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Ice Dogg

Richmond, VA

#1 Oct 29, 2012
NOOO!! Not money from the beast!!
Bologna Streets

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Oct 29, 2012
oh no not more debt money, republican's in line for the cash. 2 weeks from now they will blame Obama for spending more debt. Wheres my relief money?
Tired of it

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Oct 29, 2012
Bologna Streets wrote:
oh no not more debt money, republican's in line for the cash. 2 weeks from now they will blame Obama for spending more debt. Wheres my relief money?
That's just what I was thinking. Everyone loves to approve it, get it, and spend it - but then Repubs & other right wingers yell "socialism" (as if anyone using that word these days has any clue of what it means - obviously not or they wouldn't be using it), and demonize the democrats.

At this moment, isn't out fine Republican governor supposed to call for fiscal responsibility? Shouldn't we just yell every man for himself! Or is the Republican governor suddenly into entitlements...?
Rex

Danielson, CT

#6 Oct 29, 2012
Bologna Streets wrote:
oh no not more debt money, republican's in line for the cash. 2 weeks from now they will blame Obama for spending more debt. Wheres my relief money?
I agree. Are there any Resnoblicans that are going to give their opinion?
H8tosay

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Oct 29, 2012
Use the surplus from education cuts and
stop begging for fed money - start following Romney's plan of every state taking care of their own problems. He is going to win, right?
Rex

Danielson, CT

#11 Oct 29, 2012
H8tosay wrote:
Use the surplus from education cuts and
stop begging for fed money - start following Romney's plan of every state taking care of their own problems. He is going to win, right?
Are you having Romnesia?
Joe

Palmyra, VA

#12 Oct 29, 2012
NO!! its not a federal issue, its a STATE issue, don't ask for federal money to add to the deficit.
hondacivic

Staunton, VA

#13 Oct 29, 2012
Joe wrote:
NO!! its not a federal issue, its a STATE issue, don't ask for federal money to add to the deficit.
I can see how good that would work when a disaster strikes some states. "Sorry, we don't have the money to rebuild all the damage". Do you really think a state could handle that much damage finacially from one single event? Would you prefer your state and property taxes go through the roof to have that big of a "rainy day" fund?
concerned

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Oct 30, 2012
leftwing lug nuts spewing early and often
WR Hamblet

Christiansburg, VA

#15 Oct 30, 2012
Disaster response is a partnership between the federal government, individuals, the states and non-governmental relief agencies.
The anti-federal government ranting of Gov. McDonnell and the Repubs seems hollow, as he picks up the phone to call President Obama to seek assistance for VA.
Greg

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Oct 30, 2012
WR Hamblet wrote:
Disaster response is a partnership between the federal government, individuals, the states and non-governmental relief agencies.
The anti-federal government ranting of Gov. McDonnell and the Repubs seems hollow, as he picks up the phone to call President Obama to seek assistance for VA.
But at least he got Joe's vote.
Joe

Palmyra, VA

#17 Oct 30, 2012
hondacivic wrote:
<quoted text>
I can see how good that would work when a disaster strikes some states. "Sorry, we don't have the money to rebuild all the damage". Do you really think a state could handle that much damage finacially from one single event? Would you prefer your state and property taxes go through the roof to have that big of a "rainy day" fund?
If that's what it takes, states should take care of themselves. So you'd rather blow up the deficit even more?? Federal money, it usually has stings attached, and it inflates the debt. If I choose to live in Virginia- a costal state, I realize that there is a possibility of a storm, and I prepare for it. If I want to live in a safe place, maybe Montana, but I choose to live in Virginia, with all its risks. The federal government has to stop handing money out.
GOP

Charlottesville, VA

#18 Oct 30, 2012
concerned wrote:
leftwing lug nuts spewing early and often
what do you call the drivel from your keyboard?

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup...
Oh My

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Oct 30, 2012
Better get it while you can. If Romney wins, FEMA goes bye-bye.
concerned

Charlottesville, VA

#22 Oct 30, 2012
gop you are drivel
GOP

Charlottesville, VA

#23 Oct 30, 2012
concerned wrote:
gop you are drivel
Here you go; visit with this sweetie for a bit....she'll make you feel better!

http://youtu.be/tpAOwJvTOio
GOP

Charlottesville, VA

#24 Oct 30, 2012
concerned wrote:
gop you are drivel
And when you do feel better, have a swig of this drivel!
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup...
If this doesn't make you feel better, I suggest Koolaide!
Tired of it

Charlottesville, VA

#25 Oct 30, 2012
Joe wrote:
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If that's what it takes, states should take care of themselves. So you'd rather blow up the deficit even more?? Federal money, it usually has stings attached, and it inflates the debt. If I choose to live in Virginia- a costal state, I realize that there is a possibility of a storm, and I prepare for it. If I want to live in a safe place, maybe Montana, but I choose to live in Virginia, with all its risks. The federal government has to stop handing money out.
Joe, "choosing" to live is "choosing" to live with risks of all sorts of disasters. Its nothing special about "choosing" to live in the state of Virginia.(I keep putting "choosing" in quotes because it does seem that you'd like to attribute everything that happens to people as somehow being a matter of their own personal choices which I find to be a fiction that works well for political "values" but not for getting how the world works).

Why is this necessarily a state issue? Are you talking constitutionally, or on some other basis? Why stop at state? Make it a locality issue - counties & municipalities. Or just skip that and yell out "every man for himself!" - you know since we all have to live with the consequences of our "choices."
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#26 Oct 30, 2012
Joe wrote:
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IIf I choose to live in Virginia
Is being born and an infant a choice?
America1st

Santa Clara, CA

#27 Oct 30, 2012
WR Hamblet wrote:
Disaster response is a partnership between the federal government, individuals, the states and non-governmental relief agencies.
The anti-federal government ranting of Gov. McDonnell and the Repubs seems hollow, as he picks up the phone to call President Obama to seek assistance for VA.
Yes it does and it is the same as when Bush ran up the deficit and "they didn't matter", but we have to deal with events like this as a nation to protect all our people. Certainly if Bush can socialize Wall Street loses, we can afford to take care of our people in need, for the people, by the people.

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