“How about we just tax people and provide everyone with fire and police coverage?”
How about nature runs its course and they freeze to death or own up to the consequences of a poor choice made under voluntary conditions which they were fully aware of?
If you choose to gamble, the labor of others should not be the ace up your sleeve.
Firefighters stood by and watched a Tennessee house burn to the ground earlier this week because the homeowners didn’t pay the annual subscription fee for fire service.
“You could look out my mom’s trailer and see the trucks sitting at a distance,” Vicky Bell, the homeowner, said.
“Here’s the more important part of the story, letting the house burn — while, I admit sad — will probably save more houses over the long haul. I know that if I opted out of the program before, I would be more likely to opt-in now” - Jonah Goldberg, the last time firefighters watched a home burn down in South Fulton.
How about we just tax people and provide everyone with fire and police coverage?
And I quote from the article:
Bell and her boyfriend said they were aware of the policy, but thought a fire would never happen to them.
Sorry but I can’t really feel sorry for them. They knew about the policy. $75 spread out over 12 months works out to be about $7/month. It was a calculated risk they took, and that risk came to fruition. Sorry, but that’s the way things work: if you don’t hedge a risk, it’s always a possibility. I just have a hard time feeling sorry for the family because they knew about the policy.