207 responses to “Ron Paul: Abolish FEMA! Why Should Someone Else Rebuild My House?”

  1. 86THECRITIC

    How insane would it be to have random agencies running around doing god knows what after say, an earthquake? No government at all. How do you know which private companies are legit? Which are fakes, just there to loot? How would public property be rebuilt without the government being there to document the damage? Who is going to manage these companies? If it were as simple as what you make it out to be, I wouldn’t have a job.

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  2. 86THECRITIC

    Dolt, you say? How are people going to apply for aid? How is the disaster going to be managed? We know much more about this than you. Do you want a privatization bill passed or not? Belonging to any political party is a bad idea in my opinion, but libertarian, which is what you are, can be damaging. The government is not evil. The government agency would not be put in place to take away your freedoms. It needs to be there to manage the disaster

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  3. kommisar

    Again, it’s a very simple matter: The government takes care of the public property it’s responsible for, the citizens take care of their own private property. It’s no mater complicated than that. You just seem to be itching to have some government entity created for its own sake. Pretty insane if you ask me….

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  4. kommisar

    No, not confusing at all. I don’t know why you think a bunch of bureaucrats have to sit there and play babysitter for all these homeowners and contractors. Do you really think people are so stupid that they can’t do this on their own? It’s not going to be “chaotic”. It’s a common fucking business transaction, you dolt, not a military operation. And you just said the government was there for that, in your very latest comment in fact, so now it seems you’re contradicting yourself.

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  5. 86THECRITIC

    Well, that certainly isn’t a bad idea, but the government entity wouldn’t be there for that. Like I said, I am going to work on a plan and write my congressman. I don’t know what to do about house rebuilding though. It seems to me that the government might have to be involved in order to organize all these private companies going around… knowing what went down in Katrina, it would probably be chaotic. should this just be a form of insurance? or what? It’s a confusing matter, indeed.

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  6. kommisar

    No, I didn’t — but I don’t see how you can hope to logically explain to me why we need the government to make decisions for people on whom to hire to repair their homes. The government has the duty to repair public property, such as roads and dams, but people can decide for themselves whom to hire to fix their private property. Why would you even want such a freedom taken away from you to be given to a bureaucrat anyway? Makes no sense at all.

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  7. btr2oz

    American’s always go to the rescue right away. FEMA = buracracy. And it probably puts up barriers for the insurance companies.

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  8. kommisar

    “And it isn’t that we are entirely obligated, people can opt out if they wish, but most want their houses rebuilt anyway.”

    Great. Let them hire someone to rebuild then. Why does the government need to get involved? It already regulates these companies via building and safety codes. It makes no sense that now they have to go out and hire them when a private citizen is perfectly capable of doing that themselves. It’s redundant, makes no sense and is just another waste of money.

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  9. kommisar

    Authority in what? Why do you think a federal bureaucracy needs to pick and choose who rebuilds people’s homes? Why can’t the home owners simply choose for themselves like in any other case? “Compromise”? Are you deluded? You’re not making any sense. It doesn’t seem at all necessary to create yet another government entity to hire companies to rebuild others’ private property. That’s just SCREAMING for lobbying, vested interests and corruption. You need to wake up.

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  10. luvmyctd

    Ron Paul is so bang on it is mind boggling! You Americans are very fortunate to have this brave man on your side. Now clear your American Idol fogged minds and do the right thing … for crying out loud! The rest of the World is also counting on the US returning to some semblance of sanity. Please!!

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  11. AndrewChan84

    The only place where socialism seems to be working is Sweden. But if you give trigger happy Uncle Sam socialism he’s gonna go Nazi on your ass. Not that I advocate socialism.

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  12. mark 971

    All we have to do is look at FEMAs track record, it took 5 days to get necessary food and water to the people in New Orleans. But yet they were stationed a state away, we had private truckers and christian ministries providing water, food and clothing. FEMA only gave them checks how many months later. Then they were taxed on the money given to them to start all over, as this is compensation and under tax laws deemed taxable. We all realize FEMA is a huge joke, where were our reservists through this with helicopters or even boats.We did find out how great the people are in the United States, the thoughtfulness of all races, classes and religions. These are the things which make a great nation, not the slavery and the tyranny of control. We are a nation of great people who have done great things, is this going to end? Will the American people go right back to voting for the person with the bigger BS, will the next election bring back reminders of Florida? We as America have in front of us a chance to end suffering, end tyranny and end the slavery known as the “fed”. We are at a great cross roads here on one hand we have big government which we know will not give up power easily and on the other economic collapse. Will we continue to let government push us around or do we elect someone willing to fight for us. Because as we see Obama is for himself, his closed door deal with health care and the new historical military approved increase, I ask Obama why is America making these decisions when we were told about change, you have done the complete opposite to what you pitched us on. In my eyes you seem to be scared that the other politicians won’t play with you nice if you don’t make these decisions. How much profit did you make with cutting medicare and switching to defense, which in your campaign speech you said you would fight to uphold?

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  13. kommisar

    That’s interesting. I was basing my comment on the data I’ve seen online. What Fed interest are you talking about?

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  14. kommisar

    No. Say “no” to bureaucracies. The state governments can deal with fixing the roads and such, but the people whose homes and cars are destroyed can find their own help. I don’t see why the state has an obligation to fix someone else’s house that’s destroyed in a disaster. I agree there is the need for rescue help, but FEMA doesn’t do a good job at it, and they do all the rebuilding stuff which is bullshit.

    Yes, your friend doesn’t know shit. Thank you.

