"Properly staffed and equipped state national guard divisions could and should be the response source for most disasters" -harp333
" As we saw with Katrina, the federal government and the red-tape machine behind it only get in the way, delaying the support that private citizens step up to provide. It also usurps the rights and responsibilities of the state to provide for it's residents" - Flyingpurple...
First of all,I don't think the two of you understand the man-power needed to be use during devastating events.Thus, it would make sense for Govt. coordinating action-planned from state to state.
if you go with M.Romney that each state is responsible for itself, you just speaking of a smaller-scale effect of natural disaster. Romney believes GOvt. should not spend on these rather save up money to pay off debt. well, its quite heartless to go cheap on these unfortunate events.It's very easy said then done you can learn that example from M.Romney when he implied that we should get rid of FEMA. All in all, i don't think its a valid reasoning of Romney for getting out debt. "easy said then done" surely Romney has learn something from it.