Category: Opinion

Lance Dance or Stender Spender?

Congressman Mike Ferguson survived a challenge from Democratic Assemblywoman Linda Stender two years ago by deluging local television with the chant, “Stender is a Spender”—which was fundamentally false and unfair because Ferguson was behind the expenditure of many trillions of…

Refueling New Jersey’s Economy

By Assemblyman Joseph Vas Over the past month, economic woes have become the central issue of concern, both locally globally, and of course nationally. With the interconnectivity of today’s global marketplace, this concern is more than justified.  What we do…

Who’s Going To Bail Us Out?

By Michael M. Shapiro The federal government’s proposal to spend approximately $700 billion to bail out financial institutions drowning in the sub-prime mortgage mess raises the issue of whether such a bailout should be taking place.   It would seem that…

Congress Should Vote ‘No’ on Bailout

By Bob Barr The leaders of both the Republican and Democratic Parties are rushing ahead with their $700 billion bill.  Without a single hearing and without considering other solutions, Congress is preparing to put the typical American family on the…

Toss Up: Corzine or Christie?

By Michael M. Shapiro Gov. Corzine may have an upside down 40%-51% approval rating; however, he is still in a dead heat with current United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Chris Christie, in a hypothetical matchup for…

Don’t Fuel The Fire: Fire The Arsonists

By Jeff M. Wilson Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson along with Federal Reserve Board Chariman Ben Bernanke offered to solve all of the current Wall Street credit problems. Their solution, Congress remits to them a blank check payable for $700 Billion.…