Montclair Republicans: "We Are Here"

Republicans launch new website and organize community meeting.


Voters in Montclair may be overwhelmingly Democratic, but that's not putting a damper on efforts by Montclair Republicans to get their message out to voters.

Local Republicans have launched a new website and have organized a Republican Club meeting on August 7 at 7 p.m. at 12 Church Street.

"We just wanted to tell Montclair Republicans that we are here," said Roland Straten, a Montclair Republican who has run for Congress. "Take a look [at the site] and if you have something to say, I will post it."

According to a release issued about the August 7 meeting, 

"We are honored to have Steve Lonegan, New Jersey Chapter head of Americans for Propsperity, return to the Montclair Republican Club for an encore appearance. This time he’ll analyze the post-war history, and most recent antics, of the New Jersey Supreme Court.  The title of his program, 'Courts Gone Wild', says it all. 

"Over the past four decades, the New Jersey Supreme Court has helped fuel the rise in the state’s spending and crushing tax burden. From school funding mandates to affordable housing requirements to the abdication of its duty to enforce the constitution’s debt limitation clause, it has empowered central planners in Trenton to tax, spend and borrow the state into economic stagnation and fiscal disaster.

"This dynamic and educational presentation will open your eyes to the true cause of the crushing high taxes that are plaguing New Jersey—and will empower you to take action to put the brakes on NJ’s runaway Supreme Court!

"Of all the myriad challenges New Jersey faces, the Supreme Court represents the most powerful roadblock to public sector reform, and threatens the state’s well-being on multiple levels. Come and share Steve’s insights—and discuss his views on the upcoming presidential election as well!"

Straten said that about 45 of 70 slots have been filled on the town's Republican Committee.

He said he wants to "talk about how we can convince more people that government is too big."

What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.




chris July 25, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Martin, you have your head buried in the sand. What do you call a 1 trillion dollar stimulus bill that got us nothing but a deficit closing in on 6 trillion dollars? This man has spent more than if you start at George Washington and end through George W. Bush! Wake up! And are you kidding me, he never apologizes for America?? Telling France & Europe that we show arrogance, apologizing to Muslims because WE aren't perfect, that the US has gone off course in figthing terrorism, apologizing to the Turks for the dark US periods of history. You would NEVER hear Regean, Bill Clinton for that matter, tell world leaders that we need to atone for our past. And by the way, blaming George W. is so over it's laughable. We have had recessions throughout history -- we always come out of it and WOULD have come out of it had there been a different direction than Obama's. Even if you refute that, you MUST admit, his plans are not working and to continue down a path that isn't providing results would be insane. Are we going to keep printing money until we're Greece and everyone is rioting in the streets? it's time to try a new direction. We can all agree on that I certainly hope.
Crafty Spiker July 25, 2012 at 05:12 PM
During the JFK years this country manufactured goods and had a robust economy. That was then. Now we have the 1% taking all they can and giving back as little as possible.
Crafty Spiker July 25, 2012 at 05:15 PM
"...apologizing for American exceptionalism" I HATE that phrase. Facts simply do not support this concept today - period. You are entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.
chris July 25, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Crafty, guess who said these words: "Our true choice is not between tax reduction, on the one hand, and the avoidance of large Federal deficits on the other. It is increasingly clear that no matter what party is in power, so long as our national security needs keep rising, an economy hampered by restrictive tax rates will never produce enough revenues to balance our budget just as it will never produce enough jobs or enough profits… In short, it is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high today and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now."JFK Whether you want to admit it or now, here is a distinct pattern through US history -- when tax rates are reduced, the economy's growth rate improves and living standards increase. Conversely, periods of higher tax rates are associated with sub par economic performance and stagnant tax revenues. Currently the top 25% pay 86% of the total income tax in this country, so cut the bologno class warfare already. The top 1% pay plenty of taxes and giving the behemeth federal government MORE of our money will NOT solve anything, that's a fact.
Kyle Martinowich July 25, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Crafty, I guess you forgot that most of Europe and Japan were completely decimated in the late 40's. All their factories were converted for the war machine, then bombed by US and GB. Russia lost 40 Million citizens, their population has hit hardest! Allied command and post war treaties forced Germany to shut down 1,500 factories and pay massive amounts of reparations. Europe was stagnant for 20 years... Also China was going through the Mao revolution.... Post USSR break up and the end of communist control of East Europe and the longest period of peace time in modern world history the "global economy" has taken over. Businesses flock to where they can get the best deal(tax incentives). Manufacturing is coming back to the US now, chinese wages are going up and our wages, at least in right to work states, are coming down. Businesses will go to where they can best maximize profit. It is the motivation that drives entrepreneurs and risk takers to produce goods or services that are in demand!


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