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Monday, January 7, 2013
Hurricane Sandy 'victims' nothing more than bold gamblers who lost
Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ), love him or hate him, is really pushing hard to ensure that incredulously uninsured 'victims' of Hurricane Sandy who lost their homes to the surge of tidal waters are made whole at no cost to themselves. But who else should pay for this destruction?
Not the 'victims,' who chose to build on known flood planes. Without a dime of insurance. No, no, they should not have to pay one red cent, according to Gov. Christie. Nope, it's the REST OF US who need to keep these people in the lap of luxury on the beaches of New Jersey in the form of massive federal disaster relief.
It galls me that all of these 'victims,' who are really not victims at all but rather bold gamblers and moochers, demand that we as a nation buck up and help them when times are tough, and the known risks came home to roost in their known flood planes upon which they built luxury waterfront condos and mansions. It wasn't just an ancient human memory that a massive surge destroyed these lands back in antiquity. A major storm destroyed the very same area that these bold gamblers chose to settle in 1944!! That was not a very long time ago at all, folks.
These 'victims,' or bold gamblers as I prefer to call them, now want money from the federal government (and that would consist of everybody else except the bold gambler) to pay to rebuild their condos, mansions and docks, and restore their opulent motor yachts on this luxurious waterfront property....YET AGAIN. And they want to enjoy this private waterfront property at no cost to themselves until the next storm comes along. And in the interim, we the American public will be denied access to the private property that our tax dollars rebuilt. NO TRESPASSING signs will be everywhere on these bold gambler's and moocher's freshly rebuilt private waterfront property.
The next storm that decimates this known flood plane is not an 'if:' it WILL come and destroy this place again, and it's not even arguable.
And WHEN, not IF, we succumb to the sob stories that these bold gamblers put out there, and cough up to rebuild their opulent digs on these known flood planes, these bold gamblers and their heirs in the future will YET AGAIN extend their hands out to the rest of us when their yachts and mansions are swept out to the angry Atlantic ocean in a future storm surge.
Governor Christie, God love you as a God fearing conservative. But this SOCIALIST plea to the federal government to bail out these bold gamblers is not becoming of a conservative. Let these folks insure their properties like everybody else who lives in perilous conditions. Such as dumb ol' Fredd, who lives in the northern climes of 'Tornado Alley.' The likelihood of dumb ol' Fredd getting wiped out or killed by a tornado is low, but it is not zero percent probability. Accordingly, dumb ol' Fredd pays annually for 'TORNADO INSURANCE.'
Let these bold gamblers and moochers pay their own way to enjoy their waterfront digs. Stop trying to squeeze the rest of us, Gov. Christie.