By Harold Herskowitz
In a few days we will sit and watch another primary election pass us by. Many of us will hardly notice the few people that make their way out to vote. There may be a few RepGublicans that will care to vote for a Senate candidate that will challenge Menendez in the general election. Monmouth State Senator Joe Kyrillos, a career politician, is the favorite, yet many are hoping that an East Brunswick inventor, David-Douglas Brown will win. Many feel that Kyrillos will just bring along more of the same problems that go with big government if he were to win. Kyrillos has refused to debate any of his opponents in the Primary. He owes favors to all the big players, having collected millions in campaign contributions all these years as a State Senator, and has been busy doing favors for those politically connected instead of the general population. David Brown is a visionary that wants to help get rid of the bureaucracy and layers of waste foisted on the taxpayers of New Jersey. We can only hope that enough voters realize the benefit of having a Senator that wants to improve our lives rather than do favors for a few select donors that will keep him in office.
Speaking of layers of waste, bureaucracy, and ineffective leadership, we will also be able to cast ballots for our incumbent committee members although there are no challengers. Menashe Miller will run with Michael Berman and Meir Lichtenstein with Miriam Medina. The two new names are just that, names, to fill the ballot. We haven't seen or heard from either of them. We don't know what they stand for or what they plan on doing to help improve our town. Very fitting when you realize that the two incumbents have been doing the same thing for over ten years.
We now have to stare at a ballot and realize that we will be adding another four years to a local government that is run for the people,AS. LONG AS YOU ARE ONE OF THE SELECT FEW. I challenge anybody to find one project that was done solely for the good, and prosperity, of the community at large (a small useless bridge on North Lake Drive built for a good buddy doesn't count). The last ten years have seen rampant growth spurred on by special interests with a total disregard to the needs of the townspeople. Blatant giveaways, ignoring criminal activity, fake self congratulatory speeches about saving money for taxpayers while borrowing millions to cover up the truth. Lowering property taxes in key areas to guarantee votes before an election. Our Committee has been silent, save for a few camera opportunities, where they can make themselves look good. Flag waving, uniform wearing, speeches with crocodile tears, while using a position of power to do favors for themselves and those that will keep them in office. On occasion they will do a favor for one of the loudmouths just to keep them quiet, and they expect said loudmouth to praise them publicly.
Will this spring election bring us hope? Or simply take us backwards to where we were over ten years ago when we elected these guys
This ridiculous charade has been going on for too long. I would like to see some suggestions from readers about what can be done to put a stop to our current form of government, and are you willing to help?
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