Well, everyone else is on the wagon, so, why not?
Been through three floods and no one ever gave me a dime
It’s life, and family, churches are more effective
What did they do in pioneer days?
No, but the Salvation Army and other effective relief organziations should.
Feel free to give your money to whomever you want, it’s not the
government’s responsibility to take my money and redistribute it as they
see fit. I will, and have, given money to various relief efforts
throughout our country. We don’t need Big Gov taking their cut as the
money is funneled to wherever they want it to go.
I saw of a lot photos of beautiful beach homes, some of them quite
grand and obviously very expensive. Those homes should have been insured
by the homeowners who could obviously afford it. I’m sorry for their
loss, but that’s the risk you run for building your house on the beach,
and that’s what private insurance is for. I live in a big city, and that
has risks of its own and that’s why I insure my home appropriately. If
my home were robbed, I don’t expect someone in another state to pay for
my loss via their taxes.
As for using taxpayer money to pay deductibles and so forth, doesn’t that encourage moral hazard?
If its not your fault, then certainly the government should help you to get on your feet again.
If its the result of something you did, you should do it yourself.
How about we cancel all these corporate subsidies to “green” and other
companies and ethanol and spend some of that on disaster relief?
" (1) Federal aid is completely constitutional.
(2) The inhabitants of
the communities that were hit have been paying far more in federal taxes
than they have been receiving for a very long time. They are not taking
other people's money. They are getting a fraction of the money they've
already paid, paid back"
Not certain about constitutionality, but statement (2) is a very interesting thought. Valid, too.
How many of these people had Hurricane and Flood Insurance??? Probably
very few...we have to pay because they did not???...Cuomo wants to screw
the insurance company after they made contracts...they all deserve to
go to hell...I mean the politicians