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Mon Oct 29, 2012, 07:05 AM

Mitt Romney In GOP Debate: Shut Down Federal Disaster Agency, Send Responsibility To The States

Source: 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.'

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/28/mitt-romney-fema_n_2036198.html



Ladies and Gentlemen, The Never Was and Never Will Be, President.

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Reply Mitt Romney In GOP Debate: Shut Down Federal Disaster Agency, Send Responsibility To The States (Original post)
onehandle Oct 2012 OP
Angry Dragon Oct 2012 #1
onecent Oct 2012 #2
KurtNYC Oct 2012 #3
peacebird Oct 2012 #4
qanda Oct 2012 #5
PearliePoo2 Oct 2012 #6
Vogon_Glory Oct 2012 #29
kooljerk666 Oct 2012 #7
Dustlawyer Oct 2012 #8
Phillyindy Oct 2012 #9
Ragrum Oct 2012 #10
JoeOtterbein Oct 2012 #11
AzDar Oct 2012 #12
smirkymonkey Oct 2012 #13
Roland99 Oct 2012 #14
WallaceRitchie Oct 2012 #15
CBHagman Oct 2012 #16
Nancy Waterman Oct 2012 #17
Filibuster Harry Oct 2012 #18
lolly Oct 2012 #19
jsr Oct 2012 #21
George II Oct 2012 #24
lolly Oct 2012 #28
jsr Oct 2012 #20
George II Oct 2012 #23
George II Oct 2012 #22
aint_no_life_nowhere Oct 2012 #25
PfcHammer Oct 2012 #26
B Stieg Oct 2012 #27

Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 07:10 AM

1. Let the churches make it right as long as WIllard thinks they are part

of the saftey net

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 07:10 AM

2. Kick and keep kicking. This moran cannot become president. n/t

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 07:10 AM

3. Like father like son....

George Romney was fired from the Nixon Whitehouse after he botched the relief efforts for hurricane Agnes and insulted the victims.

residents were angry, and Romney got into a three-way shouting match with Governor Milton J. Shapp and a local citizens' representative. Romney denounced Shapp's proposal that the federal government pay off the mortgages of victims as "unrealistic and demagogic", and the representative angrily responded to Romney, "You don't give a damn whether we live or die." The confrontation received wide media attention, damaging Romney's public reputation.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_W._Romney#Secretary_of_Housing_and_Urban_Development

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 07:10 AM

4. Please make an ad out of this and run it now

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 07:12 AM

5. Where's the rest of the video?

We definitely need to see the entire response. He is a very dangerous man!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 07:12 AM

6. Would it be prudent to run an ad RIGHT NOW...

throwing his words back at him as FEMA may be life or death for many?

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Response to PearliePoo2 (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 05:48 PM

29. Yes, It Would. The Rethugs Want To Play Hardball, We Should Hit One Across Right Field and Over The

Yes, it would be prudent. We progressives have all too often tried to play by little Lord Fauntleroy rules while the Rethuglies are playing with brass knuckles and knives. R-money's words concerning FEMA ought to be thrown right back in his face, especially now and through Election Day, especially in territories than face as bad or worse hammering with Sandy that they got with Agnes back in 1972, especially in the mountainous precincts of Pennsylvania that turned out in droves to vote for Teabagger Pat Toomey.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 07:17 AM

7. Bill Press sez people nationaly are talking about this.....

 

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and this is not something he can laff off, the effects will be with us for weeks or months.

Vermont just reopened its last damaged bridge a few months ago, recovery from Irene took a long time & this 1 is bigger.

The center is gonna pass about 50 miles south of me at like 3AM.

RMoney will not be able to laff this one off.

EDIT:

Stephanie Miller Show, Jackie Schechner is going off on this and playing the video, I have it dvr's so I may watch it a few times & smile.
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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 07:18 AM

8. K&R. Maybe FEMA is going broke due to Climate Change? You think?

Privatize Disaster Recovery? Give me a fu#king break!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 07:31 AM

9. Obama declared a state of emergency in PA & NJ....

 

I'm sure the two Republican governors refused the "handout"....

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 07:33 AM

10. Kick yes but promote this nut job.

I just don’t know how someone votes for Myth…must be either they are racist and/or living Stockholm Syndrome…or they are just un-informed.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 07:42 AM

11. If Obama had said that...

...the TV would be playing the tape more than updates from the weather reports!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 07:42 AM

12. Kickety.

 

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 07:55 AM

13. K&R!

Have I satd how much I hate Romney today?

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 07:56 AM

14. And when the state(s) are unable to due to the strength of the catastrophe??

fucking idiot.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 07:59 AM

15. Romney would end FEMA

Stranded without food or water? Under Romney, hopefully you rescued your checkbook from the flood.
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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 08:52 AM

16. E.J. Dionne had a column recently...

...where he provided a dollar figure for what it would cost per church to meet the needs just of people in a specific area (I can't recall if it was health care or poverty assistance or something else). In any event, Romney is just spouting the timeworn Republican claim that states and the private sector handle everything beautifully while the federal government doesn't, but he compounds the sin by claiming that we also can't afford it and therefore are jeopardizing the future.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 09:44 AM

17. kick

I wish they would make an ad out of this.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 10:09 AM

18. Was he a governor??

Okay, so Mitt wants to send EVERYTHING to the states. Fine. Does he think the states can run it free? Of course, not. States will have to increase taxes on everyone to fund these programs. Who is he kidding?
Some of the things he says might qualify him as the dumbest governor but truthfully he is the SLICKEST one.

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Response to Filibuster Harry (Reply #18)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 10:15 AM

19. Well, he was governor to a state that now despises him

Massachusetts is going solidly against him.

While it still baffles me why they ever elected him in the first place, remarks like this pretty much explain why they don't like him any more.

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Response to lolly (Reply #19)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 10:36 AM

21. He won by lying like a rug

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Response to lolly (Reply #19)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 10:49 AM

24. Here are the vote totals in 2001...

Romney had 1,091,988 (votes
Democratic Shannon O'Brien had 985,981
Green-Rainbow Jill Stein had 76,530
Libertarian Carla Howell had 23,044
Independent Barbara C. Johnson had 15,335
Write-in All others had 1,301

Total votes 2,194,179

He beat the democrat by only 106,000 votes and three minor party candidates. Remember that was in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks and the republican faux juggernaut. So, he barely got elected. He knew that so that's probably why he was a one-trick (term) pony.

Yes he's a one-trick pony, it takes a thoroughbred to be President.

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Response to George II (Reply #24)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 04:53 PM

28. So, Jill Stein was in the mix there?

Isn't she running in this race too? Hope she doesn't throw another election to him.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 10:33 AM

20. The Mormon Church has everything you need when there is a disaster

They can definitely save you after you're dead.

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Response to jsr (Reply #20)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 10:40 AM

23. That "magical underwear" performs miracles, did you know it?

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 10:39 AM

22. "we cannot afford to do those things without jeopardizing the future for our kids"...

...how about if they don't LIVE to have that future? What an idiot that man is, in many ways even worse than bush!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 11:01 AM

25. How soon until he pretends he never said this - and acts like anyone is crazy for questioning his

prior statements? It was of course an inelegant choice of words. Yeah, that's it. His mouth breathing base doesn't know what "inelegant" means except that it means automatic do-over.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 11:05 AM

26. Alright, then! Let's privatize air why don't we!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 01:49 PM

27. And with Mass graves for disaster victims...

...we could end up really saving some money!

Life During MittTime (apologies to D. Byrne) would be no picnic.

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