Mitt Romney's Terrifying Plans for FEMA and Disaster Relief
alternet.org — As Hurricane Sandy bore down hard on the East Coast, the federal government began to take steps to deal with any fall out the super-storm might bring. President Barack Obama signed a number of federal emergency declarations for states like Connecticut and New York, which allows states to qualify for immediate aid for the costs of evacuation and other services. But this system of federal involvement to mitigate the damage from natural disasters would be threatened under a Mitt Romney presidency. Romney and his vice-presidential running mate, Paul Ryan, have promised to fundamentally transform how federal disaster aid would work. If Hurricane Sandy was bearing down under a Romney-Ryan presidency, the scale of federal help would be radically different.