I propose zip codes can only be declared a disaster area once for a type of disaster.

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    Being pro-small government, wanting to do things that make Americans more competitive and wanting to make ppl self sufficient I would like to make each zip code across the nation only eligible for disaster aid once for any one type of disaster.

    If you get earthquaked and your home falls in Uncle Sam will buy it from you once. The second time, nope.

    If your home floods once, great, we will keep this surprise from removing you from the middle class. Second time I might not even send a helicopter to save you. That's what your state's National Guard is for, go pay them.

    This should slowly encourage folks to build homes which are appropriate for their environment or move someplace that is safe.

    This should make small government folks happy for the obvious reasons. This should make the huggies happy because I'm removing folks from harm's way. This may anger some construction companies at first though.

    Give me some criticism and constructive advice please.
     
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    After a few dozen years there will be no place to live. Tornados all over the place, California faults, coastline flooding, rivers overflowing... It would eventually cover most of the most populous places on the US, especially the coastline. One bail-out is too stringent. How about an expiration time such as a few years before eligible for relief again.
     
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    I hear you. Maybe a zip code is too large an area also, census tract or individual property will probably have to be used. For example, my house isn't going to flood until we need to build an ark. There are some folks in my zip code though who got rebuilt, in the exact same place.

    Hmmmmm.....
     
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    We are America

    We help those who need helping
     
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    /----/ I agree in part but did you know that Manhattan is about 24 square miles and has 46 zip codes? How would you regulate that when there are buildings with their own zip code?
    How many zip codes does the island of Manhattan have?
    Including all of these things, Manhattan has 46 zip codes (by my count, anyway). See the Related Link below for the zip code map I used, but note that it is a bit outdated: the 10021 zip code has ...
     
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    So where would 300 million people live???

    Not a place safe on earth.
     
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    /----/ We'll all move to Right Winger's house. I got dibs on the guest room.
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    Well he does say he has a wall around it.
     
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    So....

    You can’t live on the Gulf Coast or Southern Atlantic States.....Hurricanes
    Can’t live in California.....Earthquakes and Wildfires
    Can’t live in Prarie States......Tornadoes
    Can’t live up north........Blizards
    Can’t live in Texas, Louisiana, River Country....Floods

    Who does that leave ??
     
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    Fantasyland...
     

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