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  •  I would like to see the state of Texas (6+ / 0-)

    held accountable, in that I would hope that rules will be changed to require an appropriate amount of insurance and to upgrade safety requirements and inspections (in both quality and quantity). There are clearly multiple failures here.

    The reality is that the insurance is essentially zero. That can't be changed.

    The reality is that the owner's assets are on the same order as the insurance - too small to come near to covering even a tiny bit of the damage.

    The reality is that the people of West are screwed and the only possible relief is if the state finds it in its heart to step up and make these people whole financially. Whether that's likely I can't say. The taxpayers in some sense will be on the hook for at least the schools I would think.

    As for the guy who owned it - this is his community and his neighbors. He knew the people who died, and who were injured, and who had losses, personally. I am sure he is horrified by what happened. I doubt he will live long, or prosper. He won't be able to walk away from this in any sense.

    Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

    by elfling on Fri May 17, 2013 at 01:56:33 PM PDT

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