The U.S. is destroying itself to feed foreign energy markets. Anyone who has witnessed the coal extraction process known as mountaintop removal (MTR) has been shocked. The name is perfectly descriptive—tops of mountains are blasted away and bulldozed into valleys to expose underlying coal seams that can be cheaply and efficiently extracted.
Who’s an economy for? Voters in France and Greece have made it clear it’s not for the bond traders.
We agree with you, Governor Christie. Specifically, we agree with the statement the Governor made back in 2010, when he said, at the AARP Day at the Capitol, “I want everybody to have health insurance. I want everybody to be able to be provided with health care.”
We’ll know more tomorrow when the jobs report is announced, but today’s report on America’s massive service sector – which make up about 90 percent of the economy – is sobering to say the least.
It’s that wonderful time of the year in academia when the school term is winding down and the noble refrain to ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ is within earshot of every parent of a graduating high school senior. It is also the week when that hefty tuition deposit should be in the mail to the college that the student has decided to attend in September.
Recently, in an interview with the Star Ledger’s Tom Maron, Governor Christie said, “New Jersey has one of the most progressive income taxes in the country. Forty-one percent is paid by one percent of the people.”
As part of our ongoing effort to listen to the needs of our customers, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) will be implementing Skip the Trip, the latest in a long line of positive changes the Christie Administration is making to improve customer service and convenience.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit 13,338 Tuesday, its highest since December, 2007. The S&P 500 added 16 points. Wall Street will remember May 1 as a great day.