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  •  Many southern states are suffering as Texas is.. (14+ / 0-)

    Florida is going further down the toilet because Governor Voldemort refuses to do anything constructive to get the state back on its feet.

    The only thing he's interested in is stealing money from the state through his front businesses, which might explain why he wants to spend 100 million dollars on re-election.

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    by Homer177 on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 04:31:37 PM PST

    •  How much suffering are those in the South (12+ / 0-)

      willing to endure at the hands of their RW governors and legislators?  I guess we'll find out.  Here in MI we are working hard to set the stage for a big Dem comeback in 2014.  A lot of union people got sucker-punched by the Koch and DeVos backed legislators who pulled all kinds of dirty deals on taxes, school finance, creeping privatization and their crowning achievement of making MI a Right to Rot state.  And while the entire rest of the world knows that Obama's rescue of the auto industry brought MI back from the brink, the GOP here claims it was because of GOP management.  Delusional and liars.

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      by judyms9 on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 04:45:29 PM PST

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      •  Wishing you the best of luck. It breaks my heart (1+ / 0-)
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        to see what has happened to the state I grew up in.

        if a habitat is flooded, the improvement for target fishes increases by an infinite percentage...because a habitat suitability index that is even a tiny fraction of 1 is still infinitely higher than zero, which is the suitability of dry land to fishes.

        by mrsgoo on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 10:52:31 PM PST

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    •  and this "gem" is also courtesy of the gov: (2+ / 0-)
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      tho, he's trying to back-peddal away from it as fast as he can.

      •  Remember that the war against Citizens is RW BS (2+ / 0-)
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        Citizens has problems, but the war against Citizens is a war against insurance regulation and an attempt to keep them as small as possible. Allstate will not sell property insurance to people for as little as Citizens does. When people are forced to stop buying from Citizens, they will not find someone who will do a better job for less or even as good a job for the same price.

        Part of the problem is just that Florida is a high-risk state. State Farm sells nearly a billion dollars' worth of homeowners insurance in Florida through a special insurance company, State Farm Florida Ins. Co., that writes  only in Florida so the rest of the company isn't endangered by any catastrophes in Florida. If State Farm Fla. isn't allowed to charge enough to match the expected risk, its bankruptcy would only hurt Floridians.

        There are too many buildings in high risk areas along the coast and we don't really know how much better the building standards are since the rules were improved. Sure, we haven't seen anything quite like Andrew in Florida for a couple of decades, but nothing Carl Hiaasen has written since then persuades me that we can trust developers to do more than required to keep the buildings safe in a CAT 4.

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        by freelunch on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 06:20:18 PM PST

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        •  i don't pretend to know a lot about insurance, but (0+ / 0-)

          it seems to me, the entire idea upon which the industry is based is risk. if players in the industry don't want to pay out when policy owners incur risks for which they have taken out insurance policies against, then those players should get out of the business.

          if a company refuses to insure homeowners in fla, it shouldn't be allowed to do business in the state. period. no auto policies, no boats, planes, or anything else it's been allowed to insure in the past.

    •  Florida is a lost cause. I grew up there, and ... (3+ / 0-)
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      ... the crazy runs very deep.

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      by WereBear Walker on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 05:19:14 PM PST

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