State of New Jersey secondary Archives: on Budget & Economy


Josh Gottheimer: Invest in R&D and infrastructure, and shrink our debt

From our property and local taxes, to our state and federal taxes, homeowners here pay some of the highest taxes in the nation. It's part of the reason we've seen people and companies, small and large, packing up and leaving town, and taking good-paying jobs and their investment with them.

But here's the good news: New Jersey is in the economic heartland of America; the heart of our nation's financial infrastructure is only a few miles away and some of the top life science companies in the world call our state home. The question is: How can we maximize these assets and get our economy humming again?

We need to eliminate incentives for moving headquarters, jobs and production overseas, shrink our deficits, and reduce our debt. We also need to set aside the revenue for an Infrastructure Bank to rebuild our transportation and infrastructure. We should also invest in R&D, so we can continue to pump out first-rate innovation.

Source: 2016 New Jersey House campaign website josh4congress.com Nov 8, 2016

Jeff Bell: Restore the gold standard

Question topic: Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

Bell: Strongly Agree.

Question topic: Briefly list political or legislative issues of most concern to you.

Bell: Giving back control of our money from the Federal Reserve to the people by restoring the gold standard.

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 New Jersey Senate race Sep 30, 2014

Murray Sabrin: Free enterprise is the key to national prosperity

Question topic: Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

Sabrin: Strongly Agree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 New Jersey Senate race Jul 2, 2014

Jeff Bell: Fed's zero interest rate policy extends Great Recession

Bell says voters have a question he can answer: Why is the economy still so bad? "Voters are not just upset about the economy," Bell said. "They were certainly upset, but they were also puzzled: why so few jobs are being created so long into a recovery."

"I offered an answer to that problem," he added. At the center of the economy's lackluster recovery, he said, is the Federal Reserve's zero interest rate policy, which he blames for the lack of job creation and for denying people the ability to save. The U.S. needs to undergo a "fundamental monetary reform," he said.

That belief is what prompted Bell to run again in the first place, he said. Since 1982, he has continued working on tax and monetary reform at a series of Washington DC-based think tanks and consultancies. "It just struck me that the whole cycle was going to go forward with no further debate on Fed policy unless I decided to come back to New Jersey and run," he said.

Source: The Wall Street Journal on 2014 New Jersey Senate race Jun 4, 2014

Murray Sabrin: Federal Reserve is one big scam

Sabrin said his main priority is restoring financial sustainability, and he raised particular concern with the Federal Reserve System, calling it "one big scam." He also presented a plan to restore sustainability.

"That means having market-based interest rates, reducing spending to what the people will pay for in taxes so they don't have deficits, and freeing up the economy from the strangulation of regulations, which are now 80,000 pages in the Federal Register," he said. "For the average person who wants to start a business, they look at all the regulations that they have to go through and they say, 'I can't do this.'"

Source: The Times of Trenton on 2014 New Jersey Senate race Mar 10, 2014

Jeff Bell: Return to gold-dollar convertibility now

As a veteran of Ronald Reagan's gubernatorial & presidential campaigns, Bell clings to the antique notion that the purpose of a political campaign is to embody an idea & that a successful campaign can force the political class to take the idea seriously, no matter how far outside the mainstream.

"I'm a one-issue candidate," he says. "I don't really want to get into state issues. With no money, my only real opportunity is to be known for just one thing." So Bell, an eloquent and ardent pro-lifer, defense hawk, and foreign-policy interventionist, ties nearly every issue he's asked about back to the destructive power of paper money.

"Why is it so important to return to gold-dollar convertibility now?" his letter asked the unsuspecting Republican voters of New Jersey. "Things have gone too far for limited half measures to work." A return to the gold standard, he concedes, would of course result in higher interest rates, as the dollar sought its own level of value without direction from the Fed.

Source: Weekly Standard on 2014 New Jersey Senate race Sep 1, 2013

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