Romney thinks federal disaster relief 'immoral"

Apparently there is a big storm coming on the east coast or something. I don't have time to follow this kind of new. But I think it's time to remind ourselves about the cruelest and most savage tenet of modern Republicanism: that government shouldn't help those who are hardest hit by events they can't do anything about .. just because. Because ideology trumps charity and generosity and decency. I guess. I'm reminded of when a hurricane AND an earthquake devastated central Virginia and the area's congressman — the sociopathic Eric Can'tor — said that every dollar spent in federal disaster relief for these twin catastrophes should be gouged out of the hides of programs to help those who are struggling.

(Just in case this evil weenie makes you as mad as he does me, here is the link for his opponent Wayne Powell, to whom I have made several donations: http://www.powellforva.com/)

I'd like to remind people what Mitt Romney said about disaster relief in June of 2011:

Romney said that the victims in Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Massachusetts, and other communities hit by tornadoes and flooding should not receive governmental assistance.

"Every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that’s the right direction. And if you can go even further and send it back to the private sector, that’s even better. [...] We cannot — we cannot afford to do those things without jeopardizing the future for our kids. It is simply immoral, in my view, for us to continue to rack up larger and larger debts and pass them on to our kids, knowing full well that we’ll all be dead and gone before it’s paid off.

There's video if you think you can stomach it:

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2011/06/14/244973/mitt-romney-federal-d...

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