Saturday, February 9, 2008

DaTruthSquad's Take on da Toll Troll's "Bi-Toll-ar" Disorder

It's obvious to any TruthTeller that an 8% toll hike is one thing, and an 80% toll increase is something very different. 800% - that is simply delusional.

Let's look at this in simple terms.

A can of soda costs 80 cents. Would you pay 85 or even 90 cents for that same 12 ounce can of soda? You probably would.

Now, would you pay $6.40 for that very same 12 ounce can of soda?

Governor Toll Troll believes you will.

Maybe da reason is because to da bricklayer in Brick, da painter in Parsippany, and da meatpacker in Manalapan, asking them to pay over $6.00 for a 12 ounce can of soda is out of da budget. For someone who picks food out of his teeth with $50 bills, he doesn't see da problem.

Unfortunately for da toll troll, da problem lies where his office is.

In Trenton, there's one thing our elected politicians, much like da ones in Manalapan know how to do with ease, and that is spend other people's money. In Manalapan, they spend well over $100,000 on a frivolous lawsuit using TAXPAYER MONEY. In Trenton, they just spend - because there's nobody to stop them, including Governor Toll Troll.

New Jersey's poster-troll for How-To-Run-a-Business says da best way for his kingdom to cut a massive budget debt - debt created by politicians - was not to take da money from them - but to take it from us. It's something Trenton politicians have been doing for a long time, so why should now, or this governor, be any different.

There are some of us who don't know how to pay tolls. We just speed up da Garden State Parkway oblivious of what exit we're passing at over 90 miles per hour. Then, you have da average state resident who doesn't want to spend 5 hours in traffic, but now will have to take out a home-equity loan just to spend a weekend on LBI - and that's just for the tolls!

Here are some other figures to ponder: Would you pay ...

$12 for 1 slice of pizza?

$16 for 1 loaf of bread?

$32 for 1 small latte?

$9 for 1 small value-meal fast-food french fry?

$64 to use da Outerbridge Crossing?

$80 for that 1-way bus trip from Manalapan to NYC?

$280 for1 mezzanine-level seat at Shea Stadium?

Apparently, Governor Toll Troll believes you will. He wouldn't know a household budget of da average middle-class family if one rapped him over da snout. This is da same guy who reportedly gave more money just to his "girlfriend" Carla Katz that da average person makes after-taxes in 15 years.

He's da most powerful governor in da nation. He won't fire even one person in a state government that employs more people than any business in da entire state! He won't make budget cuts, but he will increase da state sales tax like he did last year! Now he wants to increase tolls by 800%, believing that we da peasants can't do anything to stop da big, bad, toll troll.

Now daTruthSquad must admit that daTruthSquad did not attend da Toll Troll's foray into Monmouth County to tell us all how smart he is and why we must pay for his friend's follies. But reading da many news accounts of his "Mauling in Marlboro," it's obvious he still doesn't get it because while da people say no to his face, he still says "What other alternative do I have?"

Here's da alternative, courtesy of daTruthSquad:

First, read daTruthSquad's 10-Step Plan previously blogged. You may get a few ideas from that.

Da other advice daTruthSquad will give is dedicated to every single Democrat in da state. If da Toll Troll's plan is to pass - you da Democrats must pass it. If you do, you will see a voter backlash in New Jersey that will make da "Impeach Florio" revolution seem like a "non-starter."

DaTruth is, Governor Toll Troll said that "pigs would fly" over da state capital before cuts to da budget would happen.

DaTruth is, unless those cuts happen and da 800% fiasco is taken off da table, then da only thing that will be going up is da number of Republicans in da Legislature because da backlash will be directed solely toward Democrats -- on all levels of government.

It's time to start a new campaign - hold every Democrat responsible for da actions of da Toll Troll. Maybe if his buddies are voted out of office and don't get moe pension padding they'll get da message.

DaTruth is, da Toll Troll may be part-right. Pigs will be flying over Trenton -- but it will be Democratic "pigs" flying out of Trenton after they're voted out of office for supporting da Toll Troll's toll scheme.

