I had to laugh at an Article in the Lacey Reporter comparing Carpetbagger Tom MacArthur to George Gilmore, party boss of the GOP. Since nothing gets done without kissing the hand of God in our Districts, and the 4th CD in which I am running in was Gerrymandering by certain people in the article to make sure the GOP wins the district (by design), I’d hope some of you are just Sandy tired of the bullshit in both districts and will vote for Fred LaVergne in the 3rd and myself, Scott Neuman in the 4th CD this year and finally have a voice you can count on to clean up the political shenanigans we’ve all had to deal with for the last 20 years. I’m sure Chris Smith won’t like that statement but for all of you affected by Hurricane Sandy and having to listen to how well everything went when we all know that’s a straight up lie or watching your taxes rise year after year and being told, it’s just the way it is, when in fact, that’s also a lie, well, I’ll offer to fight for you, your families and friends 100% percent. Let’s get our own house in order and than we can focus on other countries issues. I’ve been in the district for over 20 years and have built my business on service to the community. Chris? He owns a tiny apartment over in Mercer and lives with his family in Virginia. I can see little to no effect he has had on our communities. I have no affinity to any party boss and owe them NOTHING and that’s good for all of us.
Both parties are wasting Billions. I refuse to be a part of it and ask for your vote in November. The topic of Pensions comes up as a sore subject to a lot of people I talk to with Christie beating on the people that paid into their pensions (and I’m not talking about the scammers that get a pump up in their final year of political service to get a higher pension. Those guys are part of the problem). Being the bully that the Christie Administration is and having control of some of the newspapers and media, aiming at the Pension funds is an easy target to get your mind off the rape of NJ taxpayers. The Bond programs are the biggest scams, regardless if they are local, county, statewide or on a federal level, because of the payoffs that are build into them. This is a spot politicans yet you for lunch. It’s like buying a car. The car salesman has sold thousands of cars. You aren’t the expert in this thing but as long as the salesman makes you feel good, you’re ok with the process. And you got a nice shiny car out of the deal. Now, let’s talk about fixing roads with a bond issue. Let’s say a road cost $100K to build (I’m just making up a number), the bond deal will read $1M dollars. Why you might ask? Because it’s milk the taxpayer time and everyone gets a bite of that tit from your local town politicians, to the hedge funds, to the attorneys (that should be on board in the state house by hourly rate or contract rate). So a job that cost $100K cost a million. Did you see the Bond deal for Rt 1 in Newark. $1.4 Billion dollars and created by the Port Authority of NY and NJ. You do know that Rt 1 and the Skyway are not under the domain of the Port Authority in anyway, shape or form? So how does that work? Everyone gets a piece of the pie. That deal was custom designs by the powers in office and everyone feeds off that tit. The job doesn’t cost $1.4 Billion dollars. Who is kidding who. The candidates from the D-R Party will stand up for you if you let us. You have to vote for us in November. You see D-R Party, pull the trigger. Any other vote hurts you.
It doesn’t have to be the same old same old if you vote for my party, the DRParty.org and the candidates that are running with us in November.
Both parties have Pay for Play down to a science. You give my party $2M to my political Pac, and we laugh about how it isn’t pay for play and lie to the voters and taxpayers but than NJ dumps billions of Pension money and Government funds into those same donors with huge expense accounts and no accounting when you ask for an accounting. The reason given is the Hedge Funds are private and are not compelled to share how they arrive at their high returns. Their high returns were below market rates last year but their fund managers still made big bucks for a job not well done. That’s your money in the end because we have to make up that money some how and there is only one way to make it up. Higher taxes or cut back or both and it will be both because there are more bond issues we have to feed from this year.
Most of you would go, That’s pay for Play, but not our Governor. Nothing to see here folks. Look if you play me for a fool, I get upset. Yelling at us to back down and look at traffic cones doesn’t cut it. (He really did move the Cones, he wasn’t kidding and Samson will out him soon) Take a read on this article from Pando. Feel free to comment below and tell me I’m wrong. Don’t say but what about any other politician outside of NJ. Let’s stay focused on our issues, clean our house and than work on the rest of the country. http://pando.com/2014/05/22/exclusive-we-name-the-political-donors-whose-firms-got-14bn-of-pension-cash-from-new-jersey/
I’m Scott Neuman. I’m running for Congress and I promise to watch out for your money when I’m elected. The other candidates can’t say that. Not when they are the problem.
