9/11 Responder Bill



MY OPINION

November 02, 2010.

Vote Theise  For Congress. Today is Election Day. Polls are open from 6:00AM to 8:00PM.

  1.  Express Times:- ” Theise makes a more balanced argument to steer the country out of its crisis, and we endorse his candidacy. He is showing a willingness to engage the public and debate in a way Garrett did not in this campaign. While most incumbents claim this advantage, Garrett seems to be taking it to an extreme.”
  2.  Michael Fremer:-We deserve moderate, responsible representation in Washington. We haven’t had that since Marge Roukema retired.”
  3. The Records:- “Democratic challenger Tod Theise would bring a very different voice to Washington, one that deeply understands the district’s conservative base, but is more in line with the state’s social values.   Keeping a close eye on federal dollars and trying to rein in spending where necessary is a wise and good thing to do, but we do not believe a congressman who votes against nearly every bill simply on fiscal grounds best serves the people of the 5th District.”
  4.  Theise will never vote against the will of middle class.
  5.  Theise will fight to bring back 9.8 Billion back to New Jersey from Washington by introducing the law when elected for every state to get a minimum of 75 cents minimum back to every tax dollar we send to Washington.
  6. Theise believe in being our brother and sisters keepers in time of hardships. We rise and fall together as Americans.
  7. Theise is a uniter and not a divider.
  8.  Theise wants tax cuts for Middle class not only the 2% rich. He criticized the Bush Cuts  in contributing to the deficit that brought this country to its knees from 2000 -2008. They contributed to a lot of unemplyment because jobs were shipped abroad.
  9. Theise Supports investing in America and creating jobs for Americans.
  10.  Theise supports the Obama health care law. He believes it has good things in it but should be improved to remove mandates.
  11.   Theise  understands that, punishing people who try to follow the law is not a way todeal with Illegal immigration . The immigration system should improve and  for undocumented immigrants living here, he wants to revive the guest-worker program backed by Sen. John McCain and former President George W. Bush. For people brought to the United States when they were small children, he supports finding a way for them to apply for citizenship.
  12.  Theise does not support privatization of Social security. Seniors will lose their money if that happened.

 Why Should you retire the incumbent Garrett his  opponent ?

Garrett  voted against everything that benefits middle class Americans. 

  1. He voted against bills to help Hurricane Katrina victims ,
  2.  He Voted against  providing a Medicare prescription drug benefit plan,
  3.   Twice he voted against a bill to ensure medical care and compensation for Ground Zero workers. 
  4. He also has voted repeatedly against extending unemployment benefits.
  5.  He voted against Senior Financial Empowerment Act 2010 H R 3040
  6.  He voted against Consumer protection Act
  7.   He voted against Medical Relef Act H R 3421
  8. He voted Against Small Business Development  H R 1845
  9.  He voted against  Natural Risk Reduction Act 2009 H R 3820
  10.  He voted against Health Insurance Industry Fair Competition Act H R 4626
  11.  He voted against Energy jobs for Veterans ACT HR 4592
  12.  He voted against Plain Writing Act

The list is too long to list all the bills Garrett voted against. He is fine with collecting Government funded benefits and his big salary.

Did I also mention that he has made a career out of politics? In Warren county the worse thing is cronyism, We have people like Republican DiMao  Assembly man  collecting two checks from the government, funded by the tax payers. typical of the Republican hypocrisy.

They want small government and yet they are always lining up for government jobs. Republican Acetturo lost his election for Freeholder, an antic dealer by profession, now  has been appointed to head the motor vehicle department.. How is that shrinking the size of government? I thought Government is bad…

Coming back to Garrett, he should be sent packing. He does not represent the middle class but  foreign corporations and financial institutions who got the bailout  from the government , as evidenced below:

Source: http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00000743&cycle=2010

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Garrett  Foreign Corporation REPRESENTATIVE (R – NJ)  

Donors (Big Corporations)

