Ron Paul’s Statement About No Federal Money For Tornado Victims Could Be Misleading [Video]
Last week, we witnessed one of the worst tornado outbreaks in history some of which occurred right here in the Tri-State with Harrisburg, Illinois being one of the hardest hit areas. If you were affected by those deadly tornadoes and don’t have insurance, Ron Paul says you might be on your own. Yesterday, the GOP presidential candidate appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union’ and said that victims of the violent storms and tornadoes should not be given emergency financial aid from the federal government, staying true to his libertarian beliefs.
According to Paul, “There is no such thing as federal money. Federal money is just what they steal from the states and steal from you and me,” adding, “The people who live in tornado alley, just as I live in hurricane alley, they should have insurance.”
Keep in mind that even if you have tornado insurance, there is no guarantee the insurance companies will pay. Just ask Hurricane Katrina victims about that. Paul did say that it is perfectly okay for the National Guard to step to provide care and shelter in the event of an emergency or natural disaster, but he thinks people rely to heavily on the federal government, namely FEMA for financial assistance. Is he right?
Paul added, “To say that any accident that happens in the country, send in FEMA, send in the money, the government has all this money —-it is totally out of control and it’s not efficient.” See Paul’s comments below.