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Hit By a Natural Disaster? Don’t Ask Ron Paul For Help.

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Ron Paul has some twisted values. During his appearance on CNN’s State of the Union, Paul had this to say when questioned about sending federal aid to the tornado battered south and midwest:

“Federal money is just what they steal from the states and steal from you and me.”

The crazy little man further added:

“The people who live in tornado alley, just as I live in hurricane alley, they should have insurance,”

I wonder if Paul realizes that not everyone has the kind of money that he has to buy decent homeowners or renters insurance? Many of the communities that were devastated by last week’s storms are close to where I live; they are mostly small rural towns, and very financially depressed areas. I seriously doubt that any one of these ravaged towns has the kind of money to just pick themselves up, and dust themselves off.

Furthermore, the states sure as hell don’t have the money to help: Their conservative leaders are busy spending the money on important job creating issues, such as fighting immigration, abortion, and same sex marriage. That leaves these strickened areas to depend upon much needed federal aid, unless your Governor John Kasich. Apparently Ohio has enough money of it’s own, because Kasich turned down federal aid when it was offered.

Politicians like Paul and Kasich are so worried about state’s rights and spending, that they would rather see regions devastated by natural disasters wither and die than accept federal aid. Where’s the logic in that?

One more thing: does anyone find it a little odd that Homeland Security is handling the catastrophes in Indiana? I’m just sayin’


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  1. March 6, 2012 at 10:23 am

    What jerks like Paul and your governor don’t understand, or are just plain fucking ignorant, that to refuse aid, then how the people going to rebuild, especially the ones without insurance, which no rebuilding, the towns tax bases go down which, more misery… I could go on, but I think you know where I’m going with this… go on

    One more thing, these jack asses will cut off their noses to spite their faces…


    • March 6, 2012 at 10:58 am

      I’m with you right down the line except for one thing: That douche nozzle of a governor is no longer mine to worry about. We recently moved back to Kentucky; the governor here is SLIGHTLY less of a douche nozzle.


  2. Gary
    March 6, 2012 at 10:23 am

    One more thing: does anyone find it a little odd that Homeland Security is handling the catastrophes in Indiana? I’m just sayin’

    And you Question Why Ron Paul wants the Feds out of the business of taking care of everyone.. You can’t have it both ways.. The States can do more if the money stays home.. Not going to DC and then handed back out


    • March 6, 2012 at 11:11 am

      My bad, I should have clarified: It’s Indiana Homeland Security, not National. It still doesn’t take away from the fact that most of these states are strapped financially, and need federal aid to pick up the pieces. Paul is wrong, and needs to pull his head out of his articles of confederation.


  3. March 7, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Gary, I guess you’re assuming that the states are going to have different politics than the fed does?
    States are currently raiding already allocated funds that should go for infrastructure, education and, well, for things the money SHOULD be spent on. Some states are doing this to just avoid economic catastrophe, other states are not in such dire need but have been hijacked by the conservative’s fiscal nonsense.
    In Kansas, our Governor’s plan would cut taxes for the wealthy and the poorest will pay something like $800 million more as a group. A tacit acknowledgement of the hardship being legislated is coupling the poor’s tax increase with an increase in funding food-stamps.

    Job creators you know, …the Koch bros (WIchita) must really need relief from financing Super-PAC’s, aka buying politicians, so they need a tax cut.
    At the same time, Boeing is abandoning Wichita. They promised the hourly employees that if they made substantial concessions they’d have a Wichita plant as long as the wind blows.

    Wind blowing? Back on point now.
    Being from the heart of tornado alley, I can tell you what I see happen.
    The wealthy have the best insurance and benefit tremendously when disaster strikes them. It’s just like old-fashioned urban renewal for them; out with the old, in with the newer bigger and better everything. Migrant construction crews follow the disasters and local companies die out.
    The poor, even when insured, do not fare well. They do not have money to contest their settlements when they’re insured. The settlements will not finance new construction, so they move into public housing or sub-standard rental property owned by the wealthy who just got huge settlements. When uninsured, they are simply at the mercy of FEMA and the SRS.
    The poor lose their life’s savings and belongings, usually never recovering.


  4. March 7, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    The supressed Libertarian in me likes Ron Paul.

    That said, wither and die vs. federal aid? No brainer. Take the dang aid.


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