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Mitt Romney would drastically cut funding for disaster relief agencies like FEMA. Romney won’t give specifics on his budget plan, but as Mother Jones noted in August:
In a 2012 report on Rep. Paul Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity” road map (which Romney has said is similar to his own), the non-partisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities noted that, due to the severe cuts to non-entitlement, non-defense spending, the costs for things like emergency management would have to be passed on to the states—which, with just a few exceptions, are currently in an even tighter financial bind than Washington.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities explains Romney’s cuts like this: