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Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg: Israel Can Defend Itself...

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog I agree with former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg on the "question" (how it's up for debate is beyond me) of Is...

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Atlantic City: Down But Not Out

By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog Atlantic City has been generating some negative headlines recently. There’s no question about that. The Atlan...

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10 Mind-Blowing Pension Numbers

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog I'm not in the habit of transcribing press releases or talking points, Save Jerseyans, but Governor Christie'...

Lance

Lance: SCOTUS Should Hear Subsidy C...

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Rep. Leonard Lance (NJ-07) responded to Tuesday's circuit split over Obamacare's exchange subsidies by callin...

ObamaCare

Lance

Lance: SCOTUS Should Hear Subsidy Cases

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Rep. Leonard Lance (NJ-07) responded to Tuesday's circuit split over Obamacare's exchange subsidies...

Chris Christie

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Challenging the “Meeting Parents” Myth

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Governor Chris Christie once again defended his magazine ba...

Cory Booker

Rand Paul

Breaking Down Bell vs. Booker & Paul

By Charlie Barr | The Save Jersey Blog Cory Booker (D-Twitter), a potential contender for the 2016 Vice Presidential short list, recently...

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Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg: Israel Can Defend Itself But You Cannot!

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog I agree with former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg on the "question" (how it's up for debate is beyond...

Election 2014

Doctor

Federal Appeals Court Decision’s N.J. Impact

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The beginning of the end for the individual and employer mandates? Perhaps. The esteemed D.C...

Bloomberg: Israel Can Defend Itself But You Cannot!

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

I agree with former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg on the “question” (how it’s up for debate is beyond me) of Israel’s right to defend itself, Save Jerseyans, an action that he’s backed up by finding his way to Israel’s second most populous city in the midst of Gaza rocket attacks despite an FAA ban on U.S. air traffic.

But the hypocrisy of America’s leading billionaire is stunning given his ongoing campaign to prevent Americans from being able to defend themselves with legally-purchased firearms… don’t ya think?

The mind of a statist never ceases to amaze and terrify me in equal measure.

 

Atlantic City: Down But Not Out

atlantic cityBy Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog

Atlantic City has been generating some negative headlines recently. There’s no question about that. The Atlantic Club closed in January, Showboat and Trump Plaza will be closing at the end of the summer, and Revel may close if someone doesn’t buy the property by mid-August. Everyone agrees, the decline in casino revenue, forcing these closures, is the over saturation of casinos in the Northeast, as legalized gambling in Pennsylvania and New York have siphoned away customers and dollars. With these closures, 20-25% of Atlantic City’s casino workforce will lose their jobs. Many are calling this the beginning of the end of Atlantic City.

Well let me tell you something, Save Jerseyans…

Atlantic City is down, but it is not out. (And before you accuse me of being a naïve, unrealistically-optimistic idealist for saying such a thing, let me point out to that you would be the first person to ever call me that).

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10 Mind-Blowing Pension Numbers

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

pink-piggy-bankI’m not in the habit of transcribing press releases or talking points, Save Jerseyans, but Governor Christie’s office released a list of ten pension-related stats following Tuesday’s press conference in LBI that’s definitely worth sharing with anyone who doesn’t yet appreciate the severity of New Jersey’s looming legacy cost crisis:

$120 Billion - Savings NJ taxpayers will see from Governor Christie and state leaders from both political parties coming together in 2011 to pass historic, bipartisan pension and benefits reform. Even this just simply isn’t enough.

$24.4 Billion - Expenses over the last 10 years from New Jersey’s health care benefits (from FY 2006 through FY15).

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Lance: SCOTUS Should Hear Subsidy Cases

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

LanceRep. Leonard Lance (NJ-07) responded to Tuesday’s circuit split over Obamacare’s exchange subsidies by calling on our nation’s highest tribunal to take up the question, Save Jerseyans.

“Today’s legal rulings are very consequential and undoubtedly will not be the last word on the matter,” Lance opined in a statement. “Millions of taxpayer funds have already been dedicated to these exchanges and now the market, insurers and consumers are left in limbo.  This is the exact reason why Congress should not pass thousand page bills without thorough analysis.  The Administration has consistently been forced to re-work, delay or completely ignore parts of the President’s law as it finds the statute unworkable.  The Supreme Court of the United States should review this matter in its coming term.”

