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Romney, Not Obama, Shows Concern For Nation's Poor

NullifyNow Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 6:53 AM
repugna The federal government has no constitutional authority for disaster relief unless and until the federal government in DC could not function. As long as the federal government can continue to function after a particular state has faced a disaster there is no authority to step in. According to Article 4, section 4.1 of the Constitution: The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government... Let's say the Yellowstone caldera blows and anarchy reigns in that state and the legislature is abolished. Say all other states are suffering but still have their legislatures in tact and functioning. At that point the feds have the authority to step in for the disaster and administer whatever programs
NullifyNow Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 6:57 AM
that state had already established until the legislature is restored and bodies are buried.

CINCINNATI - There's an odd imbalance that few have noticed in this presidential campaign. In the midst of a continuing economic downturn, one candidate talks regularly about poverty, and the other doesn't. The one who does is the Republican, Mitt Romney.

He's done it for a long time. Go back to Romney's March 30 speech in Appleton, Wis., in which he introduced the charge that President Obama is creating a "government-centered society." "Over 46 million Americans are now living in poverty, more than ever before in our nation's history," Romney said. "In households with single moms, over 39 percent are...