Under pressure from local Democrat orgs, NJ Lt Gov Sheila Oliver appointed a task force to help solve Atlantic City’s financial problems.
Stop Atlantic City tax hike surprises.
The task force features AC Council President Marty Small and AC Mayor Frank Gilliam. Typical bad move. These two knuckleheads are useless as t*ts on a bull.
AC resident and Council candidate, Geoff Rosenberger, shared his views on the controversial Atlantic City Task Force:
The fact that Atlantic City’s task force met with no immediate results for axpayers surprised no one, especially the property owners of Atlantic City. The same politicos who drove the taxes up, and plunged Atlantic City into @ $500M in debt should not be those looking for solutions. They didn’t cure the problem the first few times around.
Under state guidance we have watched blight take over sections of town, poverty increase to over 40% of residents, owner occupancy continue to decrease as residents flee a failing town (coincidentally, the same happens on the state wide level), and a crime increase aided by becoming the dumping ground for social problems from throughout the region.
The state continues trying to build it’s way out of the problems, without addressing the underlying socioeconomic problems of poverty, unemployment, drug addiction and crime.
It’s very simple: the state takes too much money from Atlantic City. No matter how many ways we acknowledge this, it will not change until there is a movement to take back some of the money and power from the state who has killed the golden goose, leaving behind nothing but cracked eggs.
I am an independent candidate on the ballot in Column C. I believe it is time to start a class action suit against the state for taking and squandering our financial resources and leaving us without any real representation or civil rights.