"Knowledge will forever govern ignorance

 and a people who mean to be their own governors

 must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives."

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

The Traitorous Twelve

Without the support of a small group of Republicans in the state Senate and Assembly, Governor Jon Corzine’s school spending and state aid bill would have failed. These senators and assemblymen have much to answer for having betrayed the public school students and taxpayers of New Jersey, their constituents and the Republican Party.

A tally of 41 yes votes was needed for the governor's measure to pass in the Assembly. The final vote was 41-36. In the Senate, 21 votes were needed and the bill passed the upper chamber with exactly 21 votes.

Here’s the list of the Traitorous Twelve:

Republican State Legislators
Voting Yes On School Spending and State Aid Bill
(Lame Ducks In Red & Assemblyman Moving to Senate in Blue)

State Senate
Nicholas Asselta (LD 1)
Martha Bark (LD 8)
Joseph Palaia (LD 11)
Peter Inverso (LD 14)
Robert Martin (LD 25)
Robert Singer (LD 30)
Gerald Cardinale (LD 39)

State Assembly
Bill Baroni (LD 14)
Jennifer Beck (LD 12)
Francis Blee (LD 2)
Ronald Dancer (LD 30)
Joseph Malone (LD 30)

All of them are unworthy of calling themselves representatives of the people and Republicans.

Senators Nicholas Asselta, Joseph Palaia, Robert Martin and Gerald Cardinale nullified the no votes cast by both assemblymen in their legislative districts. Bill Baroni and Jennifer Beck leave the Assembly on this sour note to take up new jobs in the Senate. These people are beneath contempt.

Over time, we will discover why the Traitorous Twelve voted against the best interests of the people. Nicholas Asselta’s reason was exposed today:

Yesterday, hours after Asselta cast a pivotal vote to help Gov. Jon Corzine win approval for his $7.8 billion school funding proposal, the governor approved his BPU appointment.
Defeated in his bid for reelection, Asselta sold out for a $125,000-a-year state Board of Public Utilities post.

These people have no shame.

Labels: , , ,



4 Comments:

At 11:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yet your the one endorsing the Asset Monetization scam?!

 
At 9:10 AM, Blogger Enlighten-NewJersey said...

Republican and our suppport would be predicated on two things:

One, the bill creating the non-profit, public benefit corporation to be contingent on the passage of a constitutional amendment that requires that 100% of the proceeds from the monetization of these assets may only be used for three purposes: a) teacher pension and benefit obligations (first year amount and then specified minimum annual %), b) bonded debt (first year amount) and c) Transportation infrastructure (first year amount and then specified minimum annual %).

Two, support for the passage of the bill above first requires the passage of an affordable and equitable public school spending and state school aid program, to be presented by Republicans that will a) define the meaning of a thorough and efficient education, b) treats all children and communities equally, including the minimum and maximum % state aid for all school districts and c.) the passage of this plan as a constitutional amendment.

 
At 1:24 PM, Blogger Dino P. Crocetti said...

I can only wonder what their motivation was to support this.

 
At 9:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

cheap louis vuitton handbags for sale.
cheap louis vuitton antheia for sale.
replica Mahina Leather for sale.
replica Monogram Canvas handbags for sale.
replica Monogram denim handbags for sale.
Replica Monogram Macassar Canvas for sale.
Replica Monogram Multicolore for sale.
replica louis vuitton Monogram Purses for sale.
replica louis vuitton Monogram Vernis for sale.

 

Post a Comment

<< Home


 Contact Us

  • Email Us
  • Blog Roll Us!

    Search

    Syndication

  • Atom Feed
  • Bloglines
  • Feedburner
  • Feedster
  • Add to Google
  • Add to My MSN
  • Add to My Yahoo
  • News Is Free

    Recent Posts

  • Republicans Should Support Corzine’s Plan
  • What’s Wrong With New Jersey? 2008 Edition - Exhib...
  • State Aid Profile – Quick Facts
  • Decoding Your School District’s State Aid Profile
  • What’s Wrong With New Jersey? 2008 Edition - Exhi...
  • Republican Leaders Introduce School Aid Proposal
  • Happy New Year!
  • Corzine’s School Spending: Adequate Spending Per S...
  • Corzine’s School Aid Plan: State Aid Does Not Foll...
  • Corzine’s School Aid Plan: “Local Fair Share”

    Archives

  • November 2004
  • December 2004
  • January 2005
  • February 2005
  • March 2005
  • April 2005
  • May 2005
  • June 2005
  • July 2005
  • August 2005
  • September 2005
  • October 2005
  • November 2005
  • December 2005
  • January 2006
  • February 2006
  • March 2006
  • April 2006
  • May 2006
  • June 2006
  • July 2006
  • August 2006
  • September 2006
  • October 2006
  • November 2006
  • December 2006
  • January 2007
  • February 2007
  • March 2007
  • April 2007
  • May 2007
  • June 2007
  • August 2007
  • September 2007
  • October 2007
  • November 2007
  • December 2007
  • January 2008
  • February 2008
  • April 2008
  • November 2008
  • January 2009
  • August 2009
  • September 2009
  • February 2012

