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Old 01-01-2019, 07:37 PM
 
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When NJ voted Menedez back into office, this state has no hope.
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Old 01-01-2019, 09:22 PM
 
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The sad thing is the hate for Murphey should have raised it's head before the election, a recall election after a year is a joke and shows just how bad the republicans are.
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Old 01-02-2019, 09:30 AM
 
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The sad thing is the hate for Murphey should have raised it's head before the election, a recall election after a year is a joke and shows just how bad the republicans are.
Do you believe New Jersey is affordable for most people today?
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Old 01-02-2019, 09:44 AM
 
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Do you believe New Jersey is affordable for most people today?
Sure, as long as they can lower their expectations with regards to their housing choices and accept that they have less discretionary income than people in other places.

Small price to pay for......... good sushi.

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Old 01-02-2019, 10:09 AM
 
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Sure, as long as they can lower their expectations with regards to their housing choices and accept that they have less discretionary income than people in other places.

Small price to pay for good sushi.
Good answer.

My point to G1 is that he/she keeps on complaining that those of us who disagree with Governor Murphy's agenda are simply not giving him a chance. First of all, I mention Murphy in the context of this thread only to point out that he's doubling-down on failed past policies. Secondly, Governor Murphy already increased taxes by over $1 billion, and that is not including his sitting by and watching the gas tax be increased again and now being open to more tax increases this year. So he's already impacting New Jersey. What's funny is, nationally, Democrats gave Donald Trump no chance before their voicing disapproval with him.
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Old 01-02-2019, 10:24 AM
 
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Yawn. @njforlife92, your Murphy-bashing is really getting stale and monotonous. It’s a done deal and he’s not going away, no matter how much belly-aching you do. Please stop acting like a whiny kid.

Can’t you find other meaning in your life?
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Old 01-02-2019, 12:37 PM
 
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Good answer.

My point to G1 is that he/she keeps on complaining that those of us who disagree with Governor Murphy's agenda are simply not giving him a chance. First of all, I mention Murphy in the context of this thread only to point out that he's doubling-down on failed past policies. Secondly, Governor Murphy already increased taxes by over $1 billion, and that is not including his sitting by and watching the gas tax be increased again and now being open to more tax increases this year. So he's already impacting New Jersey. What's funny is, nationally, Democrats gave Donald Trump no chance before their voicing disapproval with him.
He started earning my disapproval right from the fear-mongering, pessimistic Inaugural speech, followed by a steady stream of lies about "crowd size". There wasn't a whole lot of reason to believe he was going to change in office after that. I disliked everything about him before the election, but tried to be hopeful afterward but from that very first speech he told me nothing was going to be any different than the campaign in terms of lies, governance by fear-mongering, and hateful rhetoric.
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Old 01-02-2019, 03:37 PM
 
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Yawn. @njforlife92, your Murphy-bashing is really getting stale and monotonous. Itís a done deal and heís not going away, no matter how much belly-aching you do. Please stop acting like a whiny kid.

Canít you find other meaning in your life?
No he can't . Good Post!
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Old 01-02-2019, 04:09 PM
 
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It has a lot going for it. I feel optimistic about the Newark and surrounding areas, and think there are still some pretty good places that are affordable with decent schools. I’m very concerned, however, about the fiscal situation--NJ is ground zero for underfunded pension/benefit obligations. I don’t see how we can organically “grow” out of this issue. Feels like there needs to be substantial reforms or else huge tax increases to solve this issue.

This is obviously a much bigger issue than any one politician. There is probably an issue with the long-term nature of this problem and the short tenure of most of the political leaders. It’s hard for me to see where the political will for solving this issue will come from.
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Old 01-02-2019, 07:48 PM
 
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Do you believe New Jersey is affordable for most people today?
Is any state? Is this country? NJ problems mirror the same problems as other states.


Again your Murphy bias is showing.
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