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October 16, 2012 Poll Results

Should recipients of FEMA trailers be allowed to re-sell them for a profit?

Yes 33% 32 votes
No 66% 63 votes
Total: 95 Votes

Note: This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.


October 16, 2012
9:46 a.m.

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Let's see. We taxpayers bought them, the people that needed them used them, and now they would get money that is the taxpayers when they sell it?

October 16, 2012
11:47 a.m.

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This poll makes no sense. Should the people who received relief via the free FEMA trailers be allowed to sell them?
Of course not. Any more than welfare recipients should be allowed to invest their checks in the stock market.

The man in the article however, was not a FEMA recipient, but simply some one who purchased government surplus, and he should be entitled to do with it what he pleases.

October 16, 2012
5:17 p.m.

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If these people are the owners, why should they not be able to sell? Is there a new definition of the word "owner?"

October 16, 2012
6:49 p.m.

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I am absolutely certain that the cost of giving the trailer back to the federal government would exceed the actual cost of the trailer in the first place.....and then the government would probably pay some company eventually to dispose of the trailer at a cost probably exceeding the original cost plus all other related storage costs

October 16, 2012
9:59 p.m.

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albright1 :

Agreed. That's why I have no problem with them being sold as surplus. Where is, as is.
NYS does it every day.

October 17, 2012
12:14 a.m.

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They are not the owners, the taxpayers are. Currently the returned trailers are being auctioned off. The proceeds going back to FEMA, ie. the taxpayer funded agency.

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