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Disaster Agency To Weather Hurricane Season With No Leader, Proposed Cuts

Disaster Agency To Weather Hurricane Season With No Leader, Proposed Cuts | Upsetment | Scoop.it
As hurricane season begins, there are concerns that FEMA, the federal agency in charge of dealing with disasters, may be less prepared than usual and hampered by proposed budget cuts.
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I'm not so worried about FEMA in the short-run; the Obama administration left the agency in good order and ready to meet its commitments. However, it will be interesting to see how this White House coordinates with that agency. Will Mr. Trump decide to use the first major disaster as a chance to jump in and look for publicity or will he support the boots on the ground, those great men and women who step up to the plate in times of disaster? Will he pat himself and his administration on the back, or will he try to contribute to a real effort? Most importantly, going forward, will he recognize the need for federal responsiveness or is he committed to dismantling the best of the US government? Stay tuned with me as the hurricane season begins. So far, we haven't had too bad a tornado, flooding, or forest fires that extra-normal federal assistance has been needed. When we do, will Mr. Trump be up to the challenge?
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For Republicans, Oklahoma Tornado Revives Questions About Disaster Relief | TIME.com

For Republicans, Oklahoma Tornado Revives Questions About Disaster Relief | TIME.com | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Congressional Republicans are torn between their desire to help the reeling residents of Moore, Okla., with their recent zeal for deficit reduction.
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I think every member of congress who changes their position should have to explain publicly how doing so makes sense to him/her so that the voters can have that information when it comes time to vote. And if they all give a canned answer, that fact should be made very public.

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