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‘Hypocritical’ Romney tells hurricane victims to get help from FEMA

Posted By admin On September 1, 2012 @ 2:54 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Mira Oberman
AFP [1]
Sept 1, 2012

LAFITTE, Louisiana — One day after he was named official flag-bearer of the Republican revolution, Mitt Romney confronted the limits of his small government rhetoric Friday in the storm-ravaged Louisiana Bayou.

As Hurricane Isaac petered out and headed off northwards, Romney jetted in from his nomination convention in Florida to visit the desperate residents of Lafitte, a small flood-damaged community just inland from New Orleans.

There, with the world’s media looking on, he met 22-year-old mother-of-two Ashley Vegas, whose home was destroyed by a 12-foot (four-meter) wall of water, and whose bare feet contrasted oddly with Romney’s suede loafers.

His advice for the suddenly homeless family? Seek a bailout from the US federal government’s disaster agency FEMA by calling its 211 emergency hotline.

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[1] AFP: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/08/31/hypocritical-romney-tells-hurricane-victims-to-get-help-from-fema/

[2] US Government ‘Abused rights’ of Hurricane Katrina Victims: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-government-abused-rights-of-hurricane-katrina-victims.html

[3] NYT on Hurricane Sandy: We’re Doomed Without FEMA and Big Government: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nyt-on-hurricane-sandy-were-doomed-without-fema-and-big-government.html

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