Skip to comments.Daily Kos: Oklahoma Tornado Casualties Show That ‘Free Market Conservatism Kills’
Posted on 05/25/2013 1:20:30 PM PDT by Olog-hai
If you were looking for righty-bashing blog posts related to the Moore, Oklahoma disaster, Daily Kos was the place to be this past Wednesday.
Ian Reifowitz argued that conservatives childish hostility to government regulation boosted the tornados death toll because neither state nor local law requires safe rooms or shelters, and that absent a mandate, such life-saving structures quite often wont get built. Reifowitz wrote:
Free market conservatism kills? Yes, thats right [T]here were no rules in Moore or anywhere else in Oklahoma mandating that buildings have so-called safe rooms or underground shelters to protect people during a storm
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If you don’t make people do something, it’s your fault.
They want a gov’t that tells them how to do everything and provides for them through the work of others.
Big Brother lives in the modern left.
The Great Leap Forward shows that controlled command economics kills. See how that works, Kossack morons?
The Daily KOokS .. there .. :-) Fixed it
And the Boston Bombing happened in far left Boston..so what does that prove daily kooks?
Liberals are full of advice after the fact when something happens, aren’t they?
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Well, taking the Kos argument to the logical extreme, it would be a lot cheaper to pass a Federal law mandating that no one live in Oklahoma.
Perhaps the Gov should mandate straight jackets for folks like Ian Reifowitz.
Approved FEMA home shelters cost between $6,600 and $8,700.
FEMA estimates that the cost for a steel-reinforced 8-by-8-foot room is between $6,600 and $8,700. The agency has some rebate programs to offset these costs for homeowners.
Many local municipalities in Oklahoma have applied for federal rebate money to offset the costs of building shelters. In 2012, Oklahoma launched a program called SoonerSafe, which can give homeowners up to 75 percent of the cost of building a safe roomas much as $2,000. The money comes from the federal government and is dependent on unused FEMA funds. Last year, 16,000 people applied for the funds and 500 were awarded grants through a lottery.
“super storm” sandy ( a cat 1! hurricane!) showed how much NJ building codes were corrupt but nobody pisses and moans about that.
Now Verizon is saying they have no reason or requirement to build phone lines back. IOW they are screwed.
Logically impossible: Oklahoma doesn’t operate as a “free-market conservative” society. It operates as a decidedly anti-free-market economy, as evidenced by the existence and operation of monopoly governments, monopoly court and judicial systems, monopoly law enforcement services and systems, a monopoly provider of legal tender where all competition is at best legally reduced to irrelevancy if not made outright illegal, compulsory taxation (you don’t get to choose your preferred provider of core services, nor do you get to choose which of those services you will purchase,) comprehensive regulation and licensing of business and professions by a monopolist of ultimate decision making who thereby has de facto control of the “private” economy to whatever degree it desires, and who uses that control to protect the rich and powerful from competition by those without sufficient capital to do business while conforming to all the regulations and licensing requirements.
So you may blame that fiercely unfree, anti-capitalist system for whatever happens or fails to happen. But you may not blame the free market, because the current system forbids its existence or operation.
For decades the left has criticized people who built “bunkers”. Now conservatives are to blame because not everybody has one. Go figure.
Argumentative, red herring bear baiting at its best.
Conservatives always support children. Liberals oppose protecting children. Children died in government school buildings where liberals refused to provide protection. From conception through death liberals work tirelessly to reduce human life span.
What is hard to believe is that these morons actually believe their words.
For example, they willingly bring mercury vapors into their homes with the new light bulbs. And require all of us to expose ourselves to this environmental disaster in the making to save burning a little more natural gas
It must be a recent leftard talking point. After the fertilizer company blast in Texas, some tard was arguing that if Conservatives hadn’t blocked stronger zoning laws, less people would have been killed. Nevermind the violations by the company or the fact that zoning laws drive up the cost of housing....