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    Quote Originally Posted by attikus View Post
    Even among the substantive stuff that Congress does you're much less likely to notice its impact on your life than you are if the local town council decides to enact new health code requirements for restaurants or change the zoning at a local farm to allow for new development or cut funding to your kid's school. Yes, there will be impacts, but nothing as immediate as that which is determined on the local level.

    Anyway, I didn't mean to get in an argument about meaningless numbers I pulled out of my a$$. Just reminding people that you don't have to guess at the lesser-known candidates down the ballot. Information is out there, and in local elections, your vote really can make a difference.
    So true, my 2 cents, over the years the greatest affect on surfing has been and will be continued access. I remember OC MD prior to lease law then select beaches north and south worked out by the owners of the shops with City Council. So local Elections as well as State Representive in your District/County can play future role of local surfing.

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    lol im not 18.. i hate elections cause my social studies teacher makes us take notes on the elections and crap...

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    i hate to sound cliche, but yeah vote all the incumbents out. i can't stand most of these democrats no more. peoples party my ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goofy footer View Post
    So true, my 2 cents, over the years the greatest affect on surfing has been and will be continued access. I remember OC MD prior to lease law then select beaches north and south worked out by the owners of the shops with City Council. So local Elections as well as State Representive in your District/County can play future role of local surfing.
    More so than many other groups I can think of, surfers are particularly effected by local politics. Since it is a small community, it doesn't have a powerful voice, but many people are sympathetic to the concerns of water quality, access, and neck-breaking shore break.I don't want to sound crass or cynical, but I'm pretty sure if you trotted out a bunch of mothers with children who had neck injuries from the shore-break at a local council meeting, people would pay attention.

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    nobody listens to surfers because most non-surfers think of us as burnt out hippy types like Spiccoli.

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    In NJ, teachers, firemen, and policemen are all taking a major hit in cuts and layoffs becuase of our fat bloated bully governor. Since Damook cant pulla john hinkley jr. on him, I hope to try to vote against him and keep the dems in charge of the house to deny him of screwing our brothers and you any further.

    This is da first and last time Damook will ever get political.

    Reps. Rob Andrews (D-1st Dist.),
    John Adler (D-3rd Dist.),
    Frank Pallone (D-6th Dist.),
    Bill Pascrell (D-8th Dist.),
    Steve Rothman (D-9th Dist.),
    Donald Payne (D-10th Dist.)
    Rush Holt (D-11th Dist).

    Frank LoBiondo (R-2nd Dist.)

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    Chris Christie for Pres baby!!

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    The Politics of Fear

    Jonathan Swift (Gulliver's Travels) once said, "Those in power fear nothing so much as appearing silly in public." He was pilloried for it, but the populace pelted him with rose petals instead of rotten fruit. Score one for Irony.

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    the teachers think they should get 4.0% raises every year in jersey which is what a lot of them were getting. do you really think $10000 property taxes a year is good? i pay just under $8000 a year which is alright for me, because i can afford them. what about an 80 year old couple who has owned their house for 50 years that tries to get by on both of their $800 dollar a month social security check? not to mention social security hasn't seen a raise in two years now. how many of you have gotten as good of a raise as these teachers and cops?

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    oh and another thing to add real quick. do you know that the average pay for a police officer in new jersey, and i think it's just a town police officer is i forget if the figure is $80k grand a year or $90k grand? thats just for a town officer too. i'm sure down in cape may county, atlantic county, and cumberland it's probably not as high considering rural cape may county away from the beaches, and atlantic county away from the beaches have a lower cost of living than most of the state. thats the median salary though. as far as the fire fighters go a lot of them in my town, and where i grew up are volunteer, but there are a couple of paid ones. as far as firefighters go though i have to say they are extremely underpaid. i appreciate firemen more than any other public servant. i think the average for them don't quote me, but i think the average for them in the state is around $50k grand. not too much higher. $50k grand in jersey or at least in north jersey, and in all those wonderfully overpriced areas is garbage. a lot of people making that are having a really hard time raising their families, and putting food on the table. so yeah i appreciate firemen very much especially the career firemen who do this job for crumbs. they are supposed to receive pensions at the end, but it still doesn't seem worth it. i would rather see the firemen getting 4% yearly raises, and not the police, and teachers. thats all due respect to police officers, and teachers.