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View Poll Results: Will Politicians pay more attention to South Jersey?
Yes 8 21.62%
No 19 51.35%
I'm from North Jersey, I could careless about S. Jersey 10 27.03%
Voters: 37. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 02-23-2011, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ area
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With South Jersey growing at a faster rate than North Jersey, will New Jersey Politicians start paying more attention to the needs of South Jersey? What do you guys think?
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:30 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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No , the Rich in the North run the state unfortunately this affects the Urban , Middle Class , Central and Southern sections and is unlikely to change. Its starting to really hurt this states economy and mobility....
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Bergen County, Nazi Jerky
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The politicians will concentrate their efforts where there are people to be fooled and pockets to be picked.
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Old 02-23-2011, 06:47 AM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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unfortunately, i think no.
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:56 AM
 
Location: NJ
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money is power, where's the money.
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:38 AM
 
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Even though South Jersey is growing, it has a LONG way to go to even begin to rival the influence the northern counties have. People are saying it's about wealth, well that matters, but it's more about population. As long as North Jersey has a larger population, they will control the Legislature.

However, I did vote yes, because as South Jersey grows and demographics change I think they will pay more attention to the area overall as a swing vote on certain issues. You know, the old throw the folks in South Jersey a bone and they won't complain the folks in North Jersey got the steak.
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:57 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Nope.

When the state removed the secession question from the ballots in the South Jersey counties there were a lot of promises made. The only bone that was actually thrown was Route 55, & it's still not done.
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:58 AM
 
Location: The City
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Nope.

When the state removed the secession question from the ballots in the South Jersey counties there were a lot of promises made. The only bone that was actually thrown was Route 55, & it's still not done.

Yeah, I would welcome the completion!
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:15 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Nope.

When the state removed the secession question from the ballots in the South Jersey counties there were a lot of promises made. The only bone that was actually thrown was Route 55, & it's still not done.
how long has it been? it took 30+ years for 287 and 24 in Northern NJ to be completed - so much for preferential treatment!
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:18 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Even though South Jersey is growing, it has a LONG way to go to even begin to rival the influence the northern counties have. People are saying it's about wealth, well that matters, but it's more about population. As long as North Jersey has a larger population, they will control the Legislature.

However, I did vote yes, because as South Jersey grows and demographics change I think they will pay more attention to the area overall as a swing vote on certain issues. You know, the old throw the folks in South Jersey a bone and they won't complain the folks in North Jersey got the steak.
can someone, pray tell, explain to me what "steak" I'm getting? I pay more (in general) than someone in South Jersey so it just seems commiserate. even though i'm not sure what you guys are lacking in that we up north are bathing in. i think i need to go revisit a thread on this. i think this is more an inferiority complex than anything (no offense).
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