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Democrats: Desperate to Distract in 2014

By Alyssa Lafage | Convictions of Faith

DonkeyGet ready for it people. The Democrats are gearing up their smokescreens in a desperate attempt to keep us focused on anything but the destruction they’ve caused. They don’t want to talk about the debt, or unemployment, or the economy. They definitely don’t want to talk about Obamacare! Heck, we aren’t even allowed to refer to it as Obamacare any more without offending someone. The Democrats are so desperate to distract us in 2014 that we can expect them to pull out all of their favorite arguments and narratives. 

If Republicans talk about securing the boarder, the Democrats interpret that as…


ACA Screws 1.8k More NJ Families

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

DoctorI told you that the math behind last month’s Obamacare enrollment “success” story doesn’t add up, Save Jerseyans.

Here’s more hard proof via, where it’s being reported that 1,800 more Garden State families received cancellation notices last week:

The Affordable Care Act — the federal law that mandates everyone have insurance — effectively killed FamilyCare Advantage, a low-cost option for kids in New Jersey created six years ago for parents who earned too much to qualify for Medicaid and other subsidized programs but too little to buy on a policy on their own. The state program was the first of its kind in the nation.


Failure in Four Numbers

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Barack ObamaDid you enroll? Or get rolled?

An Obamacare deadline synopsis in four numbers:

684 million dollars spent on marketing Obamacare to people who don’t want it (or to pay for it)

7.1 million sign ups as of April 1st for Obamacare, but without any indication how many actually paid and how many were previously uninsured

6 million lost health care coverage because of Obamacare

30 million  folks who Democrats told us didn’t have insurance in order to justify Obamacare


Dem Hopefuls Unenrolling from Obamacare

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

runningWith the Obamacare enrollment deadline only hours away, Save Jerseyans, it’s painfully clear to anyone watching that the grand experiment of socialized medicine is failing – in epic fashion – more quickly than even was anticipated by even the most ardent critics of the (Un)affordable Care Act.

Continued technological glitches are the least of it.


Empty Suit, Empty Tweet

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Con: Hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans have lost their preferred health coverage thanks to Barack Obama’s Democrat Party.

Pro: Lou Greenwald has Twitter covered better than the extra-greasy unleaded hair gel (or whatever the hell that stuff is) caked all over on his sizable mellon…


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Christie Throws Down with Obamacare Booster

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

How successfully Chris Christie can reconcile his decision to accept a massive Medicare expansion with his consistent and vocal opposition to Obamacare (including not one but two state exchange vetoes) could make or break his 2016 GOP primary dreams, Save Jerseyans.

We saw it play out today at a heated South River town hall where the Governor warned agitators and attention-seekers, in vain, to behave:


Christie Got Toms River Standing With This Answer

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

It’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser every time, Save Jerseyans.

From today’s Toms River town hall:

Goldberg Talks to Save Jersey

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

We’re kicking off our Election 2014 Senate coverage by sharing my interview with Brian D. Goldberg, Save Jerseyans, a businessman originally from Monmouth County who made his money in the concrete business and who now hopes to bring private sector common sense to Capitol Hill.

He’s one of five GOP nominee hopefuls including former U.S. candidate and Reagan campaign staffer Jeffrey Bell, Monmouth businessman Rich Pezzullo, retired FBI agent Robert “Turk” Turkavage, and Ramapo Professor Murray Sabrin.

For now, meet Brian:

Wright Backs Eck in CD12

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Dr. Eck

Dr. Eck

Former State Assemblywoman Barbara Wright  (R-14), is backing Dr. Alieta Eck to replace Rush Holt in NJ12, Save Jerseyans. 

“With massive changes to our healthcare system being implemented in Washington on an almost daily basis, many New Jersey residents may find themselves left behind when it comes to access, quality, and affordible healthcare,” said Asw. Wright in a release from the campaign. “The fact is no one knows more about the real issues facing physicians and patients today than Alieta Eck.”

Wright specifically lauded Eck’s work as a physician through the Zarephath Free Health Clinic (which she founded) as evidence that she’s be “a perfect fit for the district who has the right experience to deal with the healthcare challenges we are facing.”


