House Republicans moved their first two 2012 appropriations bills through committee Tuesday amid fights with committee Democrats over deep cuts to disaster aid that come as Missouri grapples with a devastating tornado. Appropriators reported the Homeland Security and military construction spending bills to the floor after beating back Democratic amendments to restore funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and grants to fund firefighter training and assistance programs. House panel moves to cut disaster aid - TheHill.com Throw grandma over a cliff, but first, cut aid for Republicans living in Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas? I don't understand the Republicans "winning strategy". Newt called the Ryan plan "radical social engineering". Does that include cutting disaster relief? I'm not feeling a lot of "America first" here.