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NJ State Senator Barbara Buono.
Barbara Buono, New Jersey State Senator and Democratic candidate for Governor, talks about her race against Governor Christie in the Garden State, and her platforms in the state.
Barbara Buono is very impressive--incredibly smart, savvy and brave. I applaud her for her support of good public education rather than the charter school system that is being pushed down everyone's throats. I almost wish I lived in New Jersey so I could vote for her next year!
@CaptainDrG-Any proof to back up that claim?
The fact is, NJ is the 2d wealthiest state in the union. Pretty much year in, year out. The population is growing. People want to work NYC & Philly without the hassle of living there. Location, location, location- Nj's got it. So, nice thry there with the tea party/Fox propaganda, but NJ's doing just fine without you.
Barbara Buono's multimillionaire tax will be moot. 90% of them have left NJ since 2006.NJ is already on the wrong part of the Laffer Curve.No estate planning expert will advise the rich to die under NJ's or NY's estate tax.
I agree with most of what Barbara Buono said, except lumping Christie in with the Tea Party; I think she knows "better" - that's the reason he fares better in "Blue State" NJ as he is not of the Lonegan ilk & as this is widely acknowledged, he is more readily called a "RINO" (Republican In Name Only). If she had cited this dichotomy AND the growing dysfunction of the Republican party it would have focused more on the too-easy mantle of "moderate" within this context. She should have "given" Christie this, but ask why would voters want him now with his apparent need to be seen, even more, trying to woo the right-wing to FURTHER promote himself in his quest for national prominence.
Smokey, Think Green...when you listen politician talk about the highways, public transport etc.,So there you go for tunnels
Sen. Buono said Gov. Christie takes his conservative stance on issues only to appeal to right-wing Republicans. Does she mean he doesn't really believe in those political positions? I have the impression he does, much as I disagree w/him.
Christie didn't build the new train tunnel to Penn Station because he wanted to use the money to shore up the highway fund. What will you do in regard to the train tunnel?
Hi Brian, Bruno is courageous and I salute her for taking on the biggest bully in the politics. Media and politicians are afraid of pointing the mistakes. NJ lost jobs when Christie cancelled NJ/NY Tunnel project, Universal health Insurance state option, seprate elections, to name the few.Charter schools are nothing more than the private enterprise.Go Bruno for takin on the Bully..
Oh, and by the way, let's not forget -- speaking of Chris Christie -- the man is a bully. NOT the role model we want for our kids.
Why don't we just admit that this whole charter school movement is pushed by Republicans as a way of privatizing a government function, to enrich their business friends who are running and profiting from these schools? Which is all part'n'parcel of their push for "smaller" government (i.e., privatize everything to enrich their business pals).
We can fix our public schools' problems without enriching education-sector corporations.
Great day for the beginning of the end of marriage altogether and the dawn of a "Brave New World" where children will be created in factories and nobody will be "married" to anybody. Marriage is Dead; Long Live "Marriage."The state should have children and marriage should not exist at all. Without the ability to produce children, marriage has no meaning. Just one person sponging off another.
Is there anyway the state government could aid commerce and save commuters time and money as so many ignored taxpayers cross the Hudson River in their daily pursuits
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