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Democrats Turn on Israel

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Ridgewood NJ, Recent polls indicate Democrats are becoming more comfortable holding a skeptical view of Israel. A poll by YouGov for the Economist said just a quarter of Democrats see Israel as an ally, compared to 57 percent of Republicans.

One Democratic House candidate has pledged that she will vote against bills that include aid to Israel, denouncing what she saw as the “injustice” of Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians. Another wrote that “Israel has hypnotized the world” with its “evil doings.”Still another helped write a scathing book on relations between the United States and Israel, while Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a progressive political star expected to win a House seat in New York, condemned the “occupation of Palestine.”

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UPDATE: Progressives Push Anti-semitism in DC

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Washington DC, Progressives embrace anti-semitism . A vote on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism in response to controversial comments by Rep. Ilhan Omar is being put off amid intensifying pressure from progressives both inside and outside the House Democratic Caucus.

An array of progressive groups declared their support for Omar, while both the Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Progressive Caucus — two of the most important factions among House Democrats — wanted more time to review the situation, lawmakers and aides said.

Bergen county has seen a significant up tick in anti-semitism , including events in the Village of Ridgewood and Ridgewood Schools.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), one of the first two Muslim members of Congress, persists in her anti-Israel, anti-Semitic statements, even after condemnations from leading Congressional Democrats, questions are being asked about the party’s inability to take real action against the freshman firebrand.

Some of those concerns are even coming from Jews in Israel. David Rubin, American-Israeli political commentator and author of “Trump and the Jews”, has been tracking those concerns, pointing out that, “American Jews and Israelis are used to hearing the bombastic statements of anti-Semites who use Israel to get at the Jews, and Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is no exception.”

Rubin added, “What is especially troubling, however, is the impotence of leading Democrats, in confronting such provocative news voices in their party. Why, for instance, given her harsh views about Israel and Jews, does Omar continue to sit on the House Foreign Affairs Committee? What are the Democrat leaders afraid of? Last, but not least, are the Dems, with their inaction, abandoning their strong base of Jewish supporters?”

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Stuck on Stupid Millionaires Tax: Chasing the Bill Payers Out of the State

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Ridgewood NJ, New jersey economic policy is truly stuck on stupid . 40 years of failure and New Jersey wants to keep doing the same thing till they get it right. Fair and Necessary more like just plain stupid .New Jersey Policy Perspective Senior Policy Analyst Sheila Reynertson in response to reports that Governor Murphy will propose a 10.75 percent tax rate on income tax earners over $1 million in tomorrow’s FY 2020 budget address.

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Reader says , Phil “Murphy is destroying the future of New Jersey”

Common sense and fiscally responsible management of spending with strict restraints
are things the Governor and Trenton Democrats are just incapable of doing! Murphy continues to buy the favor of those in America illegally with things like sanctuary cities & 2yrs of free Community College for them while burdening those cost on the backs of citizens & those legally here. In many case those paying for Murphy’s betrayal to us.. can’t even afford to pay for their own children’s college!! Then there’s the tax on rentals at the Jersey Shore… cutting the legs out from under all those board walk shops & house rentals!!

Murphy is destroying the future of New Jersey … Even more sick.. is the fact the Trenton Democrats are all helping him do it!!

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Murphy & NJ Democrats Perpetuate a Fiscal Mess

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Trenton NJ, Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) warned that Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Democrats haven’t learned from their mistakes and are doubling-down on failed fiscal policies that are driving residents and jobs from the Garden State.

Governor Cuomo recently admitted that high taxes are driving residents from New York, leading to budget deficits and the flight of residents from the Empire State,” said Pennacchio. “Unfortunately, Governor Murphy and New Jersey Democrats still haven’t learned from their mistakes. They’re doubling down on tax-hiking policies that have never worked, and New Jersey is doing worse than our neighbors and most of the nation as a result.”

The budget that was approved last year by the Democratic Legislature and signed into law by Governor Murphy raised taxes by $1.5 billion. It is dependent on revenues growing by 7.5 percent over the course of the fiscal year to stay in the black.

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Open Letter From New York State Budget Director Robert Mujica Regarding Amazon

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“As just about everyone in this state, if not the country, knows by now, Amazon has terminated its plans to bring its second headquarters to New York State. It is a tremendous loss for New Yorkers and I hope that at a minimum, we understand the lessons learned.

“In my 23 years in the State Capitol, three as Budget Director, Amazon was the single greatest economic development opportunity we have had. Amazon chose New York and Virginia after a year-long national competition with 234 cities and states vying for the 25,000-40,000 jobs. For a sense of scale, the next largest economic development project the state has completed was for approximately 1,000 jobs. People have been asking me for the past week what killed the Amazon deal. There were several factors. 

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Democrat Pascrell Calls on Supermarkets to Pull National Enquirer, Book Burning s to follow?

Pascrell Calls on Five of Largest Supermarkets to Pull National Enquirer

Requests trusted businesses stop selling tabloid purveyor of toxic misinformation

WASHINGTON, D.C. Less than two weeks after U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.-09) attacked reports that MNG Enterprises Inc., an arm of the hedge fund Alden Global Capital, was seeking to purchase the Democrat friendly
Gannett Company through a hostile takeover of Gannett’s board of directors.

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.-09) once again attacked the first amendment asking for a newspaper ban at many supermarket chains.

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Congressman Gottheimer Holds Discussion on Voting Rights while the New Jersey Legislator Moves to Disenfranchise Voters

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HACKENSACK NJ, On Saturday, February 23, 2019, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) brought together community leaders from North Jersey to talk about H.R. 1, the House bill that would increase voting access and strengthen our democratic processes. Bergen County NAACP President Jeff Carter, Reverend Gregory Jackson of Mount Olive Baptist Church, and others assembled at Mount Olive Baptist Church for the start of a series of community conversations on protecting access to the ballot box.

“Voting is at the very bedrock of our democracy and we need to be increasing access to the ballot, not restricting it,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “I appreciate the community groups and leaders who came out today to share their ideas on how to increase voter engagement, especially with young people, in our communities. I look forward to continuing this conversation and fighting for voting right here in New Jersey and across the country.”

Meanwhile Democrats in the New Jersey legislator move to disenfranchise millions of New Jersey Voters with unconstitutional legislation sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, Senator Shirley K. Turner, Senator Linda R. Greenstein and Senator Troy Singleton, which would require candidates for President and Vice President to disclose their federal income tax returns in order to appear on the ballot, cleared the Senate today. While not requiring the same of other candidates .

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Efforts to Keep Trump off NJ’s 2020 Ballot Democrats Disenfranchises Voters ,is Unconstitutional and Hypocritical

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Trenton NJ , Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) released the following statement in light of yesterday’s State Senate passage of legislation (S-119) that would require candidates for President and Vice President to release their tax returns in order to appear on the ballot in New Jersey.

Sen. Pennacchio attempted to amend the bill on the floor to include all candidates for Governor, State Senate, and General Assembly. In a clear rebuke of transparency, the majority party chose to block his commonsense amendment.

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New Jersey Attorney General Charging Windmills

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TRENTON NJ, right on cue more virtue signaling ,money and time wasting ,Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today joined California and 14 other states in suing over President Trump’s decision to fund a border wall by declaring a national emergency and annexing billions of federal dollars earmarked for military construction projects and law enforcement drug interdiction efforts.

Would it be too much to ask that Trenton politicians focus on the seemingly insurmountable problems in New Jersey?

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