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Hugh Gordon's picture
Last seen: 2 years 49 weeks ago
Joined: 2009-10-24 :58

Couple of items today:

new poll released today by Franklin & Marshall College finds the governor's job approval rating dipping below 30 percent for the first time. At the same

time his disapproval rating increased by 10 percentage points.


(Reuters) - New Jersey's unemployment rate rose in July for the fourth month in a row to 9.8 percent, a record high since 1977, according to data released by the state Department of Labor on Thursday.

July's jobless rate in the Garden State was up from 9.6 percent in June and from 9.4 percent in July 2011, the preliminary numbers showed.

Democrats seized on the data to blast Republican Governor Chris Christie's self-proclaimed "comeback" for New Jersey.


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politeia's picture
Last seen: 3 years 9 weeks ago
Joined: 2008-07-30 :00

People want their stuff - especially when times are tough. It's human nature.

I'm can't stand Corbett or Christie, but states can't print money like the feds and unlike the feds are required to balance state budgets.

Due to that, cuts have to happen in recessions like this. States can't have federal style "stimulus" with money printed out of thin air. While I disagree with where Corbett has been cutting, a D or R in office would have had to do it anyway as tax revenue is down (plus, Corbett has been justifiably taken to task for his misogynistic tendencies).

Can't speak for NJ as I don't follow it as closely as PA, but PA has the second or third largest state legislature in the nation. It is massively bloated, extremely costly and Corbett has not touched it. Cut the number of members of the General Assembly in half, and cut the support staff the same amount.

Use that money for education.

There's a smaller government solution that does not take away from what I consider important.


Brotherhood of Thieves ~ As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.

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dmuth's picture
Last seen: 11 weeks 2 days ago
Joined: 2005-09-12 :35

I fixed the formatting on your post and frontpaged it.

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