Poll: N.J. Residents Back Gov’t Storm Mitigation Efforts but Few Willing to Pay

By Young Ha | April 23, 2014

  • April 23, 2014 at 12:36 pm
    joe says:
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    the bottom line is people want somebody else to pay. it’s the american way in today’s society. it will eventually lead the the demise of our country.

  • April 23, 2014 at 1:35 pm
    Big Jim says:
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    I wouldn’t blame it on wanting someone else to pay for it. If you live in NJ you know how expensive it is to live here. Property Taxes are horrendous. The cost of living in NJ is much higher than most of the country. We have a goverment that corruption is rampant that most residents do not trust. Read the book The Sporano State (www.thesopranostate.com) and you will understand why we are so skeptical. Increase taxes to pay for this? Sure where are the tax payers going to find the money for it?

  • April 23, 2014 at 3:25 pm
    jim says:
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    What a welfare state! Why should politicians plan for disasters when they have the federal govt. with ready handouts. No need, too, to encourage better education or job hunting when everything is a giveaway. All I have to do is vote for the guy in congress who approves the freebies and I have it made. Just ask Obama!

  • April 23, 2014 at 4:01 pm
    Russ says:
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    Joe is 100% correct. Professor Greenberg takes several sentences to dress up a simple truth – citizens are in favor of mitigation efforts as long as things are paid for with other people’s money. They don’t care whose money as long as it isn’t theirs.
    Huey Long said it best, “Don’t tax me, don’t tax thee, tax that man behind the tree.”



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