16 Thoughts on Why is Giuliani promising Floridians a fed funded home insurance fund?
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    Rob
    June 21, 2011 at 5:26 am

    He’s offering it to them so they vote for him, that should be rather obvious.

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    elvis costello
    June 21, 2011 at 6:10 am

    why not..we give Chicago everything they want

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    Joel R
    June 21, 2011 at 6:54 am

    Because he is in danger of losing any chance of the republican nomination if he loses Florida so he is telling them exactly what they want to hear down there.

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    SuckitUp
    June 21, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Because that’s what they want to hear.

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    Pythagoras
    June 21, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Have you seen Guiliani’s poll numbers? I’m surprised he hasn’t offered Floridians his first born and a night out with his new chick. He needs to win Florida BADLY, so I think there’s nothing he won’t promise them.

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    michael h
    June 21, 2011 at 9:06 am

    It is like paying insurance

    Of course if you are a liberal you may not be used to that concept

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    Couple74003
    June 21, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Amen brother i live in oklahoma and paid for my roof when the tornado took it.

    Florida wold make a great national park

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    honestamerican
    June 21, 2011 at 9:23 am

    He’s trying to buy the vote!!!

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    kill_yr_television
    June 21, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Chi, if we were talking about tax-payer funded insurance for people who build homes in a flood plain that floods every 30 years or so, or people who build very close to a beach that is already eroding, I’d agree with you. But do you seriously consider that everything within 50 miles of the Atlantic or Gulf coasts to be a disaster zone? How about Kansas with all those tornadoes? Is that a disaster zone too?

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    Mary Jo W
    June 21, 2011 at 11:12 am

    I AGREE 100%

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    Condor
    June 21, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Because Giuliani is a fascist.

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    tompin
    June 21, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    He’s full of Shiites. That would be the opposite of any Republican’s plan. Florida’s home insurance is expensive, especially wind insurance, so for him to say he’d be for equalizing homeowners’ insurance costs across the nation, he’s lying. He’s probably also talking about how he’s going to bring freedom to Cuba.

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    gregory_dittman
    June 21, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    A fire can happen anywhere. Notice he didn’t say what the rates would be nor does he say if everyone has to put into it. What the U.S. saw with Katrina was that insurace companies refused to pay for damages even though the owners had insurance for the cause that destroyed the property. Insurance companies do that with healthcare too. Insurane companies can deny insurance to existing conditions and the location of property. What the final provision will probably be is guaranteed insurance at at least break even rates. So those that want to have insurance have to fork over large amounts of cash to have it, but at loeast they will have it.

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    Mel
    June 21, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    I agree and the very same for New Orleans,and California!

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    DesignDiva1
    June 21, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    No it’s fair insurance rates. Right now there is only 1 or 2 insurance companies that will insure homes down here. Let me tell you, they have you by the short hairs, because they don’t have to be competitive. Before the year of the bad storms (’04), we paid for instance $ 3K per year. Now it’s $ 9K, and there hasn’t been any storms. The end of ’04 Allstate, State Farm, all the big ones closed their offices and left. BUT they still peddle their auto ins. The rule will be if you want to sell auto, you must sell homeowner, and all other ins. too. Then when they come back, we can shop competitively and not get robbed.
    The catastrophe fund is not only for Fl. but all states. To help with hurricanes, tornadoes, avalanches, wild fires, etc… I think we are all at risk there. We have FEMA, but it’s Govmnt run and there has been some corruption there. All is better handled at the State level. It’s closer to the people.

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    eat me hillary
    June 21, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    For once I agree with you.

    If the private sector will not provide insurance it should be a huge red flag to people.

    If you can’t get flood insurance then it means you are likely to get flooded.

    No government insurance, says I.

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