For those of you that think all politicians are lying used car salesmen (no slight to used car salesmen since most put politicians rate below used car salesmen) you have to appreciate the lengths that the Christie Administration and the Dem’s in the 3rd CD are to keep Ed “Weedman” Forchion of the ballot. Ed is standing for medical Marijuana to be loosened so more people can be treated. The GOP party has this weird thought that Marijuana leads to harder drugs. Harder drugs are written by your doctor. Nothing could be further from the truth and 60% of the people in NJ want this right without fear of being tossed in Rahway. In fact, the State of NJ tried to put Ed in jail for 10 years for using medical marijuana that he by right was using from his doctor.
Regardless, both parties did two things. They got a judge to accept a case that should never have reached his court per the election laws of NJ and he spent 13 hours removing over 100 signatures from Ed’s ballots (he needed at least 100 people to sign and he got 200 and the Judge pulled 102 of them even though they can be proven to be solid and signed by people in his district) and more to the point, the Dem’s filed their request to remove Ed late and beyond what the statues say, and there are no exceptions, none to the filing time. You are one minute past, you didn’t make it. The same goes for filing a petition to run for Congress. 4:01pm doesn’t cut it. The filing was 2 days late and than got Lt. Gov Kim Guadagno to ignore the law (again for the umpth time that I can think of) and say, I’m ignoring the law and I’m removing Ed from the Ballot. Ed is appealing with the help of the Democratic-Republican Party because we just hate bullies. Can’t stand them in fact.
Read the appeal at: EdForschionAppeal and understand what pieces of shit (there is no nice way to say it and they don’t want to lose access to your money by letting Ed even have a chance to win in November and for some reason Ed scared them this year) See attached pdf and learn. I know I do. The stupid shit the Dems and GOP day after day just amaze me. I’m sure it bothers you also but you normally have no decision in the matter other than bad or worse. In 2014, you have a third and easier decision. I, Scott Neuman stood up and said, I’ll run for 4 years and then go back to my own business. If you live in the Hamilton/Jackson/Manchester and up to Red Bank area, a vote for me is a vote for your own self interests. If you are a Sandy victim (and believe me, some of you got hosed), I’ll stand up on a national and local level for you. Something the current Congressman, who is more focused on overseas issues than you, seems to be.
From my friend and Candidate for Congress Fred LaVergne - Democratic-Republican in the 3rd CD of NJ which also covers a major portion of the Pine Barrens as does the 4th CD of NJ that I’ll be representing. I stand by his reply and his concern for the Pine Barrens and what it means to us.
My response to Matt Rooney’s Article on the Pipeline – in case he deletes my response.
THERE’S A REASON your OIL TANK is not on your living room rug….
• Not all the reasons to oppose the pipeline ROUTE are bunk.
MY primary objection is the use of the “Memorandum of Agreement” as a pass-through of exceptions to the Comprehensive Management Plan reserved for Government Agencies to a private entity – THE VERY SAME OBJECTION raised by Ed Lloyd, who, as an Environmental Attorney and Board Member, was forced to recuse himself by Christie’s administration on this issue in January.
Mr. Lloyd and I spent the next 1/2 hour in the adjacent conference room privately discussing how to thwart the use of this method of approval, because it opens the door to further exceptions/exploitation, pulling the teeth from the protections incorporated in the management plan.
This was not, and has never been, about the pipeline. It’s about removing the restrictions.
The grid carries the electricity from sources all along the Eastern Seaboard, so “scaring” people that they will lose their power if that plant was shuttered are disingenuous, if not an outright lie.
The 2003 Blackout in NY was due to an issue in CANADA…the grid is that interconnected – and if Salem or Oyster Creek or Beasley’s Point dropped off-line, tomorrow – the lights would be on in minutes, if they ever went out at all.
Confirmed that with the retired Oyster Creek Engineer-Lead working with us on a cooling option not yet explored…
Christie put Roohr up as a newbie for a “yea” vote on the pipeline and the OCEAN WalMart, in exchange for Roohr’s ability to do the development he has sought for years in Pemberton that does not meet the guidelines…One dirty hand washes the other.
The local residents all know – just like they know the pipeline route is a “short-cut” – the UNION Protesters who showed up in January were unaware that they were protesting for LESS WORK! They know, now. I told them – then I SHOWED them. They’re pissed.
There is a pathway OPEN to the pipeline. It involves 14 more miles, and does NOT cross the protected ecosystem and gerrymander back and forth in Corbin City across “WHOSE LAND”???
Classic “on-ramp” scheme.
If SJG follows the rules already in place, there would be no objection.
