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Disaster Response and Federalism

Black and White Brian Wrote: Nov 04, 2012 6:10 AM
.... every state would bear the burden of Billions of Dollars in damages .... Sounds Good to me. Someone aught write a Constitution about it!

The title of a New York Times editorial claims that “A Big Storm Requires Big Government.” The Times implies that when confronted with a major natural disaster like Hurricane Sandy, Americans would be screwed if they didn’t have bureaucrats from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to “to decide where rescuers should go, where drinking water should be shipped, and how to assist hospitals that have to evacuate.”

(Gee, I had no idea that it was government planners who directed my local Wegmans to ramp up shipments of bottled water to meet the demand of people rushing to stock up on...

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