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Does Ron Paul want to kill his high poll numbers? The Texas congressman and GOP presidential candidate said Saturday that the U.S. would be better without the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA. "I live on the Gulf Coast," Paul said. "We put up with hurricanes all the time." Paul has been a long-time critic of the federal agency, which employs 7,600 people and he calls "a great contributor to the national deficit." Paul said the devastating 1900 Galveston hurricane showed that people could rebuild the community on their own. Paul is true to his ideals: In 2008, Hurricane Ike ripped through his congressional district and Paul voted against a bill that would have given billions to the area.