NJ For Change

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Week Seven

It’s week seven and I have some questions on my mind. Am I getting stale? I know I’m not the greatest writer or even very good, but are my postings boring? Am I adding anything to the New Jersey discussion? Are there basically two political silos – one right and one left – each talking past the other?

Actually, I am surprised there aren’t more people writing about New Jersey issues and participating on websites and blogs. Our state may be small, but we are the ninth largest in population. New Jersey’s citizens are supposed to be well educated and yet, it seems to me very few of our neighbors are knowledgeable about the state and local matters affecting their everyday lives.

Blue Jersey and like minded progressive bloggers don’t really seem interested in New Jersey except as the state may help add Democrats to congress. Their party controls all the braches of state government, but they don’t seem to have any ideas or suggestions for governing. It’s as if the progressive bloggers have a laundry list. - we held the majority in the assembly and our guy won the governor’s race – check the box, next.

Perhaps the left is basically satisfied with the way things are going in the state and have nothing they’d like to change or improve. New Jersey’s economy is lagging behind the nation, our cities are crumbling, taxes and spending going up, up, up and the state’s broke. Taxpayers are held hostage to public employee unions and corrupt politicians and there’s no relief in sight for people like me.

Maybe progressive Democrats have achieved all their major goals for state and local government and now wish to bring these achievements to the rest of the country. Anyway, it just doesn’t seem to me as though they are very excited about the opportunity to show us doubters what they can do with all the resources at their disposal.

These are just a few questions and thoughts I’ve been thinking about lately. What’s on your mind?
Anonymous Paul Nelson said...

It appears from some of your prior posts that you live somewhere in the vicinity of Trenton/Camden/Cherry Hill. Since many other NJ bloggers live elsewhere in the state, your posts on these communities, and other topics, are a welcome addition to our collective knowledge.

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Anonymous Jim - PRS said...

I'd say you're doing just fine. Way better than fine, in fact.

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Blogger Fausta said...

Keep at it!!

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