They say the definition of a fool is “someone that does the same thing over and over expecting different results.” So here’s my thought.
People that live along the gulf coast and Southeastern coast of the United States are fools. That has to be the answer. How many hurricanes are we up to, just this year? 25? 30?
Boo-frickity-hoo, you lost your house/business/car again. You stupid idiot, you live in the middle of hurricane central. If you don’t like losing your house 12 times a year, why don’t you try living somewhere that doesn’t get destroyed all the damn time?
Sure, there are risks of disaster wherever you live. But you can’t call the hurricane problem a “risk.” It’s a reality. 12 to 30 times per year, your stuff is going to be blown over and flooded. It’s only a “risk” if there’s also a chance it might NOT happen.
But Incredipete, you live in tornado alley… who are you to talk.
Tornados happen all the time in Kansas, it’s a fact. Once in a blue moon, they knock over a couple of houses, or more accurately, a couple of trailers. Once in 50 years, it will knock over a dozen houses. Once every couple of years, it takes the roof off of an apartment building.
That’s a little different than having EVERY TREE, BUILDING, AND HOUSE BLOWN OVER AND FLOODED EVERY YEAR! You can’t get insurance? Duh. I wouldn’t give you insurance… or more accurately, I wouldn’t give you insurance unless you paid me roughly 120% of the value of your house and all of your stuff each year. Do you think you can afford that?
You rich old people that want to live and retire in Florida… good. I like it when people on Social Security choose to live somewhere that they’ll end up washed out to sea.
Call it a tax on the stupid.
Whatever the case, I’m sick and tired of my tax dollars going to bail out people to stupid to live somewhere safe. Next time, you’re on your own.