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Old 01-10-2014, 04:17 PM
 
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Why are NJ voters so bad at picking politicians?

Remember, MF global, the brokerage that Corzine ran into the ground? corzine's subrodinates tried to save it by allegedly raiding customers' accounts, which is illegal. I realize Mf global's insolvency occurred after Corzine was gov, but it still shows questionable selection of subordinates at the very least.

Whose actions do you think were worse? Obviously, Christie's team's actions had a much less permanent, negative impact, but his people did it with more malicious intent.


As I've said in other posts, I'm not a republican or a democrat. Both sides seem equally corrupt and incompetent.
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:16 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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NJ is the #2 politically corrupt in the nation. Whether you vote Rep or Dem you are get someone corrupt, even they seem honest at first.

The "Sopranos" maybe fictional, but the idea came didn't come out out of thin "air." The Soprano's wasn't that far based from reality, unfortunately :-(
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Old 01-10-2014, 09:27 PM
 
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Why are NJ voters so bad at picking politicians?
That implies that NJ voters often have any choice on the ballot between a good or bad choice.

The reality is that NJ politics are so corrupt that generally isn't the case at any of the higher levels of political office.
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Old 01-10-2014, 10:15 PM
 
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Why are NJ voters so bad at picking politicians?

Remember, MF global, the brokerage that Corzine ran into the ground? corzine's subrodinates tried to save it by allegedly raiding customers' accounts, which is illegal. I realize Mf global's insolvency occurred after Corzine was gov, but it still shows questionable selection of subordinates at the very least.

Whose actions do you think were worse? Obviously, Christie's team's actions had a much less permanent, negative impact, but his people did it with more malicious intent.


As I've said in other posts, I'm not a republican or a democrat. Both sides seem equally corrupt and incompetent.
You left out (light in the loafers) McGreevy and "raise taxes until they cry" James Florio.
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Rutgers '17
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Great thread.
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Old 01-11-2014, 06:35 AM
 
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the ordinary citizen tells leaders everyday corruption is ok

when we accept shows such as breaking bad sopranos god father as good entertainment we are actually telling our leaders that kinda of behavior is acceptable


we are all part of the problem ,its just a matter of being honest with ourselves
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Old 01-11-2014, 06:42 AM
 
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NJ or anywhere else. Power brings corruption and "play by their own rules." Personally I don't understand why this is top news, other than those who hate Christie want to take him down. Obama lied to the American people about many things, disavowed knowledge of the IRS crisis, promised Americans could keep their healthcare, Fast and Furious, etc. To me those issues are a lot more important than the bridge issue. Just saying.
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Old 01-11-2014, 07:54 AM
 
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We do not have the same level of documentation that we have here. We have perception but on this we have an e-mail coming straight from the Governor's deputy chief of staff and copies of e-mails from key players including the Governor's key advisor David Samson.
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Old 01-11-2014, 07:55 AM
 
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By the way I followed the IRS issue closely and work in a tax agency and know how they operate. I would be the first to scream if a politician abused the authority of a tax agency.
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