Sunday, August 28, 2011

This seems like the perfect time to attack FEMA.

Eric Cantor: Federal Hurricane Disaster Relief Would Have To Be Offset By Spending Cuts

Well, sure, if we're going to spend money on something frivolous like disaster relief, we'll have to cut something else. We certainly can't bring in more revenues for something this unimportant!

And of course, he's not the only one:

Ron Paul Thinks Hurricane Aid Is Wasteful, Touts Return To 1900

And how exactly did we deal with natural disasters in 1900?  

I guess you just hopefully lived next door to some friendly Amish folk who would help ypu re-build your home?

Or maybe homeowners' insurance companies hadn't yet figured out all the ways they could screw you out of payment yet?

Or were people just such rugged individualists back then that they just rebuilt dykes and dams and roads and buildings themselves with the tools that used to be in their garages before flood waters washed them away?

How long is it going to take before people realize that it's a bad idea to put people who don't believe in government in charge of the government?