The attack on the Middle Class

The duplicity of Bob Menendez and the creation of Middle Class ghettos

During Bob Menendez’s first year in the U.S. Senate, 2006, there was a health care bill before the Senate designed to make insurance premiums more affordable for small businesses.  The bill would have allowed small businesses to join together as larger groups in order to enjoy the economies of scale in their insurance purchases that large corporations enjoy.  Chambers of commerce and other business associations would have been allowed to form groups to decrease the cost of health insurance so that more of the members could afford to insure the health of more of the employees and families.

At the time, I was a leader of the Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce and a member of the National Federation of Independent Business.  The company I owned was paying 100% of the insurance premiums of its employees.  Premiums were raising at about 13% per year.  It was getting difficult to continue to provide health insurance.  Potential hires who did not need insurance because their spouse’s employer provided it became the most attractive candidates to employ.  Increasing insurance premiums consumed what would have been raises to loyal employees.

NFIB was lobbying hard for the bill.  It had already passed the Republican House and President Bush had indicated he would sign the bill if it passed in the Senate.  The Republican Senate majority support for the bill but the Democrats were filibustering.  NFIP worked its members to contact their Democratic Senators asking that they stop the filibuster and allow the bill to be voted on.

I wrote Mendendez and Senator Frank Lautenberg asking that they support the bill.   As I expected, they didn’t and the bill never made it to the Senate floor vote. Lautenberg wrote back thanking me for contacting him.  Menendez wrote back telling me why he supported the bill that he voted to defeat.

Menendez’s reelection campaign is just as duplicitous as his letter to me in June of 2006.

The theme of our junior senator’s campaign is The Middle Class Is Under Attack.   He says he’s fighting for the Middle Class and wants to rebuild the economy from the “middle out.”

In the debate with Joe Kyrillos last week, Menendez touted his advocacy of eliminating tax breaks to oil companies, his support of “green” renewal energy, the regulation of banks, his support of transit villages as examples of how he is fighting for the Middle Class.  His populist rhetoric makes him sound like he is really fighting for the little guy and against be big bad oil companies and banks.   What Menendez and his “progressive” colleagues are really building is a government managed economy that will devastate the middle class and redefine the American Dream.

Writing at The Hayridea blog about Louisiana and national politics, last year, Scott McKay detailed the impact that Menendez’s proposed tax increases in oil companies would have on gasoline prices nationally and on jobs in Louisiana.  McKay says Menendez is either stupid because he does not understand economics, or that he thinks New Jersey voters are stupid because we don’t understand Menendez.

Menendez is not stupid.  He knows that increasing taxes on oil companies will increase the price of gasoline at the pump and make domestic production of oil less viable.  When debating and campaigning Menendez sounds like he wants to tax the oil companies because gas prices are too high.  In reality, Menendez wants $8 per gallon gas just like President Obama and Energy Secretary Steven Chu want.

Barney Frank and Bob Menendez

Menendez, Obama, Chu, Al Gore, Jon Corzine, Barney Frank and their ilk want expensive energy.  “Green” energy is not economically viable so long as oil, natural gas and coal are abundant and inexpensive.  To them making American “energy independent” means making energy less affordable.  Higher prices at the pump and sky rocketing utility bill for heat and power are the key to the new world order that they want to create.  Menendez, Obama, Gore, et al, want to leave our natural energy resources in the ground.  Rather than invest in making oil, gas and coal more environmentally friendly they want employ social engineering to make naturally cheap energy unaffordable.

When energy is unaffordable, the “American Dream” of a suburban home with a car in the garage and the personal sovereignty that goes along with them will be replaced with an American Nightmare of Middle Class ghettos.  That’s what transit villages are; Middle Class ghettos where worker bees live together in planned condo-like communities.   That is what Menendez’s Livable Communities Act would create.  Cars would be only for the elite.  Single family homes will only be for the super-elite. Personal mobility will be dependent of government transportation.

That what a transformation of American looks like.  That’s what “the progressives” are really fighting for.  They’re not fighting for the Middle Class we know.  They’re fighting for a government managed economy and all of what that means for individual liberty.


Posted: October 8th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics, 2012 U.S. Senate Race | Tags: , , , , , , , | 8 Comments »

8 Comments on “The attack on the Middle Class”

  1. So Much For Helping The BLACK Middle Class said at 10:40 am on October 8th, 2012:

    Didn’t The Obummbler Make A Speech About Helping The Inner Cities And Not Putting Money Into Surburbia?


  2. The Obama-Menendez War on the Middle Class said at 11:29 am on October 8th, 2012:

    […] Cross-Posted via MoreMonmouthMusings.net […]

  3. brian said at 12:56 pm on October 8th, 2012:

    Menendez may be the worst Dim of all–too bad, like Pallone, he is running unopposed

  4. How About This Hate Folks said at 3:14 pm on October 8th, 2012:

    I Thought The Dumbocreeps Were Supposed To Be A Compassionate Bunch…




  5. More Of Our Money Being Wasted said at 6:55 pm on October 8th, 2012:

    On Solar Energy, And Now Electric Cars


    “President Obama touted it in 2010 as evidence “manufacturing jobs are coming back to the United States,” but two years later, a Michigan hybrid battery plant built with $150 million in taxpayer funds is putting workers on furlough before a single battery has been produced.”

    So Much For Sustainable Things Big Bobbie Boy

  6. If This Was A Democrat Party Office said at 4:59 pm on October 9th, 2012:

    The Media Would Be SCREAMING About It, Attacking The Tea Party. I thought the Democrats were supposed to be the party of peace.

    Also, notice who the REAL racist is in the video



    But this is nothing the Democraps will say, it’s just political antics, gamesmanship, “we’s just havin some fun.”

    IT’S BULLSHIT – Almost Literally

  7. And Here's The Harsh Reality said at 7:14 pm on October 9th, 2012:

    About The Attacks On The Middle Class

    MORE Part Time Jobs Because Of Obummbler Care





  8. Sadly, said at 12:39 pm on October 24th, 2012:

    We ultimately get the government we deserve: if a majority of us continues to be uninformed and votes for a familiar name and/or is voting to get something for free at the rest of our expense, this mess will never end. And the ones who don’t bother at all are just as culpable and complicit in our bankruptcy of money and spirit.