129 responses to “Ron Paul: Federal Flood Insurance – A Moral Hazard We Can’t Afford”

  1. J. Kelly

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  3. J. Kelly

    Rich people voting for Romney living on the beach fron LMAO! No sweetheart, try RICH DEMOCRATS living on the beach front! WHY DO YOU THINK CHRISTY WAS KISSING OBAMA'S ASS? If Christy wants to be re elected he needs their vote and he knows that he has to get money for them to rebuild their "tax write-offs" . Democrats want those TAX LOOP HOLES AS USUAL!!!

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  4. dogwithbadhaircut

    Rich people voting for Romney living on the beach fron LMAO! No sweetheart, try RICH DEMOCRATS living on the beach front! WHY DO YOU THINK CHRISTY WAS KISSING OBAMA'S ASS? If Christy wants to be re elected he needs their vote and he knows that he has to get money for them to rebuild their "tax write-offs" . Democrats want those TAX LOOP HOLES AS USUAL!!!

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  5. Javier

    Want peace with the Moslems?
    Romney can do it!
    He can have his prophet talk to their prophet and work out a deal!
    :)

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  6. PasswordOVER9000

    Those rich people must be jews. They don't believe in jesus.

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  7. Surfisher

    VOTE GARY JOHNSON --- or see our Nation END 2012!

    Just Say NO to Rmoney — VOTE for ANYONE but Mormon Mitt!

    Keep Mitt’s mittens off of the White House — or face An American Tragedy!

    The Mormons stripped the richest man in the world, Howard Hughes, not only of his life, but his entire fortune (that is how the Mormons got financial power to jump start their cult)!

    Now another Mormon wants to do the same to our entire Nation!
    And his 5 Mormon Sons are waiting in line of a Rmoney Dynasty to finish US off!

    *Vote FOR Gary Johnson* — Do NOT vote for Mormon Mitt (or Barack Hussein) the lesser of two evils!

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  8. c0wgirlxfr0mxHell

    This has nothing to do with god, The problem is man made, and praying isn't enough. We need to open our eye's and look around and see what is really going on, and save ourselves before it is too late.

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  9. c0wgirlxfr0mxHell

    This has nothing to do with god, The problem is man made, and praying isn't enough. We need to open our eye's and look around and see what is really going on, and save ourselves before it is too late.

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  10. c0wgirlxfr0mxHell

    This has nothing to do with god, The problem is man made, and praying isn't enough. We need to open our eye's and look around and see what is really going on, and save ourselves before it is too late.

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  11. Alaa A

    My interpretation to whats happening is God punishment and it seems people are not able to see it.

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  12. Alaa M

    My interpretation to whats happening is God punishment and it seems people are not able to see it.

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  13. concordspirit

    My interpretation to whats happening is God punishment and it seems people are not able to see it.

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  14. concordspirit

    My interpretation to whats happening is God punishment and it seems people are not able to see it.

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  15. Abu Al-Ola

    My interpretation to whats happening is God punishment and it seems people are not able to see it.

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  16. Surfisher

    Just Say NO to Rmoney — VOTE for ANYONE but Mormon Mitt!

    Keep Mitt's mittens off of the White House — or face An American Tragedy!

    The Mormons stripped the richest man in the world, Howard Hughes, not only of his life, but his entire fortune (that is how the Mormons got financial power to jump start their cult)!

    Now another Mormon wants to do the same to our entire Nation!
    And his 5 Mormon Sons are waiting in line to finish US off!

    *Vote FOR Gary Johnson* — Do NOT vote for Mormon Mitt (or Barack Hussein) the lesser of two evils!!!

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  17. AmericanCryer

    Oh I agree! I think in a disasterous situation, the government should be able to step in and help the people. And I think if we weren't in the mess we are in right now, we would have a surplus to do so comfortably without reaching into the pockets of the taxpayers. It really is a simple enough solution. They just make it complicated.

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  18. Clarene Rodriguez

    I do not believe that the government should subsidize homeowners that build on flood plains. However, this becomes a more complicated when city commisioners approve these homes being built even though they are on floodplains. Buyer beware. I live along a creek in Medford , Oregon which the state has now declared it to be a protected area.

    After two floods during the seventies the city annexed the land across the creek which used to be pasture land where it was low enough to have have flood water flow onto it. They have since built asubdivision on the creek which is above the elevation level of my home. So if the creekfloods it will flood onto my property. The city insisted that they enlarged culverts topresvent any flooding but are nowrequiring new owners on my side of the creek to purchase expensive flood insurance,

    When citizens met with the city to show that the new subdivision on the 100 yr flood plain should not be built the city commissions and the planning department still went ahead with the building project to bring more revenue for the city of Medford and to also benefit the builders. I didn't know anything about flood plains when my husband and I purchased the property in 1972. We were assured that the property would not be developed--so much for empty words,

    This may be different from living along a coast line but it just goes to show that cities and planning departments do not always have the interest of their constituents in mind and it is more about building a larger tax base which results for more money for the city and state.

    These properties that were buildt along the cloastline had approval from their cities and so called experts on land use.

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    1. Gary Moore

      Years ago I bought a small house. It was my first house and it had a large canal running next to it. I thought it prudent to get me some flood insurance but I was denied because unknown to me, I was in a flood plane area. Funny how some can get flood insurance living on the coast and others cannot. My house got flooded in one of those 100 year floods. I lost most of my possessions. Don't know if its the same situation today but if you are near a possible flood area and can get flood insurance, please do.

