Paying for FEMA trailers and free hotel rooms is not the role of the government. I am all for "helping people", but those who voluntarily live on the Coast need to have some responsibility too. Getting on TV whining because a hurricane is coming is beyond pathetic and does not generate much sympathy from Americans anymore. If you don't like the inevitable hurricane, and aren't willing to pay for your own insurance and expenses, move somewhere else. This probably doesn't apply to you, but Katrina sure proved that there are a lot of people in hurricane ally sucking off of the government's teet. And taking money from middle America to give to those on the golf coast without insurance is Welfare and income redistribution. Period. And anyone who supports that can suck on it.
Or the government can just start cutting me a check for all of the weather-related expenses that every other part of the @#$%ing country has to deal with.
Last edited by OwlMBA; 08-30-2008 at 08:53 PM.
I have family in south LA. They are doctors, nurses, an airline pilot, a CPA and a minister. They all evacuated before Katrina. They returned, had varied amounts of damage to their homes. Most of them repaired (with insurance they paid for) and stayed there. They are providing needed functions there. Why would you wish them harm?
But if the government is going to insist on taking money from 99% of the country to subsidize insurance for 1%, I will not be happy about it.
And nobody has an excuse anymore. You know what hurricanes can do, you better darn well be prepared. And if not, I support giving the bare minimum to save lives. Not free cash, free insurance, subsidized loans, tax breaks, and indefinite free living in a trailer.
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