We have Romney who disingenuously said that spending Taxpayer money on FEMA is "immoral."
I say that is disingenuous because Romney wants to actually take Taxpayer FEMA money and give it to states or "even better" give it to Private Sector.
Therefore, the Taxpayer would have still paid the same amount of Taxes for a "FEMA" only Romney's pals in the Private Sector would get our money.
Last night, Romney supporter, Rep Steve King (R-IA), during a debate said that he would not support FEMA money going to states unless there were strings attached.
As millions survey the damage from Hurricane Sandy, the Iowa congressman is already worried about what victims will do with the federal aid they haven't received yet. "I want them to get the resources that are necessary," he said Tuesday night during a debate. "But they need to come with a plan on how to spend it, because [after Hurricane Katrina] they spent it on Gucci bags and massage parlors."
King was one of only 11 members of Congress who opposed a 2005 bill to help those affected by Katrina. King's opponent, Christie Vilsack, called his comments "heartless."
Now, let's talk about the Ryan Budget that cuts FEMA Funding.
The Center on Budget and Policy reported that Paul Ryan's Budget, which passed the House, that has "deep cuts" to disaster funding.
From Center on Budget and PolicyOnce again the Romney/Ryan lie-machine are playing with words and just because the words "disaster funding" was used in place of FEMA the Romney/Ryan liars are naturally, Romney/Ryan campaign are lying today saying that Ryan's Budget did not include cutting FEMA
The Ryan budget would cut non-defense “discretionary” (i.e. non-entitlement) funding by 22% in 2014 and later years, on top of the substantial cuts imposed by the BCA spending caps. About 1/3 of this category of funding goes for grants to state and local governments to support services that states and localities provide, such as education, law enforcement, water treatment facilities, and disaster response.
But the cuts to non-defense discretionary funding under the Ryan budget would be three times deeper in 2014 than the cuts from sequestration. In later years, the difference would be even larger.
From Washington Post
When asked whether FEMA would be spared from discretionary cuts under the House Republicans’ budget, Ryan’s campaign spokesman Brendan Buck pointed out that there were “no FEMA cuts in the House Budget.”The Post goes on to explain:
The Ryan budget for 2013 would cut non-defense discretionary spending by 22 percent, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. About one-third of that discretionary spending goes to state and local governments to support activities that include disaster relief.
Ryan’s 2013 budget doesn’t go into much detail about how the big domestic cuts would be distributed, so it doesn’t specify whether FEMA and its disaster fund would be spared. But if they are spared, then other programs in the non-defense discretionary category would have to be cut by more than 22 percent.
Seriously, the current Republican party are nut-cases who belong in straight jackets and padded cells and far, far ... FAR ... away from writing our laws.