Governor - there's a cure for "Bi-Toll-ar Disorder." Da cure is to Vote Republican.

And that's daTruth.


Anonymous said...

Agreed and let's start by voting Michelle Roth out of office along with her soon to be announced running mate Mike G. Just say no to any Democrat in NJ. Send a message to Trenton that enough is enough!

Anonymous said...

I have to admit I'm not a fan of your blog, I think you are Stu, and I don't always agree with you.

This time you hit the nail on the head. I think there will be severe Democratic backlash, and it will be quite deserved.

Lightshines said...

Sergeant Pepper has been to New Jersey and has been wondering where he can get whatever the Governor is on. In the meantime, he dedicated this song to our esteemed Guvnor.

Well thirty five years ago today,
Max Yasgur died and went away,
Woodstock nation’s lost its style,
We’ve sold out for a painted smile,
So may I introduce to you,
The act you've known in recent years,
Guvnor Corzine’s Lonely Hearts Club Band!

We're Guvnor Corzine’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, we hope you will enjoy the show,
We're Guvnor Corzine’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, sit back cause everything must go,
We're Guvnor Corzine’s Lonely, Guvnor Corzine’s Lonely,
Guvnor Corzine’s Lonely Hearts Club Band!

It’s wonderful to be here,
but the Guvnor feels alone,
You're such a lovely audience we'd like to take your home from you, we'd love to take your home!

I don't really wanna stop the show,
But I see you’ve let the flying pigs go,
Now the guvnor’s gonna sing a song,
And he'd like you all to sing along,
So may I introduce to you,
The man who’s earning all the jeers,
And Guvnor Corzine’s Lonely Hearts Club Band!

Changing Times Too said...

Now we shall see if there is a backlash amongst Corzines's own Democratic elected officials throughout the state. Some may start opposing his toll plan and speak out to save their political seats. They realizes their constituents are not happy with Jon's tax em till they leave mentality. I like how Jon Corzine says we all have to make hard choices and sacrifices. Tell me Jon what sacrifices have you made lately?

Anonymous said...

here is a thought, I now live in North Carolina, it is against the law for state workers to join a union, think about it

Anonymous said...

I'm sure many of the state pension checks padded over the years are being sent to North Carolina. Nobody in their right mind would want to be taxed in their 60's here in NJ.

Changing Times Too said...

Well it seems that Senator Lisinak now wants to increase the gasoline tax instead for each gallon of gas we NJ drivers purchase to offset the debt. He feels that Corzines plan already not well received is not the answer. Another Democrat looking to tax our already taxed to the max incomes. Does Lesniak have a chauffeur and car provided to him by the state? Or does he drive his own car and have the state reimburse him? Are we witnessing another Democratic politician whose actions will not affect him?
It is time for a change.

Anonymous said...

Corzine needs another doobie! Call Willie! A plan like this must have some smokin' goin on!

Anonymous said...

Funny about Lesniak, since he was one of the driving forces in the Legislature for outright sale of the roads. Seems he has second thought?

Anonymous said...

I wonder what our old friend Mr. Green Meat will have to say tomorrow night at the TC meeting?

I wonder what dirt he will try to dig up on Stu? Will he make accusations against Susan and Tony?

Will the Queen be silent? What will her organ grinder monkey say - or not say?

Anonymous said...

i'm much more interested in what his ex is going to say.

Anonymous said...

Incapable of truth: Caroline Casagrande.

Remember how Caroline Casagrande promised that she would not take any professional appointments in any town she is representing in the Assembly? That was a campaign promise, like many she's already broken in office a little over a month. Tonight the township committee in Manalapan is appointing her three partner law firm as special counsel to handle all the litigation she was handling as township attorney. Caroline will lie about a lot of things in the two years she'll be in office before being thrown out. But this may be one of the biggest.

Anonymous said...

My only question is this:

Who in their right mind would want to go to Staten Island anyway?

Would I pay $32 for a small latte? 10 times over, before I'd got to the slums know as Staten Island. Nasty place with noting noteworthy.