Minnesota pursuing federal aid for storm damage

  • Article by: Jim Anderson , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 2, 2013 - 10:31 PM

Federal assistance may be available if damages exceed $7.26 million.

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kleindropperJul. 2, 1312:32 PM

Darn! Should I drop my homeowner's insurance so I can get some Obamacash for a new roof?

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bodisaat_vaJul. 2, 1312:52 PM

well we wont need that much, as those on the right will surely want to pay for any damage out of their pocketbooks. if aint living like its 1779, then you aint a real 'murican.

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jimmyjames76Jul. 2, 13 1:27 PM

"Darn! Should I drop my homeowner's insurance so I can get some Obamacash for a new roof?".....We're one of the many blue states that pay far more in federal taxes than we receive in federal spending. It's red states like the Dakotas that get anywhere from 50-100% more in spending than they pay in taxes. We wouldn't have to throw around so much "Obamacash" if all of those red states would collect enough taxes to pay for their own spending, but it's a lot easier to brag about your low taxes while begging for money from the left leaning blue states.

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mypcaccountJul. 2, 13 1:38 PM

wth....I had 8k worth of damage, insurance doesn't cover it but I paid for it. Why can't others pay for their problems?

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mypcaccountJul. 2, 13 1:39 PM

jimmyjames76, we as in the state of Minnesota probably does not include you. I am sure you fall in that 47% that doesn't pay anything in taxes.

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mplsjimJul. 2, 13 1:55 PM

I talked to one of the crews cleaning up the trees in south Minneapolis -- it is the Minneapolis Park Board doing most of the tree cleanup, and their budget was slashed over the last couple of years -- due to our Republican-controlled legislature, who tried to extort money from Minneapolis citizens.

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jimmyjames76Jul. 2, 13 2:16 PM

mypcaccount "we as in the state of Minnesota probably does not include you. I am sure you fall in that 47% that doesn't pay anything in taxes.".........mypcaccount, nice job using personal attacks to argue against my facts. I guess that's what happens when someone isn't smart enough to form a valid argument. Sorry to burst your bubble, but I do pay taxes. I've been paying taxes since I was old enough to work (20 years), and other than a couple weeks between college and starting a career I have never been without a job. I know conservatives like to think they are the only ones that work and pay taxes, but like most conservative beliefs nothing could be further from the truth.

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furguson11Jul. 2, 13 2:23 PM

I think the feds only give loans to individuals that actually qualify for loans (have income). That's why No Mpls never recovered completely. And who knows what that will look like with the sequester.

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tabasco628Jul. 2, 13 2:57 PM

There are many reasons why fed money flows from (some) "blue" to "red" states. States with military bases and lots of retirees receiving social security/medicare for starters -- do blue state enthusiasts mean to suggest that we stop paying our military and social security benefits so we can have parity in fed money distribution? States like the Dakotas also don't have the large numbers of very wealthy people playing lots of taxes that states like MN do. Do some number crunching underneath the talking point before casting stones.

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dogmanJul. 2, 13 3:31 PM

"I had 8k worth of damage, insurance doesn't cover it" -- maybe you should review the coverage your insurance policy provides... assuming you're responsible and have insurance? ___________ "do blue state enthusiasts mean to suggest that we stop paying our military and social security benefits so we can have parity in fed money distribution? ...... States like the Dakotas also don't have the large numbers of very wealthy people playing lots of taxes that states like MN do. Do some number crunching underneath the talking point before casting stones." -- in other words.. people who Mittens described as 'takers'?

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