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Disaster Relief Responsibility

The devastating and deadly Hurricane Ida became the second-most intense storm to strike Louisiana. The Category 4 hurricane is just one of many that have wreaked havoc on America this season.  But that doesn’t mean rebuilding should be done by Joe Biden and the federal government.

Politicians from the areas hit now want hundreds of billions of dollars in aid. When disaster strikes, the federal government definitely has a role, because the feds control resources, such as the military and other first responders. But why has rebuilding become the federal government’s responsibility? Until recently, businesses and charities handled most disaster response. And it’s a fact the private sector does a better job than government. Here are some answers from John Stossel.

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