Governor Romney Refused to Prepare for Floods, Then Told Flood Victims They're on Their Own

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Yes, but what Goldy and the Huffington Post are too lazy to research is the fact that after Peabody flooded again in May 2006, Romney announced that he supported spending $2 million of state money on flood control for the town. Wikipedia [214].

Governors have to balance budgets, even with matching federal funds, unlike presidents and their fed chairmans.
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Correction. Sorry Goldy, I meant Paul.
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As Eliot Weinberger points out on the LRB blog: "He has two other qualifications that he continually reiterates. He was once an elected official, having served a term as governor of Massachusetts, back when he was briefly Moderate Mitt, before becoming ‘severely’ conservative. (His constituents have such fond memories of him that they now overwhelmingly support Obama.) "
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@1 So, don't worry, all it will take is 2 Katrinas before Mitt realizes that natural disasters are something you have to plan for.
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@1
"Yes, but what Goldy and the Huffington Post are too lazy to research is the fact that after Peabody flooded again in May 2006, Romney announced that he supported spending $2 million of state money on flood control for the town."

So it only took one flood for him to realize his error?
How ........ Biblical.
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@5 -- that is TWO floods. One in 2005. One in 2006. It took TWO floods for him to act.
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@4 yes, but this one damaged 50 mansions in Connecticut and lots of yachts.

It's real when it impacts millionaires, donchaknow.
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The prospect of a Romney administration becomes more frightening with each passing day. Please, for the love of god, vote.
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@1 only a week left before your slog gig ends. 'Course, thats the paradox, right? You're not that rich, otherwise why take a job posting online for Romney? But once the election is over, you're either stuck trusting in Romney's tender mercies to find you some political appointee job, if he wins, or counting on some type of social safety net to cover your newly jobless ass if Obama wins.
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@1, 2: Countdown to your obsolescence is at T minus 7 days.
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Perhaps his handling of those floods is one of the reasons he's not even close in Massachusetts.

Go Elizabeth Warren!
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@1 -- If you really feel the need to get beaten and degraded, I'm sure there are plenty of people who will satisfy that need without involving the rest of us.
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"said the state will not consider spending its own money for flood victims until it's clear how much cash the federal government will give."

So, he was waiting to see how much of a federal handout they would get first...what a hypocrite.
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So this is from the same guy that wanted the feds to get out of bailing states out of disasters, right?
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@all of you: hippies, man, hippies...
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How the hell was Massachusetts ever in a position to be "sitting on millions in unspent emergency funds from Hurricane Katrina?"
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This a real gay dude here. The other gay dude is missing Mr. Constant's point. Romney only started supporting 2 million in flood control funding after the flood in 2006, after he had witnessed flooding in 2004 and vetoing greater funding that same year. See the problem there? If you don't, please see the bold face type at the end of the paragraph. gg, man.