Pretty good source, the NYT. What in there isn't factual?
OP ED means an OPINION Editorial. Not facts, someone's opinion.
Vineys one sentence conclusion was actually the non factual part of her post.
Every person who has any sort of penison which is much of the middle class is finacially affected by the stock market, not just "the rich."
If the economy continues at it's current rate the recovery will take another 17 years.
While almost shutting down new energy production on private lands, Obama's secretary of energy has publically admitted that he wants our gas prices to be at the same levels as Europe's?
The editorial was cited because it included the actual quotes about disaster relief that Romney stated in a Republican debate.
None of the things argued are very important.
Same sex marriage and making abortions cheaper? My best friend is Gay and even HE wont vote for Obama for all of his Gay baiting and women's right baiting.
If we are completely broke none of this will matter.
Well ...I for one am tired of elections being more like a sport game where one side scores points on this and that. I think both parties and those in office live in a bubble.
We (the United States of America) are broke. Not only broke but in debt up past Liberty's eyeballs. This to me is the main problem.
I do not look for the government to get us out of this. Why because they got us into this and not overnight. NOT just Obama, GWB,etc. They have all played their parts and had a hand in it. We the people have stood by and watched and let things happen because of our own little personal issues (me included) being more important to us than the big picture. We have taken what we have for granted and we are about to lose it all. Freedom it comes at a price.
We have the ability to change things should we chose to. Personally I do not like the choices we have this election. I believe the revolving door needs to turn and I intend to do so with my vote. I do not intend to let any of them become intrenched up there but I fear it maybe to late because either side has the ability to buy your vote by what they can give you or by fear.
No matter who gets elected we need to become as entrenched in their lives as they have become in ours.
I just want to be left alone.
If you read it, Romney is saying he wants disaster relief to be a function of State Government not the Federal Government, States do a better job at almost eveything.
What you took away from the piece was "Romney has come out clearly against federal disaster planning and relief." Which is true, but you didnt add that he wants the planning and relief to go to the STATES.
But, Obama had 2 years with a complete majority in Congress, if he was going to do good, it would have happened then. The only thing he did was pass Obamacare.
Speaking of Obamacare, does anyone find it ironic that the provisions of Obamacare kick in on Jan 1 2013, the first day of the new term?? Huh
Picture it-- coping with disasters sans national planning or national resources, assistance left to companies out there "helping" while competing against one another for the profits to be reaped, with private charities doing what they can with private donations.
And Mississippi and Louisiana shall suffer alone after Katrina?
I actually consider people who have 401k plans with reasonable amounts in them rich. All pension plans have money that they have to invest somewhere, but there are stock market alternatives. The stock market is a form of gambling and only for money that isn't needed for day to day living expenses--those who live from paycheck to paycheck can't invest. Those who aren't willing to gamble with their retirement probably shouldn't.
The federal government spent hundreds of millions to rebuild the levee system around New Orleans after Katrina. Since then, we've had the largest flood on the Mississippi since 1937 and the levees held. We've also had Hurricane Irene this year and the levees held.
Without federal levee building (disaster planning and prevention) New Orleans would have had catastrophic floods twice since Katrina.
I agree with War Admiral that disasters bring the scum out of the woodwork from scamming private individuals who need work done NOW to political corruption at the state level for recovery contracts. There are too many examples to list.
They ignore the fact that President Barack Obama's proposal for the upcoming budget sequester would cut nearly $900 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, including disaster relief, food and shelter, and flood management at both the federal and state levels.
The cuts, detailed on pages 94 through 96 of the White House's sequestration proposal, released in mid-September, show how far the Obama administration has been willing to go in order to preserve the idea of tax hikes on "millionaires and billionaires" rather than reaching a comprehensive grand bargain on deficit reduction that does not place additional burdens on the economy or essential services.
Hmmm?? Very interesting!