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Hurricane Harvey and the rains that followed have devastated the Houston area. The floods have already destroyed thousands of homes, many businesses, the city's infrastructure and much more.

And many say it will get worse, before it gets better.

It's clear rebuilding Houston will be extremely costly. What's unclear is: who will pay for it?

The assumption is that the Federal government will pick up much of the bill, but Fox News Contributor and Washington Examiner Charles Hurt wonders ... Why?

On Tuesday's show, Hurt joined Tom Shillue on The Tom Shillue Show to question why the federal government (meaning taxpayers) must pay to rebuild homes that are built in areas prone to flooding!

LISTEN ABOVE TO CHARLES HURT & TOM SHILLUE DISCUSSING THE COSTS OF REBUILDING AFTER A FLOOD