“The 7-Step Guide to Our Idiotic Disaster-Relief Politics”: Matt Welch

at Reason; links aplenty:

By now you should recognize the formula:

1) Natural disaster (tornado, hurricane, flood, earthquake, fire, snowstorm, heavy rainstorm, volcano) kills multiple people.

2) President (Obama, Bush II, Clinton, Bush I) vows to survivors that the federal government will “be with you every step of the way” in the rebuilding process.


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