Originally Posted by quantum
thank you sir.
and Palmetto: while I agree with a lot of what you post (90%?), the other 10% is the same issue I have with the Republican Party and even the Tea Party. Everything sounds good until it goes just a bit too far.
Is it possible that your objection has anything to do with all this aid going to such a hardcore blue state like NY?
Blue State has nothing to do with it. Grew up on LI and have many friends/family there. A NJ guy through my business career. Friends there too.
Has to do with my "take care of it personally" attitude. Where you live means you are not poor. Must do well actually. Doggin I know does well.
I think it is important to anticipate problems and plan for them.
A point was made about Sandy being virtually a "perfect storm". Maybe, but the confluence of several negative weather elements can happen - Katrina, the real "Perfect Storm" in the 90s, and many other events, tornados, earthquakes, fires etc. Where you guys live is nice but close to a calamity area.
I don't begrudge aid. Short term shelter, food and other assistance. EVER.
FEMA should do that plus help with infrastructure. Some people out there had NO insurance. Is that right? Same as auto. Guy wrecks your car, has no insurance. You have only liability since your car is 5 years old. You get screwed - not fair either.