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Ingratitude in New Jersey

U.S. taxpayers have spent around $60 billion trying to undo the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. More than $2 billion – and probably a lot more than $2 billion – has gone to the state of New Jersey, mostly to its beach towns. (And if you’ve ever got a few hours to kill, try getting a more precise number.) That money was used to restore decimated beaches, rebuild destroyed businesses, and support the rebuilding of homes.

Yet as the summer season officially began with Memorial Day weekend, those ungrateful New Jersey pigs still have the audacity to charge visitors a fee to step onto their beaches.

They ought to be kissing those visitors’ feet, not pissing all over them.