Romney Has Said He Wants To Privatize Disaster Relief Because The Debt It Creates Is “Immoral”
Sarah Jones reminds us that we can’t afford the debt incurred by disaster relief.
ROMNEY: Every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that’s the right direction. And if you can go even further and send it back to the private sector, that’s even better. [...] We cannot — we cannot afford to do those things without jeopardizing the future for our kids. It is simply immoral, in my view, for us to continue to rack up larger and larger debts and pass them on to our kids, knowing full well that we’ll all be dead and gone before it’s paid off. It makes no sense at all.
So, would Romney privatize FEMA because it’s always better to have a for-profit company do things than the federal government?