Before I deconstruct Mr. Failace’s August 13, 2010 response to my editorial, I must say it is an honor to have the ex-mayor of Carteret so fervidly object to my points discussed. In his long-winded editorial, Mr. Failace took the hapless reader for a trip down his distorted perception of the world.
There are many areas of life in this country where it appears that we live in two worlds. And that’s no different when we consider paid sick days. In the first world, if you’re sick, you stay home from work, take care of yourself, and have the time to get better.
I read with disgust ex Mayor Jim Failace’s letter to the editor in the Home News Tribune. Failace was soundly defeated by Reiman eight years ago this year. Failace now attempts to take credit for everything good in Carteret while blaming others for everything bad.
I serve as the Zoning Officer and Construction Official for the Borough of Carteret and have worked in the Borough for 40 years and for the borough of Carteret for 20 years under three different administrations. While I have had a good relationship with all the Mayors I’ve worked for none has been a stronger working relationship than with Mayor Dan Reiman.
The Obama administration is developing a comprehensive, cutting-edge strategy for preserving America’s natural heritage, and the time is now for citizens to join this conversation about conservation!
In the mid-1980s, someone at the Coca-Cola Company had the bright idea of changing the formula of the nation’s most popular soft drink. In one of the biggest public relations debacles of all time, the company’s effort to convince Americans to switch to New Coke fell flat on its face.
What’s bad for the country? They used to say, “What’s good for General Motors is good for America.” Today, Republicans changed their tune to: “It’s bad for the country when the government owns car companies.”
Mark it down. At 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10, 2010, the U.S. Federal Reserve made a historic announcement. It signaled that the central bank was going to “preserve the size of its balance sheet.” The announcement didn’t sound all that dramatic, but don’t be fooled. In the two subsequent days, the stock market fell over 300 points, and the price of gold rose $20.
If you want to know what tyranny is like, look around. The national government — specifically the executive branch — can do pretty much what it wants.
America is in dire straits. Unemployment stands at 9.5% (and a staggering 34.5% for young black men), with more than 15 million Americans out of work, and 6.3 million of them having been unemployed for six months or longer.