Imagine there’s no Heaven. — John Lenin
Of the several points the writer makes there are two I find compelling.
The first is that federal disaster spending should be offset by cutting back other spending. This is the responsible thing to do since the alternative is to print money to fund disaster relief or else to raise taxes, both of which are clearly irresponsible.
The second is the idea of eliminating federal disaster spending in its entirety. I doubt the American public can ever be convinced that doing so is a good idea, but theoretically, at least, I see some merit. For example, the certainty of federal disaster relief surely encourages populations to inhabit riskier locales than they otherwise might.