29 Oct '12, 4pm

Mitt, Privatizing Disaster Response is Immoral, Pathological Even

Mitt, Privatizing Disaster Response is Immoral, Pathological Even

I've largely avoided public Romney-bashing—for a variety or reasons, including that I don't really think Obama is a hugely better candidate, on many if not all issues—but in the midst of Hurricane Sandy, Mitt's comments on the role of government in disaster response are particularly galling, showing one of the few very deep differences between his and the Obama campaign. In the video above, highlighted by Huffington Post, Romney expresses that the federal government should get out of the disaster responses/assistance game, which instead is better left to the states, and apparently even better "send it back to the private sector." Now, these comments were made in advance of the hurricane, but updated comments from the Romney campaign, in an amazing bit of tone-deafness, backed his previous remarks. Mitt said: We cannot afford to do those things [referring to disaster relief...

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