Monday October 4th, 2010
Government Lets Citizen's House Burn Down Over $75 Fee (InformationLiberation)

I saw this watching Keith Olbermann's show, he said it was what life would be like if the tea party wins, implying this is some perfect example of the evils of libertarianism.

Of course, the opposite is true.

This is what happens when you let the government run your "protection" services. They let your house burn down despite you saying you'll pay them for their services. That's the spiteful, disgusting nature of an entitled government parasite.

Olbermann asked the man whose house burned down if insurance was going to pay for it, the man said indeed "they were going to take care of him" and fulfill his policy. Olbermann cut him off right after, I guess it didn't suit his "evil capitalist" narrative.

WPSD Local Reports:
OBION COUNTY, Tenn. - Imagine your home catches fire but the local fire department won't respond, then watches it burn. That's exactly what happened to a local family tonight.


The Cranicks told 9-1-1 they would pay firefighters, whatever the cost, to stop the fire before it spread to their house. [Emphasis added]

"When I called I told them that. My grandson had already called there and he thought that when I got here I could get something done, I couldn't," Paulette Cranick.

It was only when a neighbor's field caught fire, a neighbor who had paid the county fire service fee, that the department responded.

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[NOAD]Update: Here is the Olbermann clip:

Related: Government Services: Where the Customer is Always Wrong