09/23/2005: I agree completely....
Why We Should Tax The Rich Until They Qualify For Food Stamps
We absolutely can't instill common sense in these people, so we have to confiscate their money for their own good and the good of society.
South of Pensacola there is a barrier island named Perdido Key. The island keeps getting sliced and diced by storms, and not just major hurricanes. Unlike other barrier islands where you lease land and there is an authority to limit what you can do, Perdido Key is owned by private individuals and the most the government can do is strictly enforce building codes and then send in the front loaders to scrape up the debris that started as houses from the public right-of-way.
As CBS reports nothing stops development. Every time someone's house is deposited in a landfill, developers rush in to build another high-rise luxury building.
With penthouses selling for $1 million+, it is obvious that some people have too much money and need to be separated from it for their own good. Escambia County can't make enough in taxes to pay the costs associated with having to provide services to the island. With more and more people living on it, evacuating it is a major problem.
Len on 09.23.05 @ 11:38 AM CST