Re: They should compromise
Not sure where you live, but intra and inter-state mutual aid is something that has been a part of disaster relief for at least a century. In fact over the last couple of weeks state crews from PA deployed to western NY state and were reportedly readying to go all the way up to MA if needed. Both NY and MA have done the same for their neighbors numerous times in the past. Sometimes they wind up going even further afield. Several years ago state crews from the Northeast went South to aid in snow removal, and the flow of public manpower and money from other states to disaster zones is almost an annual affair when it comes to tornados, hurricanes and earthquakes. Governments can do quite well under such circumstances, thank you -- so long as they're not impeded by partisan bickering and wrongheaded notions like "running government like a business" (ask a former head of FEMA how managing the Arabian Horse Owner's Association compared to providing disaster relief for those caught up in the wake of Katrina).