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BN April 19, 2014 at 09:36 PM
The bridge is now open. Unfortunately, our healthcare coverage is gone.
Mortimer Snerd April 20, 2014 at 11:12 AM
Wrong, BN. 8 million people signed up recently. Majority of Americans approve of Affordable CareRead MoreA ct. Only policies canceled were those with more than 15% profit for insurance companies, in violation of law's limit on greed. Repubs are changing their talking points. You should, too.
sig April 20, 2014 at 11:21 AM
Suz, notes on the interviews were released this past week, it was found in there.
Rich Wieland April 19, 2014 at 09:11 AM
This PR story from Hotels Unlimited doesn't mention if it's the Ramada in downtown Toms River orRead Morethe one at Rts. 9 & 70 in TR. Big difference in locations!
Mac April 20, 2014 at 08:27 AM
rein in the corporate welfare for billionaires and you won't even feel in your taxes that there isRead Morea pension system at all - take the elected public parasites out of the mix, along with the full time benefits they receive for part-time attendance and effort at best, including the state senate and assembly, and you would get a more responsible pension system, healthcare system, and workforce - but then again, it's easier and more convenient to allow Christie to attempt to take everything away from everyone else except his own leapfrogs and the Gilmore goo goos
carol ott April 20, 2014 at 09:05 PM
well we agree on a few things, especially our elected parasites. and i'm not a fan of gilmore butRead Moreno rcross makes him look like an amateur. and a dozen more up north. the only problem is kicking up the so called millionaires tax, which to be clear i'm not one lol, only raises $400M. its a drop in the bucket. and simply put i just dont see the logic in raises taxes the parasites will piss away until the stop the waste fraud and corruption. all your doing is giving them more to waste and enrich themselves with.
Franklin Towers April 20, 2014 at 09:43 PM
Pensions for employees, public AND private used to be the norm. Private employers found they couldRead Mores hip jobs overseas and pay pennies for what used to cost them a dollar. A pair of socks that use to cost 50 cents to make now cost 5 cents to make in some third world country where employees get no pension, no health care and no breaks in their 12 hour work day. There is nothing in place to protect their safety at work nor are there any environmental regulations. The air and water are polluted from the production of the 5 cent socks. Did Socks R Us pass that savings on to the consumer? Hell no, that extra 45 cents was pure profit. (and the millionaire CEO is getting tax breaks from on top of it) The private sector employees are told they're lucky they have jobs and they believe it. They're too scared or too lazy to fight for the benefits they USED TO HAVE!!!! The employees in that third world country contribute NOTHING to USA's economy, less income for the Americans means less taxes being paid, less goods and services being bought, it's a snowball effect draining the economy. The CEO's don't care, they're getting theirs, the politicians don't care, you have to pay your taxes or face jail or loss of property. Meanwhile, on the public sector side, roadwork, prison guard work, police work and fighting fires CANT be done from 5000 miles away. Those guys and gals know that, so...they keep the pensions and benefits they've ALWAYS had (just like EVERYONE else) although the powers that be chip away at them. Jobs are good for the middle class. The more they make the more they'll spend. The more they make the more taxes they'll pay. The more taxes that get paid the better our roads, parks and schools will be. Want to bitch and moan? Bitch and moan that YOU don't have a pension, NOT that someone else does. But if you keep shopping at wallyworld you've got NO ONE but YOURSELF to blame.
Mac April 19, 2014 at 03:16 PM
the only thing missing here is Hugh Downs - this is like the game show 'Concentration' - it's justRead Morea matter of matching the boxes together to see the big picture
grace April 19, 2014 at 05:22 PM
@ my Mac i liked gene rayburn in the match game better !
FIMF the ll April 19, 2014 at 06:13 PM
Something about them plaid blazers with the extra wide lapels.
Robert Osenenko April 18, 2014 at 09:09 PM
The nature of government related work is not the same as working for a church. People go intoRead Moregovern ment because of the same reasons any other job offers. Human behavior among government workers are the same as anywhere else. Leaders in government are not pastors and behave the same, either good or bad, as anywhere else. A big difference though is that when the governor says we can't trust government so we have to privatize it he turns those jobs over to the same type of people you find in government. There's no escaping the fact all people have the same behaviors, so what's glorious and different when a governor has no faith in his government and his intellect to solve the great problems of today? Better hope he stays as governor, because as a national leader he's very limited in his vision for our future. Truth is only a small tiny percentage of people think outside the box and are in a position to make solutions from impossible odds against them. Lets wait and see.
carol ott April 19, 2014 at 07:12 AM
lol i'm not sure actually what he is saying. public workers are real people to??? sorry robert butRead Morem y experience is a bit different when dealing with all layers, and there are dozens of layers, of government. the duplicity, the lack of focus all destroy any semblance of productivity. the lowly clerk isn't to blame that there are three people doing the same job one would do in the real world but add the union and the entitlement attitude overlapped by again duplicitous civil service rules and its a toxic mix of inbred workers incapable of a full days productive effort. all multiplied in 600 hundred towns 600 school districts 21 counties and the crown jewel the state.