    Online Journals

  • National Review

  • Opinion Journal

  • Real Clear Politics

  • Weekly Standard


  • Blog Roll

  • A Blog For All
  • Althouse
  • Ankle Biting Pundits
  • Barista of Bloomfield Avenue
  • Betsy's Page
  • Blue Crab Boulevard
  • Blogs For Condi
  • Bob the Corgi
  • Brainster's Blog
  • BuzzMachine
  • Captain's Quarter's
  • Cinnaman
  • Coalition of the Swilling
  • CWA-NJ
  • Dino's Forum
  • Daily Mail
  • Don Surber
  • DynamoBuzz
  • eCache
  • Exit 4
  • Fausta's Blog
  • GOP Bloggers
  • Instapundit
  • Joe's Journal
  • Kate Spot
  • Kausfiles.com
  • Little Green Footballs
  • Michelle Malkin
  • More Mnmouth Musings
  • Parkway Rest Stop
  • Patrick Ruffini
  • Polipundit
  • Power Line
  • Right Wing News
  • Roger L. Simon
  • The Blue State Conservatives
  • Riehl World View
  • Red Jersey
  • Right, Wing-Nut!
  • Sid in the City
  • Tiger Hawk
  • The Truth Laid Bear
  • Tim Blair
  • Wizbang


  • Sid in the City



    Majority Accountability Project

    MAP

    New Jersey Blogs

    Enlighten-Carnival-small

  • 11th and Washington


  • A Blog For All
  • A Planet Where Apes Evolved From Man?!?
  • Armies of Liberation
  • Atlantic Highland Muse
  • Attack of the 15.24 Mete


  • Barista of Bloomfield Avenue
  • BeLow Me
  • Big Windbag
  • Blanton's and Ashton's
  • Blue State Conservatives
  • Burning Feathers
  • BuzzMachine


  • Clifton Blogs
  • Coalition of the Swilling
  • Cobweb Studios
  • CoffeeGrounds
  • Constitutional Conservative
  • Confessions of a Jersey Goddess
  • Corzine Watch
  • Crazy Jackie
  • Cresting Acrocorinthus
  • Cripes, Suzette!


  • Daniella's Misadventures
  • Did I Say That Out Loud
  • Dojo Mojo
  • Dossy's Blog
  • Down the Shore
  • DynamoBuzz


  • eCache
  • Enlighten-NewJersey
  • Eye On Hoboken
  • Exit 4
  • Exit Zero
  • Extreme-Psychosis


  • Fausta's Blog
  • Fausti's Book Quest
  • Fractals of Change
  • Frenchtown NJ Blog


  • GiggleChick
  • Gregg Gethard's Amazing Personal Journey
  • goethe re scape


  • Hoboken Rock City


  • IamBillPower
  • If this is paradise, I wish I had a lawn-mower
  • Imaginary Therapy
  • Inadmissible Evidence
  • INCITE


  • Jersey Beat
  • Jersey Perspective
  • Jersey Side
  • Jersey Style
  • Jersey Writers
  • Joe's Journal


  • Karl's Corner
  • Kate Spot


  • Laughing At The Pieces
  • Likelihood of Confusion
  • Liss Is More


  • Mamacita
  • Mary's Lame Attempt at Fame
  • Media in Trouble
  • Michael Carroll
  • Mister Snitch!
  • MucknMire
  • My Life as a Rabid Blog
  • My New Jersey


  • New Jersey Eminent Domain Law
  • NJ Conservative
  • NJ Fiscal Folly
  • New Jersey For Change
  • New Jersey Weblogs
  • NJ Spoken Word
  • Northeast Corridor


  • Parkway Rest Stop
  • Philly2Hoboken.com
  • Poetic Leanings
  • Poor Impulse Control
  • Professor Kim's News Notes
  • Property Tax NJ


  • Rain Angel
  • Riehl World View


  • Shamrocketship
  • Shipwrecks
  • SloppyDawg
  • Sluggo Needs a Nap
  • SmadaNeK
  • Static Silence


  • Tami,The One True
  • Tammany on the Hudson
  • Tequila Shots For The Soul
  • The Art of Getting By
  • The Center of New Jersey Life
  • The Daily Fry
  • The Duc Pond
  • The Jersey Shore Real Estate Bubble
  • The Joy of Soup
  • The Mark(ings) of Zorro
  • The New Wisdom
  • The Nightfly
  • The Opinion Mill
  • The Pink Panther
  • The Political Dogs
  • The Rix Mix
  • This Full House
  • Tiger Hawk
  • Tomato Nation
  • Toxiclabrat
  • Twisty


  • Unbillable Hours
  • Usdin.Net


  • Where Is The Remote
  • Wine Goddess


  • Xpatriated Texan


  • Links

  • NJ Governor
  • NJ Legislature
  • GOP GOTV
  • Bob Menendez Information


  • Blog Rings

  • Blog Explosion
  • Blog Directory
  • Blogsnow
  • Blogwise
  • Blogstreet
  • Blogshares
  • Blogarama
  • Blog Digger
  • Daypop
  • Globe of Blogs
  • Blog Search Engine


  • Ecosystem Status


  • Who Links Here






  •