30 October 2012

Mitt Romney Hates Black People

At least, that’s would Kanye West would say in response to this:

As Hurricane Sandy bears down on the East Coast, Mitt Romney's campaign is pushing back against suggestions that he wants to abolish the Federal Emergency Management Agency—insisting that he would simply prefer to see states take a greater role in disaster relief.

At a GOP primary debate in June 2011, Romney, when asked about FEMA's budget woes and how he would deal with it, had 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."

This is, of course, the generally correct course to take, especially since FEMA is not authorized by the constitution.  Paring down—or, better yet, getting rid of—another bloated federal agency is always a good thing.  Too bad that a) congress controls the purse strings and b) the federal bureaucracy is already to entrenched to be done away with; elsewise, Romney’s words might actually mean something.

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