A couple of weeks ago a study showed that New Jersey is the #1 state in the country that people leave. New Jersey just came in first again and again in a category that is not good for New Jerseyans. Yesterday NJ 101.5 radio reported on an ATTOM Data Solutions study showing New Jersey’s rate of foreclosure was the highest among all 50 states and D.C. in 2018.
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.
This week we began the rebranding of the blog to The Informed Conservative. A new web site is being developed and our Facebook page was created. This week we discussed Cory Booker’s potential run for President in 2020, Democratic leadership in NJ rushing through a constitutional amendment that will rig the legislative redistricting process, an Asbury Park Press editorial regarding marijuana legalization, Vincent Squire’s “Season of Giving”, Murphy accomplishing his dream of making New Jersey a sanctuary state, a discussion about leaving NJ or staying and fighting Murphy’s destructive agenda, hundreds of jobs and millions in tax revenues leaving with Honeywell and Murphy focusing his time outside of New Jersey.
It was a week of relaxation and family in New Jersey this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Still we covered a few important items.
U.S. Senator Cory “Spartacus” Booker a proponent of criminal justice reform has indicated his support of a bill introduced in the Senate on November 15, 2018. Booker has said “Having a felony on your record is a lifetime sentence. You can’t get pell grants, you can’t get food stamps, you can’t get business licenses, you can’t get jobs. You have a lifetime sentence. This system is toxic in every way”. Booker appears to support reducing sentencing guidelines and hiding criminal records from potential employers. Perhaps Mr. Spartacus should focus on preventing crime not making our workplaces and streets less safe by giving criminals a pass.