Matt Yglesias writes a timely piece on how a Romney presidency would impact federal disaster relief. He finds that by 2016 it would be cut by 36%, and by 2022 it would be cut by 53%.
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. Instead of thinking, in the federal budget, what we should cut, we should ask the opposite question, what should we keep?Evidently federal disaster relief just isn't that important.