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?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    None hurricanes only happen in the Atlantic. Typhoons happen in the Pacific


    Hurricanes are formed in the Atlantic and north east Pacific oceans. Typhoons are in the north west Pacific. Cyclones are south of the equator (Pacific/Indian).
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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    I voted other because for me the answer would never be "no"

    now with that being said, should taxes TOTALLY build every house damaged or destroyed from the ground up, well no

    should there be aid and tax money that is set aside and goes to victims of a freak natural disaster? of course! Acting like the people 1 mile in land that didnt have hurricane insurance are some how at fault is just dishonest. I find it asinine to not help them in a case like this, its what great nations and citizens do!
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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    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.
    Healthcare insures skim 15 to 25% from our premiums and do nothing to make us healthy. That's alot of money just to cut the checks.
    The only "epidemic" I see happening is a total loss of any form of civilized behavior from the far right. You are a perfect example.
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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    ....even if you accept the premise that folks living in New Jersey shouldn't purchase insurance which includes large storms... why in the world does that create their ability to demand that I buy them a new house?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Healthcare insures skim 15 to 25% from our premiums and do nothing to make us healthy. That's alot of money just to cut the checks.
    US Industry Profit Margins:


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

    No.

    Why would you rebuild houses when they can just be washed away again?

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

    I honestly don't know. I think if we have money for war and humanitarian aid for countries I could give two squirts of piss about, we should have some help for my fellow Americans. If a bunch of Middle East assholes rammed planes into all these homes no one would have any qualms. Of course, I'm just using common sense so don't mind me. Go on with your thread.
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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    I honestly don't know. I think if we have money for war and humanitarian aid for countries I could give two squirts of piss about, we should have some help for my fellow Americans. If a bunch of Middle East assholes rammed planes into all these homes no one would have any qualms. Of course, I'm just using common sense so don't mind me. Go on with your thread.
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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    US Industry Profit Margins:

    Thanks for the update, I was quoting a CBS News report from a few years back. It was broadcast, don't know if it was ever printed.
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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Healthcare insures skim 15 to 25% from our premiums and do nothing to make us healthy. That's alot of money just to cut the checks.
    The only "epidemic" I see happening is a total loss of any form of civilized behavior from the far right. You are a perfect example.
    Emulating the Nazi dream of the master race will not get you any further than carrying pictures of Chairmen Mao.
    Your first sentence has already been replied to by someone else. In the second, you accuse me of being far right (I'm not, actually on their little test things that come up sometimes, I am slightly right and slightly authoritarian) then say I am emulating and carrying pictures of socialist/communist which are extreme left. How does that make any sense?
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