Wednesday, June 01, 2005

FEMA To The Rescue

Laguna Beach, CA - In case you're a flat lander, you might not know that if you build your house on the side of a hill, that it might one day collapse from underneath you. This is especially true in an area prone to earthquakes and heavy winter rain. Ok, you probably do know that and it would explain why you're not living on a hill.

Never let it be said that rich people are smarter than the rest of us. I wouldn't live on the side of a hill where history has shown that it collapses frequently. But the view! Oh! I've got to have it at any price!

A bunch of dumb rich people just had their houses destroyed because they were too stupid to live somewhere just a bit safer. But they're not so dumb that they won't run straight to FEMA for a big fat check to shore up the hill side and rebuild the land. They'll be standing in the FEMA line like crack ho's waiting for a welfare check.

I'm all for letting people live where they want to. What I have a problem with is the expectation that they will be able to use my tax dollars to rebuild their multi-million dollar homes. Do you think I'm exaggerating about the home prices? I've been up in that neighborhood, I don't think anything up there is worth less than $3 million. Some of those places are worth $15 million.

Your tax dollars at work. Enjoy.