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Letter: Hypocrisy Reigns Once More

Good Morning Editor,

Silly season is upon us and once more hypocrisy reigns in Middletown. The landscape is littered with larger than life signs erected by the Middletown Republicans. The bigger the sign, the taller the tale it tells.

These signs state “Taxpayers First”. How does a increase in the certified municipal tax rate of nearly fourteen ( 14%) in 2010 equate to putting the taxpayers of this township first ? The political fakers believe their own fabrications. They distort everything ,even mathematical fact. Remember the delusional diatribe spouted by last year’s mayor of this township ? Believes his own fairy tales too ! Remember the Asbury Park Press’s editorial “Tongue Tied for a Reason” ?

What Middletown really needs are township committee representatives that remember who they were elected to serve and represent. That has not happened in Middletown in many years of a republican majority.

Bipartisan government is healthy and better serves everyone. One party rule in this town has become a disgrace ! A change is desperately needed so voters cast an educated,intelligent vote. Do not cast a vote for cheat to win tactics.

The republicans believe their own fiction !

Barbara R. Thorpe

Barbara R. Thorpe
Lincroft, N.J.

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Letter: In Middletown Hypocrisy Reigns

I received the following letter in my email box on Friday, I meant to post it earlier but it’s been a crazy week around the MiddletownMike household.

Dear Editor,

IF hypocrisy was a qualification for leadership the mayor of Middletown would be king of the hill. Hypocrisy exposes the lack of leadership qualities possessed by this man .

The fiasco surrounding the recent proposal for turf fields during the current economic recession is a classic example of the ambiguity that this mayor operates by. Some two hundred plus angry residents packed town hall on successive town meetings and backed down this mayor and the republican majority . The turf field projects were cancelled. They never should have been proposed in the first place during this economic climate.

It is a fact that this majority on the Middletown Township Committee has shown nothing but disdain and disregard for the residents they are supposed to represent .As for leadership qualities ,they are not evident or clearly do not exist as government suffers daily from the incompetence and irresponsibility shown by this group.

It’s nearly May and no budget in place and no willingness to work with the one committeeman that has a clue about how to manage this town’s finances. The reason they won’t work with him… .because he is a Democrat !

He’s qualified to help and he was elected to represent the people of this township . If there is a leader on this township committee it is Sean Byrnes. It is long past time to recognize this fact and allow this man to serve the constituency of Middletown residents that elected him. It is irresponsible to do otherwise !

Barbara R. Thorpe

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