Sweeney: Republicans Voted To Put People To Death

By Art Gallagher

Senate President Steve Sweeney said his Republican colleagues in the Senate voted to put people in urban areas to death when they failed  to vote for the Democrats attempt to override Governor Christie’s line item veto of  $139 million in transition aid to the cites, according to a report in The Star Ledger.

“They just voted to basically put people to death in urban areas by not funding these programs,” Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) said after Republicans blocked an attempt to restore $139 million in aid to 21 cities and $50 million in funds for public safety in 150 municipalities.

Will Sweeney let those people die when Governor Christie offers to restore all or part of the aid to cities in exchange for Sweeney’s support of his education reforms and the rest of the property tax “tool kit?”

Will Christie get all that he wants from Sweeney or will he settle for a compromise?

July and August are usually a quiet time in Trenton, especially in a year with legislative elections.  That is not likely to be the case this year.

Posted: July 13th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Stephen Sweeney | Tags: , | 15 Comments »

15 Comments on “Sweeney: Republicans Voted To Put People To Death”

  1. brian said at 11:12 am on July 13th, 2011:

    we don’t want to kill everyone, just Dems…

  2. Rick Ambrosia said at 12:21 pm on July 13th, 2011:

    Then he’s right, Brian the Racist, since most urban dwellers tend to vote with the side of good vs. the side of evil.

  3. brian said at 12:47 pm on July 13th, 2011:

    Right, because the Dems have done soooooo much to advance minorities–high graduation rates, full employment, strong families, ending substance abuse, cutting down on unwanted pregnancies, l mean the hits just keep on coming ms maddow

  4. Rick Ambrosia said at 1:01 pm on July 13th, 2011:

    Nope…we just don’t want them die. And all of those ills are well represented in lilly white middle America also, not just urban areas. Shows where your head is at.

  5. Facts Continue to Confuse said at 3:46 pm on July 13th, 2011:

    Unwanted pregnancies? You mean like Bristol Palin’s?

  6. Proud Republican said at 4:36 pm on July 13th, 2011:

    The Democrats have hit an all time low with this one. Anyone who votes for a Democrat at any level may as well just put Sweeney’s name on their bank account, house deed and car registration – these lunatics need every dollar of yours they can get to stay in power and that means mass wealth distribution.

  7. TR said at 6:30 pm on July 13th, 2011:

    people die every day.
    Government can’t prevent that

  8. Sad to say said at 6:37 pm on July 13th, 2011:

    Now with the Tea Party helping the Democrats things will only get worse in Trenton and Christie will have an even harder time getting anything done.

  9. speedkillsu said at 7:32 pm on July 13th, 2011:

    The money we earn belongs to us, not to you thieving socialist parasites who steal it from us at gunpoint. And then spend it on welfare. You wanna “help the poor”? Walk up to the next one you see and give him all your money and property. It’ll make you feel good. ….

    “The Power to Tax is the Power to Destroy.” US Supreme Court

  10. PeoplesChampion said at 6:44 am on July 14th, 2011:

    the Tea party will help keep these Democratic communists in office because they are about as organized as a headless snake. The fact that they are running candidates in the 13th just goes to show you. We should expect nothing less from people who think they are making a difference rallying in front of a post office when they are closed.

  11. brian said at 10:15 am on July 14th, 2011:

    The 13th is presently represented by big government, Obamneycare-loving liberals who need to be replaced.

  12. brian said at 10:17 am on July 14th, 2011:

    Sadly, we’re not as patriotic as the pimple’s champion who’s contribution to liberty and freedom is anonomously posting on an obscure blog—if only we were as wonderful as you, ya maroon

  13. Sad to say said at 6:39 pm on July 14th, 2011:

    You are right people’s champion. I have been a TP member since the beginning and have been to more rallies and meetings than you can shake a stick at. I’ve noticed a disturbing trend lately.

    They want every Republican to be 100%, 100% of the time. If they dare vote wrong one or two times, they are ridiculed and targeted for defeat.

    The result is the communist Democrat who votes wrong 98% of the time gets a boost from the TP.

    This is why the Tea Party will end up defeating themselves and the Republicans who are the only hope to save this state from full blown communism.

    A rule to remember – the worst Republican is still better than the best Democrat.

  14. PeoplesChampion said at 10:11 pm on July 14th, 2011:

    Hey Brian- I can’t understand why you are so anti-Democrat as been on the government roles for quite a while. Why dont you go get a job? Maybe think about a shower while you’re at it. You’re views stink.

  15. MoreMonmouthMusings » Blog Archive » Hogan Strikes a Nerve said at 3:46 pm on July 15th, 2011:

    […] we are paying able bodied men and women not to “protect and serve.”   That is why, “people are going to die,” as Senate President Steve Sweeney said.  Their not going to die because of Governor […]