Democratic Senate Candidate Assemblyman Gordon Johnson, Ducks Debate with Republican Candidate Mike Koontz in District 37

Democratic Senate Candidate Assemblyman Gordon Johnson, Ducks Debate with Republican Candidate Mike Koontz in District 37

Teaneck NJ, on 10/27/2021 – Mike Koontz and his two assembly running mates, Edward Durfee and Perley Patrick, participated in a sign wave at the 545 Cedar Lane office of Assemblyman Gordon Johnson, the Democratic Senate Candidate for the 37th District of New Jersey. The purpose of the event was to bring attention to both Gordon Johnson and his running mates, Ellen Park and Shama Haider, who replaced his original choices for Assembly because of questions of ethics and bias commentary. They refuse to debate the Republican Senate and Assembly candidates Koontz, Durfee and Patrick.

Koontz explains “We believe we extended an invitation by accepting The Bergen County League of Woman Voters request to participate in a political forum on or about 8/18/2021 to be scheduled on October 13. Either as a Live or Zoom event. As the date approached I contacted the League to find that Johnson had declined the debate a short time before the planned date.“ Mr. Koontz then contacted the Johnson office to find a surprised staff that such a request had been received. However the staff member indicated the importance in such a forum as a public service. This encounter was relayed to the League with no avail.

On 10/9 Mr. Koontz had encountered Mr. Johnson at the 2021 Korean Festival at Overpeck Park. Mr. Koontz once again raised the question of a debate to Mr. Johnson and was met with a nervous humor from Johnson who said, “we should go for a beer before any debates.” Koontz replied, “why not after the debate.” Johnson continued to ignore the invite.

Once again Koontz contacted the Bergen Chapter of the NAACP in hopes a forum could be arranged similar to the debate between Bergen Clerk Candidates, Bridget Kelly and John Hogan. Again after two attempts to arrange a meeting there was no response.

Mr. Koontz and his running mates believe that Johnson and his running mates are compromising the 37th district constituents by not holding a debate especially considering the serious issues facing New Jeresy and the district. Some of these issues are oppressive property taxes, a State Budget out of control, Gasoline Tax and Garden State Parkway increases, unanswered Covid deaths of seniors and vets, a failing DMV and broke transportation fund, while small and medium businesses have failed due to Governor Murphy’s lock downs. This on the heels of possible vaccine mandates to come. Most if not all of these policies are supported by Gordon Johnson. In addition the 37th district traffic congestion is creating pollution and safety issues and is going unchecked. In addition, four towns and their residents are living below the poverty level while homelessness increases.

Koontz believes now more than ever that it is necessary to discuss these issues. As a result Koontz and his running mates along with a group of supporters had to bring the issue of Debate avoidance by Johnson to light by having the sign wave in Teaneck. Koontz maintains, “what is Gordon afraid of; if the shoe was on the other foot I would agree and the citizen’s deserve it.”





Life of Tax: What Americans Will Pay in Taxes Over a Lifetime

Life of Tax: What Americans Will Pay in Taxes Over a Lifetime

Wow, New Jersey pays the MOST.  We pay almost 50% of what we earn towards our taxes.

Time to change the leadership in NJ and our district.  What do you have to show for the last 70 years of democratic control??  Think about that for a moment and then consider why you continue to vote for the democratic platform of “TAX and SPEND”.

Key statistics

  • The average American will pay $525,037 in taxes throughout their lifetime
  • That’s an average of 34.3% of all lifetime earnings spent on taxes
  • Residents of New Jersey will pay the most in lifetime taxes ($931,000) and people in West Virginia will pay the least ($321,000)
  • Tax on earnings is where most tax will come from, with the average American paying $339,173 in a lifetime
  • Owning a car will cost an additional $29,521 in tax payments alone
  • Tax on property will set you back an additional $128,581 above the property price and maintenance
  • Tax payers in California will pay the most on everyday expenses ($40,084), followed by New Yorkers ($39,745)

Source:  Self Financial

NJ Democrats Still Silent on Murphy Administration’s Nursing Home Covid Induced Deaths

NJ Democrats Still Silent on Murphy Administration’s Nursing Home Covid Induced Deaths

Trenton NJ, you could call it a tale of two states. After the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, sent COVID patients into nursing and veterans’ homes – resulting in the deaths of thousands – the Democrats in that state called for an independent investigation. When the Governor insisted that he should be the one to investigate himself, New York Democrats demanded that he step aside.

