He also said, at the same time, that rescue and relief efforts should be handled at the state and local levels instead of the money first going to Washington, then getting funneled back to the states. It's more efficient. He also said that the private sector should be directly involved, helping people clean up and get back to normal.
Telling half-truths is no way to win an argument or prove a point -- at least not if you're honest.
By the way, the relief effort thus far for Sandy has been no better than that for Katrina, and we all know how terrific that was. The difference? Media silence.