Here's a conservative approach to dealing with the demand for federal disaster relief dollars that sure isn't going to work over the long term (via NY Times):
"Holding fast to their push for lower federal spending, top Congressional Republicans have argued that any federal aid in the aftermath of the double whammy of an earthquake followed by a hurricane should be offset, if possible, by spending less on other programs."
So in an environment with increasing hurricanes, earthquakes and other natural disasters (ahem climate change), we should cut spending on other domestic priorities.
Anybody see the catch 22 here?
By 2050 that'll be zero spending on any programs, 100% spending on disaster relief. Great math.