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A Rising Stock Market in 2012 Could Reelect Obama - and Christie

 

A Rising Stock Market in 2012 Could Reelect Obama - and Christie   I am a diligent student of economics, but not an expert.  Currently, I am reading a growing number of predictions for a rising American stock market in 2012: however, I am in no position to pass judgement as to their likelihood.

 

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In 2012, Barack Obama will replace Joe Biden with Kay Hagan as his running mate

In 2012, Barack Obama will replace Joe Biden with Kay Hagan as his running mate    Prediction:  In early 2012, President Barack Obama will announce that if he is reelected, he will appoint Vice President Joe Biden to succeed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.

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Unless Christie’s Pension Reforms are Enacted in 2011, New Jersey Faces Pension Fund Bankruptcy in 2018

Unless Christie’s Pension Reforms are Enacted in 2011, New Jersey Faces Pension Fund Bankruptcy in 2018    In 2010, Governor Chris Christie confronted New Jersey’s crisis of affordability by successfully enacting a strengthened property tax cap and a budget with no tax increases.  The Christie initiatives were necessary to begin reducing the tax burden on middle class New Jerseyans, a burden contributing to increasing personal bankruptcy in the Garden State.

 

 

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By Extending Bush Tax Cuts, Obama Enhances His Reelection Prospects

By Extending Bush Tax Cuts, Obama Enhances His Reelection Prospects    I have been a vigorous critic of President Barack Obama’s economic, health care, and foreign policies, and I anticipate that I will continue to be.  In agreeing with Republican Congressional leadership, however, to extend the Bush income tax cuts to 2011 and 2012, the President appears to have pulled off a political masterstroke.

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Can the Republicans Win Control of the U.S. Senate in 2010 ?

Can the Republicans Win Control of the U.S. Senate in 2010 ?    U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) serves as chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.  When asked in July, 2010 if the Republicans could win control of the U.S. Senate in 2010, he responded in the negative, stating “I think it’s going to be a two-cycle process.”

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Hillary versus Barack in 2012?

Hillary versus Barack in 2012?  Stop laughing.  I’m not predicting this, but it is within the realm of possibility.

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Obama to discuss small biz tax breaks

President Obama will discuss tax breaks for small businesses on his trip to New Jersey tomorrow.

According to a report in The Star Ledger, Obama will head to a local Edison sub shop to talk about loans and tax incentives for small businesses that are working their way through Congress. 

While both of the state's Democratic Senators reportedly plan to attend, it's unclear if Republican Chris Christie will be on hand.  A spokesman told PolitickerNJ that Christie "will attend if he is invited. That has not yet been confirmed."

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Opposition to Value Added Tax, Not ObamaCare, is Best N.J. GOP Congressional Election Issue

Opposition to Value Added Tax, Not ObamaCare, is Best N.J. GOP Congressional Election Issue  The conventional wisdom of national Republican strategists is that ObamaCare, the health care reform package passed by the Democratic Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama, is the key issue for Republican victory in the races for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives this November. I disagree.

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The Best Campaign Finance Reform – No Limitations, but Full Disclosure

The Best Campaign Finance Reform – No Limitations, but Full Disclosure

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Christie Can Succeed Where Obama is Failing

On Tuesday, January 19, 2010, Chris Christie will be inaugurated as New Jersey’s Governor.  That evening, it is highly likely that Scott Brown will be elected as U.S. Senator from Massachusetts.  While these two events are coincidental in timing, they are not unrelated.

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The Back Room

Christie takes state helicopter to campaign in Connecticut

Gov. Chris Christie took the "upper level" -- helicoptering over the George Washington Bridge -- to beat rush hour traffic from his home state to a recent GOP fundraiser with Connecticut gubernatorial contender Tom Foley, according to a Hearst Media report.

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: July 24th

  Of friends, enemies, transactions and transportation: the evolving political relationship of Bob Menendez and Steve Fulop The image yesterday in Washington D.C. of powerful U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) walking the hallways with Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop sent a signal of Menendez’s willingness to get behind...

Op-Ed

NJ Legislature must get behind statewide standard of responsible contracting

By Michael Capelli As a 30 year union carpenter, I learned first-hand how important it was to have the right tools for the job. Now as the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the 30,000 men and women of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters I... Read More >

Contributors

 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... more »
(7-23-14) Rabner Opinion Keeps “Christie for President” Alive - Gov. Chris Christie’s fight to prevent same-sex marriage in New Jersey ended with Chief Justice Stuart Rabner.... more »
The Perry-Paul Debate is Healthy for the GOP – and for America  The foreign policy debate in the media between prospective GOP Presidential candidates Texas Governor Rick Perry and... more »
(Washington DC)-- Two recent votes on Capitol Hill suggest an overdue and radical departure from our nation's Draconian and costly War on Drugs.  It's a long-overdue discussion (and not just... more »

Quote of the Day

quote of the day

"Gov. Chris Christie says he won’t campaign for the Republican gubernatorial candidate in New York because the cause is hopeless: Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ahead by more than 30 points. But he will campaign in New Hampshire, over and over, where the Republican is also trailing by more than 30 points. What’s the reason? It may be that New Hampshire holds the nation’s first presidential primary. It may be that he doesn’t want to mess with Cuomo, who knows where the skeletons are buried at the Port Authority. But one thing is certain: Gov. Straight Talk is spinning again. And it seems to be habit-forming." - columnist Tom Moran

- Star-Ledger

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