Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Update: President Obama For FEMA, Romney Against FEMA!

We have a clear choice on Election Day next Tuesday and we need to understand each candidate's position before we Vote. Consider the needs of your family, especially if a Natural Disaster like Hurricane Sandy happens in your neighborhood. Do you want FEMA? Or Not?
President Obama SUPPORTS FEMA.  Mitt Romney OPPOSES FEMA.
During the campaign season (see the video) Romney said, “(FEMA) send it to states or the private sector.  (Disaster Recovery) We can’t afford to do those things. It is immoral in my view... We can’t afford to keep doing those things. They make no sense at all!” 
Can you imagine Romney as President telling future Hurricane Victims crying for help: "Take your concerns back to your states or to the private sector. We can't afford those things." What would Governor Christie or Governor Cuomo say to Romney? A State cannot handle the costs of a disaster the size of a Hurricane like Sandy or Katrina. Would they be satisfied with a bus load of canned goods when tens of thousands had their homes destroyed or left without power? Their local infrastructure destroyed?

Governors like Governor Christie (who said today on Fox News that he refuses to do a photo opp with Romney. He is too busy working with President Obama and getting his people cared for) or Governor Cuomo DEMAND FEDERAL HELP for their people. President Obama said to FEMA as they are providing HELP to the victims of Hurricane Sandy: "Do not figure out why we can't do something. I want you to figure out how we CAN do something. I want you to cut through the red tape; I want you to cut through the bureaucracy. There is no excuse for inaction at this point. I want every agency moving forward to make sure we are getting the resources where they are needed as quickly as possible."
He added, "I told the mayors and governors if they're getting no for an answer somewhere in the federal government, they can call me personally at the White House."
We can all support the victims by donating to the Red Cross. Donate here.

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