Apparently, that is not how it works in New Jersey. As the latest press release of the Sussex County Democrat duo of Scott Paul and Mike Vrabel illustrates – in New Jersey, Democrats are a pack of apologists and “yes men”. They are too afraid to disturb Governor Phil Murphy’s easily ruffled feathers.

In New Jersey, more than 8,000 blessed souls died because of Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 103, which was specifically cited by the state’s Health Commissioner when she ordered nursing and veterans’ homes to take in COVID patients. The directors of these long-term care facilities begged the state to reconsider and told them people would die – but the Murphy Administration carelessly plowed ahead.

Source:  RidgewoodBlog

Treasury Rescue Won’t Bail Out Chicago, New Jersey From Debt

Treasury Rescue Won’t Bail Out Chicago, New Jersey From Debt

Time for new leadership that will create actual budgets and not spending plans.

We the People of New Jersey deserve better.

We are governed by tax and spend democrats that rely on borrowing for so called budget balancing.  The US Treasury has just stated that the American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds must go to the citizens, NOT THE DEBT.


The U.S. Treasury Department is sending a message to states and cities that the billions in aid from the American Rescue Plan should provide relief to residents, not their governments’ debt burdens.

The department on Monday released guidance on how state and local governments can use $350 billion in funding from President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion rescue package. The funds are intended to help states and local governments make up for lost revenue, curb the pandemic, bolster economic recoveries, and support industries hit by Covid-19 restrictions. In a surprise to some, these funds can’t be used for debt payments, a potential complication for fiscally stressed governments that had already etched out plans to pay off loans.


New Closures Draw Backlash As NJ MVC Makes More Changes

Here is a great example of government gone wild.  The Governor continues to hinder all of us to satisfy his own desire to be king.  See the following article from Patch.

More changes have come to the NJ Motor Vehicle Commission now that the agency has drawn backlash from lawmakers regarding new closures.

O’Scanlon said the Murphy Administration is relying on” outdated, unnecessary” policies when the Motor Vehicle Commission closes a facility for two weeks or longer after an employee tests positive for COVID.

“The fact that we are still somehow closing MVC locations for two weeks for quarantining and ‘deep cleaning’ after one employee tests positive is absolutely outrageous,” said O’Scanlon. “Nowhere is still observing such heavy-handed, unscientific policies . . . not Home Depot, not supermarkets, not car dealerships, not doctors’ offices, not restaurants . . . no one. And none of these entities is suffering any ill health impact.

Source: NJ Patch

Undocumented Immigrant Driving Privileges

8 U.S.C. § 1325: Improper entry by alien – U.S. Code


Part VIII-General Penalty Provisions

(a) Improper time or place; avoidance of examination or inspection; misrepresentation and concealment of facts
Any alien who (1) enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers, or (2) eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers, or (3) attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact, shall, for the first commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both, and, for a subsequent commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18, or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both.

(b) Improper time or place; civil penalties
Any alien who is apprehended while entering (or attempting to enter) the United States at a time or place other than as designated by immigration officers shall be subject to a civil penalty of-

(1) at least $50 and not more than $250 for each such entry (or attempted entry); or

(2) twice the amount specified in paragraph (1) in the case of an alien who has been previously subject to a civil penalty under this subsection.

Civil penalties under this subsection are in addition to, and not in lieu of, any criminal or other civil penalties that may be imposed.

(c) Marriage fraud
Any individual who knowingly enters into a marriage for the purpose of evading any provision of the immigration laws shall be imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or fined not more than $250,000, or both.

(d) Immigration-related entrepreneurship fraud
Any individual who knowingly establishes a commercial enterprise for the purpose of evading any provision of the immigration laws shall be imprisoned for not more than 5 years, fined in accordance with title 18, or both.

(June 27, 1952, ch. 477, title II, ch. 8, §275, 66 Stat. 229 ; Pub. L. 99–639, §2(d), Nov. 10, 1986, 100 Stat. 3542 ; Pub. L. 101–649, title I, §121(b)(3), title V, §543(b)(2), Nov. 29, 1990, 104 Stat. 4994 , 5059; Pub. L. 102–232, title III, §306(c)(3), Dec. 12, 1991, 105 Stat. 1752 ; Pub. L. 104–208, div. C, title I, §105(a), Sept. 30, 1996, 110 Stat. 3009–556 .)