Ron Paul: You think Hurricane Irene was bad? Wait till you experience FEMA

Governor Dan Malloy of Connecticut called presidential candidate Ron Paul an idiot last Thursday. He was answering a loaded question on CNN, responding to Congressman Paul’s concern about a bankrupted FEMA. This government agency, founded in 1978, now doles out money to victims of natural disasters. Of course, Malloy is salivating over that well earned money coming his way. His insult to Congressman Paul must reflect the high anxiety involved. It must be very stressful to have this whole notion questioned, right when you’ve won the lottery.

Privately, Ron Paul staffers tell the story of a constituent who called his office asking for relief from FEMA. It seems they had draped his house with a tarp. They thought it had a leaky roof. It turned out that FEMA had made a mistake. The damaged roof belonged to a neighbor’s house. The constituent had called FEMA, asking for permission to transfer the tarp to the other home. “No way,” an official from FEMA ordered, “If you touch that tarp you will be arrested.”

Huh? Congressman Paul’s constituent was a bit perplexed. Had he lost his house? Was it now the government’s house?

Actually, in his now famous Fox News Sunday interview, Ron Paul expressed compassion for the victims of Hurricane Irene and only then brought up the very real question of how FEMA, now on the verge of bankruptcy, should function. Paul told a tale of corruption. How money is awarded to contractors without bids. Paul suggested that American pull in a little bit from it’s overseas empire and bring some of the money home to help those in need, like the victims of the hurricane. He said the national guard should be home helping in a crisis like this, that this was more of its role than the endless wars overseas. CNN and Malloy missed that.

Here are some numbers to give you a little perspective. Hurricane Irene is the most expensive natural disaster in American history, topping $ 20 billion. Since 2000, America has given that much in military and humanitarian aid to Pakistan. This is the country that harbored Osama Bin Laden. And we are still giving it money.

Meanwhile, we spent $1 trillion on the war in Iraq, where we soon learned that there were no weapons of mass destruction, nor Al Qaeda. That means that the entire bill for Hurricane Irene cost less than 2% of the War in Iraq. And what did we get for the war in Iraq? Well, Al Qaeda which we thought was there, has now finally arrived. I suppose that is worth something. The Christian church, which flourished as a protected minority under Saddam Hussein, has been killed off or driven out. There is now Sharia law and the nation has tilted to Iran. Once its bitterest enemy, Iran is now its new found friend. Way to go gang. Hoorah.

Here is some more perspective. We now know, thanks to a partial audit, that in 2008 alone, the Federal Reserve spent $16 trillion to help shore up the American economy. $3 trillion went to other countries. Billions went to selected corporations. Can you spell corruption? This money, spent in 2008 alone, is more than the entire national debt, which is now topping $14 trillion.

So again, who is the idiot that raised the question about spending money? Isn’t money just little numbers that are transferred electronically? Who cares? We can always make more little digits. Right? Governor Malloy can relax. The rest of the country will continue to obsorb these pay days doled out by elitist politicians and often to their elitist cronies. The wars will be financed, the disaster funds replenished and we will solve the jobs problem by just having the government hire everyone. Let’s see, I would like to be paid $100,000 a year to enforce tarp placement on roofs with suspected leaks. And God help the citizen who touches my tarps.


Published by Doug Wead

Doug Wead is a New York Times bestselling author whose latest book, Game of Thorns, is about the Trump-Clinton 2016 election. He served as an adviser to two American presidents and was a special assistant to the president in the George H.W. Bush White House.

23 thoughts on “Ron Paul: You think Hurricane Irene was bad? Wait till you experience FEMA

  1. If anyone would like to contact Governor Malloy and voice their opinion regarding his juvenile behavior please visit where you will find his contact information and my letter to him. Feel free to copy it for your own use, and share it with others.

    Let them know that such attacks will not go unanswered!

    1. tex2 is a slave to the New World Order. He will be the first one to get down on his knees and lick the boots of the Gestapo. They in turn will reward him by tattooing a Swastika on his scrotum.

      1. Your stupidity is exceeded only by your ignorance, or perhaps the other way around. LOL I was a US Naval officer, and you are one clueless human being. LOL

  2. It seems to me that most of the American people have lost their ability to think and reason and no longer have any common sense.

  3. WARNING: Tex2 is an ignorant war-mongering troll with a borderline personality disorder that attacks women, spews obscenities and attempts to waste freedom fighter’s time debating, if that’s what you want to call it. Ignore him and he will go away.

    1. WARNING: Nicky Nelson is an ignorant pacifist troll with a borderline personality disorder that puts men, women, and children at risk, spews obscenities and attempts to waste responsible freedom fighter’s time debating, if that’s what you want to call it. Ignore her and she will go away.

      1. tex2 FYI: Nicky Nelson has more Patriotism in her pinky nail than you have in your pathetic little body.

        By the way… The New World Order could use a good man like you… they will appreciate your submision into slavery and will offer their Gestapo Boot for you to lick! Do a good job for them and you’ll have a numbered swastika tattooed on your scrotum before you get sent to a FEMA Camp.

  4. Great article Doug! Here is a poll by U.S. News and World Report, which shows people back up Ron Paul’s suggestion regarding FEMA, not sure if this was reported. Agent Anderson Cooper has been putting up all kinds of crazy FEMA questions, I guess until he gets the desired response, so he can report. Should FEMA be disbanded?

    78.51% Yes
    21.49% No

    We made sure this poll and accurate information made it on to Mr. Malloy’s Facebook days ago. His supporters are much more informed now. Feel free to view his Facebook and voice your opinion in the matter:

    Remember, he is very busy filling out all of the paperwork for his Federal handout, I guess he was not as bright as a child and didn’t save funds for a rainy day for his people. His piggy bank is empty. Way to lead, cut spending, save and take care of your people Mr. Malloy!

  5. looks like Nicky hit the nail on the head in regards to Tex2. What, are you 14 kid?? Clearly a neo-con jackass, but I guess if you aren’t concerned about how you are perceived neither should we be LOL.

    BTW nice article, the more these elitists attack RP the more attention he gets are thusly the more support he will gain. Its good that he’s become the statists #1 enemy.

  6. I think the Troll will be with us always. Some people will sell their souls for anything. What a low view of life to be a minion.

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