Tag Archive: Social Security

Where’s Junior? S. Brunswick Wants to Know

Where's JuniorIf you’ve followed Blue Jersey’s up-to-the-second budget coverage, you’ve probably asked yourself why one very important name never came up – Republican Senatorial candidate Tom Kean, Jr.  Well, there’s a very good reason for it.  Knowing that this year’s budget would be contentious and monumental and history making (how many other descriptors can I cram in here?), he decided to avoid his responsibilities on the State Senate Budget Committee.  Junior took a powder on the budget, so we’ll never know where he stands on sales tax, state shutdowns, or the giant rat that was erected in honor of Assembly Speaker Joe Roberts and his cronies in the “Screw Corzine” caucus.

“Where’s Junior?” on Social Security

Methinks a Flim-Flam artist walks amongst us.

Tom Kean, Jr. – fresh from his dual debate spanking by Bob Menendez – is now being haunted by his past.  He writes (ok, someone wrote it FOR him) on his campaign site:

Tom is committed to keeping the promise of Social Security for current recipients and those nearing retirement.  At the same time, changes will be required to keep the program solvent for future generations.  This problem can only be solved through bipartisan cooperation.  In the U.S. Senate, Tom will work with Republicans and Democrats to find bipartisan solutions to the long-term challenges facing Social Security, so that this important program can continue to provide retirement security for Americans far into the future.

The problem is that the Kiddo only last year voted against a bill that would tell President Bush to keep his greedy paws off our Social Security funds – twice.

Join me under the fold for an analysis.

Sen. Lautenberg’s SOTU analysis

Here’s some nice analysis of the State of the Union from Senator Lautenberg’s office:

Charts released today by United States Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) shows that President George Bush in his five State of the Union addresses wrapped himself in topics that were popular with the American people, but ignored the same issues when public opinion soured.

For example, during his 2004 SOTU speech, President Bush mentioned his plan for a Medicare prescription drug law nine times. Tuesday night President Bush did not mention the new law at all, which took effect on Jan. 1 amid mass confusion.

(two more below the fold)