Category Archives: New Jersey

Another dubious distinction for New Jersey

Guess what they all have in common? “America is facing an infrastructure crisis. CNBC reveals which states have the worst roads, bridges, ports, airports and rail lines.” Source: Crumbling America: 10 states with the worst infrastructure






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Using their positions for personal benefit

Public authorities have become too powerful, having control over the private sector. Another dagger in New Jersey’s reputation.  No wonder businesses are hesitant to relocate here.   “Federal authorities have charged former state Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox with conspiring to … Continue reading






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Grossman: Trust fund and Atlantic City should declare bankruptcy

A compelling case to get debt under control and not raise the “gas tax.”   Murray Rothbard made the case to repudiate the national debt in 1992. Source: Grossman: Trust fund and Atlantic City should declare bankruptcy






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No gas tax deal, roadwork shut down…

The failure of Governor Christie and the Legislature to come to an agreement to fund the Transportation Trust Fund is another example of why government in general is a dysfunctional organization populated by feckless individuals who have abrogated their responsibility to … Continue reading






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A proposal for “tax fairness” and provide funds for the Transportation Trust Fund

Gov. Christie and legislative leaders are at impasse. They could not agree on a package of tax cuts and a hike in the “gas tax”, a user fee, (which is the only “fair” way to fund roads and bridges in … Continue reading






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An unhappy 40th anniversary for the income tax; Republicans got outsmarted once more | Mulshine

The income tax is the root of all evil, so wrote Frank Chodorov in 1954.  We have seen it here in New Jersey for four decades.  The Supreme Court is responsible for forcing the State of New Jersey to expropriate … Continue reading






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Cutting taxes is always good; government spending must be reined in

The annual kabuki dance in Trenton known as the budget negotiations is a mixed bag as usual. Reducing the sales tax is long overdue.  The income tax should be reduced as well.   The passing out of the estate tax is … Continue reading






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New Jersey’s entrenched Marxist culture

David Sciarra, executive director of the Education Law Center, asserts that the “needs” of so-called at risk children trumps the needs of income earners who are forced to subsidize government (taxpayer funded) schools in urban and some rural low income … Continue reading






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Christie’s proposal is half way to education freedom

Governor Christie’s public school aid funding proposal would treat each child “equally,” that is, the state would send every school district the same amount for each child in its school district.  Most school districts would get a huge increase in … Continue reading






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Low balling the costs of government programs is “normal”

Government officials have lied thorough their teeth about the income tax (rates would not go up, Ha), Federal Reserve (the dollar’s purchasing power would be stabilized),  Social Security (rates would never go up, income subject tot the tax would never up), Medicare (future … Continue reading






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Socialism does not work, so why do we have government schools?

If you believe government should provide education to all youngsters, then you have lost the argument against the proponents of socialism. If you support taxpayer-funded education, why then shouldn’t the government provide health care, transportation, housing, energy, banking, food, etc.? … Continue reading






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Democrats: the party of death

The Democratic Party controls both houses of the New Jersey state legislature. Yesterday, in a procedural maneuver, the Democrats prevented Gov. Christie from reducing the onerous requirements to legally carry a firearm in the state. Although the Democrats are congratulating … Continue reading






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The battle over taxes in Trenton

A bipartisan group of New Jersey lawmakers are balking raising the “gas tax” and eliminating the estate tax. (There are additional tax cutting provisions in the gas tax bill, which would reduce taxes on average families by more than $1000 … Continue reading






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Abolish political parties

In her column today Montclair State University political science and law professor Brigid Callahan Harrison calls for New Jersey state GOP to disavow Donald Trump’s presidential run. Prof. Harrison asserts that Trump’s intemperate remarks about Judge  Gonzalo Curiel, who was … Continue reading






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New Jersey legislature proposes gas tax hikes and tax cuts

Both houses of the New Jersey State legislature are proposing increases in fuel taxes to replenish the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), which will run out of money except to service debt on June 30.  For the record, I am opposed … Continue reading






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