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Subject: Re: Galt's Gulch asks for government assistance Date: 11/28/2012 7:25 PM
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So if my tax money goes to repair your house, we should all be able to use your house afterwards?

I'm not sure that tax money should go to repair my house, either. (Personally I'd draw the line and not allow any public funds be used to repair non-primary dwellings. Not even sure it's right to do so for primary dwellings. At least in my state, I'm required to buy home owner's insurance, and that IMHO is how it ought to be.)

If we cover private property of one kind, why would we exclude private property of another kind?

Because it's a slippery slope. One could reasonably make the argument that a dwelling is "special" property. But if you start allowing public monies to repair any private property, where does it stop? Should tax money be used to repair the vehicles that want to drive on those private roads as well?

--FY
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