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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    should we raise taxes to do this? or add to our ever escalating national debt?
    No, we should allocate funds to give the necessarily relief. I'm sure the military could use a budget cut or two, and there're some subsidies that don't need to be there.

    We have the money, we're just using it poorly.

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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    Quote Originally Posted by waas View Post
    No, we should allocate funds to give the necessarily relief. I'm sure the military could use a budget cut or two, and there're some subsidies that don't need to be there.

    We have the money, we're just using it poorly.
    allocate funds? isn't that spending money?
    as for subsidies, which ones do you want reduced? which one do you consider untouchable?
    The subsidies I want reduced are those that reward stupidity...
    like those who build on flood prone property.
    If they want to build there, fine, but no more govt subsidized flood insurance, they get to pay full price.
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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    allocate funds? isn't that spending money?
    Yes, but not increasing the current spending. It's taking funds we'd spend elsewhere and using them for disaster relief.

    as for subsidies, which ones do you want reduced? which one do you consider untouchable?
    Subsidies for the development/extraction of non-renewable fuels and manufacturing subsides should be reduced, if not completely cut.

    The subsidies I want reduced are those that reward stupidity...
    like those who build on flood prone property.
    If they want to build there, fine, but no more govt subsidized flood insurance, they get to pay full price.
    Be that as it may, the people living in flood prone property aren't generally the same who built there. We shouldn't punish these people.

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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    Quote Originally Posted by waas View Post
    Yes, but not increasing the current spending. It's taking funds we'd spend elsewhere and using them for disaster relief.



    Subsidies for the development/extraction of non-renewable fuels and manufacturing subsides should be reduced, if not completely cut.



    Be that as it may, the people living in flood prone property aren't generally the same who built there. We shouldn't punish these people.
    I never said punish them, just don't reward them for their stupidity.....
    and I am pretty sure they weren' forced to buy those homes built in flood prone areas...
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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    Life sucks sometimes when you don't prepare, they took a gamble. You learn and move on. There is always help, but rebuilding your house at the cost of the tax payers?
    Last edited by celticwar17; 11-05-12 at 11:04 PM.

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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    Quote Originally Posted by waas View Post

    Be that as it may, the people living in flood prone property aren't generally the same who built there. We shouldn't punish these people.
    what? Regardless of whether they built it there or not, they still chose to live there. And it is their responsibility to find out, and I believe you are told when you buy/rent property if it is in a flood zone.

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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    what? Regardless of whether they built it there or not, they still chose to live there. And it is their responsibility to find out, and I believe you are told when you buy/rent property if it is in a flood zone.
    Hardly... People don't just go around choosing homes willy-nilly. There are other factors, job availability, cost, needing to be near family, quality of education, etc.

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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    I never said punish them, just don't reward them for their stupidity.....
    and I am pretty sure they weren' forced to buy those homes built in flood prone areas...
    You're punishing them by not giving them much needed disaster relief.

    Like I said before, "there are other factors[in choosing where to live], job availability, cost, needing to be near family, quality of education, etc."

    So instead of wanting to help them, you advocate for subsidizing a soon to be failing industry. Nice.

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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    Life sucks sometimes when you don't prepare, they took a gamble. You learn and move on. There is always help, but rebuilding your house at the cost of the tax payers?
    How cold can you possibly be?

    What if they can't move on? Their entire lives have been destroyed. No home, no job, etc. Honestly, what do you expect them to do?

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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    Quote Originally Posted by waas View Post
    You're punishing them by not giving them much needed disaster relief.

    Like I said before, "there are other factors[in choosing where to live], job availability, cost, needing to be near family, quality of education, etc."

    So instead of wanting to help them, you advocate for subsidizing a soon to be failing industry. Nice.
    how so? what industry am I advocating subsidies for?
    For a lot of years, we chose where to live based on the job, and the last place we worked was Arizona which has high ground, and low ground. While we lived there, the growth was phenominal, such that builders started using the low ground. Even with the scarcity of rain there, it is just a matter of time til they get one of their really bad rain storms, and those houses will wash away. I hope the govt has lots of money....
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