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...
Less government programs, spending, fewer employees. No full time pensions and benefits for part-time employees. Pay government employees same as private employees who do same work. Post all government employee and their jobs, salaries, and benefits on official government websites. Cut costs of insurance and lawsuits by ending claims for “hurt feelings” with no medical […]
Because both Sweeney Democrats and Christie Republicans pretend to believe Al Gore, they force NJ Board of Public Utilities to spend billions on “green energy” projects built by unions and contractors who give lots of campaign cash to both parties. This is why NJ electric bills are triple what they should be. This is why our natural gas bills keep going up, when South Jersey Gas is paying less than ever for its supplies. Continue reading...