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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Joanne Mcclenin
Two weeks after Superstorm Sandy socked the region, cleanup continues in New York and New Jersey, which bore the brunt of the destruction. But the storm didn't just bring darkness and despair; it also brought the gawkers.
Some of society's most vulnerable people — the elderly, the disabled and the chronically ill — have been pushed to the brink in the powerless, flood-ravaged neighborhoods struggling to recover from Superstorm Sandy.
"The gawking was amazing last week," said Joanne McClenin, whose home was filled with water five feet high on the night Sandy came ashore. "It was kind of offensive as a homeowner, because I felt violated."
"It felt like my father was watching me," she said.