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FEMA is disaster

Original post made by James, Midtown, on Oct 30, 2012

FEMA is boondoggle federal bureaucracy. The American Red Cross is much more effient. Individuals and neighbors and religious communities are the most efficient in overcoming serious natural disasters. Next comes the local public servants (fire/EMT and rescurers). FEMA is a recreator of the the original conditions, including a bailout of those who choose to live in flood/hurricane zones. FEMA is, essentially, an insurer without risk assessment.

We don't need FEMA, because it is an excuser/enabler of last resort. Watch, as the beach dwellers are provided grants to rebuild, where they should never have built, in the first place.

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Oct 30, 2012 at 7:20 pm

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James, thank you for your opinion. You know that you live in a flood zone, right?


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton
on Oct 30, 2012 at 8:26 pm

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"We don't need FEMA, because it is an excuser/enabler of last resort."

That's right James - Hurricane Sandy was clearly the fault of those who lived in the areas where it struck. You sound just like Romney:

"JOHN KING: What else, Governor Romney? You've been a chief executive of a state. I was just in Joplin, Mo. I've been in Mississippi and Louisiana and Tennessee and other communities dealing with [disaster], whether it's the tornadoes, the flooding, and worse. FEMA is about to run out of money, and there are some people who say, 'Do it on a case-by-case basis,' and some people who say, you know, 'Maybe we're learning a lesson here that the states should take on more of this role.' How do you deal with something like that?

"ROMNEY: Absolutely. 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."


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Posted by Ducatigirl
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 30, 2012 at 8:59 pm

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Hahaha! I would like to see the local governments or the private sector deal with the humongous fallout from Hurricane Sandy. Good luck! Some disasters are too humongous for smaller entities to handle


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Posted by That User Name is already
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on Oct 31, 2012 at 9:20 am

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James offers nothing but right wing Beckian speech -- factless drivel with zero truth, just rhetoric. All he knows about FEMA is what he saw the Bush/Cheney team do with Katrina "Heck of a job, Brownie!"

In the meantime, Romney wants to eliminate FEMA. When caught with his pants down by this superstorm Sandy, he ran away and hid like a baby when asked about FEMA. A sample of questions he REFUSED TO ANSWER:

"Gov are you going to eliminate FEMA?" a print pooler shouted, receiving no response.
Wires reporters asked more questions about FEMA that were ignored. Web Link

"Gov are you going to see some storm damage?"

"Are you going to eliminate FEMA?"

"Has Chris Christie invited you to come survey storm damage?" (We all know Chris Christie is now too busy cuddling up to the President to even remember he was once for the flip flopper.)

"Gov Romney, are you going to eliminate FEMA?"

"Governor you've been asked 14 times, why are you refusing to answer the question?"


Chris Christie LOVES BARACK OBAMA right now. Barack Obama has outlined his plans for FEMA: "President Obama has proposed cuts to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for 2013 that would reduce overall funding by about 3 percent, with $1 billion trimmed from the Disaster Relief Fund ***but more money given to state and local programs.***"

"Governor you've been asked 14 times, why are you refusing to answer the question?"


Obama is the MAN with a plan. Romney just flip flops all over the place like a Sandy lost fish left up on the dock.


"Governor you've been asked 14 times, why are you refusing to answer the question?"

Why would any American trust a candidate, especially one of multiple positions, who will not answer the most basic questions?

"Governor you've been asked 14 times, why are you refusing to answer the question?"

When times are tough, Americans cannot afford another Bush.


"Governor you've been asked 14 times, why are you refusing to answer the question?"


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Posted by bru
a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 31, 2012 at 12:49 pm

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The irony is that if there was ever a state that functioned as the experimental testbed of these Republican "bad-faith" based initiatives, without the other states to bail it out or help it ( most of the whining red-states already are net consumers of tax-dollars ) - that red state would have failed miserably and been left to wallow in it or beg for help - ending the fantasy that .

And as far as some disasters being too big for small entities to handle the Republicans with their never-ending tax cuts have created a disaster that may just prove too big for even the government to handle.

How on Earth can Republicans maintain such endurance in self-delusion?


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