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Ron Paul Says Hurricane Victims Should Act Like It's 1900 In Galveston

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Galveston, 1900. Image credit NOAA Ron Paul doesn't think much of FEMA, calling it " a great contribution to deficit financing." He doesn't think the Federal government has a role to play in cleaning up after hurricanes. He tells NBC : We should be like 1900; we should be like 1940, 1950, 1960," Paul said. "I live on the Gulf Coast; we deal with hurricanes all the time. Galveston is in my district..... " In fact, the 1900 Galveston hurricane caused the greatest loss of life from a natural disaster in US history, between 6,000 and 10,000 dead, and the US government was deeply involved through the whole thing, including its reconstruction after, as the city was raised on stilts and rebuilt at taxpayers' expense, at cost so high that it never really recovered.... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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