Paying for Hurricane Rita

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  1. Dragoon68

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    Will Texans demand that the federal government pay for 100% of the reconstruction costs associated with the damage done by Hurricane Rita in our State?

    Will additional residents of Louisiana demand to be included in the same deal as the victims of Hurricane Katrina?
     
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    The Federal taxpayer should not pay for anything other than costs related to rebuilding the infrastructure.

    Also the additional costs should be compensated for by cutting the pork out of the budget.

    In the Medicare Prescription bill some companies were allowed to opt out of their obligation to pay part of the prescription costs for retirees. This provision is part of the pork that should be rescinded.
     
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    Your grandkids will be apying if the country doesn't first have a civil war.
     
  4. KenH

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    We'll either pay for it through taxes, or through increasing the national debt, or we'll pay for it through our homeowners' insurance rates - or a combination of these.
     
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    I think that the State of Indiana will go ahead and use US Highway funds for building the NAFTA expressway from Indianapolis to Evansville and for spending 12.5 million dollars to enlarge the front door of the Indianapolis Children's Museum. I cannot see anyone wanting to give up his pork in favor of repairing the damage in other states so Uncle Sam will have to borrow some more money to keep everyone happy.

    The Alaskans are demanding 200 million dollars, as you know, for a bridge to an island with 50 residents. It would be cheaper to give them all a yacht.

    Washington DC ain't ready for reform.

    You know that we are going to give full benefits to the illegals in the hurricane areas, aren't we?

    Note to treasury printers: overtime running the presses printing money until further notice.

    Note to bankers: the money will be inflated so that you can be repaid as scheduled.

    Notice to Democrats: your dream of a female president is about to become true. It pays to stamp your feet, hold your breath, and scream at the top of your lungs--you got your way.
     
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    Paying through taxes always includes a hefty "handling fee" for bureaucratic waste and redistribution to causes other than those intended. It also brings with it more control over individual decisions.

    It creates a "benefits for votes" scheme that favors only those who receive money that isn't theirs to receive and those who give out money that isn't theirs to give.

    Paying through federal taxes forces people everywhere to pay for problems they did not occur. It removes their ability to make decisions about the extent to wish they desire to help.

    Paying through insurance claims may raise premiums as justified but long term help bring sense to the risk verses benefit analysis everyone should do regarding where and how they build. It forces people most likely to face the problems to deal with them.
     
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    Have we heard from Jesse Jackson and friends yet regarding all those poor "red necks" in East Texas?
     
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    The money we spend on illegals each year would go a long way toward repairing the hurricane damage. I say kick them out, all of them. That would free up some jobs for citizens, unless they are too lazy to work.
     
  10. Dragoon68

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    The money we spend on illegals each year would go a long way toward repairing the hurricane damage. I say kick them out, all of them. That would free up some jobs for citizens, unless they are too lazy to work. </font>[/QUOTE]Being in this country "illegally" should mean you get deported if you're found here. Short of basic humanitarian needs while in custody they should be permanently set back home. No benefits should be provided.
     
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    Thanks, CMG!
     

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