves from that money too?

    Most people now think government spent money is free. The question, always, is should the government take money from working people against their wishes to give to others?

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