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

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Sorry Maggs, I cannot agree with your first paragraph. It is never the governments job or role to protect people from themselves and to eliminate/reduce the consequences of an individuals choices/stupidity. There is absolutely no way to stop stupid people from being stupid and the government should never even try to. While it may sound cruel, it is often better to let people suffer from their choices so they learn not to do the same thing again than it is to take away that suffering and teach them that the government is always there to protect them if they make bad choices.
    Well, I'm dealing with "what is," rather than "what I wish it was." The government is always going to be involved in helping people during disasters. When you think about it, that may be second on the list of importance to protecting our safety. So, if the government is going to be involved, I would vote that they purchase disaster insurance with my dollars rather than self-insure.

    I don't disagree with much of what you said, however.
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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    You need that in Plano.
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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    Nope, it is the responsibility of residents to have insurance coverage on their homes. If they didn't, cry me a river.
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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    In the last 2 months we've had 4 earthquakes ranging from 1.7 to 3.5 in intensity. The frequency of this minor tremors has increased dramatically since frakking began in response to authorize to tap natural gas reserves in the Barnett Shale.
    3.5? We sleep through 3.5 earthquakes. Let me know when you start getting things in the 5 range.
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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    Imagine if we had a system that allowed people of like minds, you know like Pashendale, to band together and assist one another through shared contribution. I don't know, just thinking out loud here. Maybe a pool in which they all put their money periodically, and that pays for specific massive accidents or natural events that would otherwise wipe them out. We need democrats in the federal government to hand us this dream, right?

    (Or just get insurance)

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    Imagine if we had a system that allowed people of like minds, you know like Pashendale, to band together and assist one another through shared contribution. I don't know, just thinking out loud here. Maybe a pool in which they all put their money periodically, and that pays for specific massive accidents or natural events that would otherwise wipe them out. We need democrats in the federal government to hand us this dream, right?

    (Or just get insurance)
    The problem is that while there are a plethora of countries that have implemented what he preaches, instead of just moving there, he hangs around here, trying to force his views on others instead of allowing us to have our views and he goes lives with people who have his. For some reason, the left just cannot be happy unless they are forcing stupidity and misery upon everyone.
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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    The damage is estimated at $20 BILLION plus. Insurance is estimated to only cover half, few homes have full coverage and many have no insurance coverage at all. Should taxpayers pay to rebuilt homes damaged or destroyed by hurricane Sandy?
    This is why we should have non-profit public insurance, at least for home ownership and health care. Private insurance is one of the worst scams every produced by capitalism.

    Left rootless they will become much more expensive later.
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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    This is why we should have non-profit public insurance, at least for home ownership and health care. Private insurance is one of the worst scams every produced by capitalism.

    Left rootless they will become much more expensive later.
    I disagree.

    Auto insurance only became such a scam when it was made mandatory by all states. Healthcare insurance is not really a scam, if it is, not a very good one. With a profit margin of less than 4% for the industry, even a small epidemic could throw you into non-profitability for years. While the actual dollar amounts seem huge, spread that out over 300 million people. The problem with healthcare insurance is multi-fold, but some of the biggest contributers to the cost are law suits, care for the uninsured that must be made up by the insured and laws allowing the American system to be overcharged for medications so that the companies can provide them to low income countries at little to no charge and to UHC countries at or near costs, thus making the Americans the only ones actually allowing the companies to make a profit. Ok, an industry average of 28% profit is, imo, excessive, but they do have to make a profit to exist.

    They only become more expensive later if we don't allow the natural order of things to progress naturally. The strong will survive and may become stronger while the weak will eliminate themselves from the human race, thereby improving and strengthening the race/country as a whole. Maybe I am a bit biased and feel that way because a very large number of them, and judging from past elections, the majority of them, are liberals/progressives/socialist that, imo, the country would be much better of without. Help the good people, let the Obama loving commies die.
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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    The federal Government is not chartered to engage in charity.
    Once they start, where do they stop?
    They can get what other disaster victims get, a loan and maybe a FEMA trailer.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    The damage is estimated at $20 BILLION plus. Insurance is estimated to only cover half, few homes have full coverage and many have no insurance coverage at all. Should taxpayers pay to rebuilt homes damaged or destroyed by hurricane Sandy?
    Absolutely...not

    Buy your ****ing insurance before the SHTF

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