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Originally posted by MastaShake
The only financial compensation that the people should be getting is from the insurance company. you live in tornado ally then you have tornado insurance, thats how its always been for my family atleast. even though our house has never gotten flattened weve had tornado insurance for the past 15 years, no reason others cant get it. the way i see it people are just being lazy because they know if the big one comes the governments gonna bail em out so why pay?
Originally posted by jacobe001
reply to post by arbiture
Sorry, I said it in haste and then regained my perspective.
This is all temporal in the long run anyhow, and the human condition will work itself out until the next cycle starts.
Another guy who is clueless as to the subject matter he is complaining about.
Ron Paul supports ending all foreign aid.
He also supports massive cuts in taxes and federal spending...which equates to more money in your pocket which would give you the ability to afford insurance and other everyday things.
If you live in an area known for disasters and don't have insurance, why do you expect someone else to pay for your ignorance?
If you are a stunt driver, and don't have health insurance, will you expect others to pay if you are injured? No.
Those like liejunk01 and Outkast Searcher eat up these kind of threads that are taken totally out of context, despite being members of a community that claims to "Deny Ignorance".
By blatantly ignoring truth and not properly researching the subject matter, you are only encouraging ignorance.
Paul is right in a sense. Why should we rely on the federal government for such things? Look at the debt that is racked up. It's hilarious. What exactly do they do right?
What exactly do they do right?
Oh yeah, and I am from the area hit by these tornados and the last thing I want to see is fema and the government coming in.
If RP got his way, would I be forced to live on the street?
Originally posted by liejunkie01
Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, stood by his libertarian beliefs on Sunday, saying that victims of the violent storms and tornadoes that have battered a band of states in the South and Midwest in recent days should not be given emergency financial aid from the federal government.
"There is no such thing as federal money," Paul said, on CNN’s State of the Union. "Federal money is just what they steal from the states and steal from you and me."
"The people who live in tornado alley, just as I live in hurricane alley, they should have insurance," Paul said.
Paul said there was a role for the National Guard to restore order and provide care and shelter in major emergencies, but that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) led to nothing but "frustration and anger.".
I would rather my tax money be handed out to my fellow americans, then to be thrown overseas..... lets help out the friggin world but not our own country.....
I thought that Ron Paul was for the people?
Oh, I get it,,,,,,,,,he is, only if you have insurance.......
You people are duped..........Paul is a crony just like the rest of the rich............
My mother went through the FEMA thing,,,,,they helped her out after a tornado tore her mobile home apart with my sister in it..................
I have no complaints with FEMA.............only rich jerks that want to rule everything......
For the people
Politicians of every make and model suck
Astonishingly few people today know that the early federal government of the United States accepted NO responsibility for providing direct immediate aid, such as tents, bedding, rations, cash, and (yikes) ice, gasoline, and hotel rooms, to citizens in the face of disasters, according to historian Gaines Foster in his informative book titled “The Demands of Humanity: Army Medical Disaster Relief.” (1) The practical reasons for this federal hands-off approach to providing direct immediate aid to domestic disaster sufferers before the Civil War were:
1. The “extremely small size of the federal establishment,
2. The concentration of its manpower in the capitol, and, especially
3. The lack of the means to send relief.” (2)
The philosophical reasons for the federal hands-off approach were:
1. Most early Americans strongly supported the concept of self-help and only depended on aid from private organizations and local or possibly state government as a last resort in the aftermath of disaster impacts, and
2. The US Constitution held NO clause relating to federal disaster assistance, and “a pervasive parsimony in Congress reinforced [these] constitutional scruples.”