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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

www.opensecret.org

Garrett  Foreign Corporation REPRESENTATIVE (R – NJ)  

Donors (Big Corporations)

Download: View Top 20 | Top 100
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

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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.


The Race to Financial Freedom: Taking Back our Fair Share

By: Tod Theise

Aug 30, 2010
Scott Garrett’s op-ed titled, “Race to the Top Gaffe is a Teachable Moment” stands as the best evidence to date that Scott has lost the fire that initially propelled him to Congress. Let’s forget for the moment that Garrett using the Obama-esque phrase “teachable moment” is as out-of-place as Snooki from Jersey Shore quoting Shakespeare. The real problem for those of us residing in the 5th District is that Garrett has absolutely no solution to the fundamental problem sucking the lifeblood out of New Jersey taxpayers.
Garrett states that, “It is absurd that New Jersey should have to apply to get its own money back in the first place. Why should New Jersey’s hardworking taxpayers continue to send money to the U.S. Treasury so that Washington bureaucrats can dole out money to states that have most closely conformed to their ideas of reform?” No Congressman Garrett. What is really absurd is that New Jersey gets back only 61 cents back for every tax dollar it sends to Washington. I’m told that once upon a time when he waged a primary challenge against former Congresswoman Marge Roukema, Scott actually said that it was “immoral” that New Jersey got only 65 cents back on each tax dollar. Well, fast forward a decade later and we get back four cents less. By Garrett’s own standard we are mired in an abyss of fiscal immorality and he has failed his constituents.
We lose 39 cents out of each dollar that we send to Washington. This comes to a whopping $27.5 billion that we “donate” to the other 49 states. To put this sum into perspective, the entire tax revenue stream for our own state budget is roughly $28 billion. New Jersey taxpayers are left footing the bill for two budgets – one for us and one for every other state. Some states get back as much as two dollars for every dollar paid in federal taxes and a recent study showed that Alaska gets back $5.67 in stimulus money for each federal tax dollar. The greatest absurdity in this massive redistribution of our wealth is that Garrett has sat idly by as New Jersey has been relegated to serving as America’s ATM.
My Fair Share NJ Plan and the attendant Fair Share Tax Act (“The Act”) will decisively address this colossal rip-off by returning $9.8 billion back to New Jersey. Under The Act, a minimum return on federal tax dollars would be set at 75 cents. Any state receiving less than the 75 cent baseline will be refunded the difference between their actual return and the baseline. In NJ’s case, the 14 cent differential would translate into $9.8 billion. Can you imagine what we could do with this massive infusion of wealth back into our state’s economy? Forget poorly executed applications to the Feds for $400 million. My plan would allow us to invest far greater sums into not only restoring cuts to public education but bolstering science and math programs critical to our nations retaining its competitive edge in the world. And what about meaningful property tax relief, tax cuts for small businesses to stimulate job growth and expanding programs for seniors?
The bottom line is that my plan doesn’t seek a handout from the government. It simply demands that we get back a fair share of our own hard-earned tax dollars. I call that real reform. And I call it long overdue. The question for Scott Garrett is why should New Jersey’s hardworking taxpayers send him back to Washington when he has failed miserably for eight long years to get back our fair share?
Tod Theise is the Democratic candidate for Congress in the 5th District. A full explanation of his Fair Share NJ Plan and Tax Act can be found at www.theiseforcongress.com.

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August 28, 2010

CONTACT:
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Tod Theise Calls Out Chris Christie on Schundler Firing
Congressional candidate says Schundler was scapegoated for Christie’s costly blunder

Washington, NJ – Democratic candidate for Congress Tod Theise today criticized Governor Chris Christie for firing Education Commissioner Bret Schundler over $400 million in lost education funding. Theise, a former Republican, made it clear that he expects Governor Christie to demonstrate leadership by taking responsibility for the epic blunder that robbed New Jersey schools of the massive allotment of federal funds.

“I knew Bret Schundler back when I was a Republican,” Theise stated. “Whether you agree with Bret or not, he has always been a man of impeccable character and has a heart for people rarely seen in politics. He is not someone who deserves to be thrown under the proverbial bus by a Governor incapable of taking accountability for his own inexcusable mistake.”

Harkening back to the days of Harry Truman, Theise said, “The old expression ‘the buck stops here’ comes to mind. I am disappointed that Governor Christie not only scapegoated Bret, but also tried to blame the Obama administration for his screw-up. A true leader accepts responsibility and seeks forgiveness from those he serves. “

“My thoughts and prayers are with Bret and his family as he has to deal with this regrettable display of cowardice by the Governor. I hope that conservatives, moderates and progressives rally around Bret as a matter of principle and hold Governor Christie accountable for his actions. This incident isn’t about partisanship. It is about right and wrong. And what the Governor did was clearly wrong.”

