Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, stood by his libertarian beliefs on Sunday, saying that victims of the violent storms and tornadoes that have battered a band of states in the South and Midwest in recent days should not be given emergency financial aid from the federal government.
"There is no such thing as federal money," Paul said, on CNN’s State of the Union. "Federal money is just what they steal from the states and steal from you and me."
"The people who live in tornado alley, just as I live in hurricane alley, they should have insurance," Paul said.
Ron Paul isn't running to be President of the United States. He's running to replace it with the Hunger Games. Let the districts fight among themselves and may the odds ever be in your favor. Isn't it nice to know that if a tornado rips through where you live, Ron Paul won't lift a finger because the other 305,000,000 of us shouldn't have to help? It's your fault you happened to be where the tornado was, so screw you and your family and your neighborhood. Move to a better state.
But you see, Ron Paul isn't the only one. Gov. John Kasich feels the exact same way about his state.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich said thanks but no thanks to immediate federal disaster relief Saturday, even as governors in Indiana and Kentucky welcomed the help.
Kasich did not rule out asking for assistance later, but his decision means tornado-ravaged towns in Ohio will not get federal aid now and are not eligible at this time for potentially millions of dollars in payments and loans.
The governor said Ohio can respond to the crisis without federal help and he would not ask federal authorities to declare the region a disaster area.
“I believe that we can handle this,” Kasich said while visiting a shelter for storm victims at New Richmond High School. “We’ll have down here all the assets of the state.”
Can anyone ever recall a governor turning down disaster aid for multiple tornadoes? That would be a first. Of course, there's another first in the White House right now, which most likely explains this first too.
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The American way, indeed.