Just a reminder that if Romney had his way people in Sandy’s path would have to rely on the ministrations of a corporation to be moved out of harms way (“A customer services representative will be with you shortly, your estimated hold time is 8 hours.”). Perhaps a “nominal service fee,” or an “enhanced services delivery charge,” would move things along faster, for those prepared to pay (Bain Capital’s business savants no doubt would have had the perspicacity to take large equity positions in the leading disaster relief firms.)
Each state, just like each person, would be on its own, so Maryland and New York would have to pay in full for their foolish decision to be located on the coasts.
“Divided, we fall:” the credo of Scott Brown, Tisei and Romney’s Republican party.
HuffPo (re-confirmed yesterday at 10:04 PM by a Romney spokesperson as the candidate’s official fanatic policy):
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.”