Twenty million Americans live in “manufactured homes,”known as mobile homes. Trailers. Now, many of those homes have been manufactured
This week, the House passed a bill that would
Now, according to the bill, residents of manufactured homes have a fatality rate during storms over ten times greater than people who live in permanent structures. The sponsors of this measure say thatthe radios, which cost between 30 and 80 bucks apiece, will save lives.
This is a start, folks,but this bill falls short. It’s one thing to have a government-mandated weather radio in your trailer — but that’s not enough. We need a companion law to make the residents of those homes actually
And why are the people who live in permanent domiciles excluded? I mean, sure, the death rate’s higher for those intrailers, but we all face death during storms;don’t our lives count for anything? I mean, if a government-mandated weather channel is good enough for the mobile homedweller,it ought to be good enough for everybody.
Storms don’t discriminate — just like UFOs.And our nanny government should not discriminate either!
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