Rev. Jesse Jackson recently wrote an opinion piece for the Huffington Post speaking about Hurricane Irene and how he believes conservatives only hate government until they need it.
Check out a few excerpts below.
Irene has hit, leaving destruction in its wake. We could track Irene and prepare for it; we could not stop it. And now, states and localities, despite the secessionist mumblings of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, cannot pay to repair the damage. Representatives from North Carolina to Virginia to New Jersey, even those most vocal about slashing government spending, now call on Washington for help.
Conservatives scorn government until they need it.
The economic disaster is a manmade — not a natural — disaster. Some economists, mostly ignored, warned about it, but could not stop it. And now, it will take federal action to repair the damage.