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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Jon Corzine’s Accomplishments

We have probably written more about Jon Corzine than any source with the exception of the Senator’s PR folks, but we have been taking some heat for being too hard on the guy. To be fair we would like to post about the Senator’s accomplishments while serving the people of New Jersey. Unfortunately, we can’t find any.

As our regular readers know we like facts and we would appreciate receiving links to facts that would help us fill in the blank space under each of the two statements below. Any facts we receive with links to reputable sources will be used to complete this post.

Jon Corzine has accomplished the following in the U.S. Senate since being sworn into office January 2001:




Jon Corzine has accomplished the following for New Jersey during his term in the U.S. Senate:






19 Comments:

At 8:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have to understand that this is kinda like his hobby. It's not like he really has to do anything, but it makes him feel good about himself (like basket weaving in mental wards) by keeping himself busy putzing around with our money....hey, he gets to shake hands and have people kiss his ass on the political circuit and tell him how wonderful he is, he can get all liquored up and discuss his deep poltical thoughts and angst with his political groupies....all great fun....I understand he is no longer against the gas tax after the "unions" talked to him...

 
At 9:31 AM, Anonymous njcons said...

Back on June 15th, on my blog I worte about this issue. What I found was

"I can find Chemical Security Act, Healthy start Acts, Sarbanes-Oxely help, Resident Work Hours. Oh, and he is the lead Senate sponser of the massive land grab called the Highlands Conservation Act. To be fair, he did get initial funding for a study of a new Hudson River Tunnel.

All in all, I can find little that Corzine did to bring money back to NJ."

Link

 
At 9:58 AM, Blogger The One True Tami said...

Jon Corzine has accomplished the following in the U.S. Senate since being sworn into office January 2001:

On the issues that he voted on, he voted the way that I would have. Seems like Tami-appropriate representation to me.

 
At 12:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As pointed out in a previous post Englighten stated: "...Senate Democrats held out for a funding formula written by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) that ensured funding would be spread around to all states, regardless of risk.... Senators Corzine and Lautenberg voted in favor of the bill based upon the Leahy homeland security funding formula that produced a cut in New Jersey’s allocation."

-I guess you then Tami agree with the way he voted

 
At 1:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Corzine Haiku:

Sound of crickets far away
hushed silence of voting record.

 
At 1:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny. His voting record is more like selling a car to buy gasoline.

 
At 2:15 PM, Blogger The One True Tami said...

When I read the bill that Corzine voted "yes" for that contained the Leahy funding formula, I see words about ensuring privacy and funding states rather than funding local entities. I do not see it spelled out that "if this bill passes, NJ gets less money". In fact, I see a *lot* in the ammendments about privacy. If I were reading this bill and voting on it, yes, I would have voted the same way.

 
At 2:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I understand Corzine is being treated at an undisclosed medical facility in northern New Jersey for whiplash injuries suffered in a collision at the corner of union and labor avenues when he suddenly reversed his position on the gas tax.

 
At 3:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, maybe Corzine should read the bills that he votes yea on more carefully and follows up better on them like some of his New York compatriots. It seems to me that the gentlemen does not put in the requisite time and homework into his office that he should. He certainly put more than enough money into it. But then again, as he said himself, he gave up on this lesser federal position (though not the presidency) because it would take too long for him to be head of a committee. Life is tough.

 
At 11:02 AM, Blogger jaded said...

I don’t think these are fair questions. Admittedly, while I did grow up in Jersey and I love jersey more than Massachusetts, where I’ve been attending school for the past 5 years, I know little about politics in Jersey. However, just because there are few (if any) concrete examples of things he has “done” for Jersey, such as funding allocations and such, that does not mean he is a bad senator.

Here in MA, Kennedy is known as the senator who works hard to get money for MA, while Kerry is known to work more on national/international issues. This is not to say that Kennedy is necessarily “better” for MA than Kerry because he gets pork for MA. (And I don’t mean to use the term “pork” here in a negative way.)

If Kerry, or Corzine for that matter, helps negotiate a new energy policy or healthcare policy for the entire US, is that not benefiting NJ? If a senator visits a foreign country and develops a positive, long-lasting relationship with their leadership, is that not benefiting NJ?

Another thing about being a senator is that there is no clear metric of accomplishment. Yes, it may be hard to determine what a particular senator has done due to lack of news coverage or the fact that his/her speechwriters are unskilled, but most of what happens in Washington is not in a public forum.

Again, I know little compared to most of you about what it has been like in Jersey for the past 5 years, but I do think we should be careful when attempting to evaluate those officials who work on the national level and may be accomplishing a great deal that is not easy to classify or identify.

 
At 1:44 AM, Blogger Ken said...

HE IS A UNITED STATES SENATOR!!! Let me spell this out to you... the issues he helps legislate are on a larger scale than New Jersey.

If you are looking to see which laws he voted and didn't vote then visit

http://bigwindbag.blogspot.com/2005/06/corzines-voting-record-tells-all.html

This will explain what he stands for. Surely, the values that were consistent in his voting behavior will carry through to his term as governor.

When he'll become the next Govenor of New Jeresy, he'll propose/pass laws that are exclusive to NEW JERSEY.

AM I GOING TO FAST FOR YOU?

Now, What exactly has Doug Forrestor done for New Jeresy... oh nothing... he's a hack... and will never serve office in New Jersey.

If you would like to learn more about the goverment, both state and federal, I suggest you enrolling in a poly sci course.

 
At 8:53 AM, Blogger Enlighten said...

Ken,

We can discuss the Senator’s voting record if you’d like, but we were asking for Corzine’s accomplishments. Perhaps it would help if we defined the term so we are all clear on the meaning as used in this post.

Accomplishment
- Something completed successfully; an achievement.

Now if you don’t believe a Senator can have accomplishments that are advantageous to the people of the state he or she represents – okay, just concentrate on the first question that is less specific.

 
At 12:55 PM, Blogger jaded said...

I think you're missing the point that Ken and I are trying to make here (Ken, I think you're saying something similar to what I am), which is that the metric for "accomplishment" is not clear for a senator. Just because you don't see him bringing hospitals, schools, and highways to Jersey, or personally involving himself in urban development projects here in Jersey, doesn't mean he's not "accomplishing" anything for Jersey, or for the country.

Most of what senators do is vote, which is why his voting record is important. A more relevant question would be "Does his voting record represent the beliefs and needs of New Jersey?" because this is essentially his job.

All in all, it is hard to tell exactly what a senator "does", but an absence of evidence is not an indication that he is not doing anything. This was one of the reasons Kerry didn't get elected and why the last senator to become president was Kennedy.

 
At 11:35 PM, Blogger Ken said...

For NJ and the United States:

We have more than 100 facilities nationwide that store large amounts of lung-melting or other lethal chemicals that are located near communities of at least 1 million people.

Sen Corzine introduced a law that will beef up security at unguarded chemical plants. The Senate unanimously passed a resolution this past Thursday.

Put it up for both.

More to follow.

 
At 9:31 AM, Blogger Ken said...

For New Jersey...

Improved New Jersey Mass Transit

Over his four years in Washington, he successfully argued for more than $410 million for Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and more than $100 million for Newark-Elizabeth Light Rail. His advocacy for the tunnel project led the Department of Transportation to release millions in planning funds slated for the project. In addition, he secured $4.7 million in new funds to conduct the environmental assessments necessary for construction to begin.

 
At 7:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

shouldnt everybody vote the way they would have even if they're prsident governor or a senate. That aint an accomplishment but its still good that he did. Go head Corzine!!!!!!!!

 
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