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  15. Makaveli25x

    get insurance you selfish bastards and pay for it yourself. if i decide against living in california because its too risky/expensive (earthquakes) why should i pay for the risk somebody else takes to go and live there? if he wants to live there fine but if he loses his home dont ask me to pay for it

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  16. aznthg27

    We need to get rid of almost all government leave the police to the state and sheriffs, and leave the military with the congress and American people, and abolish the Feds from printing paper money.

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  17. kommisar

    “I work for FEMA.”

    A few posts earlier….

    “I technically don’t work for them [FEMA], because I am not paid.”

    Yes, nice to see you’re just another honest big-government supporter. Hahaha.

    Again, refer to the video. FEMA is a bureaucracy which doesn’t do a very good job, and it’s fucking bogus to make other people rebuild others’ homes. Private property rights entails maintenance from the person who owns said property, NOT the taxpayers.

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  18. kommisar

    Mmm, no, FEMA requires nothing from a governor to intervene, and even if it did, it has no problem overstepping its boundaries in “assisting”. It has done a shit job, and this is what you keep failing to grasp IN ADDITION to the tax thing as mentioned in the video. Again, you are side stepping the issue and advocating a bureacracy to keep your job.

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  19. kommisar

    First off, dipshit, schools, libraries and most roads are state-funded. Second off, it doesn’t require 33% of my paycheck for all those things. Social security is a pyramid scheme. What your paycheck goes to mostly is entitlement programs and the military, which the government abuses for less-than-admirable political purposes, e.g. oil. We had no income tax for over a hundred years and we had plenty of money to build roads. You’re a fucking moron. Fuck off, you fascist shit.

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  20. sungmee45

    To me FEMA is a big joke!..I wouldn’t trust them with a ten foot pole..Florida Gulf Coast Oil is a good example. FEMA place those people in a toxic trailer and many, include with children got really sick. Because of the material that took to build those fema trailers. Man trust FEMA, not on your life. I don’t trust any politician, but only few that are willing to follow the constitution & protect our Liberty.

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  21. kommisar

    Uhh, yeah, it does work that way. FEMA is controlled by the federal government, not the states, and the current federal government has a habit of overriding state rights and rules to enforce their own (e.g. California marijuana laws and Arizona anti-immigration laws). It’s not a matter of if FEMA volunteers “want” to fix someone’s house; they’re following orders.

    Yes, you made it clear you work for the government. See your prior posts.

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  22. kommisar

    How about you let people do what they want instead of feeling you are in a better position of knowing what they should do? Narcissists like you that talk from a position of moral superiority are essentially fascists. If you were a true freedom lover, you would be promoting freedom, not force.

    Furthermore, perhaps if the government let people keep more of their money, they would have more to give to charity…. Your system obviously isn’t working — so fuck off, shithead.

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  23. kommisar

    Why are you in favor of such socialist, fascist policies? You are free to help all you want, but I don’t see why I should be forced to pay for people’s homes when a high-risk area lives up to its reputation. Evidently you’re a libtard douchebag who favors force over rule of law and the constitution. The funny part is, losers like you who are always calling for other people’s money to be forced out of their hands and put into a pool for a certain purpose NEVER are seen donating your own money.

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  24. kommisar

    It doesn’t matter whether I work for them or not. It’s a matter of constitutionality, economics and common sense. A large natural disaster is a state issue, and the fed oversteps its boundaries by coming in and taking over everything. No, it is not fair people should be forced to rebuild other people’s homes, just like it’s unfair that you should be forced to fix my car because I wrecked it on a road that has a high accident rate. Pull your head out of your ass; no one owes you a job, prick.

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  25. sjones8295

    If Ron Paul doesn’t become president, we might as well officially denounce the constitution and rename America.

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  26. pennjersey83

    Why do Paultards think they are philosophical and intelligent? Did they all take philosophy 101 and Austrian economics at college?

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  27. kommisar

    Again, the supposed “purpose” of FEMA is irrelevant in light of what it actually does. The bottom line is it is a failed bureaucracy.

    I fail to see what’s the harm in cutting unnecessary or unconstitutional federal jobs. That is COMPLETELY different from cutting jobs in the private sector. Just admit you have selfish reasons for keeping FEMA around and wasting people’s taxes. It appears, outside of genocide, you don’t give a damn how tax dollars are spent. Why are you a RP supporter then?

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  28. Psyho84

    You cannot have paid jobs at fema without destroying jobs in the free market. The money is lacking somewhere else. Only difference being that jobs in the free market would actually produce something that was asked for.

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  29. kommisar

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  30. wanabyastick

    If you are to stupid to understand lowlands,waterfront risk,steep slopes etc… it is no ones responsibility to rebuild your house or relocate you, if you don’t have insurance tough, you assume ALL RISK when you build in these locations.

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  31. jneil2007

    FEMA is such a geat agency. How nice of them to disarm residents living around New Orleans after Katrina when they were trying to protect their homes.

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  32. kommisar

    “A few”? Right, because FEMA only uses “a few” dollars to herd people into a stadium, etc.

    Regardless of FEMA’s alleged purpose, they don’t do a good job of it. They actually do more in terms of taking over state rescue efforts. They completely dropped the ball on Hurricane Katrina. Again, like RP said, someone in the Midwest is helping to pay to rebuild someone’s flood-destroyed home on the gulf. Why is that OK with you?

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  33. kommisar

    I’m still waiting for your rebuttal, coward. Quit sending me your homoerotic PM’s; they’re disturbing.

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  34. kommisar

    I’m still waiting for your rebuttal, coward. Quit advocating FEMA just because you don’t want to find another job. Also quit sending me your homoerotic PM’s; they’re very disturbing.

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  35. RJWooller

    This is typical stupid thinking of Ron Paul idiots. If you abolish it, why not reform it? If you get rid of it, you get rid of people’s jobs.

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