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Republicans put cutting spending over aiding tornado victims:

 1 Acebrock, Tue, 24th May '11 10:15:54 PM from So-Cal Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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Wow, just...wow.

Can anyone give me a reasonable explanation for the Republican attitudes? I mean this is just sick.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence
 2 Spooky Mask, Tue, 24th May '11 10:16:16 PM from Corner in round room Relationship Status: Non-Canon
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Money, duh.
Time to change the style, for now
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edited 24th May '11 10:18:26 PM by Thorn14

 4 lee4hmz, Tue, 24th May '11 10:20:28 PM from Giant Not-A-Base
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Frankly, the Republicans can go fuck themselves. We always give graciously after a disaster, and these people want to sully that reputation for cuts that are rather blatant Pandering to the Base?

Stop being bitches and give Joplin a break. God.
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 5 They Call Me Tomu, Tue, 24th May '11 10:22:43 PM Relationship Status: Wishfully thinking
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Pray that for once in their lives, Americans have a memory of over seven months and vote these fucking retards out of office in 2012 so we can marginalize this kind of bullshit and actually get stuff done.

You know, like in 2008. Oh wait-

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How do you even freaking defend this? Its unbelievable.

edited 24th May '11 10:24:22 PM by Thorn14

 7 Spooky Mask, Tue, 24th May '11 10:30:27 PM from Corner in round room Relationship Status: Non-Canon
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^Well, some people at least attempt on the comment =P Or at least insult people who commend them for this.
Time to change the style, for now
well, duh. A republican government doesn't believe in helping people for their own wrong choices. you chose to do drugs, you pay for your own rehab. you chose to live in a tornado-prone region of the earth, you pay for a new house yourself.

edited 24th May '11 10:42:11 PM by willyolio

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A tornado-prone region...such as their voter base? Seriously, this is just dumb.
Except for 4/1/2011. That day lingers in my memory like...metaphor here...I should go.
Is it bad that the cynic in me knows full well that even if the republicans do this, half my missouri hometown will be a Tea party worshipping, liberal hating hellhole?
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 11 Deboss, Tue, 24th May '11 11:08:47 PM from Awesomeville Texas
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I believe this is called "political chicken" isn't it?
I consider it more "business as usual because we know full well no matter how much dickery we pull, the redneck base would still rather vote for god fearing conservative christian men than let a filthy communistic socialist god hating liberal in power"
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 13 Deboss, Tue, 24th May '11 11:21:54 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Eh.
 14 Nexus Cell, Tue, 24th May '11 11:53:43 PM from Where the Wind Blows
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Wow, that's pretty much taking an advantage of a national tragedy to accomplish their own goals.

I really hate politicians these days.
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Feel the love in the comments section for that link, lots of stupid people doing the equivalence fallacy by saying Obama is just as bad for daring to spend money on foreign aid that could go to domestic aid, ignoring the fact that nonmilitary aid in 2009 amounted to only $34 billion, which was around 1.09% of the $3.1 trillion total federal spending.

Eric,

edited 24th May '11 11:57:24 PM by EricDVH

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Just playing Devil's Advocate here:

Technically, ain't that what insurance's for?

I mean, if you live in a tornado-prone region, you're supposed to have your house insured against tornadoes, right?

edited 25th May '11 1:10:59 AM by SavageHeathen

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 17 Deboss, Wed, 25th May '11 1:13:10 AM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
I really hate politicians these days.

These days?
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Technically, ain't that what insurance's for?

I am of the opinion that just as many countries have single payer health care, all insurance should be universal and state owned.
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[up][up][up]Pretty much this. While I think that such extreme disasters might be one of the few cases the goverment should give money to people (although I'm generally against state welfare), it's still pretty unresponsible not to have insurance against disasters that happen regularly.

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 20 Best Of, Wed, 25th May '11 1:57:18 AM from Finland Relationship Status: Falling within your bell curve
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Once again, I'm reminded of the fact that the Republican party only exists to amuse foreigners and remind them that politicians in their country could me much, much more idiotic, corrupt and self-serving than they are.

Sorry that the people of the US have to suffer for our entertainment, but if you don't like it, vote 'em out of office!
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@Love Happiness: Why should the government insure everybody's house/car/etc? It makes no sense!

There's an argument to be made for single-payer health coverage. Taxpayer-funded general insurance? No way! Governments suck at accountability. Were they to choose to deny coverage once SHTF, people would be without any recourse.

edited 25th May '11 2:13:44 AM by SavageHeathen

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 22 Acebrock, Wed, 25th May '11 3:21:55 AM from So-Cal Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
^^I thought that was Haiti was for?*

edited 25th May '11 3:22:12 AM by Acebrock

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Okay, I don't share the Republicans' priorities, but I don't think this is them being particularly heartless bastards or anything. Politics is just Dirty Business, IMO. If you want to actually achieve your agenda, you're going to have to be willing to hold a bunch of innocent tax paying citizens hostage from time to time.
 
Here's an issue with insurance, it doesn't always pay out, and sometimes it doesn't cover what you need.

True story, heard of a case where a person got re-financed, the bank, without telling the homeowner, changed the insurance to cover only the structure, not the contents.

Imagine what happened.

 
^^ The problem with that notion is that there's a time for everything. If he's going to render aid once they get the cuts they want anyway (which he said he would, ) it's needlessly cruel to withhold aid during the time it's most needed.

Logically speaking, it's like a paramedic team refusing to respond to a call until they've received their order at a McDonalds drive-through.

Eric,

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