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View Diary: Finally some good news, in the form common sense, from Tornado Alley. (75 comments)

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  •  Again its a cost/benifit tradeoff (0+ / 0-)

    Spending that kind of money may mean that children won't get affordable healthcare, that college becomes even more expensive, that money will not be available to combat climate change, end HIV/AIDS or replace worn out bridges.  

    Everything in life is a trade off.  There has never been a free lunch.  We can never have it all.  

    What we can do is use our limited resources to best make life safer and more comfortable for everyone.  Spending billions on a difficult to predict and rare threat (EF5 storms) while ignoring other causes of human misery isn't very progressive.  

    I'm a 4 Freedoms Democrat.

    by DavidMS on Mon May 27, 2013 at 08:47:52 AM PDT

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    •  Be sure and tell that to the people who lost (0+ / 0-)


      Cost Benefit trade off--Knowing the cost of everything and the value of nothing.

      •  I will remember to (0+ / 0-)

        Tell everyone who lost someone to a lack of healthcare that you would prefer to mitigate rare and spectacular risks.  

        I'm a 4 Freedoms Democrat.

        by DavidMS on Mon May 27, 2013 at 07:18:28 PM PDT

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        •  Oh Wow---I love it when people present me with (0+ / 0-)

          False Choices.

          Which is it going to be?

          You can only have one!

          Health Care, or Storm Shelters in Public Schools in Tornado Alley.

          Think carefully--because you can only have one.

          That's a load of crap.

          I suppose next you are going to tell us that in California, you can only have Health Care OR Earthquake Building Codes.


          Health Care OR Tsunami Evacuation Plans,

          Health care OR the USGS Volcano Monitoring System?

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