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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-11 08:32 AM
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40. Like I said, I'm on the Fence
But then again if I don't have health insurance, the local emergency room will treat me and I'll probably be on debt collector speed dial the rest of my life. But at least I didn't die.

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  -Firefighters let home burn over $75 fee -- again Lars77  Dec-08-11 02:20 AM   #0 
  - So they just went there and hoping of being paid on the spot? /nt  jakeXT   Dec-08-11 02:27 AM   #1 
  - They were probably there in case anyone was hurt.  Edweird   Dec-08-11 02:41 AM   #4 
  - Or the fire spread to houses that had paid their bill...  GOTV   Dec-08-11 08:02 AM   #33 
  - If this is like a previous case I read about, paying on the spot is not an option.  Lasher   Dec-08-11 02:59 AM   #8 
     - Protecting the people who *did* care from the idiots who just wanted things for free.  Nihil   Dec-08-11 04:48 AM   #11 
     - Either you're on the wrong forum or you forgot your sarcasm tags.  ET Awful   Dec-08-11 05:59 AM   #16 
     - indeed  spooked911   Dec-08-11 07:39 AM   #28 
     - Yes, they might not have the money but I'm curious if they voted ...  GOTV   Dec-08-11 08:07 AM   #34 
     - That had nothing to do with this.  PavePusher   Dec-08-11 10:19 AM   #46 
        - The disconnect was I din't realize they had previously been getting fire service for free ...  GOTV   Dec-09-11 01:44 PM   #76 
     - I don't know about this person, but the last time this was discussed here...  TheMadMonk   Dec-08-11 08:22 AM   #37 
        - I see, so because someone else in the county voted that the poor should have to pay this fee  ET Awful   Dec-08-11 08:29 AM   #39 
           - Democracy sucks, huh?  jeff47   Dec-08-11 08:44 AM   #41 
           - I see, so everything should be subject to the will of the majority . . .  ET Awful   Dec-08-11 09:46 AM   #44 
           - So where does the fault lie then?  jeff47   Dec-08-11 10:11 AM   #45 
           - The tyranny of the majority overrides the safety of the poor.  LanternWaste   Dec-08-11 11:00 AM   #51 
              - There is no fundamental right to firefighting  jeff47   Dec-08-11 11:40 AM   #54 
                 - Actually IIRC the first person was a self declared Libertarian and...  TheMadMonk   Dec-08-11 06:24 PM   #70 
           - Trust me - in small towns there is no way this would remain confidential!  hedgehog   Dec-08-11 10:45 AM   #48 
           - Putting out the fire might be the right thing to do,  JoeyT   Dec-08-11 11:44 AM   #55 
           - No you obviously don't understand. Because the citizens of that county...  TheMadMonk   Dec-08-11 06:19 PM   #69 
     - Yeah, what the hell, Nihil. Those who can't afford to live should just die?  Cyrano   Dec-08-11 06:56 AM   #21 
     - many towns and communities DO demand such things  Tansy_Gold   Dec-08-11 12:46 PM   #60 
     - If it's the same place as last time. The county would not provide...  TheMadMonk   Dec-08-11 06:03 PM   #68 
     - Class warfare much? Bring it on. -nt  scentopine   Dec-08-11 07:54 AM   #30 
     - Watching someone's trailer burn down because they can't afford $75 sucks.  No Elephants   Dec-08-11 08:59 AM   #42 
     - I do not want to live in such a society  Harmony Blue   Dec-08-11 12:38 PM   # 
     - Dp.  Harmony Blue   Dec-08-11 12:38 PM   #57 
     - Some people see them as 'idiots', while others see them as 'poor'.  LanternWaste   Dec-08-11 10:58 AM   #50 
     - I agree with you. It's like car insurance. If you don't pay, you don't get covered.  Devil_Fish   Dec-08-11 11:34 PM   #74 
     - that seems wrong and unnecessarily cruel-- this is just fucked up  spooked911   Dec-08-11 06:02 AM   #18 
     - In this kind of system you can't except an on the spot fee or everyone would wait ...  GOTV   Dec-08-11 08:09 AM   #36 
        - Yes, that's true. The problem is this quasi-privatized system.  Lasher   Dec-08-11 12:29 PM   #56 
  - "gotten more out>? how bout paid their fair share for fire service. priorities I guess nt  msongs   Dec-08-11 02:29 AM   #2 
  - Better Yet  chrisau214   Dec-08-11 02:48 AM   #6 
