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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The political reality is that seismic safety, like hurricane protection, is not a mass politics issue,”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“You do not get groups of people marching on city hall saying 'protect me from the earthquake.'”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“How far should public officials go in protecting somewhat indifferent citizens who have other concerns?”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“What Bush is talking about is a massive economic development effort which speaks as much to the issues of declining industry and declining populations. That raises a whole different set of questions.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“You don't want it to be an open-ended handout. You want to create incentives for people to act wisely.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Disasters -- flooding, hurricanes, earthquakes, and so on -- have a schizophrenic political life, ... Before, or between, events you don't have people marching on city hall or state capitol steps saying, 'Save us from the hurricane, earthquake etc.'”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The political dilemma in attempting to invest funds, create regulatory programs, or other efforts to avert losses in the first place stems from the fact that the costs [or burdens] are up front, while the benefits are longer term and uncertain.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Centralized sounds good ... but the reality is that the National Guard and Army don't have the kind of ties with local organizations that ultimately deliver lots of service, your nonprofits, churches, humanitarian organizations. Those types of linkages get built up over time, in local communities.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“You can't take the politics out of disasters. That's what politicians are supposed to do: serve their constituents.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The federal role is being called on in ways that certainly the Republican Party has not traditionally endorsed.”

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