Originally Posted by quantum
I never thought we needed flood insurance. TBH, not sure I still do. This was a freak storm that combined with a nor'easter, high altitude jetstreams, and high tide.
Maybe I should get asteroid insurance also, cuz, ya never know, right? Is that a good way to spend money?
Sarcasm aside, NY is one of those states that sends more money to DC than it gets back. I never begrudged federal aid to midwest states hit by tornadoes, or New Orleans because of Katrina. **** happens.
**** does happen, but we're very selective and preferential as to whom we make whole with our collective taxpayer dollars.
I feel for your flooding. I feel for my Grandma too, on Long Island. My Uncles and Cousins.
But do I owe you getting it fixed, when you could have had insurence but choose not too?
It's not personal, it's a larger question, is there no personal accountabillity to be involved? You choose where to live, what to live in and how to insure it, and as you say, **** happened.
Same as, for example, **** happened to me and my neighbors poorly disposed of cigarette burning my house down. Of course, proving that in the ol' court of law is alot harder than proving it enough to convince a fire marshal.
Sandy victims will be made whole by their fellow taxpayers.
I got the fire put out and some yellow tape on my door.
I pay taxes too. I live in a State, and specificly a region, that pays a **** load more in than it gets back. I got piss all.
A Sandy victim could get hundreds of thousands recouped.
Forgive me if I wonder if thats what folks had in mind when they use the word "fairness".