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+1 He admitted he knew about the fee and didn't pay because he thought they would put it out anyway.twstdcain said:no sympathy here. I mean it sucks that the house burned to theground and Im sure some kind of arrangement could have been worked out to billthe idiot after the fire was put out, but the homeowner knew that losing hishouse was a possibility when he refused to pay the $75.
Stupid should hurt!
Dont get me wrong, I am pretty firm in my Libertarian ideals but there are methods to deal with issues like this. What we do in my area is lien your house then after a certain amount of time they auction it off. You will still lose your house if you dont pay for the services provided but to sit there and watch a house burn is IMHO immoral.Cuddles said:+1 -- Only paper pushing bureaucrates get caught up in the trival. Obviously some folks have never been on hard times or can appreciate that not everyone has the means to pay. The cost to your community for not putting out the fire may well be higher. Are fire departments privately owned profit generating organizations or do they serve the greater public good? Do our warriors go off to war for their country or just for the paid up tax payer? Do our children, students, unemployed, welfare recipients and very rich not owe our warriors respect because after all they aren't doing it for them? They aren't paying taxes or fees. My children no longer go to school but my neighbours kids do and I'm happy to contribute to the good of my community, all my community.
I like this as an option. I think the person(s) should also have to pay back with interest the community for all of the years that they lived there and skipped out on paying for the service. That I could live with.dsjr70 said:What we do in my area is lien your house then after a certain amount of time they auction it off.