This has been an exciting year for the Informed Conservative Blog. We started earlier this year as a local town blog. Quickly we grew and covered county politics and in the last few months state and federal issues. We continue to grow as the number of visitors to this blog increases every week. We are thankful for the support and vow to work hard in 2019 to continue to bring you conservative news and commentary. Our goal is to energize Conservatives in New Jersey and across the country to take an active role in our government and upcoming elections. There is too much at stake to sit back and do nothing any longer.
We had anticipated a slow week here at the Informed Conservative Blog due to the Christmas holiday and Governor Murphy and his family traveling to Tanzania. This week the Democratic lead federal government shut down continued, Murphy’s health insurance individual mandate takes effect in two days, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo showed us that he too suffers from Trump Derangement Syndrome, Murphy’s social media feeds were on a frenzy touting his “accomplishments” during his first year in office and Murphy and AG Grewal continue to put the lives of police officers in danger with their sanctuary rules for New Jersey.
In the overnight hours of December 26, 2018 33- year old Newman California Police Officer Ronil Singh was killed in the line of duty during a traffic stop. Gustavo Perez Arriaga an illegal immigrant from Mexico with a prior criminal record, active warrants for his arrest and who is a member of the Sureños street gang was arrested in Officer Singh’s death. Police said Officer Singh pulled Perez Arriaga over for suspicion of drunk driving when Arriaga opened fire killing Officer Singh.
While New Jersey Governor Murphy and his family are spending their Christmas vacation in Tanzania his Facebook and Twitter feeds were very active Thursday. Murphy’s accounts sent out a series of posts touting his first year “accomplishments”. I don’t believe most New Jerseyans consider any part of Murphy’s agenda “accomplishments”. Murphy’s vision continues to be wrong for New Jersey. Expect Murphy to double down in 2019 including pushing for “legalized” marijuana, a $15 minimum wage and driver licenses for illegal immigrants. Also expect New Jersey to begin to resemble Detroit as Murphy pushes the revenue generators, job creators and law abiding citizens of the state.
Just about every day we talk about New Jersey Governor Murphy challenging the federal government apparently thinking his power as Governor supersedes the federal government. It seems that whatever Murphy sees when he looks in the mirror New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sees also. In a December 16, 2018 speech Cuomo rolled out his “2019 Justice Agenda” for the first 100 days of 2019. In the 45-minute speech Cuomo declared New York independent from the United States of America saying “Let this agenda be New York’s Declaration of Independence. We declare independence from this federal government’s policies”.
In New Jersey Governor Murphy’s continued efforts to show he believes he’s more powerful than Washington New Jerseyans must carry health insurance by January 1, 2019 or pay a penalty. On May 30, 2018 Murphy signed the New Jersey Health Insurance Market Preservation Act bringing back the mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act that the U.S. Congress repealed in 2017.
This week on the Informed Conservative we talked about former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik calling out Governor Murphy over the high capacity magazine ban, Immigrant rights advocates demonstrating in Trenton for driver licenses for undocumented illegal immigrants, Cory Booker again being asked about his sexuality, ICE having a productive year despite Liberal opposition, Murphy highlighting his “accomplishments” in 2018, NJ Democrats censuring one of their own, the shooting in Edison being another example of NJ’s misguided gun laws, we pleaded with the people of Tanzania to keep Murphy and make him their leader and let you know how the partial government shutdown will impact us in NJ.
Democrats got their way. Funding for many government agencies ended at Midnight after Congressional Democrats blocked a spending bill over border security. Only about 25% of the government will actually shut down. Those deemed essential will have to continue working although it’s unknown when they will get paid. This equates to approximately 420,000 essential workers who will have to work not knowing when their paycheck will arrive and approximately 300,000 who will go on an unpaid furlough.
According to a story on NJ.com this morning New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and his family are heading to Tanzania for the Christmas holiday. The Murphys leave for the African nation tonight and will not return until January 2, 2019. This is the second time Murphy has left the country on vacation since taking office in January. The Governor and his wife spent 11 days in Italy in July where they own a $7.3 million mansion in the town of Parrano. Let me say that again. The multimillionaire former Goldman Sachs executive, with an estimated worth of over $50 million, who frequently talks about income equality, owns a $7.3 million mansion in Italy in addition to a home in Berlin and his Middletown mansion. I am not complaining about Murphy’s vacations. In the view of many New Jerseyans every day Murphy spends outside of New Jersey is a good day!