Posted 5 years ago on Oct. 31, 2012, 12:19 a.m. EST by brightonsage
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This is the perfect opportunity for Mitt. He has said, 'send disaster relief back to the states. Or send it to local government. Or better yet, private enterprise.
Well, the governors of the states devastated by Sandy can choose help from any source they want, from FEMA, they push it to local governments, they can do it themselves or as Mitt says, better yet, they can make a deal with the private sector. And who better to help them make that deal, than the Mittster?
He can show how much better people can be rescued from their flooded homes by Goldman Sachs or B of A. He can show how the raging fires in Queens can be better fought by Chipotle and Best Buy. He can can rescue the babies from the hospital built by the founder of Home Depot whose generators failed, by marshaling the resources of Fox News.
It is his claim that disaster relief is better provided by the private sector and now is the time to show it. There is plenty to be done. Go ahead Mitt, which state do you want as your demonstration project? New York? New Jersey? Too big? Massachusetts, naw, too much of an insider there. Virginia? Connecticut? Maryland? Still too big? Delaware? Rhode Island? Grab it and run.
I am dying to see how this works. A state facing an instantaneous loss of $10 -30 billion, 8 million without power and a half a million homeless, issues a request for proposals while a hurricane bears down. Or a quake gets quietly ready to shake the stuffing out of, say Missouri (New Madrid again). They get 10-30 or 3000 bids to evaluate and they watch presentations from the N-best bidders..... How could FEMA ever compete with this?
Mitt suggested this in the GOP primary. Have you read the paper he put out explaining in great detail ... What he hasn't? Not a peep? Never mind.
Yep, should be all ready for the disaster....... right after the next one. Love to see really well thought out solutions. Don't you?