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Again why isn't the GOP yelling and screaming about the Billions and Pork. WTF is it with them. So now they're going to pass a bill that is pork ridden! Oblamer just passed a cliff bill with billions for Hollywood if he was so worried about NJ why didn't he add some money for the NE?
If he is planning on running for president it certainly is not going to be in the Republican party. His most recent tirade against the party is probably pushing things a bit too far. Of course the Republican party is becoming more and more like the Dem party and viewing other boards all the conservatives are registering as either independents or libertarians. He sounded like a whiny Dem during his rant. I see him changing parties before he runs again for gov. He is doing a good job for the state which is important and if he is a Dem he can stay there as long as the state lets him. Not sure if they have term limits there. But clearly he is not a good standing member of a party that theoretically stands for lower taxes and less government.
Many houses and businesses destroyed were not right on the beach. Also, this storm was not of the type that a reasonable person would have expected, so your questioning the intelligence of people not being adequately covered by insurance is not reasonable. In many of the communities such as Sea Bright, structures that had stood for decades and are now wiped out. I'm not making a case for blanket tax dollars. Alternate means such as SBA loans have been used in the past. But sitting back and denigrating those people is not right. (If you do denigrate those in NJ, then it would logically apply to those in other areas like Staten Island.)
Hmmmm. How should I put this - BULLSHIT. Live on Long Island. I have some Idea of the dangers of building by the sea shore. I don't care what you lost to Sandie, that happens to be one of the disadvantages of living by the sea shore. I'm sure that the homes and businesses that are down on the shore aren't inviting total strangers down to take advantage of living there, so don't expect those same total strangers to reimburse you when some of those advantages turn around. Perhaps I'm simply tired of people feeling sorry for other people, and making themselves feel better by throwing tax dollars at them. AND the problem with this bill is how little of it is Sandie relief and how much of it is solid pork.
Can't have Marxism without a nanny state. That is all.
I'm not going to belabor this issue with you. Just a couple of points. First, I did not advocate the use of taxpayer funds to bail anyone out. That seems to be the focus of your wrath, so you can keep your coarse language. Second, there were houses and businesses that suffered major damage that were some distance from a shoreline and would not have logically expected such damage. Third, even the houses close to the shore, many having stood for decades before being destroyed, so it would be understandable if the owners did not consider it likely that the house would experience a total loss. The likelihood of the damage especially for the houses away from the shore might be the same likelihood as your house getting destroyed by an earthquake. Assume you don't have coverage for that.
These days buildings in earthquake zones are built to withstand earthquakes. And unlike earthquakes, storms are a common, foreseeable, risk of living near the shore. BTW, I don't particularly give a damn about your dislike of my coarse language. You can expect profanity when you're caught reaching into someone else's pocket. Voluntary contributions to some kind of relief fund is one thing, demands for my tax dollars are another.
I have to agree.I sent $50 to the Red Cross for Katrina. It was all I could afford, and I knew it was going to the people that needed it.There is no reason for people that live in Wyoming to be expected to pay their earned dollars, (through government), to help hurricane victims, through taxation. The government spends most of the money on administration, (or pork), with very little going to the people that need it.The states that have coastal areas, as well as the states in tornado alley, as well as states that live in earthquake zones...............have a responsibility of their own to prepare for disasters; as do the individual communities and the owners of homes and businesses.There's a word for having a centalized government taking care of everything.............it's called "socialism", and it's never succeeded in the long term.