Articles Posted in the " Economics " Category

  • The Tar Pits of New Jersey

    By Joe Sinagra | The Save Jersey Blog Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, estimates that U.S. consumers could find an extra $100 billion in their wallets this year. William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, says the plunge in gas prices will translate largely into spending rather than savings since […]

  • NJ Gas Tax Hike? Five Reasons To Say ‘NO!’

    By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot In New Jersey, one of the most heavily-taxed states in the nation, the hue and cry is on for a gas tax hike. The state says the extra money is needed for New Jersey’s Transportation Fund so that we can maintain roads and bridges. Behind close doors, legislative maneuvers are […]

  • Lance, MacArthur Offer Prerebuttals of #SOTU

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog President Barack Obama will deliver his second-to-last (there’s a silver-lining!) State of the Union Address on Tuesday night, Save Jerseyans, and consistent with this reputation for stubborn ideological behavior and extreme partisan brinksmanship, the President will propose… tax hikes and “free” college. All at a time when […]

  • What a real State of the Union sounds like

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog It’s been so long since we’ve heard one, Save Jerseyans… This is a contrast worth remembering (especially when you consider how the economy has only grown 12.9% under President Obama’s stewardship in the 21 months since the recession hit its lowest point whereas it grew 28.4% over the same time […]

  • NJGOP Needs to Make Gas Tax a Major 2015 Issue

    By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog In case you missed it over the weekend, Save Jerseyans, Matt Rooney wrote about how Jon Bramnick stopped in Bergen County, flanked by GOP legislators, and urged residents to “don’t move” in favor of voting for Republicans this November. This message was in response to Mercedes leaving New Jersey […]

  • Mess at the Meadowlands

    By Toni Marie D’Alessandro | The Save Jersey Blog The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) announced last week that they will be closing Izod Center (aka Continental Airlines Arena, aka Meadowlands Arena, aka Byrne Arena) at the end of the month.  Almost immediately, Governor Christie’s detractors began blaming Christie for the loss of this […]

  • Assembly GOP Road Show Urges Residents: Don’t Move!

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Some (okay… many) observers might say it’s going to be an uphill climb with the current legislative map, Save Jerseyans, and they’re not wrong, but I think Jon Bramnick deserves credit, at this stage, for trying to make the best of a tough situation. He’s campaigning all […]

  • Watch Mike Ferguson convey reality to a union booster

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The plight of New Jersey’s pension fund isn’t all too different from the Izod Center debacle, Save Jerseyans. Years of independent negative forces, bad business decisions, excessive taxpayer investment, chronic over-promising, and unrealistic workforce demands inevitably culminate in the death of the golden goose. It’s not sinking in for everyone, […]

  • Lance: Time to Audit the Fed!

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog He doesn’t exactly boast Ron Paul’s reputation as a firebrand, Save Jerseyans, but Rep. Leonard Lance (R, NJ-07) has been a solid conservative voice on many fiscal issues since arriving in Washington. The latest example? From the realm of monetary policy… He’s co-sponsoring H.R. 24, the “Federal Reserve Transparency Act” which, […]

  • Lance Renews Battle for Balanced Budget Amendment

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) didn’t waste any time on Tuesday, Save Jerseyans, kicking off the 114th Congress by pitching a balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution.  “Many states, including New Jersey, are required to balance their state budgets, yet the federal government continues to spend more than […]

  • You Can STOP The NJ Gas Tax Hike NOW!

    By Dan Cirucci | Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot You may have noticed that price of gas at the pump is very low right now. Not as low as it was when George W. Bush was in office, but still very low. And maybe you’re thinking that’s great news for you. Well, yes — in a way it is. […]