  - That locality has intentionally not included fire service on the tax bill  ProgressiveProfessor   Dec-08-11 09:28 AM   #43 
  - Where are the limits of the community they should be morally obligated to serve?  Fair Witness   Dec-08-11 03:28 PM   #66 
  - why live in a society  pezDispenser   Dec-08-11 06:00 AM   #17 
     - You'd be surprised what trailers cost these days  jmowreader   Dec-08-11 09:46 PM   #72 
  - See? This is why you can't have nice things. Or any things.  No Elephants   Dec-08-11 02:41 AM   #3 
  - A little bit of history repeating...  Behind the Aegis   Dec-08-11 02:45 AM   #5 
  - If there is one thing I have learned from history, it is that we do not learn from it.  Lasher   Dec-08-11 03:01 AM   #9 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-08-11 06:57 AM   #22 
     - By "Final Solution"  JoDog   Dec-08-11 08:07 AM   #35 
  - How shameful and disgraceful.  gtar100   Dec-08-11 02:55 AM   #7 
  - The Country's gone so crazy, so fast, it all had to have been planned for quite some time now:  blkmusclmachine   Dec-08-11 03:59 AM   #10 
  - If this is what the republicans idea for a future of "smaller" government is I'll pass.  cstanleytech   Dec-08-11 04:57 AM   #12 
  - It is indeed the Republion idea of the future  SpiralHawk   Dec-08-11 05:53 AM   #15 
  - Agreed  Harmony Blue   Dec-08-11 12:39 PM   #59 
     - Think back farther  jmowreader   Dec-08-11 09:50 PM   #73 
  - There's something very wrong about this. Is this what  spicegal   Dec-08-11 05:01 AM   #13 
  - City fire department. county resident outside city limits.  hobbit709   Dec-08-11 05:14 AM   #14 
  - What sort of country is this, that a FEE must be paid to a fire department????  Sarah Ibarruri   Dec-08-11 06:44 AM   #19 
  - This is what our country would be like if the Tea Party had their way  LynneSin   Dec-08-11 07:27 AM   #26 
  - The world would SUCK TOTALLY if right wingnuts ran it. No doubt about it nt  Sarah Ibarruri   Dec-08-11 01:21 PM   #62 
  - Yes, you pay a fee. Inside the city limits, it's called "taxes".  PavePusher   Dec-08-11 07:53 AM   #29 
     - That's pretty damned horrible that fees are taken for putting out fires. That means that a POOR  Sarah Ibarruri   Dec-08-11 01:23 PM   #63 
        - The cost of sending equipment to put out a poor person's house  Dreamer Tatum   Dec-09-11 02:46 PM   #79 
  - Ridiculous but not surprising.....  Swede Atlanta    Dec-08-11 06:54 AM   #20 
  - Chances are the people have no insurance, either  suninvited   Dec-08-11 07:03 AM   #23 
  - In Amerika, if you don't have money, you're worthless  JJW   Dec-08-11 07:11 AM   #24 
  - +10000  stockholmer   Dec-08-11 11:09 AM   #52 
  - In "Amerika," people don't value their homes at more than $75.  Dreamer Tatum   Dec-09-11 02:45 PM   #77 
  - I'm on the fence on this one  LynneSin   Dec-08-11 07:27 AM   #25 
  - ok, but if they can't afford the $75 fee, what makes you think they will pay  Scout   Dec-08-11 07:58 AM   #32 
  - Like I said, I'm on the Fence  LynneSin   Dec-08-11 08:32 AM   #40 
  - I think your solution was already tried, and failed.  Jim Lane   Dec-08-11 01:09 PM   #61 
     - I think you have some solid points that need to be addressed in this kind of system  LynneSin   Dec-08-11 02:30 PM   #65 
        - I agree with you about the Tea Party, of course.  Jim Lane   Dec-08-11 05:02 PM   #67 
  - This is EXCATLY what youll have with Republican Leadership!  Cigar11   Dec-08-11 07:30 AM   #27 
  - I reluctantly checked a certain Repuke site that will remain nameless  DaveJ   Dec-08-11 07:55 AM   #31 
  - A lot of people on here love this idea too apparently.  Lars77   Dec-08-11 11:22 AM   #53 
  - There is nothing to be on the fence about...  scentopine   Dec-08-11 08:27 AM   #38 
  - This is what Democracy looks like  Freddie Stubbs   Dec-08-11 10:27 AM   #47 
  - This is what 3rd world living looks like -nt  scentopine   Dec-08-11 06:58 PM   #71 
  - My judgemental post.  ieoeja   Dec-08-11 10:55 AM   #49 
  - Extortion. n/t  geomon666   Dec-08-11 12:39 PM   #58 
  - Nope. nt  Dreamer Tatum   Dec-09-11 02:45 PM   #78 
  - gotta break a few eggs to make an omelette...  ileus   Dec-08-11 02:12 PM   #64 
  - Well their republican constituents wanted government to work like private biz,  Lionessa   Dec-09-11 02:04 AM   #75 
 

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