Huffington Post 
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Anderson Cooper sparred with Congressman Ron Paul about the role of the federal government in disaster relief.
Paul caused a stir last week when he dismissed FEMA as an unnecessary agency that was not needed to help citizens in the wake of natural disasters like Hurricane Irene. On Tuesday, a clearly skeptical Cooper challenged Paul about his views.
“You say we don’t need FEMA,” Cooper began. “Why?”
“They don’t have a very good record,” Paul responded. “…Thorough bureaucracy as a whole, don’t do a very good job but FEMA has the worst reputation of almost any of them.” He said that the government should “look at how things were handled before we had FEMA.”
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