“You don’t walk into the insurance company after your home is flooded and waive around a $125 check, demanding retro-active Flood insurance coverage, do you?”
Sadly, many so called conservatives here probably support the “right” to do just that.
These WWJD thread are pretty illuminating. If religous people think Jesus would be down with something, it’s no great stretch to them to think “society” (which ends up being gvt) should be too.
I agree; I was pondering this and thought of the parable of the Ant and the Grasshopper.
It seemed to have a lot of parallels to this story; on anther thread I was lambasted for defending the Ant (on a conservative web page, no less).
I don’t know about you, but among the first checks I would write every January 1st would be a $75 check to the FD.