View Poll Results: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes damages by Hurricane Sandy

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

    If an individual is uninsured and his/her home burns down, does the gov rebuild their home?
    The answer is typically no.

    So why would we do it when multiple homes are destroyed?
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    Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Of course we should. We're a country. We strive together. We help our neighbors and our countrymen (and women, but countrypeople is a linguistic abomination). How can a person claim to love America yet harbor such disdain for so many Americans?
    You make a false equation.
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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    has america goes further and further into the evil of democracy, we shall destroy ourselves, as people continue to push for new rights, so they can they create things for themselves.


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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?
    I don't think it's too much to ask to give a little aid to our own people. Give them a little boost to help them out so they can return to their daily lives. Mind you, I'm not saying we just pay for everything, but give the bare minimum required to get the gears turning again.
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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    Another deflection Attempt from Your Own "common issue".
    Many states had unprecedented damage.

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    so we should ask our nanny state to cover our butts when we do stupid things, repeatedly? We should have told those in New Orleans to move residences to higher ground, like some towns did after flooding along the Mississippi river. If you KNOW you are building on low ground and don't get the proper insurance, you get whats coming to you....
    The east coast, even the upper east coast, gets lots of hurricanes....sometimes even big ones....
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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    I was just being a smart ass. But still should we have a recovery system for people in CA suffer earth quak damage?
    yes, a private system....not a government system....
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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    The thing is, can insurance companies be trusted ?
    can govt be trusted?
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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    ....I specifically said early in the thread that I supported low-interest loans for those who lose their homes. I also said I support other forms of aid. I simply don't support funding the rebuilding or restructuring of homes that should have had private insurance coverage on them.
    my brother got a new roof out of a hurricane, he has NO insurance, because he won't work......the roof cost enough to double the value of the shack he lives in....yours and my taxes paid for it....
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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    NYC Hazards: NYC Hurricane History

    Read it and weep, there have been a lot of severe storms that hit, or just missed, NYC...
    You would think that the city fathers don't know how to read the history books.
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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    I don't think it's too much to ask to give a little aid to our own people. Give them a little boost to help them out so they can return to their daily lives. Mind you, I'm not saying we just pay for everything, but give the bare minimum required to get the gears turning again.



    Now that it's clear that these areas will flood as the result of a hurricane, should those constructing houses there be required to build at an elevated height?

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