h/t to themittflips.com.
Do you want a President who [says he] believes that Federal disaster relief is immoral? Here's Mitt Romney saying exactly that. Hats off to TJ who produced this clip (we're not worthy!)
John King (CNN): "FEMA's about to run out of money and there are some people who say do it on a case-by-case basis and some people who say, you know, maybe we're learning a lesson here that the state's should take on more of this role?"
Romney: "Absolutely. 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. If we can go even further and send it back to the private sector, that's even better."
Today, Politico reported that a Romney campaign official said that Romney would not abolish FEMA. Another case of "Romnesia."
From Romney's official Web site:
"In 1999, the SLC Winter Olympics was on the verge of collapse. Thanks to his reputation as a superb manager, Mitt was asked to take over. The event had been bogged down in a bid-rigging scandal, sponsors were fleeing, and the budget was bleeding red ink.... Mitt set to work. In a remarkably short period, he revamped the organization's leadership, trimmed the budget, and restored public confidence."
From Romney's Senate Judicial hearing testimony, 5/31/2001:
"Without question, we simply could not host Games in Salt Lake if it were not for the enormous spending and services of the Federal government."