Ron Paul: No Aid for Tornado Victims

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Volunteers search through debris for valuables after a tornado obliterated a home March 3, 2012 in Marysville, Indiana.

“The people who live in tornado alley, just as I live in hurricane alley, they should have insurance,” GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul said Sunday, just a day after a string of deadly tornadoes touched down in five states, killing at least 38 people. Say what you will about the Texas representative, but you can’t accuse him of being inconsistent, as he stood by his libertarian views on CNN’s State of the Union talk show, insisting that the new victims shouldn’t receive any emergency federal financial aid. “There is no such thing as federal money,” Paul said. “Federal money is just what they steal from the states and steal from you and me.”