There are many options to enhance the grid. We will be proposing several, ourselves. (Helps to have engineers on your team, rather than just politicians.)
Those temporary jobs in construction are just that….temporary.
JUST LIKE KEYSTONE.
Why, rather than Keystone, is the oil not refined on-site and shipped by road and truck to US Consumers – with tank storage adjacent to the pipeline?
Burlington County just lost 1500 jobs due to the closure of New Century Trucking. I think I know where they can find the trucks AND the drivers.
Meanwhile, how many folks working on the Alaskan Pipeline when it was built were still working on it 5 years after it was completed?
Answer? Nearly none…I knew, and still know, many.
Refine and sell the oil here – out west, that is – and on-site.
There’s a reason your oil tank isn’t on your living room rug. Think about that.
As to the local grid – the plant won’t close without the pipeline…and the pipeline can still be built. IF THEY FOLLOW THE RULES, they don’t NEED the exception – and that’s 14 more miles of Union Labor.
I’ll keep my environmental protections, thank you very much.
Try to be better informed, next time.
Sierra Club doesn’t know all the environmental answers, any more than Ted Nugent is what every NRA member looks like.
BTW – Ms. Belgard is an “environmentalist” like Tom MacArthur is an “outdoorsman”. I am actually BOTH…and local, to boot.
Got the Bloggers at the Borgata Poker Open to write about my run for Congress. If you play poker, you should be voting for me. The Blog is read by tens of thousands of avid poker lovers.
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Scott Neuman (Toms River, NJ) is an avid poker player and business owner and is now adding Congressional Candidate to his resume as he will be running for the Congressional District 4th this coming November.
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NJ.com reports on an end run around the “Pay for Play” rules in NJ. Simply, instead of giving money directly to a politician to buy his vote (which cost you via your tax dollars when he votes on a project that the “backer” paid for), he gives it to a Super Pac, and the Super Pac uses the money for the politician. It’s a book keeping difference and nothing more. Both parties do it but in this case, the GOP is highlighted via this form of bribery. Than what happens is, bids are custom designed for the business paying these forms of bribes. Since I’m not part of the party system that puts this sort of thing into place, my allegiance is and will always be to the taxpayer, not to my party backers. I will not create a custom designed bid or bill for a backer that has bribed me to do so. I will vote on the house floor but to design a bill for a backer in this manner should be criminal. If you’re tired of paying higher and higher taxes because the politician has been “paid to play”, this is your chance to change that, Vote for Scott Neuman in November, 2014. I’ll watch out for your money and represent you the way you’d want me to. Looking out for your back in the 4th CD NJ.
Why do I say this? As I consider my retired parents in Crestwood Village in Whiting, I took a moment to research votes in Congress by Chris Smith. Chris has a 9% approval rating and when you understand why, you just won’t want to vote for him. Chris wants you to handle a retirement age of 70. He voted for it. He also wants to have the insurance companies handling your insurance via a voucher system. Now it gets fun. As much as I’m not a huge fan of Obamacare, I can only imagine my parents trying to find a doctor using a voucher system. Chris voted for you to have this. My mom can’t use her computer for more then solitaire (hey, she likes to play it) but the Voucher system run by the insurance companies is insane. It’s like letting the wolf into the hen house after you’ve tied the hens down. After Hurricane Sandy, the Insurance companies hosed 80% of my friends. It’s in your self interest not to vote for Chris Smith. It is in your self interest to vote for me, Scott Neuman in November.
Most of my friends tell me that those of us in District 4 had it better in years past. Now I’m not pointing fingers but Chris Smith has been our Representative for over 20 years. He just doesn’t act like a Representative of his local people. He might be the nicest guy in the world but that doesn’t make him a guy that needs to be your Representative anymore. I’d have fired him a long time ago just for the waste of time he’s put into not passing 90% of his bills and voting 50 times for a law he has to know is good for Americans. With a 9% approval rating, voting for me should be pretty easy. I’d like to suggest voting for me this time around. If you feel I haven’t done my job after two years of full time work for you, vote me out. It can’t worse and it certainly can be a load better. If you live in these towns, you can vote for Scott Neuman in Nov 2014. PS: The Neuman family has lived in our District for 20 years. Chris and his family live in Virginia.
Mercer County (2 Municipalities):
Monmouth County (34 Municipalities):
Colts Neck Township
Middletown Township *(split with part in District 6)
Spring Lake Heights
Upper Freehold Township
Ocean County (8 Municipalities):
Point Pleasant Beach
Point Pleasant *(split with part in District 3)
You have to love this candidate in Montana. He shoots down a drone to show that Government has way too much interest in what you do. Less Government, better representation. Vote for Scott Neuman in 2014.