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Federal Appeals Court Decision’s N.J. Impact

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

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The beginning of the end for the individual and employer mandates?

Perhaps. The esteemed D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals made huge waves on Tuesday morning, Save Jerseyans, when a three-judge panel that the language of the (Un)affordable Care Act prevents states from providing subsidies to residents of states who declined to establish their own independent insurance marketplaces from the federal exchange.

Thirty-six of fifty U.S. states fall into that category including our own New Jersey. Governor Chris Christie repeatedly vetoes attempts by the Democrat legislature to establish a state-based exchange.

“It is implausible to believe that Congress gave the IRS discretion to authorize $150 billion per year in federal spending, particularly when Congress had directly spoken to this issue,” the Halbig v. Burwell plaintiffs successfully argued. “Major economic decisions like these — indeed, any decisions granting tax credits — must be made unambiguously by Congress itself.”

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Challenging the “Meeting Parents” Myth

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Governor Chris Christie once again defended his magazine ban veto on Monday, Save Jerseyans, fending off a horde of hungry media ghouls during a campaign swing in Connecticut on behalf of the RGA’s gubernatorial candidate:

Can I be brutally frank with you for a moment? As if you expected anything less…

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29-Year-Old Enters Essex Fray

By Matthew Gilson | The Save Jersey Blog

John KellyAlways striving to help Republicans fighting hard around the state, Save Jerseyans, I have decided to embark on a series of interviews with local candidates for the 2014 cycle.

For my first interview, I sat down with John V. Kelly III who is running for the Essex County 5th Freeholder District that encompasses Nutley, Bloomfield, Belleville, Glen Ridge, and Montclair.

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When the DREAM Becomes a Nightmare

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Border wall brownsvile illegal immigrationGovernor Chris Christie is as effective a speaker on the issues of taxes, entitlement reform and school choice as you’ll ever find, Save Jerseyans. Plain spoken but substantively on-point; the clarity with which he speaks makes apolitical Americans want to get up and follow him and good faith dissenters concede the logic of his argument.

The so-called “YouTube moments” concerning ^^ are what we remember and, at least until Sandy and Bridgegate, they’re what defined his brand. Just as often, however, Chris Christie talks like what he is by training: a lawyer. And I don’t mean that in a disparaging way (I am one!). All the same, it can get him into trouble.

Immigration comes to mind as a prominent example.

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Rooney Reams SCI On ‘Jersey Joe’ Show

By Staff | The Save Jersey Blog

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Sue Ann Penna on the set of AM970 The Answer co-hosting the “The Jersey Joe Show”

The New Jersey legislature’s special committee on investigations (or the “SCI”) continues to investigate Bridgegate – without any results – and waste the taxpayers’ money to serve the chief inquisitor’s political ambitions.

Meanwhile, Watershed-gate, DRPA-gate, Tunnel-gate and a host of Democrat scandals continue to pile up immune from any scrutiny.

Our Blogger-in-Chief Matt Rooney dropped by AM970 over the weekend, Save Jerseyans, to renew his vigorous criticism of the blatantly partisan process…

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Great Eck-pectations

By Charlie Barr | The Save Jersey Blog

eckWho would have thought that one of the most conservative and small-government-favoring Republicans that New Jersey has seen in years would be four months away from a shot at joining like minded individuals such as Justin Amash and Thomas Massie in Congress?

No, I am not talking about Tom MacArthur.

I am talking about Alieta Eck.

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#IllegalImmigration protests took place this weekend all over the country

By Alyssa Lafage | News Ninja

America’s southern border is under attack in a way that we have never experienced before. At the direction of President Obama, the federal government has refused to enforce current immigration law and in turn has allowed thousands of illegal immigrants to enter the United States.

Americans are rightly and understandably fed up.

In an effort to take a stand against the mismanagement of our southern border and to bring awareness to the situation, Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) and Overpasses for America joined together to organize “National Days Of Protest Against Immigration Reform Amnesty & The illegal immigration surge.”

On July 18-19 more than 321 protests took place nationwide at state capitals, on overpasses, outside the offices of amnesty supporting lawmakers, and at locations where the Obama is attempting to bus and house illegal aliens.

CLICK HERE for a full listing of all the protests that took place.

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Will Donkey’s Demise Mobilize Dems Behind Israel?

