Family's sailing trip with baby spurs debate; family back in US

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  • MrMas Tucson, AZ
    April 9, 2014 1:33 p.m.

    ". . . 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.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 9, 2014 12:21 p.m.

    It's not like they planned on her getting salmonella poisoning... That can happen at home too.