“Unfortunately, Chris Christie has a tendency to ignore opportunities to bring money back to New Jersey. When I attempted to discuss my Fair Share NJ tax plan with the Governor – a plan that will bring back $9.8 billion to New Jersey – the Governor refused to speak with me, telling me that he would talk to me only if I won the election. I guess I’ll just have to win to get an audience with Governor Christie.

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 and their five dogs.

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President Obama makes a surprise visit to Afghanistan.

Sorry Mr President , I heard the other day from  Sarah Palin the leader of the Tea Party movement aligned with  GOP party  at one of the rallies she headed with McCain in Arizona and Nevada on Saturday, ranting that your presidency has not brought in any change. She also made  an impression  way back, that our troops do not like you. And this proves that she was right.

Ouch!!!!  Now this is Change we can believe in.

” Howee is the changy workin for ya Mr president?” 

It must be killing  Sarah Palin to see this.  Hell No is  going to explode on this one.

You can see more of these pictures here


Just my observation. 

You want to know why I am keeping an eye on Sarah Palin, Here is one. Click and read

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2009/11/gov-elect_chris_christies_vict.html

You have no idea how disappointed I am to learn that the group I thought were smart enough to capture the swap, bought into GOP lies and voted for the opposition.

 New Jersey Democrats voted for GOP Chris Christie, in the belief that Christie’s Message of change to Trenton will deliver them from Jon Corzine. Well they drew a blank.

Gov Elect Christie  took office, and his concentration to cut jobs goes to the democratic base,  though he is going to keep the prevailing wage. Which makes some moderates happy.

He is not mentioning auditing his base and cutting wasteful spending in GOP dominated counties, even though, there are  some wasteful spending in his base. Raising their salaries during the recession, just to name one. Yes I mean Warren County, with GOP leadership. Check their County Budget.

 I knew New Jersey was going to be duped.

I cannot believe how people can be this clueless on issues that are so important to their lives.

Agreeing with Baker, I saw this in Christie’s message, but People in New Jersey could not see through Christie.

“He could never win statewide otherwise,” Baker said. “Christie presented himself in a way that people who don’t like Corzine could feel that it was acceptable to vote for him.”

Very True. As I noted in June 2009.

https://bilia.wordpress.com/2009/06/02/elephants-targets-voters-in-donkey-dress-code-for-super-tuesday-june-02-09/

Now follow my trail…….start connecting dots to see how Sarah is connected to New Jersey. Remember I live in a community full of the clueless. ..

Why do I care about all this?

I pay my share in property taxes, some how, some of my money is ending up into their pockets of GOP salaries in NJ Warren County. 

It is pissing me off, because not only the GOP leadership sucks, but they are all bunch of greedy,liers,self righteous sucking  ordinary Americans, and shifting the blame on other people when they are part of the problem.

 Sarah Palin connection to NJ-  Since she declared herself as the head of the tea party movement, below is the connection.

Steve Lonegan, Tea Bagger and Michael Doherty.

Assemblyman Michael Doherty, who has aligned himself with hard-liners such as Sarah Palin and former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan, said conservatives have a better chance after eight years of “failed” Democratic leadership. “

Doherty was elected NJ Senate this election.

You’re going to see moderate Republicans become very conservative in the next few months,” said Lonegan, the state director of the conservative Americans for Prosperity group. “Everybody wants to be a conservative now.”

Christie and Doherty rode a political tide that has led to “tea party” protests against health care reform at town hall meetings, and bolstered the strength of conservative activist groups such as Americans for Prosperity, said Stephen Spinosa, chairman of the New Jersey Conservative Party.

“Even the state Republican State Committee, which conservatives believe has capitulated too much to the Republican Party’s moderate wing, believe the election brought together a party that has been fractured for more than a decade.”

“We are unified around core principles,” said Assemblyman Jay Webber, the state GOP chairman. “We are fiscal conservatives, and we have respect for traditional values.”

 Bunch of racists.

Christie’s campaign, he noted, emphasized fiscal policies and steered clear of social conservatism that’s championed by Lonegan and other hard-line conservatives.

“This pumps new life in the conservative movement but now he needs to govern like a conservative,” said Lonegan.

“Lonegan, for instance, said Christie should consider cutting programs that, he believes, are wasteful and defy conservative principles — such as the state’s stem-cell research initiatives. “

Who is to blame? Lazy Democrats. They just handed over the leadership to bullies.

CNN, reported that most Americans think Democrats caused the recession.

 It is sad, because this is what ignorance does to the nation. When people become like Robots, they depend on media to feed them with crap.

