Romney would have privatized Sandy relief

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Hurricane Sandy, “the perfect storm,” showed President Barack Obama to be the perfect president to handle it. Before the first breeze trumpeting the imminent arrival of Sandy ruffled our hair, our president was making arrangements for the emergency relief of those who would be the possible victims.

And when the fear became a reality, he was ready and implemented all necessary government measures and visited the troubled scenes — and this time spent at the critical tail end of the presidential race. Ask Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. This was no Hurricane Katrina scenario.

Imagine Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in that position. During the June 13, 2011, Republican presidential debate, he answered honestly that federal disaster relief was “immoral.” He said he would have the private sector handle it.

Disaster for profit. Why not? That greed-oriented mentality would advocate for prisoners for profit by privatizing jails, human well-being for profit by privatizing health care, communication for profit by privatizing the U.S. Postal Service, education for profit by privatizing public schools, U.S. disaster response for profit by privatizing Federal Emergency Management Agency-type activities, etc.

The privatizing for profit by him and his privateers goes on. Romney’s Bain Capital is the poster boy for these buccaneers. It is their piracy modus operandi: attack, capture, destroy and plunder.

The concept would be laughable if it was not so lamentable.

Nicholas Zizelis


Posted 6:55 pm, November 14, 2012
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Lou from Bayside says:
Another pathetic posting from Governmental Stooge, Zizelis! The people on the Jersey Shore are not pleased with their FEMA accomadations! FEMA is in charge of the program called REX 84 which is a program that has built FEMA concentration camps all around the country for so called dissedents at time of civil unrest. Zizelis is a governmental stooge who showed his jackass tendencies a few weeks ago with his anti gun rant which was universally panned. This guy is an idiot!
Nov. 20, 2012, 5:41 pm
X from Bayside says:
Hahaha, holy crap, Lou is literally a wacko.
Nov. 20, 2012, 6:57 pm
bailei from arizona says:
Romney like John McCain before him were disastrous candidates that are completely out of touch with people.
Nov. 20, 2012, 6:59 pm
Jeff from Pico/Union says:
Lou, I'm so sorry the people on the Jersey Shore are not happy with their lodgings. How awful for them that after such a tragedy, the government can't see its way to put them up at the Hilton.
And you're right, REX 84 was a terrible program. Shame on Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North for writing it (in the 1980's, literally decades before the current administration took office). I'm afraid the only thing I must take issue with in your post is your use of present tense regarding REX 84. It was replaced by a similar program called NSPD51/HSPD 20 in 2007, which was created and signed by then President George W. Bush.
If your comment is meant to criticise the present administration, I'm afraid you are seriously off-base.
Nov. 20, 2012, 9:36 pm
Lou from Bayside says:
Hey Jerk, Jeff>>Im way past schilling for any party. The 2 party system is a fake apparatus used to fool the American people! FEMA is not the warm Benevolent teddy bear that the idiot Zizelis makes them out to be, rather they are an enemy that we as a people should watch closely!
Nov. 21, 2012, 7:05 am
Jeff from Pico/Union says:
Jerk? What are you, eight years old? I prefer to converse with adults, so I'll leave you to grow up.
Nov. 21, 2012, 11:59 am
Clifton Black from Bayside says:
Dear Lou-natic, I have read your ravings before and am embarrassed to see it tagged, "from Bayside" rather than some gunaholic jackass from one of the backwater counties in one of the red “arm pit” states of our country. Zizelis describes a horrible natural calamity and the president and our government’s admirable handling of it and some pathetic fool comes along and labels him a "Government Stooge"……..and that fool is from Bayside; ugh.

Using your own pitiful epitaphs and as you labeled Jeff, Lou, you are a “jerk” and as you crowned Zizelis, you in fact are the “idiot”. Enough said. I’m feeling stupid just referencing your comments. Like a bad smell Lou, just fade away.

Nov. 22, 2012, 6:36 pm
Lou from Bayside says:
Clifton Black , Governmental lapdog, sounds like a TSA agent that likes to molest 89 year old women at the airport wearing catheters and most certainly lives in his mothers basement. "Admirable". There is nothing admirable this collection of satanic freaks undertakes! You are the type of stooge who when there is a toll hike or increase in MTA fares says "thank you sir , may I have some more! Clifton Black you are going to enjoy the coming North American Union and the nice cozy concentration camp your "admirable" President has waiting for you!
Nov. 23, 2012, 8:34 am
Kevin from Little Neck says:
Lou, you really have paranoia issues. What you perceive is your unique insight enabling you to see the truth whereas lesser people are mere sheep is in reality some twisted vision of being persecuted. I don’t pretend to be a doctor and certainly would not furnish further fodder with which to feed your frenzy but really Lou, you should see a doctor.
PS: Also, use “Spell Check”. It might make your ravings somewhat more credible. Misspelled words diminish even further the validity our your profound opinions
Nov. 23, 2012, 10:25 pm

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