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    2. James R. Herman

      The city should not be able to require you to purchase flood insurance. Just end exclusionary zoning so we are free to place any home we choose on any residential lot that we can afford to buy. That way someone could have a motor home that could be driven away in advance of a flood. A travel trailer could also be towed away. A singlewide mobile home could be replaced as easily and cheaply as a car. In other words you should be able to self insure and just take your chances. I'd rather have to pay the same property taxes as an expensive site built home and not have to actually buy an expensive site built home. When I was living in a mobile home park my lot rent was $3,720/yr while the $175,000 home across the street had property taxes of $2,400/yr.

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  19. Allen Victor Cox

    Held High hopes we see RON PAUL in the White House! But it is quite obvious USA isnt ready for an Honest man with integrity!
    A man who is 100% behind the Constıtution?
    USA would much prefer to re-insate the Usurper & imposter back into office!
    So what do we get More Fast & Furious and benghazi,s on our hands and lets not ignore Open Bankster Fraud that continues these parrasites should be Jailed not bailed.
    Well that should really improve things eh!
    If nothing else Barry,s Golf game must improve eh?

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  20. Dennis

    Dr. Paul made it clear he is not a candidate. In his absence, Governor Gary Johnson is our best choice to continue promoting the libertarian principles Dr. Paul worked so hard to teach, and move us towards restoration of our constitutional republic. The poll on this site suggests that the write-in movement for Dr. Paul is sucking more than half the potential votes from Gov. Johnson. Feeling good or following strict principles by voting for Dr. Paul is like shooting yourself in the foot in this selection.

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  21. Frankie Tierney

    very true. Thought we still have the ability of Nullification, albeit not used enough, the income tax and the claim the government has on a person's labor is slavery as is forcing us to use counterfeit fiat money.

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  22. pbfrank13

    very true. Thought we still have the ability of Nullification, albeit not used enough, the income tax and the claim the government has on a person's labor is slavery as is forcing us to use counterfeit fiat money.

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  23. 2xtream

    and I agree, I think you made my point... Yes we have a government, but we have gone down the road of 'entitlements" of all forms that we now have a game of who's entitlement is more deserving then the other. THEY are all "blood suckers" imo. including governments over reaching arm into our private lives. Shrinking the government by more then 1/2 is a good starting point for me... But it does sound as if were on the same page, I only wish the majority seen clearly how important our freedoms are

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  24. Ann Wilson Kingsley

    While I have always been an admirer of Ron Paul's views, like so many others I was swayed from voting for him or really getting involved in the Conservative Movement, until after the 2008 election. When I started intensive study and research on issues after the 2008 election, I realized what a truly great man and unsurpassed statesman Ron Paul actually is. The Lincoln Memorial should be changed to the Ron Paul Memorial in Ron Paul's honor someday. Lincoln produced a war that destroyed half the country, and Ron Paul has done everything he possibly could to save America, and restore our country to the greatness we once looked upon with pride. Thank you Ron Paul!

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  25. PianoKeyz

    So much sense, America is so stupid. I voted for Gary Johnson.

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  26. gotitans999

    So much sense, America is so stupid. I voted for Gary Johnson.

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  27. skjaldulfr

    Try the Union victory of the Civil War. Lincoln was a huge advocate of overbearing, powerful, centralized federal government, and a crusher of state's rights.

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  28. sad

    We need to phase out federal flood insurance. The homes in flood planes that were lost can be "reimbursed" to the owners who currently are covered by the insurance with the stipulation that they do NOT rebuild. They can take the money and build inland. Eventually, Federal lands will prevail in flood planes and natural growth and habitats will re-grow, with the most beautiful areas reserved for public enjoyment with trails and beaches. That is the sane action. Subsidizing foolish behavior is not sane. It is also not good for the environment and it is dangerous. The Bible says that the foolish man builds his house upon the sand....and how true it is.

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    1. Vic

      sad said: "We need to phase out federal flood insurance. The homes in flood planes that were lost can be “reimbursed” to the owners who currently are covered by the insurance with the stipulation that they do NOT rebuild. They can take the money and build inland. Eventually, Federal lands will prevail in flood planes and natural growth and habitats will re-grow, with the most beautiful areas reserved for public enjoyment with trails and beaches. That is the sane action. Subsidizing foolish behavior is not sane. It is also not good for the environment and it is dangerous."

      He said exactly what I wanted to say, yet he/or she?, said it much better.

      If you help the folks survive by funding new homes for them, do so only with the provision that no one will ever rebuild in that potential flood zone.
      These so called "100, or 500 year floods may soon be occurring with alarming frequency now that our planet is having "hot flashes".

      And we now have enough to worry about with natural disasters that we do NOT need to go having another war - thank you very kindly.

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  29. duncan7599

    All the rich people living on their beach front properties and voting for Romney saying they hate the government are now crying that they want FEMA and government assistance. Didnt Jesus warn us not to build the house on sand?

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  30. SuperTregs

    ummm where did you write it in last Friday? lol..... You do realize the election is not until tomorrow right?

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  31. AmericanCryer

    I agree, but do recognize that the government, along with non-profit organizations, can pitch in and aid in clean up and food and water and shelter supplies. But we the people should not be taxed further based on where others choose to live. Now, if we weren't in these wars and didn't spend so much on foreign aid, then I personally would not see a problem with it. But we just cannot afford it!

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  32. AmericanCryer

    You live in an area where there is a risk of flood, hurricane, or tornado destruction, then you take that risk. You yourself should have the insurance to compensate. And churches and non-profit organizations should be able to pitch in. I think government should send aid for clean up and food/water and temporary assistance when needed. And if we get out of these damn wars and stop our foreign aid, then we can actually do a better job here at home!

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  33. Frankie Tierney

    try 1913

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  34. Frankie Tierney

    try 1913

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  35. pbfrank13

    try 1913

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