". . . said Margaret Dilloway, a San Diego novelist who has three children,
adding that she thinks the family should have to foot part of the bill for the
rescue operation . . ."Bottom line: these people prepared
perhaps more than adequately (they did have the sat phone for emergencies). We
simply don't know all the factors and may never know because the main piece
of evidence is on the Pacific Ocean floor. What I am saying, is: if we're
going to make people pay for their mistakes (beyond their control or not),
let's require increased responsibility across the board.What
about people that go into debt -- bankruptcy with no payback, albeit credit
consequences? A light sentence in my opinion. What about people who do not take
their time as teenagers to prepare for the future and then cannot meet the needs
of their family (needs such as a TV and Internet and Smart Phone and ...)?
Shouldn't they also have to foot the bill?Let's help
people in need, regardless of how they got in the mess. But I support holding
them accountable so that they can learn to be wiser than have been in the past.
It's not like they planned on her getting salmonella poisoning... That
can happen at home too.