Articles by Joe Sinagra

See, We Told You So: President Trump may soon validate N.J. gas tax opponents’ fears

Back in June of last year, I had a written a few articles about the ill effects of the gas tax here at Matt Rooney‘s Save Jersey Blog. I warned you how, on top of the then-proposed New Jersey gas tax increase, a proposed federal increase would raise the gas tax by $10 per barrel — about 24 […]

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A Border Wall is Cheaper Than Driving in N.J.

A study frequently cited last year by New Jersey gas tax hike proponents is instructive as we debate one of President Trump’s defining policy pushes, Save Jerseyans.  The June 2016 national transportation research group (the “TRIP”) report concluded that it costs New Jersey motorists a total of $13.1 billion statewide annually, or more than $2,600 per driver and […]

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The State Thimblerig

In July of 2006, then-Governor Jon S. Corzine and the New Jersey Legislature shut down state government for six days, costing the state millions of dollars. The reason? A fight over whether to raise the sales tax from 6% to 7% to ease the state’s nagging property-tax burden. At that time, Save Jerseyans, a person or family spending $400 a […]

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A Tale of Two Candidates

By Joe Sinagra | The Save Jersey Blog Our Constitution is great. But it doesn’t necessarily give us the right to commit suicide.” ~ Donald Trump Trump is not a Conservative by a long shot and is probably more middle of the road. He has been a Republican three times, a Democrat once, a member […]

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New Jersey gas tax hike will cost you $300 per year

By Joe Sinagra | The Save Jersey Blog A proposed N.J. gas tax hike of 23-cents per gallon will cost the average driver $300 a year or roughly 80 cents a day, Save Jerseyans. For many families it’ll be a much stiffer bill. New Jersey motorists would be the ones footing the bill for the […]

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Raising the Gas Tax: A Very Bad (and Old) Idea

By Joe Sinagra | The Save Jersey Blog Trenton’s new scheme to raise New Jersey’s gas tax by a whopping 23-cents is jaw-dropping, Save Jerseyans, but schemes related to the gas tax aren’t anything new. Did you know that, back in 2011, 18th District Democrat Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan (who was elected to represent the people) […]

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Putting the Fox back in the Hen House

By Joe Sinagra | The Save Jersey Blog Hillary Clinton’s announcement that her husband, former President Clinton, would take the lead in economic revitalization efforts during her hypothetical administration was supposed to instill confidence in her candidacy. Think again. Too many of us know better. William Jefferson Clinton raised taxes in 1993 on an accelerating […]

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Self-aggrandizers, narcissists, and Election 2016

By Joe Sinagra | The Save Jersey Blog The practice of enhancing or exaggerating one’s own importance, drawing attention to one’s own importance, or an act undertaken to increase one’s own power, reputation and influence, is referred to as ‘self-aggrandizement.’ And it’s not a good thing. It might be worth revisiting the concept – and […]

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Freshen up on these gun stats before Christmas dinner

By Joe Sinagra | The Save Jersey Blog With misinformation about guns as rampant as ever, Save Jerseyans, we recommend freshening up on the truth – and the stats behind the truth – before heading out to your family Christmas celebrations this week. Don’t cede the table to your gun-grabbing Uncle Gary! There are roughly […]

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Syrian refugees vs. New Jersey’s hungry and homeless

By Joe Sinagra | The Save Jersey Blog We can’t take care of our own, Save Jerseyans, and we wonder why we pay higher taxes, go deeper in debt, continue to fund what we can’t afford, and have no money left to fund our own humanitarian problems. Let’s look at the numbers behind Syrian refugee […]

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Clinton ready to renew Obama’s jobless nightmare

By Joe Sinagra | The Save Jersey Blog A record 93,770,000 Americans 16 or older did not participate in the nation’s labor force in July, Save Jerseyans, and that grisly number increased by 144,000 individuals over the month. The labor force participation rate remained at 62.6 percent, a 38-year low, according to data released Friday […]

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The numbers are on Trump’s side; Flake, GOP ignore them at their own peril

By Joe Sinagra | The Save Jersey Blog I’m not sure if you saw this, Save Jerseyans, but Republican Senator Sen. Jeff Flake (Ariz.), called on the Maricopa County Republican Party to disinvite Donald Trump ahead of Saturday’s massive 15,000 supporter-strong rally in Phoenix. “Donald Trump’s views are coarse, ill-informed and inaccurate, and they are […]

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New Jerseyans get the federal aid they vote for. Not a penny more (or less).

By Joe Sinagra | The Save Jersey Blog NJ Spotlight’s recent article, titled “Why New Jersey Got Billions Less Than New York in FEMA Disaster Aid After Sandy,” got my wheels turning and I settled on my own answer, Save Jerseyans: Citizens permitted it. Regular Save Jersey readers already know many of the details. For […]

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College debt: who is going to pay?

By Joe Sinagra | The Save Jersey Blog You may have heard that students are refusing to repay their federal student loans as part of a protest designed to pressure the government into forgiving their debt, Save Jerseyans. The problem? College graduates and students who default on their loans can lose their paychecks, tax refunds, or a […]

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Warning: ‘The Christie Pause’ will be over soon and then wham!!

By Joe Sinagra | The Save Jersey Blog I’m sorry to be a buzz kill on a Friday but here it is, one day after Chris Christie’s administration took a beating in oral argument before the New Jersey Supreme Court: The politicians who created the pension mess knew they would not be around when the […]

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St. Patrick’s Day History, Lore and Trivia

By Joe Sinagra | The Save Jersey Blog St. Patrick’s birthplace, Save Jerseyans, was said to be in either Scotland or Roman England. His birth name was Maewyn Succat. Though Patricius was his Romanicized name, he was later known as Patrick. The son of a Roman-British army officer, he ended up in Ireland because he […]

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