I see your point. We should not rebuild natural disaster areas but relocate those people. Spend a dollar now to save 100 in 20 or 50 years.<quoted text>
Your analysis fails because real estate taxes benefit only local government, while disaster aid comes from federal taxpayers.
Low-lying areas of New Orleans should be abandoned to nature.
It must be nice for you to live in an area where no natural disasters happen that you have no need for federal assistance at all.
So you won't mind that if you get hit by one, the nation will abandon you to "bad luck", right? I'll assume you are covered by free market, private insurance.
'"E Pluribus Unum" be damned' should be the national motto, eh?