Obamacare Will Kill 71k+ Jersey Jobs

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Unemployment LineOr should we say 71k+ jobs “liberated”?

That’s what Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) estimates based upon last week’s Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis, Save Jerseyans, which concluded that the United States could see 2.5 million fewer jobs by 2024 than it otherwise would’ve without Obamacare.

71,661 to be exact.

Click here to see ATR’s state-by-state breakdown. In case you were wondering, ATR arrived at its numbers by looking at Bureau of Labor Statistics tallies for each states’ respective shares of the total national job market. It’s looking to be a rough decade for New Jersey employees (and employers) considering our state’s cumulative pension woes, tax burdens, constitutionally-mandates minimum wage increases and, of course, a failed experiment in nationalizing 1/5 of the country’s economy.

Sorry. It’s a buzzkill. I know. But hey, don’t get too down. Your ‘liberation’ is at hand…

ObamaCare in Under 5 Minutes

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

We’ve spent countless hours and barrels of digital ink deconstructing the (Un)affordable Care Act, a/k/a “Obamacare” over the past few years, Save Jerseyans, especially in the wake of its disastrous roll out.

We know you’re busy. This video (posted below) summarizes hundreds of posts’ worth of content in under five minutes… h/t

“Action” Is the Problem, Mr. President.

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

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Some Presidents have used the State of the Union to rally Americans against a foreign threat. Others called on members of both major parties to unite to overcome a domestic challenge.

The dominant narrative of last night’s State of the Union address delivered by President Obama? A threat. He could’ve stopped after delivering this excerpt without sacrificing one iota of substance:

“But what I offer tonight is a set of concrete, practical proposals to speed up growth, strengthen the middle class and build new ladders of opportunity into the middle class. Some require congressional action, and I’m eager to work with all of you. But America does not stand still, and neither will I. So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do.”

Uplifting, right? While my fellow conservatives focus on the coercive elements of the President’s address,  if we’re being honest, this commander-in-chief is hardly the first to use executive orders. What makes last night so remarkable, and the last five years so utterly sad and infuriating, is the fact that Barack Obama has already “acted” repeatedly in big, expensive and less-than-constitutional ways to “expand opportunity.”

And none of these efforts have helped…


Lance Offers #SOTU “Prebuttal”

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ07) took the unusual step of offering a “prerebuttal” to President Obama’s sixth State of the Union address on Tuesday evening, Save Jerseyans, highlighting his work on the health care and energy fronts.

Check it out before tonight’s festivities:

Smith Rallies Pro-Life Marchers

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

chris smith pro life marchU.S. Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04) rallied thousands of intrepid Pro-Life Americans on Wednesday, Save Jerseyans, bundled in large groups at the annual ‘March for Life’ which this year coincides with the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court  decision.

Here’s the full text of his remarks:

     Thank you for joining this extraordinary March—a magnificent celebration of God’s gift of life and a recommitment to defending and protecting women and children from the violence of abortion.


Trenton Rally for Life on 1/22

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

unborn babyIt’s not always the “hot” topic here at Save Jersey, folks, but it’s one we’ve spent considerable time discussing that’s never far from our minds and always ranked highly in our hearts.

You’ll have an opportunity this week to rededicate yourself to the cause of ending abortion in our lifetime. That battle is all the more critical now that Obamacare is compelling taxpayers to fund elective abortions.

The Annual Rally for Life sponsored by New Jersey Right to Life is scheduled for Wednesday, January 22nd in Trenton from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants will meet on the State House Steps (125 West State Street for those of you using GPS).

Click here for more information regarding the rally and New Jersey Right to Life. Hoping to see you there…

Lance Fights Obamacare Fire Disaster

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog

FirefightersCongressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) is cosponsoring H.R. 3685, the “Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act,” Save Jerseyans, along with several other House members including Frank Lobiondo (NJ-02) and Jon Runyan (NJ-03).

What’s that? I’m glad you asked! The bill is designed as a “permanent fix” which would exempt our volunteer first responders from the evil side-effects of Obamacare’s individual mandate.

Lance is even coming home next week to drum up support for this much-needed legislative relief…