It was reported that the building codes of the West Coast of Florida are not the same as on the East side of Florida ( Hello in there ). So, who benefits from not having uniform statewide building codes in a state very prone to these hurricanes ( and tornadoes ), ocean surges and the whole nine yards, really? I’ll give you 3 guesses and the first 2 don’t count.
This is a deliberate attempt to make money ( and a killing ) off of all the taxpayers in the United States.
The federal $$$ involved in developing Florida, and Texas, is a staggering sum. Yet, people who know how to mitigate and descalate the worst case scenarios for. these catastrophes, are pushed and shoved out of the conversation when real estate development and urban and regional planning, is the topic. This is a giant scam and borders on or includes criminality. People who serve the rich, much of the coastal population, are put into sacrifice zones and die or are financially crushed, from this lack of thoughtful, inclusive planning. The very people whose perspective is surely needed. While others continue to reap large profits from the misfortune they’ve played a large part in creating.
And political platitudes from local officials and national politicians doesn’t excuse their culpability in these matters. This absolutely has to stop right now. We as a country cannot continue this idiocy.
Offering prayer as a final solution doesn’t cut the mustard here, either. I think your god is a very busy fellow and probably doesn’t have the time to attend all the meetings and hearings neeeded to sign off on all these potentially life-altering matters. Maybe he’ll promise to show up, however, if the money boys aren’t invited to show up so often. Just guessing, there.
" Make a living, not a killing ". Utah Phillips