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Hurricane Sandy: Who Should Pay?

January 4, 2013
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Hurricane Sandy: Who Should Pay?
This guy says FEMA only gave him money for a ruined washer and dryer:

Crea isn’t eligible for much else, not even rental assistance. “FEMA said I make too much money,” he said.

Well, a question came up in conversation yesterday, about residences hit by Sandy: Why should other taxpayers pick up costs from people’s residences being devastated by the hurricane (including up to three months of rental payments and damage that is not covered by homeowner’s insurance)?

Should we be doing that? And if so, why?

I’m not against helping people who have been hit by the hurricane — and I feel terrible for them. But, should this money really come from the government?

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