Tuesday, October 30, 2012
The Eastern Storm Exposes GOP Ideology
The hurricane which hit the densest populated area of the US has left devastation in its path. Fortunately, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been available to coordinate relief efforts and to provide funding to states and cities. If Mitt Romney were president we would not have FEMA. He stated that each state should take care of its own relief efforts. It would be even better, according to Romney, if relief and emergency efforts were left to the private sector. There cannot be a better expression of the conservative ideology that is being sold to the public than Mitt Romney's views on FEMA. The Northeast is fortunate to have had a president in office who restored FEMA to its proper status. It had been degraded by George Bush and populated with political hacks. We saw the results of his folly with hurricane Katrina that devastated New Orleans.