- In the primaries, Romney says he wants to eliminate disaster relief.
- confirmed his position, no more disaster relief.
- supports federal disaster relief and would keep FEMA intact
It's a good flip. Seattle Times
brings up some good points,
Could states really coordinate and manage responses to natural disasters that traverse geographical boundaries? What if one state had more relief money than its neighbors, would that state accept "refugees" from across the border? Depending on the kindness of strangers did not work so well during Katrina when there were documented cases of fleeing residents blocked at gunpoint
from seeking shelter in neighboring towns.