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Fixing Flood Insurance
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  • rheddles

    Now if the TEA Party could find an ally to repeal the equally offensive Iowa Farm Welfare, aka Renewable Fuel Standard.

    • FriendlyGoat

      Maybe the Tea Party activists are climate skeptics, but I doubt they want to offend the corn growing states. Wouldn’t that be attacking their own?

  • Fat_Man

    I have no hope that any small compromise can help bridge the growing divide between classes and regions. If you want to see what is happening look at the hysteria over the Indiana RFRA that you document above.

    The elite liberals are using the Gay rights movement to literally demoralize the American middle class. They have control of the media and the educational establishment where their code of political correctness has been honed into a sharp edged instrument that prevents young people from entertaining deviant thoughts.

    At the same time, they have used their control over the education system to ensure that their children are promoted to positions of power and that middle class children from flyover country are rigorously excluded.

    Their plan does have holes in it. The elite does not have a firm grip on the instruments of state violence, because they shun participation in the military and law enforcement which are, perforce, largely drawn from the middle class. Nor do they have any religious sanction for their rule. They cannot assert that they rule by the grace of God, because they deny his existence. Further, their economic basis in government, education, media, and finance is entirely parasitic.

    How the war starts I cannot predict, but it will happen. Perhaps a liberal government will overreach on gun control. Or maybe the next financial crisis will be more like Germany in the 1920s. But, it will happen, and it will be very violent and very bloody.

    Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate.”

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    Carrying insurance should be an individual choice, that it is now legally mandated for so many things is unconstitutional as a forced purchase or custom too businesses. These have become taxes dressed up as insurance, paid to entities often only loosely associated with the government, tax farmers if you will.

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