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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

Sweeney goes on offense

Days after Jersey City Mayor (and 2017 gubernatorial hopeful) Steve Fulop declared his support and fundraising devotion to South Jersey Congressional candidate Bill Hughes, Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) see-sawed onto Fulop's turf with his own "I can find pockets of love in every part of this state including JC" statement.

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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: April 18, 2014

Fulop endorses Smith in Bayonne mayoral raceBAYONNE - Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop parachuted into the Bayonne mayoral race on Thursday night by endorsing incumbent Mayor Mark Smith."It is a pleasure to be with you here, Mark," said Fulop to a crowd of more than 125 supporters at a...

Op-Ed

Paterson can flourish with a second chance

By ASLON GOOW, SR. I have spent the past three decades raising a family, building a business, and working to improve our Paterson communities.  I am proud of those accomplishments.  In 2002, I spoke at an expungement... Read More >

Contributors

(4-16-14) New Jersey Vote By Mail Law - The voter turnout for New Jersey’s November gubernatorial election was the lowest since the days of prohibition, coming... more »
When it comes to profiling Christie, facts are for wussies (4/10/14) - As the national media stories on our Guv pile up, expect more blunders about the Garden State.... more »
This week I begin a series called Dispatches from Somewhere Else. Based on my on-going experiences as an everyman in New Jersey politics, these Dispatches review the hollowness of... more »
Watching Governor Chris Christie's shocking BridgeGate implosion, it's easy to forget the time when he truly seemed unstoppable.  Blessed with incredible political gifts and a Jersey bluster to match,... more »

Quote of the Day

Quote of the day

"This is my first Mark Smith event. There have been a lot of changes in Hudson County over the last year and a half, and the most important change that has happened is that there really is unity. For the first time, we really are working together. Despite political differences. Mark and I have worked very hard to repair that. I'm really happy to be here in support of him, because I recognize that when you work together, politics becomes secondary and you really have time to focus on government, which is the most important thing." - Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop

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