The ongoing recession, continuously high unemployment, home foreclosures, congressional intransigence, and the circus of electoral politics are symptoms of a disease so widespread as to have rendered the government altogether incapable of carrying out its mandate, which is to protect the rights of its citizens, individually and collectively.
When the word “transportation” is mentioned, New Jersey residents for the most part think of cars and trucks or trains and buses and their daily commute. I have spent most of my adult life as a business owner, with locations in the Garden State. That experience has given me the perspective of a motorist.
Lobbyists are storming Capitol Hill, pushing a tax holiday that would give billions of dollars in tax breaks to less than 1 percent of American businesses – and stick the other 99 percent with the bill. But of course, they can’t say that. So tax holiday advocates are using a high-powered version of the email con known as the “Nigerian scam.”
Just when you started to think it might be safe to fly again… Remember those whole-body, X-ray scanners the government installed in airports across the country and kept insisting were so safe?
In August Hurricane Irene brought dramatic flooding to Vermont, dumping 11 inches of rain in 24 hours. Floodwaters washed away roads, homes, bridges, businesses, and the state’s emergency operations center, leaving a dozen mountain towns cut off from the outside world.
In 2007, former Gov. Jon S. Corzine signed legislation that permanently designated the first Monday in November as Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Day in New Jersey, which falls on November 7 this year. That action was a direct result of the efforts of our New Jersey Alzheimer’s disease advocates.
Did I ever mention that sometimes I’m not sure what to write about? Let me clue you in, this is not one of them. Without question, the worst situation developed with that snow on Saturday, Oct. 29.
We’re all living on tighter budgets these days – at both the public and personal levels – so it’s good news that state, county and local governments can invest in energy efficiency and, in the process, save taxpayer dollars.
In preparing for the upcoming Christmas and Valentine mail collections, Friends of Our Troops would like to extend special thanks to the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 6807 in Garwood, which participated in the most recent campaign. Led by Lena Cummings, they were the top VFW Auxiliary in New Jersey.
Why does it seem to happen that some politicians, and now even non-politicians, shoot themselves in the foot by running off at the mouth? I’m referring to the recent allegations against Herman Cain that state, at some point in his past, he sexually harassed women before holding political office was on his to do list.