Romney forced to clarify ‘immoral’ disaster relief comments

If Romney wasn’t talking about abolishing FEMA (which he was), what was he talking about? Just how does he think the states can afford disaster relief?

Newly Moderate Mitt has been forced to clarify what Severely Conservative Mitt meant when he called federal spending on disaster relief “immoral” during a primary debate. With the entire northeast being threatened by the monster storm, Mitt has been forced to say that he doesn’t really want to abolish FEMA.

“Gov. Romney believes that states should be in charge of emergency management in responding to storms and other natural disasters in their jurisdictions,” Romney spokesman Ryan Williams said in a statement. “As the first responders, states are in the best position to aid affected individuals and communities, and to direct resources and assistance to where they are needed most. This includes help from the federal government and FEMA.”

What that statement doesn’t clarify is how states and localities could possibly be able to maintain their ability to respond under a Romney/Ryan budget that would slash funding to states, and specifically target first responder public employees—firefighters and cops. His budget would have to result in drastic cuts to emergency response. There’s just no other way to make his domestic spending caps, tax cuts and increased defense spending work.

via Daily Kos: Romney forced to clarify ‘immoral’ disaster relief comments.

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4 Responses to Romney forced to clarify ‘immoral’ disaster relief comments

  1. Wizcon says:

    Just read an article, somewhere, about when he was Governor vetoing flood prevention prep work in MA. Apparently, according to those with the need, he just doesn’t get it.

    Oh the inconvenience of a disaster. It’s like baby needing shoes when you had other plans and no contingencie fund.

    Sage Reply:

    That’s the whole thing – he doesn’t get it and doesn’t care that he doesn’t get it. I’ve never seen any candidate who was such a blatant liar.

    timesr Reply:


    It’s shocking that so many people don’t seem to be bothered by his lies.

    Sage Reply:

    Many of which are religious people who preach against lies and bearing false witness. It’s stunning.

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