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Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, stood by his libertarian beliefs on Sunday, saying that victims of the violent storms and tornadoes that have battered a band of states in the South and Midwest in recent days should not be given emergency financial aid from the federal government.
"There is no such thing as federal money," Paul said, on CNN’s State of the Union. "Federal money is just what they steal from the states and steal from you and me."
"The people who live in tornado alley, just as I live in hurricane alley, they should have insurance," Paul said.
Paul said there was a role for the National Guard to restore order and provide care and shelter in major emergencies, but that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) led to nothing but "frustration and anger.".
Originally posted by liejunkie01
reply to post by jazzguy
The issue is..........
Our tax money should be used to help us out,,,,,,,,,,,
Not the Africans, Asians, Middle Eastern's, or any other non US citizen.........
What is the problem with that?
Is it ok to tax the crap out of us and then turn a cold shoulder when we are in need?
But we sure will send billions to Israel
Text"The people who live in tornado alley, just as I live in hurricane alley, they should have insurance," Paul said.
Ask the Joplin SAR crews about Federal politics the day Obama spoke in the ruins...and all rescue efforts had to cease for an extended period
Pretty sure that Ron Paul wants to cut off ALL foreign aid.
Do you even know what you are complaining about?
I have no complaints with FEMA.............only rich jerks that want to rule everything......
For the people
Politicians of every make and model suck
Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
Good job winning those votes Ron Paul
"Hey Tornado victims...I know you lost your house, your car, some of you lost family members...but you know what...screw you...you are on your own....it's your own fault for building your house in the path of a tornado. Yes you have paid your taxes...but I don't believe in giving out federal aid...so boo hoo...cry me a river about not having a place for you and your family to sleep. You idiots should have had insurance...if you didn't...oh well."
Ron Paul supporters are right...he is consistent...unfortunately being consistently crazy isn't a good thing.edit on 4-3-2012 by OutKast Searcher because: (no reason given)