Posted by AuntieMel on February 6, 2006, at 8:29:08
In reply to Please keep New Orleans in your thoughts, posted by Dinah on February 5, 2006, at 11:33:59
I don't live in a flood plane - but this house and the one before it are close to bayous. We've always had flood insurance "just in case."
Under normal circumstances I would (gritting teeth while saying this) agree with the administration. If people without insurance were to be paid as if they did have insurance then what would be the incentive to be insured?
But these aren't normal circumstances. The flooding wasn't due to normal rising water - it was due to the failure of poorly (government) built and maintained infrastructure. Saying 'tough luck' to New Orleans residents would be the same as saying 'tough luck' to people who lost homes bacause of a dam break or similar thing.
But - when it's rebuilt can we send your gang wars back? <grin>