i was simply asking for people to be self-reliant and not clamor for bigger and bigger government all the time. dont burden taxpayers to pay insurance on your house in a fire zone. deflect? i was directly addressing the issue. the issue is dealing with the losses from fires. i am telling you incredibly directly, without any deflection, how it should be handled. private insurance. not taxpayers. when you filter money through the government, you lose a huge amount to graft and corruption. and if you have a complain about their services, well, fuck you, there is no alternative. this kind of thing (fire insurance) should be paid for and managed by those that need it.