Robert Osenenko April 19, 2014 at 07:11 PM
No unions. No government. No Western civilization. Just corporations running everything. You doRead Morereal ize, your formula has been tried. It began WWII and was called Facism and combines all of these (note that it means corporations weld to government so you can't tell them separate ,i.e. the Romney-Ryan platform):1.dictatorial movement: any movement, ideology, or attitude that favors dictatorial government, centralized control of private enterprise, repression of all opposition, and extreme nationalism. -Miriam Webster.
Cardinal April 18, 2014 at 07:17 PM
Transfer fees fund shore protection and other programs. Isn't stupid to endorse the elimination ofRead Morea fee before you know what it funds ???? But Christie sheep are stupid.
Irina April 19, 2014 at 02:17 PM
BORING!
Franklin Towers April 19, 2014 at 10:27 PM
"motel owners sell their properties to themselves under new company names for less than theyRead Moreor iginally paid reducing tax rate" Are you saying property tax is not based on assessed value but is based on purchase price?
Kevin kolans April 18, 2014 at 07:22 AM
Paul taylor is LOST and stupid as stupid gets ... 60$billion !! And lapgunt gave it to hisRead Morebuddies.. NOT ORTLEY .. Maybe the GUNT gave some to his pig wife also... Harpoon THAT WHALE!!!
Michie511 April 18, 2014 at 07:23 AM
Does anyone know where all the donations went? Christie's wife was in charge of the millionsRead Moredonate d. Is it ok to protest in front if the Governors home on Island Beach? Just curious.
Sue April 18, 2014 at 04:59 PM
Christie's charade of a meeting won't be at Silver Bay School in Toms River, but inland at a BrickRead MoreT wp. school, Chief. Christie hasn't faced real questioning by the press in a long, long time. His fan club will pack the Brick meeting, ask softball questions, and applaud his every word. That's how it's always orchestrated.
Mortimer Snerd April 16, 2014 at 09:54 AM
Read Morehttp://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/20140415/NJNEWS10/304150047/Many-Jerseyans-dissatisfied-Sandy -recovery-effort
Mortimer Snerd April 17, 2014 at 07:20 AM
http://berkeley-nj.patch.com/groups/opinion/p/flood-premium-relief-by-2015_7d7e9b1d
Mac April 20, 2014 at 03:00 PM
multiply pensions would boost a few annual pension payments higher, but with all pensionsRead Morecollective ly worth $40,000 or $50,000 annually, the pension system would return to a healthy level within a decade at best
grace April 20, 2014 at 03:33 PM
ha then @ mac they move and spend all that money in florida!!
Mac April 20, 2014 at 05:50 PM
@grace - they move to Florida anyway - there are probably more retired NJ politicians living inRead MoreFlor ida than their off-spring still padding their pensions back home in NJ - I'd rather they only have $40 to $50 thousand of our pilfered money to spend there than the current $100,000 to $200,000 they are spending now
Cardinal April 17, 2014 at 10:12 AM
Detroit had a corrupt mayor who greatly contributed to the financial downfall of thatRead Morecity------Luck ily New Jersey is not quite an equal comparison to Detroit. But Republicans will attempt to use it as an example !
FIMF the ll April 17, 2014 at 10:51 AM
Maybe you're right Card, corruption in New Jersey is overstated via a Republican ruse. Seriously?Read MoreCo rruption is the ONLY growth industry in New Jersey! Care to count the public takers on the list?
Spooner April 17, 2014 at 12:14 PM
@Cardinal- here's a recent great article about NJ from the liberal blog Salon about NJ's futureRead Morefin ances...http://www.salon.com/2014/04/11/obscenely_high_police_salaries_wheres_the_political_outrage/
BN April 15, 2014 at 09:37 PM
No company name? I'm dubious.
Tangilina Compton April 16, 2014 at 06:37 PM
You're correct, sorry. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. Health Force 88 SchoolhouseRead MoreRoa d Suite 3 Whiting, N.J. 08759
FIMF the ll April 17, 2014 at 05:54 AM
Sorry to here about your friend.
grace April 17, 2014 at 08:44 AM
dear @ linda i am so sorry and will say a prayer for you and your friend. hang in and thank you for Read Morebeing a teacher :)
FIMF the ll April 17, 2014 at 09:02 AM
I mirror the sentiments of @grace and @Limda gets a pass for the time being I also appreciate herRead Morebe ing a leecher.
Mortimer Snerd April 15, 2014 at 05:18 PM
Contact the NJ State Board of Public Utilities, which oversees JCP&L: 800-664-0241
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