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GILFORD, N.H. -- After a lunch speech today, Ron Paul slammed the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, and said that no national response to Hurricane Irene is necessary.
"We should be like 1900; we should be like 1940, 1950, 1960," Paul said. "I live on the Gulf Coast; we deal with hurricanes all the time. Galveston is in my district.
I'm not a Ron Paul supporter. His supporters are twice as crazy he is.
Pat in SoCal I hope the f-ing hurricane blows his s...t all over Teaxas.
Da Noid headline... Ron Paul To Hurricane Victims: "How Long Can You Tread Water?"
Yellowdog-Mark D Ron Paul says that "no national response to Hurricane Irene is necessary." Really, Mr. Paul shouldn't you see what type of damages we are talking about first. He mentioned his district is in Galveston and mentions the 1900 through 1960 hurricannes with apparent nostalgia. I guess he fails to remember that the 1900 Galveston hurricane killed 6000 and wiped the island. Was a big contributing factor to the rise of Houston as the major city it is in lieu of coastal Galveston being the thriving metropolis it was. No amount of self coordinated "pulling of your bootstraps" is going to mitigate the need for help from the federal government.
Ash Plissken And this is why I will never support Ron Paul, no matter how much principle and integrity he might have compared to the rest of Congress.
Beverly in Chicago dirp101 Ron Paul does not care, he's retiring from the House, probably to AZ.. LOL... He must be on a rock somewhere that tells him to just say no.
Amy B. Portland, ME Ron Paul is an interesting individual. But, thank God there is only one of him. A society of Ron Pauls wouldn't survive evolution.
FEMA.......they join together with each state in large emergency situations. Some of the money we pay in taxes pays for FEMA..
"There's no magic about FEMA. They're a great contribution to deficit financing and quite frankly they don't have a penny in the bank. We should be coordinated but coordinated voluntarily with the states," Paul told NBC News. "A state can decide. We don't need somebody in Washington."
Originally posted by Agent_USA_Supporter
reply to post by backinblack
Well then it sounds like MSNBC is twisting his own words agaisnt him, can you prodive an a link to the quote in your post?
I am glad that we have FEMA.......they join together with each state in large emergency situations.
Originally posted by The Sword
reply to post by Pervius
I'm sure if you listen to the anti-FEMA propaganda long enough, it will make sense.
I really worry about this site sometimes.
Not everyone drinks the Ron Paul kool-aid.
That seems to be the default behavior on ATS these days. Ron Paul has NO chance of EVER being president and for a good reason.
Originally posted by The Sword
reply to post by sonnny1
That doesn't mean that we should throw out the baby with the bathwater.
Though I'd love to see the federal government cut off ALL aid to Texas just to see if Paul's crackpot theory is true.