National Flood Insurance Program Extended Until Dec. 8

September 11, 2017

  • September 11, 2017 at 9:24 am
    PolarBeaRepeal says:
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    Kicking the can down the flooded Southeastern road, to allow more time for recovery from Harvey, Irma. Hopefully, the Republican Congressional leaders come to their senses about ACA, IRC reform, and NFIP reform.

    • September 11, 2017 at 1:23 pm
      Doug Fisher says:
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      What did I tell you, Yogi?

      Surely your insider knowledge could have seen this coming, right?

      • September 12, 2017 at 10:42 am
        Agent says:
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        Polar, that crook Menendez is on trial for corruption and fraud. Hopefully, that Democrat will be making a long visit to the big house. Frees up another vote, doesn’t it?

  • September 11, 2017 at 12:15 pm
    Confused says:
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    I thought Republicans didn’t want to increase the debt limit.

    • September 12, 2017 at 9:29 am
      PolarBeaRepeal says:
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      What gave you that idea AFTER Harvey and Irma hit?

    • September 13, 2017 at 8:45 am
      Ron says:
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      Confused,

      We all know that deficits and the debt only matter when the Democrats are in power, especially the White House.

      • September 14, 2017 at 4:42 pm
        bob says:
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        We’ve been here upwards of 20 times, and this comment remains just as wrong as it did the first time I took you up on it in debate about 5 years ago, and every year since then.

        Live and learn.

    • September 14, 2017 at 12:59 pm
      PolarBeaRepeal says:
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      No, we don’t all know that. Explain why you think a hyuuge nat cat doesn’t create an exception for ANY political party to raise the debt ceiling. BE SPECIFIC TO MY SPECIFIC QUESTION, or expect no reply.

      • September 14, 2017 at 1:08 pm
        Ron says:
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        Until you start replying to my posts in a way that indicates you have actually comprehended what I wrote, there is no need to continue a debate.

        Can you quote where the Republicans, especially President Trump, were presenting specific plans to reduce the debt BEFORE these huge catastrophes? I do recall them requesting an increase in the debt ceiling. I also recall them fighting an increase in the debt ceiling during the previous administration.

        • September 15, 2017 at 1:40 pm
          bob says:
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          This isn’t even a find. Anyone who has been paying attention knew Trumps spending cuts were heralded as the coming of the poor-ocalypse

          Then when he modifies them, and I am sure he will to calm people down and get some sort of plan passed, they will say how he is a hypocrite. The left is good at riling people up like Ron, who are a dime a dozen.

          People like me however, they can’t. The bad thing is that people like me are extremely uncommon.

        • September 15, 2017 at 1:48 pm
          Ron says:
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          More posts from Yogi with NO EVIDENCE of a Republican plan to reduce the debt.

  • September 11, 2017 at 1:58 pm
    Dave says:
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    Deficit? What deficit. The feds need to get out of this sooner than later. Huge burden on the taxpayer and those who choose not to build in flood prone areas.

    • September 11, 2017 at 2:16 pm
      Doug Fisher says:
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      Agreed 100%. Unfortunately, it would look like a “mean” thing to do for those suffering through hurricanes and floods, so they will keep kicking the can down the road.

    • September 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm
      PolarBeaRepeal says:
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      To politicians, deficits and debts are things others have to pay/ are responsible to resolve. ALL politicians. ALL. EVERY ONE OF THEM.

  • September 11, 2017 at 4:34 pm
    Lou says:
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    The whole thing is fraught with politics. Insurance under the government is not insurance, it’s a sure thing, because they want your vote. Screw the taxpayer, horror if they do something right. I despise the whole bunch of them, with few exceptions all whores.

    • September 15, 2017 at 6:02 am
      Randall C Anderson says:
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      If you think all get “made whole”, you need to come to southeast Louisiana where 13 months later thousands are losing their homes after August 2016 flood event (not a hurricane). Thousands of the homes affected here were built above the 100-year floodplain as required by local ordinances. I just met with a couple Wednesday who received $9,800 from FEMA to repair over $50,000 in damages. They have been living in this house with flooring and walls stripped out, no air conditioning, no cabinets. Homeowners insurance industry does NOT cover rising waters (flooding). Hmmm! We do tire of those not affected complaining without any sort of understanding of the complexity of this issue.

  • September 15, 2017 at 6:08 am
    Randall C Anderson says:
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    Homeowners insurance industry excludes coverage for “rising water” (flooding). In the eyes of many southeastern U.S. homeowners, the NFIP is a subsidy to the insurance industry. Are we mistaken? (Oh, and there are generally limits and/or surcharges to homeowners coverage for hurricane damage.)

    • September 15, 2017 at 1:21 pm
      PolarBeaRepeal says:
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      Agree on the details. But, if you’re claiming this is an unfair practice, WHO approved the policy forms?

      The NFIP is abused, from time to time, with loose definitions of ‘flood waters’. I couldn’t determine what percentage of combined hurricane / flood damage is due to each peril, and neither can claim adjusters in an absolutely unbiased way. So, for the sake of goodwill going forward, some claims are (partially, fully) paid which should not be, some claims are not paid which should be, and some apportioning is imprecise. Pointing to one example of seemingly unfair claim settlement is not going to convince anyone that the system is unfair.

      • September 15, 2017 at 1:23 pm
        PolarBeaRepeal says:
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        Addendum; fairness should also apply to property owners who insure properly; e.g. assess their exposures, apply I-to-V properly and update their ‘V’ regularly, and try to mitigate their risk before and after a claim.

  • September 15, 2017 at 2:02 pm
    bob says:
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    “More posts from Yogi with NO EVIDENCE of a Republican plan to reduce the debt.”

    And yet ignores all republican plans to reduce debt, instead focusing on Agent’s hypocrisy and supposed no facts decisions. Hint: If you don’t know about the plans, you also are posting without evidence regarding republican spending.

    • September 15, 2017 at 2:29 pm
      Doug Fisher says:
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      I have never seen one GOP proposal to reduce the deficit. Some plans have been presented to slow down the growth of the deficit, but not one single plan has ever been seriously proposed to reduce it.

      On another note: The ones that have been discussed have been laughed out of contention as they use numbers and growth projections which have been impossible outside of the boom period following World War II.

      • September 15, 2017 at 3:35 pm
        Ron says:
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        Correction: write a check.

      • September 15, 2017 at 4:25 pm
        Doug Fisher says:
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        100% the truth.

        Trickle-down economics has proven to be a sham.

  • September 16, 2017 at 5:58 pm
    Doug Fisher says:
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    Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Trump Administration will NOT be pulling out of the Paris Climate Accords.

    You can’t make this up, every one. I am sure that Yogi, Bob, and Agent will all of sudden proclaim how great the climate accords are. LOL!

    • September 18, 2017 at 12:23 pm
      bob says:
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      Also, if you don’t stop lumping me in with Agent, we are going to have a problem.

      I lectured Agent on this very article before it was deleted when he called you a libitteral or however he spells that.

      You were also wrong.

      I don’t do groups. I’m way more independent than you will ever be.



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