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

DonkeyOne of my favorite bloggers is another Matt – Matt Walsh – who recently turned the faux Kendall Jones safari controversy on its head and outed liberals for caring more about animal life than human lives. ‘Situational ethics’ is the fancy way to describe their worldview. Morally bankrupt and logically inconsistent are my preferred ways to phrase it, Save Jerseyans.

Think about it: how many liberals do you know are less offended by late term abortion than Pacific whale poaching? Or “bullying”? Or Jews terrorized by terrorist rocket fire?

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Marlboro Council Passes Political Sign Restrictions

By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings.com

Over the objections of citizens who urged them not to restrict their 1st Amendment Rights and to avoid expensive litigation, the Marlboro Township Council unanimously passed an ordinance that prohibits the placement of temporary political signs on public property and rights of way, limits the time before and after an election that signs may appear on private property and rights of way adjacent to private property, and regulates the size of signs and the distance they may appear from each other on private property.

At the request of Councilman Frank LaRocca, the ordinance was amended to eliminate the imposition of a 90 day jail sentence for violating the ordinance.  Candidates, Committee Chairmen, Campaign Treasurers and private property owners now face fines ranging from $100 to $1250 if signs appear more than 45 days before an election, 7 days after an election or if signs promoting the same candidate are posted within 50 feet of each other on the same property.  The total square footage of all political signs on any one tax lot must not exceed 16 square feet.

Matthew Rasmussen, an attorney representing the Marlboro Republican Committee told the council during the public hearing prior to the adoption of the ordinance that it contained numerous “constitutional infirmities, some of them fatal” and urged the governing body to defeat the ordinance in order to avoid expensive litigation that they would certainly lose.

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Comparing Their Responses

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

It’s like listening to leaders of different nations, Save Jerseyans, not just different times. And is it just me, or does our President always sound inconvenienced by international events? The 40th President had an elevated view of America’s role in the world. The 44th… well, he’s got bigger fish to fry. Like socialized medicine, salads in school cafeterias and auditing tea party groups.

Listen and compare…

Reagan following 1983 Soviet Attack on a Korean Airliner:

Obama following 2014 Pro-Russian Separatist (?) Attack on Malaysian Airliner:

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The Wiz Gets Pissy with Nuzzi

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

The Wiz, soaking up his 15 minutes of Bridgegate fame on NBC

The Wiz, soaking up his 15 minutes of Bridgegate fame on NBC

Just when you thought SCI Chairman John “The Wiz” Wisniewski couldn’t be more charming, Save Jerseyans, he somehow finds a way! That’s why we call him The Wiz here at Save Jersey. He never ceases to amaze us.

Today’s example: New Jersey native Olivia Nuzzi, political reporter for The Daily Beast, recently reached out to Chairman Wiz to discuss the latest Bridgegate legislative investigation developments (hints: there aren’t any).

Amazingly for a man with so much recent interview experience, the Wiz wasn’t especially… diplomatic?… when asked about “his seemingly constant presence of television” since Bridgegate broke nationally:

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Clinton Team Shadows Christie In IA, NJ

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Chris Christie suffered Clintonistas overload on Thursday, Save Jerseyans.

They’re still treating him like the front runner for the 2016 GOP nomination even after the Bridgegate scandal and ideological indiscretions even if a large segment of the Republican base is less convinced. Go figure.

For starters, Hilldawg herself visited New Jersey for an evening Hard Choices book signing in Ridgewood. She’s hard up for a good headline with past scandals getting new oxygen for the past few weeks, so it must have been nice to experience her tried-and-true North Jersey Democrat sycophants fawning all over her.

Chris Christie stumped in Iowa simultaneously to the Clinton event, but even there he couldn’t escape her minions.

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Egea vs. the Wiz

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Another key Christie World figure – aide Regina Egea – is under the microscope today as Jon Wisniewski’s discredited SCI committee asks stupid repetitive questions and wastes everyone’s time. Not that I have a strong opinion or anything…

Click here to watch the morning session if you missed it; the live feed is here:

Any revelations so far? Nah. Just that Egea may’ve texted the Governor at some point about Bridgegate but doesn’t now have all of the texts. Gasp! SCI Democrats are outraged; SCI Republicans should say two words – “Lois” and “Lerner” – and then advise them to shove their feign indignation up there arses.

The only man who actually matters, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman, denied the imminence of indictments on Thursday. Meanwhile, the Governor is in Iowa…