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Mitt Romney in 2011: ‘We Cannot Afford’ Federal Disaster Relief

posted on October 31, 2012

At The Atlantic, Garance Franke-Ruta analyzes a transcript from a 2011 Republican presidential primary debate in which Mitt Romney stated that, in regards to disaster relief, “We cannot — we cannot afford to do those things without jeopardizing the future for our kids. It is simply immoral, in my view, for us to continue to rack up larger and larger debts.” However, in the wake of the mass devastation of Hurricane Sandy, a spokesperson for the Romney campaign said, “Romney wants to ensure states … have the resources and assistance they need to cope with natural disasters.”

Read at The Atlantic