My eyes have stayed open on everything, since 2002 elections. I have followed politics. I was never involved until last year. From Nov 4 2008 to January 20 2009. After that date, the angry losers could not sleep having a thought of democrat worse of a black president in the white house. That is where the out cry of the constitution comes in, “I want my country back .”

I laugh every time I hear that outcry, “I want my country back,” because in all fairness, some should pack and go back to Italy, France, Britain, German, and the rest of the world were their ancestors came from. GOP claims their ancestors wrote the constitution for them.

Well did they say, this country belongs to Republicans only. George Washington’s family migrated from England, so was James Madison migrated from England. So go back to England and claim back your country.

Is Steve Lonegan, Sarah Palin, Glen Beck, Mitchell Bachman,Rush Limbaugh, Native American Indians?

I know to some, my analysis do not make sense.

 I pointed out the same observation way back . I got a negative response. I was told I am still in the  process of learning politics, people are smart, they are not going to buy the change message from the Republicans. They know whose’s slogan for change belongs to.

Well It happened in New Jersey, GOP Candidate Chris Christie ‘s campaign was change , change and change.

I saw a swap in the message of campaign, and for sure, Jon Corzine’s camp could not catch it. They took it for granted that New Jersey residents are smart enough to figure that out. Wrong, wrong and wrong.

The election day I watched and head people at the Christie victory chanting Yes We Can, Yes We can.  I was like wait a minute, is nt that President Obama’s slogan????? That rings to my argument. GOP, run on bank ideas, they all wait for that one to give ideas that they oppose , but run with his slogan? The shocking part, is no democrats went after Christie to say hey, your slogan is COUNTRY FIRST. With the country full of clueless people, do not take anything for granted.

Mr Christie is not that change. The only solution he has for NJ, is to go after the public schools, although NJ101.5 is already setting the Gov elect’s standard low, after knowing that the plan is no plan.  Candidate Christie criticized his opponent Jon Corzine, on wasteful spending on public school, one of it is prevailing wages, making it a point, to New Jersey Residents as the reason property taxes are so high in New Jersey. The first change Mr Christie will do is to shrink the administration by firing some Union Members, and the Corzine Cronies, and replacing them with Mr Christie’s cronies. That is not change to shrink the adminstration organization chart. That is what we call replacement strategy.

After winning MR Christie now says, he is not going to touch the prevailing wage.

 Question of curiosity.

Wasn’t it the democratic system who made a prevailing wage as an executive order by Democrats Governors?

Like I pointed out in June,

here I still think Republicans are capitalizing on Democrats’s weaknesses.  The why Sarah Palin book Drama is one way the Republicans capture the public ‘s attention. The Glenn Beck Tea bagging drama is a destruction. The Fox Media, Rush Limbaugh, NJ101.5,  figured out one way to improve ratings is to do sound bites that will anger the clueless uninformed 

 stupid teatards?

Democrats are getting obstruction by Tea Baggers, while GOP candidates, are getting away with a message of change in their campaigns. This is working to the advantage of Republicans. Sarah Palin is the example of their tool to obstruct democrats.

Looking at how many millions of uninformed Americans in this country, my advise is, Democrats should start organizing themselves to start campaigns to educate people with how the system works, their government, starting from local and getting deep into municipalities.

If every citizen can take interest to attend the local municipal township and county meetings ,take time studying , learning the county, township budget, and everything in it, they will figure out who the culprits are, in this recession.

Fox News , NJ 101.5, have figured out, how to increase their rating, target the uninformed. It is working to their advantage.

So Democrats, do not take things for granted. Every VOTE  counts, your efforts to educate others is your responsibility.

Just my rant.


1. lie
2. Cheat.  Writes  talking points in hand  while Throwing Jabs at President Obama . Proof

3. Cover-up
4. Avoid real work
5. Blame
6. Quiting _ Next quits May be ,From GOP and FOX, then Run as Independent .
7. Whining about Media

8. Playing victim

9. Cook Numbers to avoid paying Taxes

10. Use Tax Payers Money to Build Your Personal Homes

11. Fire those who questions  your policies

12. Do Not  Take Questions From The Public or Media

13. Declare War With The World To Protect America

14. Common Sense Is Making A Movement Of People who look the same.

15. Only Palin Can Lead this Country in the right direction.

16. Use My Kids To Win

Together We Will Conquer and Lead This Wonderful Nation

TODDSarah For 2012

Update: Sarah Palin’ s Sunday Interview:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/02/07/transcript-fox-news-sunday-interview-sarah-palin/

I will write about it later. I need to rest my brain. My Prediction is Sarah will quit her new Job on fox, for the fear of exposure to her lies.

Also she will resign from the Republican party, so she can run as Independent, that way she does not debate the GOP contenders in the primary. That is my prediction.

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