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Post Federal Disaster Relief and Ideology
Created by John Eipper on 09/14/17 6:39 AM

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Federal Disaster Relief and Ideology (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 09/14/17 6:39 am)

Probably one of the very few great benefits from having a super-powerful federal government is its hopeful (Katrina aid seemed to be part of the disaster) capability to help the nation with the massive natural disasters that we have been having. As a sad joke, I might include Nazi Germany and Tojo's Japan as natural disasters, too.

Only a distorted ideologue like Sen. Ted Cruz would not see that (as someone said) one cannot provide in such cases by asking individuals to help. To me, people who frown on federal government help for citizens hammered by these overwhelming disasters seem to be the ones who also tend to support large massive welfare programs for special interest groups.

If the federal moneys are not used to help people suffering from natural disasters, the damned politicians will find unnatural ways to spend the money such as the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, etc.

JE comments:  Remember the classic Reagan quote (issued ironically), "I'm from the Federal Government, and I'm here to help"?  It set the mood for conservative thought for a generation.  Will the current wave of natural disasters change the tone?

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