Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is taking a stand on FEMA…at the worst time. As most of you know, FEMA became well known in the wake of devastation from Hurricane Katrina. Thousands of people received assistance from FEMA in order to have a place to live, food to eat, financial assistance and a chance to get back on their feet after loosing everything during the hurricane. Governor Romney feels that it is not the federal governments responsibility to help people in need after devastation, it should be the states responsibility. Better yet, private companies should
make money be responsible for disaster relief. Really??? Well, how do the millions of people affected by Hurricane Sandy feel about that???
According to The Huffington Post:
During a CNN debate at the height of the GOP primary, Mitt Romney was asked, in the context of the Joplin disaster and FEMA’s cash crunch, whether the agency should be shuttered so that states can individually take over responsibility for disaster response.
“Absolutely,” he said. “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. And if you can go even further, and send it back to the private sector, that’s even better. Instead of thinking, in the federal budget, what we should cut, we should ask the opposite question, what should we keep?”
“Including disaster relief, though?” debate moderator John King asked Romney.
“We cannot — we cannot afford to do those things without jeopardizing the future for our kids,” Romney replied. “It is simply immoral, in my view, for us to continue to rack up larger and larger debts and pass them on to our kids, knowing full well that we’ll all be dead and gone before it’s paid off. It makes no sense at all.”
Is this very Presidential? I’d love to hear your opinion on this???
Source/Pics: Huffington Post, CNN, Bossip.com