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Originally posted by KonquestAbySS
reply to post by MrWendal
No people don't understand instead I think what the OP was doing was just simply venting, because what he thought RP said. This thread just became more of a RANT then an actual political issue...edit on 4-3-2012 by KonquestAbySS because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by bigshow
Where in the constitution does it say the federal government is supposed to pay for natural disasters? Oh... thats right it doesn't.
I wonder if it's because the media is ignoring Ron Paul or if his supporters don't want it seen because it makes "Dr No" look like "Dr Heartless."
Sooooooooooo, If it comes from the states, and their taxpayers, well, that just means that they can afford it. But here's where it matters. Some states can more easily afford this than others. You have states going broke, and still paying into this, and states who are doing well, contributing the same as the states who aren't. Why is this concept so hard to understand?
Originally posted by lpowell0627
reply to post by nixie_nox
"you have a pretty good chance of getting hit by car which is why you need car insurance but tornadoes are random events"
Yup. They came up with the name "tornado alley" for no reason whatsoever. Further, I guess "flood zones" are just random areas that were picked for fun.
Why do people not have common sense?
If you live in the Gulf, you get hurricane insurance.
If you live in the plains, you get tornado insurance.
If you live in a flood zone, you get flood insurance.
If you choose not to, why should you get a check from the taxpayers?
How can you not see the difference between a tornado striking an area it has never struck, in which case you wouldn't be able to be prepared because it was never posed a prior threat, versus living in a tornado hotbed area and not having tornado insurance??
By all means, if you live in Florida don't bother with hurricane insurance -- the taxpayers will have your back.
I have no problem with supplying shelter, food, water.,..,community assistance to those insured AND uninsured. However, I draw the line at giving checks for damages to people that OPTED not to get insurance!!
This is why we end up with so many freaking regulations. It will actually take the federal government to MANDATE that if you live in an area prone to natural disasters, you must have home insurance to cover whatever threat looms in your area.
Why must regulations be passed in order for people to have common sense?
In today's day and age, areas prone to natural disasters are well documented and readily available. We aren't talking about a solar flare out of nowhere....we are talking about an area known to have NUMEROUS tornadoes every freaking year!