I still think Chrysler/GM should sue Mitt Romney for libel as his lies sullied their business reputation and caused real problems and distress for their work force. After all he took out all those ads attacking them for doing things they weren’t doing, things he knew absolutely weren’t true and continue to run ads attacking Jeep after Chrysler/GM issued denials.
I’m not sure I can repeat this enough: The Mitt Romney Campaign wants its supports to literally steal candy from babies.
Just saying, WTF!!! It’s like Mr. Burns from the Simpsons is running for President.
New York City all by itself has a population larger than that of Vermont. Add in all the folks in Hoboken, Newark, and all the other affected areas. The subways within New York are likely going to be out for weeks, causing huge issues for working class people who must spend hours hiking to work. They are having to evacuate several damaged hospitals either entirely or in part. Bellevue is essentially useless. They are still rescuing or provisioning stranded people in places like Hoboken where it’s not safe to leave because of electrified flood waters and plucking them out of stranded vehicles. The loss of life is sad, but this could have been so much worse without Federal coordination and Johnny on the spot rescue and evacuation coordination and of course the National Guard and Army Corps of Engineers. They are sending utility vehicles and technicians from all over New England. Mitt Romney still hasn’t retracted his claims that we should replace all this large scale efficient organization and well trained disaster responders with private businesses which would magically decide to give their resources for free in emergencies, although he is now pretending he hasn’t been in favour of entirely getting rid of FEMA. Right. Oh, he also claims he knows what it’s like to clean up after a hurricane because one time they made him help clean a football feild after a game, because that’s totally the same. Riiiiiight. They are still working out who is dead or just missing, so I can’t tell you the exact death toll.
BTW, the Romney/Ryan budget’s planned cut of 40% the FEMA budget would pretty much make it impossible to respond to disasters like Sandy.
Mitt Romney wants to remind you how much better off the east Coast would be right now if instead of the Federal government evacuating all those people a coordinated disaster response before and after Sandy, if we just left that up to private business. I mean sure, there’s no profit in generously shipping the poor to shelters, rescuing the stranded, or rebuilding all the destroyed infrastructure (without a government contract) for a private business, but he insists we should privatize disaster response or at least return it to the States. I mean, the states are closing libraries and firing teachers for lack of funds, but surely they can coordinate multiple state disaster recovery all by themselves, right? I mean doing it less efficiently and maybe not doing it at all is way better than actually saving lives, draining and rebuilding the subway system, and helping the people who lost everything. I mean, which would you rather have, FEMA and the National Weather Service, or even more tax cuts for the super rich?