Articles Posted in the " Fiscal Cliff " Category

  • It’s a Gas

    Update From the Front Lines of the Democrats’ War on Your Wallets By Irwin M. Fletcher | The Save Jersey Blog We’ve got an update from the front lines of the war Democrats have been waging on America’s wallets, Save Jerseyans: For 32 days in a row, gas prices have risen across America. 32 consecutive days where the same […]


  • Irony: Sandy Bill Eats Tax Hike

    REPORT: Revenue From Obama’s Tax Hike On Wealthy Taxpayers Consumed by Sandy Aid Package By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Remember when I told you that the fiscal cliff “compromise” was really a detour because President Obama’s tax hikes wouldn’t raise enough revenue? And explained why the federal Sandy aid package was a bloated disgrace? I hate […]


  • What Happened to My Paycheck?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Many of you worked hard today, picked up your paycheck from human resources and noticed something disconcerting… Why am I missed $30? $40? $50 of my usual total net pay? The answer: November 6, 2012. The technical explanation? Last week’s fiscal cliff deal did not include an extension of […]


  • 2013: Democrat War on Your Wallet

    By Irwin M. Fletcher | The Save Jersey Blog I hope you enjoyed your New’s Year Party last week, Save Jerseyans. ‘Cause it’s not party time anymore. It’s war time. That’s because as soon as ball dropped in Times Square, Democrats declared war on your wallet! Don’t believe me? Well, let’s take a look. Start on the […]


  • Did O Neuter House GOP?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Bloomberg Businessweek ran an interesting piece Wednesday, arguing that Republicans should happily embrace Tuesday’s fiscal cliff deal since “[i]t locks in virtually all the Bush-era income tax cuts, establishes a generous-to-the-wealthy inheritance tax, and maintains low capital gains and dividend taxes,” in addition to generating much less revenue for Washington’s spending addiction than the President […]


  • Sandy Bill Hypocrisy

    WHAT AID? WASHINGTON’S FISCAL CLIFF DEAL WILL DISPROPORTIONATELY BURDEN NEW JERSEY TAXPAYERS By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog You can count on New Jersey Democrats and some key Garden State Republicans, too, to pitch a fit in the coming days over Speaker Boehner’s decision to delay a Sandy relief package vote until the new session of […]


  • House Okays Fiscal Cliff Bill

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The fiscal cliff bill is headed to President Obama after receiving late Tuesday evening approval from the House of Representatives. At roll call, 85 Republicans and 172 Democrats voted YEA; 151 Republicans and 16 Democrats voted NO. Eric Cantor appeared to lead the opposition from the Right (which represented a majority […]


  • Emancipation Turns 150

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog It’s an auspicious day to celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation’s 150th Anniversary, Save Jerseyans. The late great Civil War historian Shelby Foote liked to argue that “the genius of American politics is compromise,” and that the Civil War came about through the nation’s failure to do what it had previously done best. After […]


  • Fiscal Cliff Detour

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog It’s a “deal” in the strictest sense of the word, Save Jerseyans, because there appears to be enough votes to get it through the House a little later today after the Senate adopted a fiscal cliff compromise package early New Year’s morning. There’s certainly enough crap in there (like huge […]


  • How Steep is Your Fiscal Cliff?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog A brand new year is days away, Save Jerseyans, and thanks to our reckless President’s record spending and a pack of unherdable cats in the House, the fiscal cliff is now inevitable. We’ve spent a lot of time over the past several months discussing what this means for the average […]


  • Santa Rally? Not Really!

    Yesterday morning, Save Jerseyans, I awoke to dismal online deals and discounts at my favorite online retailer websites.  Primarily, I was hoping to find a deal on the Chloe handbag I’ve been coveting (not a justifiable full-priced purchase for a fiscally conservative blogger).  Unfortunately, neither Neiman Marcus nor Saks fulfilled my day-after-Christmas wish.  Stocks typically rise […]



  • CLIFF COMETH: Boehner Will Post Plan B for Vote Tomorrow

    Any fiscal conservative worried about John Boehner’s “cave” isn’t going to have much to worry about by this time tomorrow, Save Jerseyans. Apparently talks between the White House and House Republicans have broken down, and Speaker Boehner is telling folks he’ll go with his plan and only his plan. The Speaker will post “Plan B” […]