Buying votes for the next election!

By Seth Grossman, Political Columnist (Reprinted from Current Newspapers of Atlantic County, 11/29/2006.) This year’s election is over.?? But politicians are already? buying votes for the next one.?? The Monday before Thanksgiving, Atlantic City Councilwoman Joyce Mollineaux (Democrat) handed out 900 “free” frozen turkeys to her Third Ward constituents.??? The previous week, Congressman Frank LoBiondo …

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Want to REALLY help the ex-Sands employees?

By Seth Grossman, Political Columnist Reprinted from Current Newspapers of Atlantic County, New Jersey, November 22, 2006 ?The Sands Casino Hotel closed in October,? and its 2,000 employees lost their jobs.? Since then, federal, state, and local? politicians have spent millions of our tax dollars to help them.?? Dozens of well paid federal, state, and …

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The Three NJ Ballot Questions — The Details and The Devil

There are three questions on the November 7? ballot in NJ.? A ‘Yes’ vote on any of them would make serious changes to our state constitution. ? ?? With a ‘Yes’ vote on Question #1 our state constitution would force all future state legislators to retain, and never repeal? half one the one percent sales …

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The Only Real Cure for NJ Corruption

By Seth Grossman, Political Columnist Atlantic City’s Council President and political boss Craig Callaway pled guilty to taking $36,000 in bribes from a local building contractor.? Two weeks later, Middlesex County boss and ex-state senate leader John Lynch pled guilty to taking bribes from a contractor.? Both contractors wanted and permits and contracts to develop …

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Why Public School Elections in New Jersey are a farce

By Seth Grossman, Political Columnist December 31, 2005 ? We pay more taxes than ever for our public schools today, but we have little to show for it.?? Our kids are not? learning the basic academic skills? they need to succeed in life and compete with the rest of the world. That’s because our public …

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