Again, easy to say what NOT to do...
Fri Sep 1, 2017 9:55am

But it doesn't say what TO do...

Easy to say where NOT to build. But it doesn't say WHERE to put the houses and other support structures for the next 10K people in the Houston area...

I guarantee you can find a good reason to NOT build in virtually any given piece of property anywhere along the gulf coast. Or the east coast. Or in seismically active California...

MUCH harder to actually say where it is GOOD to build.

So, in the 10 days between the executive order and the storm, all of these problems occurred? LOL... sure... let's blame Trump for stuff that happened before he was in office.

The point you struggle with when it comes to "remaining wetlands"... the ENTIRE AREA is wetlands. So, if you can't pave over ANY more wetlands, you can't pave AT ALL anymore. Same with New Orleans.

Under what constitutional authority does the gov't have to force people to leave or prohibit people from moving to New Orleans? or Los Angeles?

Because LA is greatly detrimental to the watersheds of the area... How do you pick who is required to leave Los Angeles?

  • Again, from the article: Just 10 days before Harvey struck, the president signed an executive order that rescinded federal flood protection standards put in place by his predecessor, Barack Obama.... more
    • Again, easy to say what NOT to do... — Sprout, Fri Sep 1 9:55am
      • Stop breeding or die younger! (nm)PH👶👶EY, Mon Sep 11 12:19am
      • " So, in the 10 days between the executive order and the storm, all of these problems occurred? LOL... sure... let's blame Trump for stuff that happened before he was in office. " No, I'm blaming... more
        • live in cities like Houston, New Orleans, Los Angeles, etc... Interesting.
          • That would keep the population down,Jeeves, Fri Sep 1 4:53pm
            You could do it by lottery if you want. But the population in wetlands needs to be severely limited.
            • Interesting....Sprout, Fri Sep 1 6:20pm
              How remarkably discriminatory against the poor. It doesn't bother me, but I suspect the advocates for the poor would be unhappy with your proposal to price them out of many of the major cities.
              • It won't "price them out of the cities"Jeeves, Fri Sep 1 7:11pm
                Only the wetlands. Which tend to flood anyway. The current system tends to concentrate the poor in flood-prone areas. Why not put the wealthy, who can afford the loss, in the floodplane?
                • But why would they?Sprout, Fri Sep 1 7:37pm
                  If you make the flood prone areas more expensive the rich will buy up the non-flood prone areas. Rich folks generally didn't get rich by making foolish financial decisions. So, if you make the flood... more
                  • Let's just say I don't agree
                    • OK... I'm hard pressed to understand whySprout, Fri Sep 1 8:06pm
                      wealthy folks would intentionally choose to build on land that will be VASTLY more expensive tax wise voluntarily as opposed to building on land that would be much cheaper tax wise to build on?
                      • Now you understand Jeeves, Fri Sep 1 9:20pm
                        The goal is to have people NOT build on wetlands/floodplains. 8^)
                          • No you don't.HeavyHemi, Sat Sep 2 2:26pm
                            Why do you insist that something thinks or is saying something despite them telling you directly you're wrong?
                            • If not, who do you expect to END UP with it? By reducing the SUPPLY of a commodity without reducing the DEMAND for a commodity, how do you plan on AVOIDING a price increase? And if you don't, who do... more
                              • It's the tax structure that forces the destruction of the environment. In my county not so very long ago standing timber (TREES) was taxed. What did that encourage? Yep, you guessed it. Land holdings ... more
                              • You mean I can only use your metrics?HeavyHemi, Sat Sep 2 5:41pm
                                That the ONLY way to implement policy is via taxation. Methinks you're repeating the same mistakes we point out to you time and time again: The argument you are having in your head, isn't the one... more
                                • Taxation was the proposed solution...Sprout, Mon Sep 4 4:57pm
                                  Not my proposal, but the proposal we have been discussing. Care to offer a different proposal? One that WOULD in some way not only prevent construction on flood prone lands, but ALSO ensure that real ... more
              • Why do you believe only the poor live there?HeavyHemi, Fri Sep 1 6:23pm
                How remarkably narrow minded...and of course not an honest and accurate reflection of the content of his post. Grow up.