Letter from Hoboken Republicans
Today, The Hoboken Republicans group sent Hoboken411 this (unedited) version of the letter they sent to the paper last week.
(The paper has a ridiculous policy where they had to remove any negative facts about or references to other candidates – for a National Election)
McCain for President
Never more has the choice for President of the United States been more clear for residents of Hoboken. During the last 8 years, while Hoboken’s tax revenue grew substantially, Mayor Roberts and Hudson County Machine Democrats doubled the size of Hoboken’s government using our hard-earned tax dollars, all under the guise of providing services to us that we hardly see.
Instead of cutting our tax burden during Hoboken’s economic boom, Hoboken has been saddled with contracts, salaries and pensions that are more burdensome than anywhere in the State or the US. As a result, we face a 47% property tax increase, increasing rents and a State controlled budget. While a select few will enjoy the security of gainful employment at taxpayer expense and otherwise benefit from such patronage, small businesses on Washington Street will continue to close and everyday Hobokenites will continue to struggle to make tax and rent payments while searching for jobs or working harder to maintain their jobs. The lesson is clear: large government and the stifling taxes that support it are the key ingredients to government excess and corruption, and benefit a select few at the expense of everyday people.
Sadly, Barack Obama promises the same failed excesses at the Federal level that have placed Hoboken in its current financial crisis. Obama seeks to increase social programs through subsidies and larger government while taxing the “rich” to pay for it; unfortunately, given our cost of living, Hoboken’s small business, entrepreneurs and professionals are Obama’s “rich” and taxing them will mean harder times for Hoboken…
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(Hoboken Republicans support John McCain, continued)
Alternatively, McCain, praised on a bipartisan basis for his hawkish defense of our hard-earned money, favors cutting government waste and government’s abusive size, and using the savings to cut capital gains to fuel investment in business, ideas and job growth — all very good for energizing Hoboken’s small businesses and entrepreneurs and raising revenue for Hoboken. Moreover, McCain, unlike Obama, has pledged to not repeat the egregious mistake of Herbert Hoover of raising taxes during an economic downturn.
On national security, McCain, a Navy veteran and former POW, is a seasoned and highly respected leader. Notwithstanding opposition from the Bush administration, McCain from the outset insisted on the “surge” in Iraq that is widely credited for our success there. McCain favors a stronger, smarter and more modern military and defense. Obama, a national security neophyte, naively wants to cut defense, slow the development of future combat systems, implement deep cuts in our nuclear arsenals and take defense missiles off of trigger alert.
Given Hoboken’s connection and proximity to New York, the rise of terrorism and an aggressive Venezuela and Russia, we cannot afford Obama’s pre-9/11 “terrorists are criminals” outlook and lack of experience, especially when the alternative is McCain’s decades of experience and numerous forged international relationships. Even world leaders are now questioning Obama’s preparedness on international affairs, as French President Sarkozy called Obama’s posture on Iran “utterly immature” and “formulations empty of all content.” As Obama’s VP candidate, Biden rightly noted, an Obama Presidency would be immediately tested in a generated international crisis; why would we ever welcome a generated crisis to prove that our President is up to the task of defending our nation?
For reformed government and a prosperous and peaceful United States, we endorse, and strongly urge all of Hoboken to vote for, John McCain for President on November 4th.
The Hoboken Republicans