- Dec 7, 2004
Now we're getting into "libertarian la-la land", where the free market will magically relocate a major city without any government assistance.Why would the government have to pay for jack?
If people do not like getting flooded, move.
When FEMA bought out my mom and dad, they were not forced to take the buyout.
But on the flipside, after three floods, the flood insurance would have been something like $1,200 a month.
The government's job is to build/maintain infrastructure for the citizens of the United States, when and where necessary. Flood control structures are infrastructure, and the government deemed it cheaper to upgrade those structures than to pay the associated costs (social and economic) of just abandoning an entire city of that size.
I'm really sorry that their decision upsets your sense of fairness. You should absolutely write them a stern letter outlining why building flood control structures upsets you so much. I'm sure they would value your input.