Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky held firm on his stance Thursday that local government provides better service when disaster strikes than the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA was founded 34 years ago, June 19, 1978.
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“I have always maintained that FEMA should exist on money that comes in as revenue, but not on borrowed money.” Rand Paul, a longtime critic of the agency, argued the U.S. should instead fund FEMA with the money it sends overseas in foreign aid.
According to DailyKos.com, prior to President Carter centralizing the agency in 1979, disaster victims simply died. Okay, I’m halfway joking…