A common refrain you will hear from former Governor Romney is that things such as disaster relief needs to be handled not by the federal government, but by the state governments or private sector, calling it “immoral” for the federal government to handle such things, as you can hear here in this exchange:
While a good talking point for a campaign, it falls apart once you check Romney’s own record as Governor of Massachusetts.
The city of Peabody Massachusetts is a quiet borough north of Boston, neighboring Salem in Essex County. Historically tied to the tanning industry and agriculture, it was an early hotspot in the automobile industry. Through the town runs the Ipswich River, which is where the problems for Mitt Romney originate.
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