Ron Paul: National Guard – Not FEMA – Should Help with Flood Rescue Operations

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News Anchor: FEMA is once again in the spotlight as an agency that is directed to offer federal disaster relief. Texas Congressman and presidential candidate, Ron Paul, says the program is inefficient and should be scrapped. Joining us now by phone is Congressman Ron Paul. Congressman, welcome, it’s great to have you here today.

Ron Paul: Thank you.

News Anchor: At a time when the Gulf is being hit by a tropical storm and is still cleaning up from Hurricane Irene, are you suggesting that FEMA is helping to ruin the economy?

Ron Paul: No, I haven’t said that, and I haven’t called for the immediate abolishment of FEMA, so I think that’s a little bit of misrepresentation. But when I’m asked whether I think they are very efficient at doing their job or whether we ever should have had it, the answer is no. But the hurricanes have hit our coast, I don’t vote for that insurance because I think the insurance invites more people to take risky behavior and put their houses where they shouldn’t be. But I’d try to make the program work, I’d like to make it efficient enough to do the job. But it has no money, it’s 20 million dollars in debt and all we have to do is look at the history of FEMA along with coast, you know, whether it was Katrina or when …

  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=fatchicksneedloveT00 fatchicksneedloveT00

    Am I the only one seeing her chest?

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=IronPatriotNormanOsborn Iron Patriot Norman Osborn

    US National Guard supplies food, water, clothes, and everything to the residents.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=ScorpionHanzoHasashi Scorpion Hanzo Hasashi

    US National Guard supplies food, water, clothes, and everything to the residents.

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    US National Guard supplies food, water, clothes, and everything to the residents.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=IronPatriotNormanOsborn Iron Patriot Norman Osborn

    US National Guard do a better job than FEMA. When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans who do you think save the residents from the flood while they were trapped? US National Guard. They send in UH-60 black hawk to rescues the resident. They also get help from the police with their boats. FEMA doesn’t help much and a lot things people don’t like FEMA. FEMA is going died along with their FEMA CAMP and those black casket.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=ScorpionHanzoHasashi Scorpion Hanzo Hasashi

    US National Guard do a better job than FEMA. When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans who do you think save the residents from the flood while they were trapped? US National Guard. They send in UH-60 black hawk to rescues the resident. They also get help from the police with their boats. FEMA doesn’t help much and a lot things people don’t like FEMA. FEMA is going died along with their FEMA CAMP and those black casket.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=SilentEagles SilentEagles

    US National Guard do a better job than FEMA. When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans who do you think save the residents from the flood while they were trapped? US National Guard. They send in UH-60 black hawk to rescues the resident. They also get help from the police with their boats. FEMA doesn’t help much and a lot things people don’t like FEMA. FEMA is going died along with their FEMA CAMP and those black casket.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=IronPatriotNormanOsborn Iron Patriot Norman Osborn

    1 person choose FEMA over national guard. Wow! Who ever that person is disrespect our troops that protecting this country from military attack and natural disaster.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=ScorpionHanzoHasashi Scorpion Hanzo Hasashi

    1 person choose FEMA over national guard. Wow! Who ever that person is disrespect our troops that protecting this country from military attack and natural disaster.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=SilentEagles SilentEagles

    1 person choose FEMA over national guard. Wow! Who ever that person is disrespect our troops that protecting this country from military attack and natural disaster.

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  • Mellow6ties

    Ron Paul 2012 people!!! If you care for the Constitution, If you want to end federal income tax, if you want your rights back, if you want to send our troops home, if you want a defensive budget rather than a militaristic budget, if you want a President that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson would be proud of, if you want liberty, then it is time for Ron Paul.

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  • sablechicken

    The can’t let Ron Paul win…because it will be “Good bye FEMA”

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  • variablestatus

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    Total of 168,191 votes – click on the “Display Comments” bar below to sort comments. GOP debate 9/7..
    Ron Paul53.4%(89,832 votes) Mitt Romney16%(26,893 votes) Rick Perry13.4%(22,557 votes) Jon Huntsman6.6%(11,068 votes) Newt Gingrich4.4%(7,471 votes) Herman Cain3.2%(5,367 votes) Michele Bachmann2%(3,363 votes) Rick Santorum1%(1,64 votes)

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  • runelord37

    grew up in a Democratic family. no longer believe in parties, i believe in RON PAUL

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  • runelord37

    grew up in a Democratic family. no longer believe in parties, i believe in RON PAUL

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=runelord37 runelord37

    yes please do…but also realize that it would be HIGHLY advisable to vote for him in the case of a national election as well. Hes not a republican that way that you understand the term…its not about labels anymore. its about smelling and detecting bullshit. its about realizing who is lying and who is not. 99.999% of politicians lie. Paul does not. the end. you could say hes from the CLOWN party and id still vote for him over any other canidate every single time.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=runelord37 runelord37

    yes please do…but also realize that it would be HIGHLY advisable to vote for him in the case of a national election as well. Hes not a republican that way that you understand the term…its not about labels anymore. its about smelling and detecting bullshit. its about realizing who is lying and who is not. 99.999% of politicians lie. Paul does not. the end. you could say hes from the CLOWN party and id still vote for him over any other canidate every single time.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=losplatosdemaria losplatosdemaria

    You are forgetting a critical detail of future events.The Yellowstone volcano that explodes in 2013 will have absolutely no effect on humanity as humans will have disappeared in December, 2012.Ron Paul may be elected, but it will be short lived because we all go within over a year from now. This has more to do with spirituality than politics. Remember Bob Marley’s immortal words: “Ain’t no use, nobody can stop them now… Don’t it seem like total destruction, only solution.”

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  • http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=MistyRhodes Misty Rhodes

    So sad. Because the future records that our National Guards were overseas in wars when the Yellowstone volcano exploded (late 2013,) this means that Ron Paul will not become President. I will still vote for him out of principal. I grieve for this Country and what corruption in our government has done to us. Our government has destroyed America. Sad only… mainly because the corruption and suppression of civil liberties will continue.

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