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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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Wake-Up Call

Morning Digest: July 30th

  With looming deadline on bail reform, Christie calls Legislature into special session TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie is calling the legislature into special session Thursday to address recent bail reform legislation before a looming deadline next week, according to a letter from the governor’s office today. (Brush/PolitickerNJ)...

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The health of New Jersey's women is not Chris Christie's priority

By Linda Stender At his most recent town hall, Gov. Chris Christie accused his predecessors of "monkeying with the math" when it comes to their handling of our state's economy. But as the old saying goes, when the governor points a finger, he... Read More >

Contributors

(7-30-14) Who Is Best Equipped to Decide the Fate of the Common Core? - The latest Christie controversy surrounds his Executive Order to revamp the state’s academic... more »
 The following letter was sent today to Republican state legislators, county chairs, state committee members, and New Hampshire... 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

"Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, a Hudson County Democrat, is balking. He claimed Tuesday that members of his caucus are divided over the measure and that his house is in no real rush – besides, even if enacted this year, the reforms would not take effect until 2017, he said. And with the growing belief that Christie could skip town to run for president, some Democrats are not eager to give him another talking point for his résumé. Christie’s plans to stump for Republican candidates in New Hampshire later Thursday only fuel that suspicion." - columnist Charles Stile

- The Bergen Record

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