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Over the next three decades the U.S. will spend at least $1.5 billion to help shore up about 80 miles of Long Island waterfront as part of the ongoing Fire Island to Montauk Point project, or FIMP.



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U.S. will spend at least $1.5 billion to help shore up about 80 miles of Long Island waterfront

This is why we cannot have nice things.

Of course, the righturds had a hairy conniption over $300 per week unemployment or 12 weeks of paid family leave.

And don't even get me started what they think about giving a poor kid a ham sammich.

#1 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-10-29 12:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Exactly, lots of socialism for the rich, little for the poor. The rich can move or remediate if they want, why is that a government responsibility.

The whole article is quite interesting in how a rich guy in the 1920s got the government to rebuild his beach at the expense of the locals.

It should be illegal for government to spend money that primarily benefits the rich. The rich have too many ways to milk government at the expense of other tax payers.

#2 | Posted by bored at 2021-10-29 02:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It's the right wing that wants to shore up property values in this Democrat stronghold?

#3 | Posted by visitor_ at 2021-10-30 02:47 PM | Reply

"Democrat stronghold?"

Um, no.

National politics
Politically, Nassau and Suffolk Counties were long controlled by the Republican Party. Republican presidential candidates won both counties from 1900 until 1988, with the exception of the 1912 victory of Woodrow Wilson and the Lyndon B. Johnson landslide of 1964. In 1972, Richard Nixon won Nassau, Suffolk and Queens and came within 14,000 votes of winning heavily Democratic Brooklyn. In 1992, the suburban counties split, with Nassau voting Democratic and Suffolk voting Republican; however, since 1996, both counties, along with Brooklyn and Queens, have been Democratic, although sometimes by fairly close margins. In 2004, John Kerry won Suffolk County by just under 14,000 votes. The close 2004 margins followed large victories for Al Gore in Nassau and Suffolk in 2000, and many observers think the 2004 results were more of a reflection from a 9/11 bump President George W. Bush received through portions of the New York City metro area (as his numbers jumped quite a bit from 2000 in Staten Island, Rockland County, and parts of New Jersey as well) rather than a reversal of the Democratic trend. This hypothesis was proven false when in 2008 Long Island still gave the Democrat Obama a victory in both counties, and would do so again 2012. In 2016, Suffolk County voted for the Republican Donald Trump, while Nassau County voted for the Democrat Hillary Clinton, with an overall combined victory for Trump on Long Island. In 2020, Nassau and Suffolk again split, with Suffolk voting for Trump, however by a greatly reduced margin, and Nassau voting for Democrat Joe Biden, by an increased margin. This, in contrast to 2016, led to an overall combined victory for Biden on Long Island.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-30 02:59 PM | Reply

#3 Most lefties care about right and wrong, not just tribal politics. You should try it sometime.

#5 | Posted by bored at 2021-10-30 03:09 PM | Reply

It's the right wing that wants to shore up property values in this Democrat stronghold?

Lewzer signed the Cares Act that got construction going... maybe ask him?

#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-10-30 04:40 PM | Reply

We can't afford to save the Hamptons. Just as we can't afford to convert to green energy. We should make sure we save that money for tax cuts for rich people instead.

#7 | Posted by chuffy at 2021-10-30 04:47 PM | Reply

The federal government should not bail out the Hamptons. The residents there can afford their own solutions to the approaching issues.

#8 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-10-30 05:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Oh dear. What are the uber riche going to do?

#9 | Posted by jakester at 2021-10-30 09:04 PM | Reply

Move inland

#10 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2021-10-30 09:17 PM | Reply

The same tides that wipe out Montauk and Malibu take out Imperial Beach and Oceanside. And Galveston.

#11 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-10-30 10:24 PM | Reply

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