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    Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    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?

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

    No.

    I wouldn't oppose low-interest loan offers (a la FHA 203B loans) for those who need new housing, but if you don't insure your home properly it isn't the responsibility of everybody else to cover it.

    When we insured our home I made sure that we had coverage that corresponds to common issues in our area: tornadoes, internal damages related to foundation settling, and constriction/warping damaging related to excessive drought (i.e.: our roof decking had warped during the 2011 drought, causing severe leaking and damage...turns out, insurance covers those damages if you have the right policy).
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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    No.

    I wouldn't oppose low-interest loan offers (a la FHA 203B loans) for those who need new housing, but if you don't insure your home properly it isn't the responsibility of everybody else to cover it.

    When we insured our home I made sure that we had coverage that corresponds to common issues in our area: tornadoes, internal damages related to foundation settling, and constriction/warping damaging related to excessive drought (i.e.: our roof decking had warped during the 2011 drought, causing severe leaking and damage...turns out, insurance covers those damages if you have the right policy).
    And you think Hurrricane damage is a "common issue" in NJ/NY/NYC/CT? To name just a few of the 20+ states hit. NC, commonly hit, and a few more exceptional.

    8' below sea level New Orleans or the rest of the Gulf Coast for that matter, shouldn't even have people returning, much less subsidizing it in any way.
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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    And you think Hurrricane damage is a "common issue" in NJ/NY/NYC/CT, etc?
    Are those coastal states?
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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    Are those coastal states?
    Yes, so is California.
    Nice deflection Attempt from Your own "common issue".
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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    Yes, so is California.
    Nice deflection Attempt from Your own "common issue".
    How many hurricanes occur on our side of the Pacific?
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    Re: Should Taxpayers pay to rebuild homes after Hurricane Sandy?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    How many hurricanes occur on our side of the Pacific?
    Another deflection Attempt from Your Own "common issue".
    Many states had unprecedented damage.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    How many hurricanes occur on our side of the Pacific?
    None hurricanes only happen in the Atlantic. Typhoons happen in the Pacific

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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
    Same point, really.

    MBig is trying to argue that eastern coastal state residents shouldn't be able to predict that they will need to invest in insurance coverage that includes damages caused by hurricane or sea-baring storm activity.

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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.
    Yeah, and the 2011 drought in Texas was a once-in-150 years event. But people STILL had coverage prior to that drought to protect against issues that might be caused by such an environment.
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