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NewJAl Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 7:38 AM
If it were entirely on the shore resident's dime, they would think twice before building, and only the very rich could build. That does not bother me, as their loss, which is inevitable, would be theirs. And people would build in a manner that lessened the destruction, if at all possible. Self interest should be used to make life better for all, and Progressive policy and ideas does the opposite. I, actually, think that the areas that get flooded would become undesirable places to build, if bailouts were not available.
I expect that by the time you read this, President Obama will have been re-elected. Get ready for four more years of Big Bloated Government.

Hurricane Sandy didn't help.

The New York Times declared "a big storm requires big government," and my liberal neighbors agreed.

My science-challenged mayor, Michael Bloomberg, said the storm makes it imperative that America do something about climate change. He said this even though hurricanes have not increased and little evidence exists that man has much effect on climate. With Obama's re-election, we now will spend billions more on "green" strategies. But the Earth won't notice.