The American Red Cross hosted its first Giving Day on Tuesday to raise money for disasters relief and also give people an idea of what happens in the day in the life of the local Red Cross.
Banking for marijuana businesses and property tax forgiveness for disaster victims headlined the final day of the Colorado Legislature on Wednesday, though the last hours were lacking the drama of many past sessions.
Romney was asked at a presidential debate whether FEMA should be shut down in light of the deficit. Romney replied that FEMA should “absolutely” be shut down. He was asked specifically if that included disaster relief. He replied that it was “immoral” to provide such relief in the face of “larger debts”, emphasizing that “it makes no sense at all” to have such programs.
As Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to “choose life” while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.