Monthly Archives: June 2008

Bayshore Young Dems React to Middletown’s Plight

Last week the New Jersey legislature passed bill A500 which eliminated the use of Regional Contribution Agreements (RCA’s).
RCA’s were agreements that more affluent municipalities entered into with less well off towns, in order to transfer some of the more affluent town’s affordable housing obligations.
Towns like Middletown would enter into agreements to pay other municipalities like Red Bank or Lakewood $20,000 -$35,000 per housing unit, in order to skirt there responsibilities under COAH to fund affordable housing in such towns as Middletown.
At first glance RCA’s seemed like a good idea until towns like Middletown started to abuse the system. Middletown would enter into agreements with other towns and never transfer funds, causing towns like Red Bank to cancel their agreements with Middletown.

Since 1985, Middletown has needed to built approx. 39 units a year of affordable housing to stay in compliance with COAH, but they have chosen not to.
Mayor Scharfenberger and the rest of the Middletown GOP used every trick within their means not to build affordable housing in Middletown and now it has come back to bite them in the ass.

Matt Morehead, Chairman of the Bayshore Young Dems, has been a leading voice on this issue for the past year and has posted on his A Voice for the Youth blog a series of posts that explain, better than I can, Middletowns plight and some of the history behind this issue.

Please take a look at it. This information is very important and needs to be understood to be placed within it’s proper perspective.

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Filed under Bayshore Young Dems, COAH, Matt Morehead, Mayor Scharfenberger, Middletown, RCA's

John McCain – "Lost in Space"

This YouTube video was sent to me by a friend and I thought that I should pass it along.
When you look at this video, you will NOT BELIEVE your eyes and ears.
This is a view of John McCain that you probably won’t see on the Network news. If it wasn’t serious, it would be hilarious.

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Filed under John McCain, TheREALMcCain.com, YouTube

John McCain – "Lost in Space"

This YouTube video was sent to me by a friend and I thought that I should pass it along.
When you look at this video, you will NOT BELIEVE your eyes and ears.
This is a view of John McCain that you probably won’t see on the Network news. If it wasn’t serious, it would be hilarious.

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Filed under John McCain, TheREALMcCain.com, YouTube

>Economists should listen to consumers

>”Experts have a half-glass full outlook for the economy while average Americans are far more pessimistic. Here’s why the consumer is probably right.”

CNNMoney.com posted a story the other day that does not bode well for the economic outlook. Consumers surveyed earlier this month by The Conference Board, a well-respected private business research group, gave the bleakest six-month outlook for the economy ever in the nearly 42 year history of the survey. By a 3 to 1 margin consumers expect the economy to deteriorate over the next six months.

Click on the headline to read the story

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Filed under CNNMoney, consumer confidence, ecomonic outlook, Federal Reserve, Recession, The Economic Outlook Group

Economists should listen to consumers

“Experts have a half-glass full outlook for the economy while average Americans are far more pessimistic. Here’s why the consumer is probably right.”

CNNMoney.com posted a story the other day that does not bode well for the economic outlook. Consumers surveyed earlier this month by The Conference Board, a well-respected private business research group, gave the bleakest six-month outlook for the economy ever in the nearly 42 year history of the survey. By a 3 to 1 margin consumers expect the economy to deteriorate over the next six months.

Click on the headline to read the story

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Filed under CNNMoney, consumer confidence, ecomonic outlook, Federal Reserve, Recession, The Economic Outlook Group

It’s Not Even Close: Obama Should Pick Clinton for VP

RealClearPolitics’s Bob Beckel wrote an opinion piece that was posted on Yahoo, that lays out his reasoning as to why Hillary Clinton should be Barrack Obama’s choice as a running mate this fall.

It is a well reasoned article and I happen to agree with it.
I feel that the Democrats should field the strongest possible team, by including Clinton on the ticket it would accomplish just that.
Click on the headline to read the article.  

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Filed under Barrack Obama, Democratic VP Choices, Election 2008, Hillary Clinton

It’s Not Even Close: Obama Should Pick Clinton for VP

RealClearPolitics’s Bob Beckel wrote an opinion piece that was posted on Yahoo, that lays out his reasoning as to why Hillary Clinton should be Barrack Obama’s choice as a running mate this fall.

It is a well reasoned article and I happen to agree with it.
I feel that the Democrats should field the strongest possible team, by including Clinton on the ticket it would accomplish just that.
Click on the headline to read the article.  

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Filed under Barrack Obama, Democratic VP Choices, Election 2008, Hillary Clinton