Letter from Hoboken Republicans

11/2/2008:

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.

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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…

READ THE REST AFTER THE JUMP…

(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

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85 Comments on "Letter from Hoboken Republicans"

Indiecom@aol.com
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jeeze Matt….do you always have to ruin some good comments with concrete thinking….No, they (boomers) are NOT the ones with the MOST to blame….YES, they, and others, are to blame…but I gotta tell ya’ Wall Street…for the last 10 years, the credit crunch… ABS & CDO fiascos…just as many, if not more GenX, dumping this mess in our laps. To me, that did more to destroy our economy than any idiot “keeping up with the Jones’ “

matt_72
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[quote comment=”116454″]Matt: How dumb are you? What is the article about?….hint…read the title & the first sentence. It’s not about the government, it’s not about the banksters…

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Its about the whole generation – the bankers, the politicians, the consumers, and each and every institution/group they control. It is about an entire spend, spend, spend culture that thinks that “saving” is a foreign concept. It is about instant gratification & keeping up w/ the Jones’s. It is about irresponsible actions and the long-term consequences of those actions. It is an article that has lessons for people of all ideologies and it shows how society as a whole is in large part to blame for our current financial problems.

And despite your assertions, the boomers are by far the biggest contributor to the fiscal problems we now face. They as a generation are the largest group, they owe the most debt, they are promised the most in entitlement payments (which we can’t at all afford), they never saved up all that much for retirement and they are about to retire, they are the largest consumers, they are the generation currently in power in most branches of government/companies and it was during their rise to power when the US went from a country of net savers to net debtors. While they aren’t the only ones to blame, they clearly are the ones that are “most to blame”.

Indiecom@aol.com
Member

Matt: How dumb are you? What is the article about?….hint…read the title & the first sentence. It’s not about the government, it’s not about the banksters…

…and I just love every one of your silly presumptions about me…
[quote comment=”116426″] I think you are too fixated on getting your handouts [/quote] I wonder which handouts those would be….

[quote comment=”116426″]to see anything else but that “wealth redistribution” you depend on [/quote]

oh, I’ve seen “wealth redistribution” lots of it, for the past 8-10 years…..redistributed UP. Watched the ABS& CDO markets for years

[quote comment=”116426″] If you don’t think that consistently spending more than you make, be it at the individual or governmental level isn’t a problem [/quote]
Oh I think it’s a problem alright….I was just commenting on the focus of the article….It ain’t just the boomers…..and the more we try to blame one group of people (boomers, genXers, democrats, republicans, blacks, Mexicans, etc.) – the uglier it will get…..

[quote comment=”116426″][then I don’t know at all why you complain about Roberts, Bush, McCain or any of the other political figures you rail constantly against. [/quote]

Now, here I think you’re confusing me with someone else. I really haven’t gotten involved in the 411 presidential campaign threads at all, just can’t do it….the democans/republicrates – its hard to wave the flag on either side….Now, Roberts….that’s a different story.

rag246
Member
rag246

He’s not your friend, buddy.

matt_72
Member

[quote comment=”116410″]hmmm, an article on seeking alpha blasting boomers for all the country’s problems. Sure, forget the class warfare – it’s time for age warfare….death to social security, pensions, medicare, medicaid…..WALL STREET LIVES!!!!![/quote]

If you had actually read the article instead of spouting nonsense, you would have noticed it also blasted the dumb banks that made all those loans and the government for enabling all that foolishness (not to mention bailing them out). I think you are too fixated on getting your handouts to see anything else but that “wealth redistribution” you depend on (be it from Obama or the obscenely low real estate taxes you pay in your “hasn’t been reassessed for decades” apartment). If you don’t think that consistently spending more than you make, be it at the individual or governmental level isn’t a problem then I don’t know at all why you complain about Roberts, Bush, McCain or any of the other political figures you rail constantly against. It seems to me that you don’t at all care about excess leverage so long as it is derived from Democratic politicians (current and deceased). That my friend is what I call a double standard.

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