It has been replaced by government of, for and by the government workers’ unions, bureaucrats protected by civil “service” laws and contracts, and the politicians, protected by gerrymandering and incumbency, who have abdicated the most fundamental functions of government to said unions and bureaucrats. The so called public “servants.”
If this was a partisan political post, I’d be slamming Newark Mayor Cory Booker for the rise in crime in his city over the last over the last three years.
But that would be disingenuous. Violent crime in Newark declined from 2006, when Booker was elected mayor through November of 2010 when he laid off the 167 city police officers that had been hired since he became mayor.
When the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) decided to dump 100 Election 2013 legislative endorsements over the weekend, its PAC comms team made a point of highlighting that 17 of the lucky candidates were Republicans.
Out of 100, or only 17% for those of you who were unlucky enough to learn math in an Abbott District.
You can check out a full list below the fold, Save Jerseyans…
I’m not 100% sure how health care and guns are related (other than that you may need the former if the latter is used improperly), but Barbara Buono’s choice for lieutenant governor seems to think controlling them is a major priority. Not that we’re surprised.
Buono’s actual selection to stand as her candidate for Lieutenant Governor is reportedly Milly Silva, someone whom I’ve never heard of before today and frankly had a really hard time finding on her labor union’s website.
Apparently Ms. Silva is an executive vice president for SEIU 1199 (of which they have 17). She also a woman (see the photo to your right) and Hispanic (which, for the benefit of those of you educated in an Abbott District, is NOT a race).
But does the name or the profile really matter all that much? Let’s cut to the heart of the matter: labor is labor, and if you pick one of their leaders/operatives/disciples/goons for your ticket, it’s Big Labor who will pull the strings.
And make no mistake about it, Save Jerseyans: is a pick of weakness for Babs Buono.
Teenagers are allowed to perform construction work as volunteers for non-profit organizations assisting New Jersey residents in rebuilding from the devastation of Superstorm Sandy thanks to an Executive Order signed by Governor Chris Christie yesterday.
Many of the young people assisting homeowners clean up and rebuild over the last 9 months have been doing so in violation of New Jersey’s Labor Law which prohibits anyone under the age of 18 from coming within 30 feet of construction work. As the law became more common knowledge, charities were turning young volunteers away.
As promised, Save Jerseyans, here’s the video from my TV appearance on last night’s episode of Dom Time; I debated the role of Big Labor in our region with President of Philadelphia Building Construction & Trades Council Patrick Gillespie.
It got a little heated at a few points, but what were you really expecting from this exchange? Hugs and flowers?
So please remember to tune in. I’m sure it’ll be entertaining and informative! I’ll certainly do my best. Save Jerseyans in or below the Ocean County/Trenton line should be able to watch on Verizon ch. 19 or Comcast ch. 21.
The so-called “New Jersey Economic Opportunity Act of 2013″ is supposed to receive a General Assembly floor vote on Monday, Save Jerseyans.
A3680 was originally designed with the stated goal of streamlining New Jersey’s numerous business incentive programs, specifically, by having the Economic Development Authority (EDA) administer both the “Grow New Jersey Assistance Program” and the “Economic Redevelopment and Growth Grant Program.”
Expanding business incentives. Eliminating red tape. Making government more efficient. What’s not to like for a conservative, right? The bill has attracted a number of Republican sponsors/co-sponsors. But as is often the case with Trenton, the devil is truly in the details. Check out this excerpt from the reprint:
The proposed changes make sense, in that banding together like jobs and eliminating the need to take examinations to proceed through the ranks will result in cost savings for residents. But of course, the Democrats don’t like us messing with their territory (because it is primarily their territory). And heaven forbid we save the taxpayers of New Jersey some of their hard-earned cash. Not on their watches; not if they can help it.