Among their solutions? Make Oklahomans pay to live there and rebuild their city, or the equally asinine suggestion, just have the government mandate relocation. After all, they know that this area is susceptible to damaging weather conditions, so why should they be allowed to rebuild when there's a chance this could happen again? And why should the American taxpayer help foot the bill?
What?!? Here are just a couple of the comments:
People have a right to live where they want, but we don't have a right as taxpayers to continue to pay for it over and over again. Let the free market decide. You can't just keep dragging along the federal government and FEMA because you want to live in a place that isn't economically feasible for people to live in.
These are people we are dealing with! And these locations involve memories and family history and means of employment and yes, even the loss of loved ones. And you're going to tell them they have to tear up roots and move somewhere else --- or pay extra to be allowed to rebuild and put their lives back together! Can you guarantee that wherever you move them, they will not be struck with a similar disaster? Or would you simply tell them, "Nope! Sorry, you can't live here any longer. We don't care where you go .... just not here."
Once again, I'm seeing the unrealistic expectations of the Elite. It is not a perfect world, folks! This life is unpredictable, risky, and uncertain ... at best. To even contemplate the thought that the citizens of Moore, Oklahoma should be penalized for choosing to live there is insensitive and implausible.
As for the economic feasibility of living in Oklahoma, I don't think one tornado is going to hurt the healthy rank of the 14th most prosperous state in the Union. Are you really worried about the monetary ramifications of this disaster? Or is that, from your high and mighty glass towers, you just can't relate to simple, God-fearing folks? Do you have the slightest idea of why anyone would think that the heartland of America is worth reclaiming and redeeming?
Psalm 37:29 "The righteous shall inherit the land and dwell upon it forever."