However, Chris Christie seems to hold a different view:
“Governor Chris Christie this morning formally requested that President Barack Obama declare a pre-landfall emergency for New Jersey. This declaration would allow the State to request funding and other assistance for actions taken in advance of Hurricane Sandy, which is expected to make landfall in New Jersey late Monday evening.”
Governor Christie, a main campaign surrogate for Mitt Romney, also had this to say about President Obama:
“I appreciated the president’s outreach today in making sure that we know he’s watching this and is concerned about the health and welfare and safety of the people of the state of New Jersey.”
Seriously, the pending disaster and possible human tragedy that is Hurricane Sandy and its combined effects with a “Northeaster” is frightening. I hope that everyone heeds the warnings, seeks shelter, and evacuates low lying areas. However, it is fair to mention that national calamities like this weather disaster can only be handled by a combined State and Federal effort, not by some privatized agency who will sell you insurance, or whatever, for a fee.
Privatizing disaster relief just will not work and it is foolhardy to think that it would.
Not foolhardy at all if you’re in it for the money.