Elections Have Consequences

I read this somewhere this morning, and I thought, “While I could never endorse that view, it’s the logical progression of their thinking.”

It’s a good point: The people of Mississippi put Haley Barbour in the governor’s mansion, and Haley doesn’t believe the federal government should help poor people. He also says the state should take care of their own problems.

So maybe Mississippi should pay for their own tornado cleanup.

7 thoughts on “Elections Have Consequences

  1. Maybe it’s just because I haven’t had coffee yet, but I don’t see a link to what you’re talking about.

  2. There are times when I feel the same way: If you don’t want to help others, don’t ask for help from me and my state. If low taxes are that important to you, then accept all the consequences of low taxes.

    One thing I don’t understand, though. If you know that having a basement where you could hide from a tornado and be protected, why, when you rebuild, don’t you dig a basement. Just wondering.

  3. I agree with this 100%. Pull yourself up by your bootstraps, Mississippi! Stop playing into that nanny state culture of dependency. Why should I have to pay for Mississippians’ bad decision to live where tornadoes hit?

  4. I think the soil composition/water table prevents them from digging basements in a lot of places.

  5. Didn’t Dubya stand in front of Barbour’s house after it was destroyed by Katrina and say that he’s looking forward to visiting it after it’s rebuilt with federal aid?

Comments are closed.