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Sharon H April 21, 2014 at 09:51 AM
Smith's mindset is stuck back in medieval times. Why he has held office for this long is truly aRead Morewo nder. I agree, vote him back to his alleged home in Virginia.
District 4 Coalition for Change April 20, 2014 at 11:27 PM
Justdecks, Really! Some pigs are worse than others. Politics is totally corrupt, you're right. Read MoreS mith has been there for over 30 years. He is the definition of entrenched corruption. We need you to vote and vote against Smith. You can't complain if you're not willing to try.
Irina April 21, 2014 at 12:04 AM
Between District 4 Coalition for Change and Scott Neumann....I'm voting for Chris Smith. StopRead Moresprea ding your lies. Neither of you have a snowballs chance in hell in seeing ANY elected office. So save your money.
bob migliaccio April 21, 2014 at 09:00 AM
It's one issue in a very large budget. Not sure any of us can find a single budget ion history that Read Morewe agreed with 100%. I give the guy credit for actually putting a budget on table ever year, who el se can say that in Washington?
Patrick Donnelly April 19, 2014 at 12:32 PM
An entitlement my ass, we worked and paid into our retirement. I don't know about other state orRead Morec ivil service workers but police and fire work long grueling hours in extremely dangerous occupations. Mr. Christie is taking Mr. Obama's stance that social security is and entitlement, as with our pension they are both dead wrong. Police and fire put their lives on the line everyday they show up for work. As politicians on both sides of the fence have taken liberties to drain our pension and social security funds to balance their budgets. So now along with bank bailouts, business bailouts and fiscal irresponsibility, we'll let the little guy foot the bill. Well Mr. Christie this stops here and now, we the American public are tired of bailing out the crooks who dine off the public trough to their own political means. Adjusting or attacking pensions for police and fire will not be tolerated, U Mr Christie and the rest of your cronies better find another plan. MR. Obama could start by cutting his wife's staff down to one or two from the existing 21 - 22 personal servants. Also cutting down on their vacations that have surpassed $150.000,000. Along with the federal fiscal mismanagement-, the state could cut back on nonessential staff and unnecessary programs that drain the public coffers. Attacking police and fire pensions is not the way to reward the dedicated men and women who place their lives on the line each and everyday to protect the people of this great state and likes of you politicians. It is time for our elected officials to get a grip on reality and do the job they were elected to do. An attempt to place the blame on hard working life support personnel as oppose to placing the blame on political ineptness will not be tolerated. Mr. Governor you had better take a long hard look at your bullying tactics when it comes to police and fire. The past twenty something years the state has not contributed to the Police and fire retirement fund, but have seen fit on numerous occasions to pilfer same to balance their budget. Which by the way as U well know was overturned by the courts. Patrick J Donnelly Retired Police Sergeant Woodbridge Police Dept 35yrs of service
Joe Gajewski April 19, 2014 at 07:53 PM
Well put Sarge! When Fatso was running for Gov the first time he stated that pensions were sacredRead Morea nd not to be touched. Now he has frozen the cost of living increase for 30 years. COLA was instituted so that retirees could keep pace with inflation and not have to eat cat food. As you pointed out, the state and the League of Municipalities failed to meet their pension contribution OBLIGATION for the past 20 years, while we continued to make our individual contributions. I served Jersey City Fire Dept for 32 years. That's a lot of Christmas, Mothers Day, and family events missed. A lot of all nighters in freezing weather and sweltering summers. I don't regret a minute. After 9/11 public safety officers were regarded as super stars. I remember getting off the boat from Ground Zero to standing applause from a crowd that had gathered at the waterfront. Now we seem to be regarded as leeches, raping the taxpayer. Lets not forget we also pay taxes, and I have yet to see my taxes go down or even stabilize, despite Fatso's "toolbox". Thanks for speaking up and have a healthy, safe retirement.
Sharon H April 21, 2014 at 10:04 AM
Christie has gotten fat on all the "entitlements" he has received from NJ tax payers. Read MorePol iticians live on "entitlements" long after they have left office. I was wondering why people elected this bloated mess to office but thinking back, when did NJ have a truly decent governor? Frankly I can't remember...but doing some research perhaps George McClellan (bad General, decent politician) might qualify. After that politics became so much more corrupt. And NJ seems to attract its fair share of consummate politicians (not meant as a complement). At this rate, it's a shame we can't resurrect Gov. Cornbury. At least he would provide us with some fun.
Sharon H April 17, 2014 at 09:36 AM
I can't understand the non-response from the police. Were you not believed? Were they going toRead Morewai t until something happened? I was thinking that if you had the means you could have gotten a video of this event--but then you probably would have been in trouble for using a phone while driving! How ironic is that? Guess you have done the only thing you could after not getting a response--writing this post and letting everyone know what happened and the lack of response to your warning. Also, get the license plate number if you can. I would say "citizen's arrest" but this could be very dangerous to do and also endanger yourself. This greatly disappoints me since many years ago I saw a very erratic and dangerous driver on Route 206 and did not have a cell phone with me at the time. So glad you and apparently no one else was hurt. How frustrating, esp. when I see so much bad driving around here on a daily basis. Thank you for speaking up.
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If you have OnStar in your car, you can report something like that to them and they know your exact Read Morelocation and contact police.