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Rank   Contributor   Total   Indivs   PACs  
1 Ridgewood Renewable Power $12,000 $12,000 $0
2 Bank of America $10,500 $500 $10,000
3 GFI Group $10,200 $10,200 $0
4 Indep Insurance Agents & Brokers/America $10,000 $0 $10,000
4 KPMG International $10,000 $0 $10,000
4 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance $10,000 $0 $10,000
4 New York Life Insurance $10,000 $0 $10,000
4 PricewaterhouseCoopers $10,000 $0 $10,000
9 Harris FRC $9,600 $9,600 $0
9 Mobile Fabrics Inc $9,600 $9,600 $0
9 Permal Group $9,600 $9,600 $0
12 American Shipping & Logistics Group $8,600 $0 $8,600
13 Hartford Financial Services $8,500 $0 $8,500
14 FMR Corp $8,250 $250 $8,000
15 ACA International $7,500 $0 $7,500
15 Investment Co Institute $7,500 $0 $7,500
15 National Beer Wholesalers Assn $7,500 $0 $7,500
15 Valley Health System $7,500 $7,500 $0
19 BASF SE $7,000 $0 $7,000
19 Managed Funds Assn $7,000 $0 $7,000
19 Prudential PLC $7,000 $0 $7,000
         
 

Top 20 Industries

 

contributing to Campaign Cmte      
Industry   Total   Indivs   PACs  
Securities & Investment $131,310 $52,310 $79,000
Insurance $129,300 $12,100 $117,200
Retired $63,872 $63,872 $0
Lawyers/Law Firms $42,791 $31,791 $11,000
Real Estate $36,075 $14,575 $21,500
Misc Finance $31,760 $12,760 $19,000
Commercial Banks $31,500 $9,500 $22,000
Accountants $30,400 $4,400 $26,000
Finance/Credit Companies $27,500 $0 $27,500
Oil & Gas $26,400 $9,900 $16,500
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products $24,600 $9,600 $15,000
Health Professionals $18,900 $16,650 $2,250
Electric Utilities $18,500 $0 $18,500
Lobbyists $18,210 $17,210 $1,000
Republican/Conservative $16,750 $14,750 $2,000
Business Services $16,700 $15,700 $1,000
Automotive $15,050 $9,050 $6,000
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing $14,400 $8,400 $6,000
Pro-Israel $13,050 $12,050 $1,000
Hospitals/Nursing Homes $12,875 $11,375 $1,500
                 

Guest post

Tod Theise Demands that Scott Garrett Resign his Office Immediately

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                            CONTACT:                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

September 30, 2010

Congressional Candidate and first responder calls out Garrett for voting

Two times in less than two months to deny 9/11 heroes life-saving medical benefits

Washington, NJ – Democratic candidate for Congress Tod Theise today called upon Congressman Scott Garrett to resign his seat based on Garrett voting twice in less than two months to deny the heroic 9/11 first responders medical benefits necessary to save their lives. 

Theise, who serves as a 1st Lieutenant in the New York Guard and works with first responders, issued the following statement:

“Congressman Scott Garrett irreparably dishonored his office by voting not just once, but twice, to deny health care funding for the heroes that responded to the call of duty on September 11, 2001.   This isn’t a campaign issue for me.  It is personal.

I currently serve as a 1st Lieutenant in the New York Guard (the “Guard”).  The Guard is a volunteer military force whose stated mission is to augment the New York National Guard (unfortunately, New Jersey has no counterpart to the Guard).  We train primarily in the areas of emergency management and response.  In the likely event New York City is once again subjected to a 9/11-scale attack, I will be called upon to serve alongside the same courageous breed of first responders that Scott Garrett callously cast aside with his vote.

Every single member of New Jersey’s Congressional delegation other than Garrett – both Republican and Democrat – twice voted to honor these brave men and women by extending them health care coverage to treat the grievous damage they suffered defending our nation.  These twelve Congressmen recognized that New Jersey was uniquely impacted on September 11th and that the heroic actions of these first responders were the only thing that prevented an even greater loss of life.  Now these same first responders who gave life to so many need our assistance to save their own lives.  They can count on my full and unwavering support.  How Scott Garrett can turn his back not once, but twice on these patriots is utterly un-American and patently treacherous.  

My candidacy stands for far more than simply being elected to Congress.  It is about standing up for those patriots who gave all to protect our nation in its darkest hour.  I can never erase from my mind the image of fire fighters receiving their last rites as they prepared to head into the towers.  These men and all those that served that day understood the true nature and cost of honor.  The people of the 5th district deserve a Congressman who shares this understanding.  And it is not Scott Garrett.  I am demanding that Garrett immediately resign his office based on his disgraceful conduct. 

Tod Theise is the Democratic candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s 5th District.  Tod is a licensed New Jersey attorney and works in Manhattan as a Senior Litigation Analyst at a major international law firm.  Tod contributes to our nation’s security by serving as a 1st Lieutenant in the New York Guard and is trained in various areas of emergency management and response.  Tod lives in Washington Township (Warren County) with his wife and daughter.