Issue of the Week

How does your personal financial situation compare to two years ago?

(22 votes)
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62.07%
58 votes

Unemployment numbers have improved on Long Island over the last two years, although many are now making less than they were before the recession. The media tells us the economy is doing well, but how are you doing? Thumbs up if your personal financial situation has gotten better compared to two years ago and thumbs down if it has gotten worse.

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Legislature

The County of Opportunity

(62 votes)
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115 votes

Nassau County needs a new vision. We need a 20 year Economic Plan where the cost of living and doing anything will be on par with the rest of the United States. Everything is cheaper all across the US. I do not understand why our taxes are so high. Our schools are really not that good when you look around the country. They are on-par. Everything is expensive and I don't think Nassau County, and Long Island in general, is the reality of the United States. We need to redefine who is a Long Islander, and go back to the days when hard work is rewarded and honest people who want to raise their families in a non-competitive atmosphere can live and thrive.

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the county of opportunity

Maybe if we get past NIMBY and adjust to the current economic reality we can become more like what the proposition asks. But if we continue to stop every attempt to build rental units and lower cost housing, we will continue to drive away younger wage earners who cannot afford single family dwellings. And we'll all retire and age out in our homes assuming we aren't forced to move because we can't afford them in retirement. If we want young wage earners to help foot the bills, we had better provide housing they can afford to stay here. The Long Island we grew up on isn't here any more, and it isn't coming back.

Exactly!

You said it exactly as I would have! Not in my backyard has destroyed Long Island and we need a politician who can do something radical. But I think unfortunately Long Island is lost.

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