LibertyAndProsperity.org ? Important Breakfast Meeting this Saturday, June 11.
BREAKFAST MEETING: THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 11 –9:30AM-10:30AM. (Meetings start and end promptly) Shore Diner, Tilton & Fire Roads (near Parkway Exit 36), Egg Harbor Township. No admission, but breakfast order required.
Special Guest Speaker: NJ State Senator Mike Doherty of Warren and Sussex Counties. Go to his official web site at http://doherty.senatenj.com/to find out where he stands on many important issues that concern you. Here are some examples:
May 26, 2011: Senator Doherty proposes Amendment to State Constitution to prevent NJ Supreme Court from mandating that 2/3 of State?s income tax be spent on just 31 ?Abbott? school districts which include Pleasantville, Millville, Vineland, Bridgeton, and Camden.
May 26, 2011: Senator Doherty supports Governor Christie?s decision to remove New Jersey from RGGI program that already gave New Jersey 4thhighest electric rates in nation.
May 9, 2011: Senator Doherty submits legislation to force Rutgers to follow same open public bidding and contracting procedures as other state colleges. . . April 26, 2011: Supports legislation to eliminate large payouts to retiring public employees with unused ?sick? time. . .
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TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION:
Primary Elections: Conservative ?Tea Party? Candidates won big when they ran effective, organized campaigns. They got clobbered when they didn?t. In Morris County, conservative Republican Michael Carroll easily defeated a challenge by the Keane/Christie institutional Republicans. In the adjoining district, Tea Party candidate Bill Eames narrowly defeated the institutional Republican choice for State Senate to run against Democrat Richard Codey.
In Atlantic County, conservatives defeated union-backed regime candidates in three local elections. Aline Dix won in Hamilton Township (Mays Landing), Jim O?Neill and Lisa Brown won in Northfield, and Tom Milhouse won in Brigantine.
In the First Legislative District (Cape May and most of Cumberland Counties), ?Tea Party? candidates got clobbered. Tom Greto got 22% of the vote for State Senate. Peter Boyce got 14%, and Paul Halley got 12%. Among the problems of the Tea Party candidates:
None of the Tea Party organizations (including us) made any effort to recruit or prepare candidates. As a result, they supported the only three candidates who came forward ?two of them at the last minute.
Tom Greto was convicted of ?deceptive business practices? in 1994 and sentenced to two years in jail. He was accused to cheating his friends out of $400,000. But Greto never disclosed any of this to the Tea Party groups who supported him, or the other candidates who ran on his team.
Peter Boyce continued to publicly support Greto after he learned of his past criminal conduct, and current failure to disclose.
None of the candidates held any fund raising events, or made any effort to run an organized campaign.
None of the candidates shared resources with each other. For example, Paul Halley put his campaign signs around Cape May County on the Saturday before the election. Peter Boyce then put his campaign signs next to the Halley campaign signs the following day. Besides doing double work, each side had a separate color scheme, so it looked like the two were running against each other.
None of the campaign signs indicated that the candidates were running for the Republican Primary on June 7.
None of the three used the words ?Tea Party? or ?Liberty? in any of their signs. Each of them us
Seth Grossman Weekly Column:
?During the three years before it hired Altier, Stockton College borrowed $225 million ($32,000 for each Stockton student), with bonds that must be paid back with interest for the next 20 years. Under Altier?s supervision, Stockton then spent every nickel of that borrowed money during the next three years. The college also created Stockton Affiliated Services, Inc., a dummy corporation set up to ?leverage? a $100 million ?investment fund? and borrow and spend even more. Stockton officials openly admit that they created this dummy corporation to avoid various state laws that control borrowing and spending by state government agencies like Stockton.
?Stockton spent $20 million of this borrowed money to buy the Seaview Country Club, and another $16 million on high price union contractors to completely rebuild it?including $1.5 million for just the golf course. It spent roughly $800,000 to truck in grown trees from Cumberland County, rather than plant new seedlings for a fraction of that cost. It spent $49 million on new dorms to house 380 students–$129,000 per student! Stockton built plush new offices for its administrators, bailed out the money-losing Noyes Museum, built or bought buildings for top dollar in Mays Landing, Hammonton, and Atlantic City, and bought into the Next-Gen Aviation project near the airport in Egg Harbor Township.
?Stockton spared no expense on its $65 million student center ?designed to wow?, and pushed ahead with a new $50 million science building, when it found a ?surplus? of borrowed money it had not yet spent.
?How does Stockton plan to pay back this $225 million, not to mention the ?leveraged? obligations of its dummy corporation? The complete column will soon be posted on both http://www.libertyandprosperity.orgor http://www.shorenewstoday.com.
Thank you to the roughly two dozen volunteers who made an impressive demonstration for Liberty and Prosperity in the Memorial Day Parades in Northfield, Linwood, and Somers Point. Let?s do it again on July 4 in Galloway!
Liberty and Prosperity Ten Core Principles for 2011:
I. No eminent domain for private gain.
II. Enforce federal immigration laws. No amnesty. Deport illegal aliens.
III. Make tax and zoning laws fair, simple, and apply them equally to everyone.
IV. Cut taxes by cutting government spending.
V. Post all government salaries, contracts and budgets online.
VI. Repudiate (refuse to pay) all state government debts incurred without voter approval in violation of our State Constitution. Repudiate all federal government debts incurred for purposes not permitted by Article I, Section 8 of our Federal Constitution.
VII. Bring “government of the people, by the people, and for the people” back to our public schools and local governments. Let parents apply taxpayer money spent to educate their children to the qualified schools they
choose. Don’t force public employees to pay dues to unions they don’t want to join. Let elected officials again decide what salaries, pensions, and benefits to pay our public “servants”.
VIII. Hold frequent non-binding referendums (public votes) on all issues of public importance.
IX. Term limits for all elected officials. Pensions for none.
X. Audit, reform or abolish the Federal Reserve Banking System and have Congress establish a stable currency secured by precious metals or assets with recognized and stable values. Have the United States withdraw from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and any organization which purports to require the U.S. Government to spend money without appropriation by Congress pursuant to the U.S.
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