Want good roads and bridges? Another gas/toll hike is NOT the answer. Continue reading...
Last month, state politicians “rescued” Atlantic City government with more unsustainable debt and spending–and 10 year tax breaks for casino hotels. This month, it’s another Titanic “rescue”. This time it’s for the mismanaged NJ Transportation Trust Fund Authority and holders of its high-interest, tax-free junk bonds. Once again, lifeboats for the rich. Everybody else […]
The problem is the poison that is killing Atlantic City–and already making the rest of New Jersey sick. By Seth Grossman. Published in Newark Start Ledger at: http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/05/christie-sweeney_bandage_cant_stop_the_bleeding_op.html Years ago, Pennsylvania coal miners brought a caged canary when they worked underground. If it stopped singing, they knew there was poison that would soon kill them, […]
Article VIII of NJ State Constitution requires that all real estate be assessed “according to same standard of value” and taxed equally “at the general rate”. It has some exceptions. It allows tax breaks for veterans, farmers, senior and disabled citizens, charities, “structures in areas in need of rehabilitation” and “blighted areas in need of […]
More than a dozen students signed up to start a Liberty and Prosperity Club at Stockton University. That new club is also inspired by Liberty and Prosperity–the motto of New Jersey since 1776. We are working very closely with it. The club meets at 6pm on the first Wednesday of every month, and at 4:30 […]
By Seth Grossman, Executive Director. Seth Grossman is also a Somers Point attorney, and adjunct history professor at Atlantic Cape Community College. He was an Atlantic City Councilman (1986-1990) and Atlantic County Freeholder (1989-1991). Atlantic City has a simple problem. Its local government and public schools spend far more than what its taxpayers can afford. […]
They claim Rite Aid’s contractors ignore “area standards”. Union “area standards” are inflated wages for politically connected union companies, union run pension plans that are often mismanaged and insolvent, and inefficient work rules. For example, in most non-union jobs, an electrician or plumber can break up and patch a sidewalk to run a wire or […]
About 50 Atlantic County residents came to our yearly fundraiser at Ventnor’s Carisbrooke Inn today to learn these undisputed facts from retired federal immigration investigator Michael Cutler: “About 7,000 Americans are killed each year by people who were born in other countries. . . Massive amounts of legal and illegal foreign workers are bringing down […]
The original NJ Casino Control Act of 1978 doomed Atlantic City with three sections that were “poison pills”. Poison Pill #1: This section forced all casinos to be in big hotels with 500 rooms. This gave a two year monopoly to Resorts International, the owner of only hotel in Atlantic City that already had […]
Before last month’s election, Assembly Republican Chris Brown, Democrat Vince Mazzeo, and their running mates spent a fortune on radio and TV ads and slick oversized mailings bashing each other to win our votes. Now all of them, like most Christie Republicans and Sweeney Democrats , are quietly working to double NJ’s gasoline tax. The […]
“Repudiate” means refuse to pay an illegal or unenforceable debt. Both Republicans and Democrats plan to double NJ gasoline tax after November elections—no matter who wins. They say we need more money to fix our roads and bridges. Not true! Continue reading...