Exactly What We In New Jersey Deserve

After about five years of paying attention to how government works in New Jersey the only chance I see for the state to escape the cellar in these rankings would be if Afghanistan were somehow annexed as a state and even that’s unlikely*.

The bridge scandal exploded today and Governor Christie vowed that ‘people would be held responsible.’

I, for one, accept responsibility.

For allowing this circus to continue.

We do not have a democracy in New Jersey.  We have politicians working ‘public service’ assignments as fiefdoms for personal gain and an insensate citizenry gulled into acquiescence.  This is no scandal.  It is politics as practiced behind a curtain of palliatives that the majority is disinclined to even acknowledge.  This, and worse, happens daily to us and it is all deserved.

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* I mean New Jersey escaping the cellar in these rankings not Afghanistan becoming a state which has a comparatively better likelihood of happening.

9 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by skip3house on January 8, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Been said here many times by dozens of readers here…….

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  2. Posted by Tough Love on January 8, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    John, While I understand where you are coming from, “deserved” is not correct.

    While NJ’s citizenry is clearly in need of more aggressive participation and demands for transparency and accountability in our government, we do not “deserve” to have those we elect collude behind our back for personal gain, even if that “gain” is not monetary, but just to be elected or re-elected.

    I would like to see some of the dirtiest deals dealt with via the U.S. attorney’s office and the federal courts, and out of the reach of the NJ judiciary who might give such bad actors a pass.

    And for any U.S. Attorney’s reading this, just as Gov.Christie made a name for himself battling mobsters & racketeers, YOU can do the same bringing down these corrupt politicians. Think about it.

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  3. Posted by Anonymous on January 9, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Unfortunately I think it is too far gone due to the depency on government from the publics to the welfare queens to illegals. Everyone has their little piece of the pie and no one wants to upset the apple cart. Christie is a fraud. He has done nothing to help the citizens of NJ. This “scandal” is nothing more than the immaturity and pettiness of over entitled politicians who been around for years. Any wonder there are so many problems from NJ to CA.

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    • Posted by bpaterson on January 9, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      actually he has helped us residents anon959 at least more than any other in the past 20 years. He made us fully aware of the poltical system in place right from the beginning of his tenure as USAG, and even now with what is being revealed through GWBgate. But we’ve become jaded and a tough crowd to please. We want tough talking boy scouts to lead us, something of a conundrum. And unfortunately with this latest exposure, our nearly complete mistrust in govt has become a little more so.

      But as Christie has said at every town hall meeting (before this GWBgate), the system needs to be changed and he cant do it alone, he needs all our help. So far the same miscreants get voted back into office every time. His plea remains true.

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  4. Posted by Anonymous on January 9, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    If more people than ever are leaving NJ who are they selling their houses to? Most have to sell before they can move so that would suggest that others are moving in and paying the high real estate taxes. What gives? Perhaps some people rent but even older people most likely have to sell before moving to a new house

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    • Posted by Tough Love on January 9, 2014 at 6:47 pm

      Those moving IN don’t understand the Tax pain in their future …unless, as I’ve said before, NJ rightfully, justifiably, and very materially reducers (for CURRENT, and not just new workers) the grossly excessive pensions & benefits granted ALL Public Sector workers by our Taxpayer-betraying, self-interested elected officials more than willing to accept Public Sector Union money.and election support in trade.

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    • Posted by bpaterson on January 9, 2014 at 6:54 pm

      the answer anon628 is probably the foreigners are moving in to fill the houses, and at the time, unknown of what govt they will be under. But even when they find out, their old corrupt govt they just left can’t compare to the “high” level of honesty our govt contains. This conclusion comes by observation and interaction.

      So we are happy that the NJ system only steals $3 for every 10 where the foreign govt steals $6 for every 10.

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      • Posted by Anonymous on January 9, 2014 at 7:49 pm

        You are saying that foreigners are buying 300-400k homes and what jobs are they holding? They would have to be smart enough to know with NJ splashed across the internet. It doesn’t add up is. All I’m saying.

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