It looks like the powers that be want what they want and are going to do an end run around the peoples watchdogs and try and ram that pipeline to the shore via the Pine Barrens down our throats. The problem with overriding the current regulations will be that once you open that barn door, the entire barn will come down in the future. I stand for keeping the Pine Barrens clear of this type of corrupt practice and hope you do also. I’ll point out that the Pine
Barrens sits on top of our water supply for most of use below Rt 195. It’s not a question of when the pipe will break, burst or leak, it’s just a questions of how. The Pipeline can be routed around the Pine Barrens. There is no good reason not to do so other than certain people make a killing over it.
For more information, I recommend you read the Pinelands Alliance website and support the PineLands Alliance. If you don’t stand for clean resources, I’ll gladly show you how you’ll lose them.
Just an example but both parties are responsible for the lack of direction of Sandy funds but the funds aren’t primarily going to Sandy damaged areas. Why not? I’m requesting Chris Smith to stand against this posturing of handing Sandy Funds to counties (of which he represents two of them in a big way hit hardest by Sandy) by the Christie Administration. Why isn’t the majority of the funds going to the shore counties and not to just politically connected allies.
You aren’t hearing word one from Congressman Chris Smith about this issue. if you are unhappy with this. Vote for Scott Neuman in November. I’ll stand for our district and I live in our district in Manchester.
I and other members of the Democratic-Republican Party are not part of this problem and we’d like to repair and replace it with common sense representation that benefits all taxpayers, not just the connected ones. Voting for Chris Smith is a vote against your own self interests and that of your neighbors.
Welcome to Scott Neuman’s Congressional Election Site – I’m applying for the job of being NJ’s Congressional Representative from the 4th Congressional District of NJ to the House of Representatives in 2014. I’ll be filing my papers shortly and look forward to talking to the voters of my District as to the issues of the day.
Last year I ran for the Board of Chosen Freeholders of Ocean County, NJ and it was certainly an experience. Thanks to all of you for your support. After Hurricane Sandy, while my family got away with some minor damage (compared to my friends on the bay and ocean), I saw little of our elected officials working on the problems of our district (and still to this day, you get excuses after excuses as to where the money is/was). I did see a lot of finger pointing, blown meetings, hiding from the press and trips overseas. The 4th Congressional District, like all the districts in NJ are huge by the way, running from Burlington and Mercer County, up into the Fort Monmouth Area (Nice work with getting Fort Monmouth and those towns hosed Chris) and down into Ocean County. Over 655,000 of you are living in this area and if you can tell me you are better off in the last eight years then before, I’d like to hear it. Not that people like to complain but the line “What have you done for me lately?” certainly applies in the Fourth Congressional District with Chris Smith. Chris is in the ruling party of the House of Representatives and has been part of the machinery for 20 years. Well, after twenty years, Chris should take a break. Chris has a success rate of 9% in the tasks he has taken on. Most people find other lines of work on a 9% success rate and Chris should lose his. It really is time for a change. I’d like to work for the people of this district and bring some new ideas to the table. Like standing up for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights including the Congressional Apportionment Amendment which Chris has completely ignored. Do we really need another two years of a guy that hasn’t voted for anything other then party lines and for passage of laws that have no chance of passing? That’s a waste of taxpayer money. Chis is hanging out at the House of Parties with other like minded politicians and we’re told in the polls that less then 10% of you think Chris and the other reps are doing their best to make this country an example to live by. After 20 years, Chris needs to retire. I want to return to the constitutional methods of running the country again, like our founding fathers wanted. Neither President Obama, Senator Harry Reid or Congressman and Leader of the House of Representatives John Boehner seem like they want to follow the constitution anymore and with them is good old Chris Smith. “No” is not an answer we can stand anymore. After 20 years, voting for the NSA to spy on you wasn’t the best idea and Chris is knee deep in it. 20 years and out Chris.
You might not know this but here is a history lesson and it’s a lesson I stand by. The Democratic-Republican Party ran the country for the first 50 or so years of the state of the country . They kept the country on track. That spirit lives on with the candidates that are running for office in NJ and other states in the restored Democratic-Republican Organization of NJ. For more information and what we believe (and running wild over your rights isn’t one of them and spending your tax dollars in a manner that doesn’t benefit you is another), feel free to follow our link to the Democrat-RepublicanParty.org site.
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