The Jennifer Beck Interview

beck-150x1501Senator Jennifer Beck came on The Real Jersey Guys Radio Show with former Senator Dick LaRossa and Art Gallagher on Tuesday afternoon.

Given all the comments the announcement of Beck’s appearance generated, we expected lots of calls to the show.  No calls.  What a bunch of kittens some of those keyboard commandos are. Kittens, kittens, kittens.

Jennifer addressed same sex marriage, of course, as well as fiscal policy, education reform, prevailing wage reform and several other issues.  She came across exactly as she is, friendly, forthright, knowledgeable and unflappable.

Here’s a recording of the show:

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Posted: September 29th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: LaRossa and Gallagher | Tags: , | 7 Comments »

7 Comments on “The Jennifer Beck Interview”

  1. brian said at 10:36 am on September 29th, 2011:

    Art, no one cares about this self-serving political hack, and she is typical of most elected officials–we’re just not that into them anymore—the R’s in this state have made themselves irrelevant………….

  2. The truth hurts said at 10:58 am on September 29th, 2011:

    Fiscal management and conservertive ? When the cops are each making $110,000 per patrolman and Sgt.s and Lts. each making $130,000 per year in every one of these shore town, this is failure. These guys are retiring at 40 or 50 years old and us taxpayers pay for HUGE pensions, healthcare for entire family for life. Also, the NJEA union has a stronghold and cartel on educators in NJ. Whats being done and when ? Why is it still happening? How much abuse can NJ taxpayers take? Time for BEck, ANgelini, Kean, Casagrande to make change or be voted out. Action speaks louder than words and who are the real conservatives and not just talking heads trying to get re-elected out on the cocktail circuit for fund-raisers ?

  3. James Hogan said at 11:35 am on September 29th, 2011:

    Art / Dick / Jen, thanks! As I’ve noted before, it’s great to hear so much of the real, important info directly from the inside source rather than read the same tired old boring accusations and rhetoric from the same two people.

    I was very glad to hear that the topics discussed where the bigger issues that we voters care about, school funding, government spending, prevailing wage, collective bargaining, the VLT issue being brought up is a huge local/personal one, etc and I’m very happy that these were the topics and issues discussed as these are the issues that voters ask me about when I knock on their doors. Jen Beck has proven to be a great resource of information and a great friend to my taxpaying neighbors and I. That her votes and opinions can be changed with facts and evidence also gives me hope that someday I’ll convince her to work to repeal/change her position on One Gun A Month. 🙂

    In any case, thanks again, Art, for the service you provide through the radio show and thanks to the folks (Jen, JoeK, Declan, Mayor Mike, etc, etc) who take the time to be on the show and share information with us; it is appreciated.

    All niceness aside… any chance you can get Lillian, or Gary Rich, or John Curley/Tom Arnone/any county officials on the show to talk about some of the county wide issues that keep repeating both on this blog and in the APP?

  4. TR said at 11:37 am on September 29th, 2011:

    I love these people like “the truth hurts” and Arts new girlfriend Olivia who attack these Republican legislators for not doing enough fiscal conservative stuff.
    It cracks me up.
    They seemnt o forget that the Dems got us in this mess and the Dems STILL CONTROL THE LEGISLATURE.
    Yet the Republicans have not done enough to fix things.
    What a laugh riot!

  5. ArtGallagher said at 12:30 pm on September 29th, 2011:

    All niceness aside… any chance you can get Lillian, or Gary Rich, or John Curley/Tom Arnone/any county officials on the show to talk about some of the county wide issues that keep repeating both on this blog and in the APP?


    Given that most of the AM radio audience is not from Monmouth County, I have been reluctant to bring county officials on to the show.

    Given the apparent popularity of the venue, I am considering stepping up my search for a station that covers Monmouth/Middlesex and Ocean better than WIFI AM does or doing a purely Internet based show for more local concerns.

  6. anonymous said at 2:36 pm on September 29th, 2011:

    @ The Truth Hurts- it’s posts like yours which make me wonder why anyone would want to be an elected official at any level. Dealing with this level of cluelessness must be a soul-sucking exercise for legislators.

    Imagine being a Republican legislator. You’ve just passed sweeping health and pension benefits reform which will save the state billions of dollars in the coming years. Government employees ( yes, including firemen and police), after years of paying little or nothing toward their healthcare could now be paying as much as 35% of their healthcare premiums. 35 percent!!!Public employees will be paying more into the pension fund. Getting this passed through a Democrat controlled Legislature was a freakin miracle, yet they did it. And what do they get for their trouble? Some dimwit(s) saying “when are you going to DO something?”

    Or how about the fact that they passed a 2% property tax cap and arbitration reform which essentially caps does away with the perpetual 4% raises for police which led to $100,000+ salaries for patrolmen? Do they get an attaboy for that? Nope. “When are you going to DO something?”. Sigh.

    Democracy is a two way street, man. Elected officials have responsibilities, but so do voters. The first of which is, have a clue what you’re talking about before you complain.

  7. Bob English said at 8:44 pm on September 29th, 2011:

    Good show. I agree with Sen. Becks comments regarding the expansion of gambling to other sites such as The Meadowlands. I don’t think she included the Gov though with the people who are opposed to it.

    I think she also underestimates the number of Legislatures that would support a bill permitting this. I think it would easily pass maybe even with a super majority.

    Art…I would guess that a lot of your Monmouth County listeners are probably commuting from 5-6 PM and end up listening to a rebroadcast on the net.