Sharon H April 18, 2014 at 09:27 AM
Thank you Chris Smith for potentially driving women to go to back alley abortionists and lose their Read Morelives in the process. Thank you Chris Smith for giving men free rein to rape women as long as they can threaten or coerce the woman into saying it wasn't "forced", thus exposing these women to psychological horrors for the rest of their lives. This man would take us back to medieval times, if he could.
April Ellis April 18, 2014 at 11:43 AM
no one is driving (forcing) women to go to a back alley thus losing their lives. They have a CHOICE.
Irina April 18, 2014 at 10:14 PM
It's easy for these BS artists to bash someone who's doing a wonderful job so they can get theirRead Morejok er elected. I sincerely hope voters can see through this BS.
dj coombes April 10, 2014 at 05:33 AM
No surprise there! HE votes lock step as he is told by the Republican leadership. Haven't youRead Morenotic ed that ever since he was punished ( he was removed from the powerful Veterans Committee) by the leadership for voting against them, he does what he is told- even if it is against the interest of us voters. That's not as important as maintaining his standing in the Republican Party! It is long past due for a change. We need a Rep. who stands UP for us- not one who works against us!!!
District 4 Coalition for Change April 10, 2014 at 06:18 AM
dj, Not aware of him being punished and removed from the Veterans Committee. Can you expand onRead Moretha t? His vote for the Govt Shutdown was a betrayal to Veterans. It impacted their benefits. It was not in the best interest of our district, our state or our country. For those that defend and have defended our country, it was a true disgrace. Thanks for your support. Please share our posts. D4CC mission is to educate the public. People do not realize that it is our Congressman that impact our lives the most and we must be aware of their voting record. Local Government is Government.
April Ellis April 04, 2014 at 11:37 AM
no woman should have the right to murder her own baby. Why cant some people understand ending aRead Morelife is murder?
Mattie April 10, 2014 at 05:48 PM
There is just no point arguing the actual science of reproduction with people like ^ AprilRead Moreabove.... they can't see through the fog of religion to understand the science of it all. So, I don't bother trying to clear their heads about it and educate them any more. But how about we just keep telling them to simply MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS about other women's (and men's) reproductive choices??
April Ellis April 10, 2014 at 09:20 PM
There is nothing to argue about Mattie.Life is Life, and Murder is Murder.And I will fight untilRead Morethe day I die to save innocent children from being murdered .It is my business.
Scott Neuman April 02, 2014 at 07:54 AM
Want change? Http://www.ScottNeumanforCongress.com
Sharon H April 02, 2014 at 08:33 AM
Smith has been around way too long. Time for him to retire. He is getting more archaic in hisRead Morethi nking by the year.
District 4 Coalition for Change April 02, 2014 at 02:46 PM
Sharon H - thank you for your comment. We can impact change by sharing this info with other womenRead Morean d men that care about this issue. Please share this within your social network. I know politics is uncomfortable to talk about with people but if we do not take Smith's anti women attacks seriously, he will continue to work against us.
Scott Neuman March 27, 2014 at 08:24 AM
Deb (my wife) goes it's amazing to her how 50% of the District votes for Chris Smith year afterRead Moreyear . Lets go for change. http://www.scottneumanforcongress.com in 2014
Artist/Engineer March 31, 2014 at 10:32 AM
It's not just women who need to understand Smith's twisted thinking. Smith has shown time and timeRead Morea gain that his ultra right wing views are harmful to women and men. He doesn't live here, he doesn't listen to his constituents, and his extreme anachronistic policies are damaging to us all.
District 4 Coalition for Change March 31, 2014 at 11:35 AM
Artist / Engineer Thank you!! Please share Smith's policies with your social network. It is soRead Moreimp ortant that the community becomes aware of his HR3 and HR7 legislation. He also voted against the Violence Against Women's Act in 2013. You are right. He does not live in NJ and has not for over 30 years. He lives full time in VA and his children received in state VA tuition. Our district deserve someone that represents us and lives among us. I do not know why we put up with this.
Scott Neuman April 02, 2014 at 08:04 AM
Want change? Http://www.ScottNeumanForCongress.com in 2014. Share
Artist/Engineer March 22, 2014 at 07:10 AM
Smith needs to go. He hasn't even lived in NJ for decades.
Sharon H March 22, 2014 at 07:49 AM
People keep re-electing him. Who is the greater fool? Smith is a religious nutcase. Oh wait,Read Morethat makes him a perfect politician!
Thomas I Mooney March 24, 2014 at 07:37 PM
Our Representative, Chris Smith went to Africa to speak to ....whom? When was the last time heRead Morespo ke to his constituents in Manchester? When was the last time, anyone from his office came to speak to his constituents on his behalf? Representative Chris Smith should read St Thomas on the subject of ensoulment. Representative Chris Smith should not impose his religious beliefs on others.
Irina March 21, 2014 at 05:09 PM
Scott Neuman....Give it up already, nobody elected you in ALL you attempts at public office. SaveRead Morey our $ and go away. The VOTERS have spoken several times.
Scott Neuman March 21, 2014 at 05:12 PM
More misinformation. Voters will make up their minds in November, and my second time running forRead Moreoff ice.
John E March 21, 2014 at 05:14 PM
Just another day..I did vote for him in past..felt bad for the guy..and knew he had no chance. IfRead Moreno body challenges..why even have a vote then! I always vote no matter what the election is for..but 99% of the time I do a write in vote..those jerks who pay millions to be elected are up to no good..common sense!