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Another ObamaCare Success Story: 1 In 5 New Jersey Residents Are Enrolled In Medicaid!

  Sooner or later, everyone will be dependent on the government. At least that seems to be the trend. Medicaid, the public health insurance program expanded under the Affordable Care Act, now covers nearly one out of every five New Jersey residents, according to the latest enrollment figures. More than 420,000 people signed up for insurance since New Jersey allowed more people to into the program, according to Valerie Harr, director of the division of medical assistance and health services for the N.J. Department of Human Services. About 80,000 of those people already qualified for the program under the old […]

ObamaCare Is Working So Well In New Jersey Almost No Doctors Are Willing To Accept It

Five years since it was shoved down our throats in the dark of night, and despite all the debacles encountered along the way, ObamaCare’s supporters continue to insist it’s “working.” Their definition of “working” must be different from mine. Because even if it might have succeeded in forcing people to buy health insurance, those people can’t find a doctor who’ll take it. The Affordable Care Act has provided a path for 420,500 low-income New Jersey residents to gain insurance through the Medicaid program, but a new study says the state ranks last in the nation in doctors willing to treat […]

Hey New Jersey, this year you’ll work until May 13th to support the government

Congratulations New Jersey workers. If you’re crazy enough to have a job, you’ll spend the first 4½ months of this year toiling to support the moocher class. New Jerseyans will have to work an extra four days this year to be free of taxes, according to a report that once again says Garden State residents have the highest tax burden in the nation. The right-leaning Tax Foundation’s annual “tax freedom day” report card says residents in New Jersey and Connecticut will work the longest in the nation this year to pay off their taxes: until May 13. Last year, “tax […]

Shaneen Denise Allen Granted Pardon by Governor Chris Christie

Last summer, the CH 2.0 covered the story of Shaneen Denise Allen, who committed the unpardonable sin of being honest and hardworking, which caused her to run afoul of the New Jersey authorities.  Here is some coverage at that time from out contributor, Chris Wysocki. Shaneen Allen is no dangerous criminal. She’s a single mom working 2 jobs who’s already been robbed twice while traveling alone at night in Philadelphia. Her family suggested that she carry a gun for protection. She took a gun safety course, applied for and was granted a concealed carry permit, and bought a gun. Then […]

NJ judge rules that “Under God” belongs in the Pledge of Allegiance

Atheist killjoys have lost another round. The phrase “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance does not violate the rights of those who don’t believe in God and does not have to be removed from the patriotic message, a Superior Court judge has ruled. In dismissing a lawsuit brought against the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District, Superior Court Judge David Bauman said the reference to God in the pledge is more of a declaration of patriotism than it is of religious beliefs. Bauman, who heard arguments on the issue in November, also noted that the word “God” is such an integral […]

Nor’Easter Could Paralyze Northeastern US: 35+ Million In Blizzard’s Path

“Oh the weather outside is frightful But the fire is so delightful Since we’ve no place to go Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…”   A strong winter storm is bearing down on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States bringing cold, cold temps and snow – LOTS of snow. More than 35 million people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days. Snow was blowing sideways with […]

Thanks ObamaCare, NJ Health Insurance Premiums Rising Faster Than Ever

  Nineteen times Dear Leader promised he’d reduce our health insurance premiums by $2,500 per year. Repeat after me: Barack Obama is a lying sack of shit. Since ObamaCare kicked in, health insurance premiums in New Jersey have risen faster than ever. Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, the cost of premiums in New Jersey each year have risen faster than the national average, according to a study released today by a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank. Premiums for New Jersey employer-sponsored health coverage climbed an average of 4.4 percent a year from 2003 through 2010 to […]

Did Your State Raise Its Minimum Wage Today?

Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers. Well, way to go lefties! Now the price of eggs and milk and, well just about EVERY FREAKIN’ THING at the grocery store is going to go up in price! Not to mention the cost of a Big Mac, or Whopper or etc… At the stroke of midnight today, 19 states increased their minimum wage. Residents of three more and the nation’s capital can expect hikes later on this year. A year ago, the White House and Democratic lawmakers embarked on a campaign to make the minimum wage a defining issue in the 2014 elections. And although […]

Obama Pulls The Rug Out From Under NJ Doctors’ Medicaid Reimbursement Rates

  For two years, Barack Obama pretended to care about Medicaid’s low reimbursement rates. He gave doctors a much-needed pay increase, to keep pace with Medicare and private insurance plans. But at the stroke of midnight on January 1st, the party’s over. When federal lawmakers planned the massive expansion of Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act, they included a big enticement to physicians — a significant, but temporary, pay increase. Although the pay increase was not tied to Medicaid expansion, New Jersey accepted the deal. Some 300,000 additional state residents have enrolled in Medicaid in the last year. […]

New Jersey Is The Nation’s #1 Magnet For Illegal Aliens

  It’s an invasion. And New Jersey is at the front of the front lines. Over the past 4 years we’ve added more illegal aliens than any other state. Please, hold your applause. New Jersey saw the largest recent increase in the size of its unauthorized immigrant population of any state in the country, according to a report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Hispanic Trends Project. (Click here to view the full study.) New Jersey’s unauthorized immigrants rose from 450,000 to 525,000 between 2009 and 2012, the report states, one of just seven states to see a rise in […]

Liberals Aren’t Always Against Racial Profiling

  Liberal feminist, Judith Levine, demonstrates typical liberal logic as she argues that young black males who commit sexual assault should not be prosecuted. Apparently, in her twisted mind, racial profiling is bad when investigating crime, but is good when adjudicating crime. Downward Trend has the details: Remember the Sayreville hazing incident? Seven minority students sexually assualted their younger teammates in what can best be described as some locker-room butt play. According to the Star-Ledger, the minority students involved in the sexual assault are all to be tried as juveniles. However, Judith disagrees with this move, because she believes that the darling students […]

In Newark, NJ The Police Will No Longer Respond To “Minor” Crimes

  In the city that gave us Cory Booker the police don’t want to know if you get mugged. A newly instituted policy for city police officers may force them to deliver a less than ideal response to victims of assault and other minor crimes looking to make a complaint: Take it to court. In an Oct. 23 memo obtained by NJ Advance Media, Chief Anthony Campos informed officers that they should refer any victim complaining about crimes such as \simple assault, criminal mischief and harassment to file complaints in municipal court, rather than compile an incident report themselves. The […]

Yay ObamaCare, NJ Businesses Again See Double-Digit Health Insurance Increases

  Nineteen times Barack Obama promised to lower our health insurance premiums by as much as $2500 per year. We’re still waiting. Small businesses continue to see double-digit increases in the cost of employee health care, according to a survey released by a major business group Thursday, which found 87 percent of those polled provide coverage. The survey by New Jersey Business and Industry Association found that health-care costs rose by 24 percent in the last year for businesses that have between one and 24 employees, and by 16 percent for those with between 25 and 49 workers. Employers on […]

First Ebola-Treating Health Care Worker Stopped By New NY/NJ Quarantine Now Reports Fever

Governors Christie & Cuomo Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers. Score another one for states’ rights. New York and New Jersey are stepping up and doing what President Obama and his administration refuse to do – protect their citizens. But fortunately, she’s in quarantine, thanks to Governors Christie and Cuomo. However, a doctor who came through prior to the quarantine went into effect went on from NY to California. NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A health care worker who was quarantined at Newark Liberty International Airport after returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa developed a fever and was being evaluated Friday night. […]

Shaneen Allen vs. Ray Rice – You Be The Judge

Shaneen Allen is not a new name on Political Realities. I have written twice about her plight after she accidentally went afoul of New Jersey’s antiquated gun laws. You can read those posts here and here. Suffice it to say, this young mother of two young boys from Philadelphia never envisioned being thrown in jail for bringing a gun legally purchased in Pennsylvania into New Jersey. As much as that may be, that is what she is facing. It seems the Garden State doesn’t abide by anyone bringing a gun into their state that isn’t approved and they are throwing […]

I Don’t Look Good Naked Anymore!

Editor’s Note: Every once in a while we have to step back and have a chuckle or two. It helps recharge our batteries and it helps combat the flood of bad news that flows from our TVs, Computers, etc… So a big Thank You! to one of our most eclectic contributors, Odie Woodsterman – Good find, Odie! . I Look Good Naked? ~OR~ Rule 5 Woodsterman Style   . . The Snake Oil Willie Band   .

‘Peaceful’ Islamic Religion Strikes Again, New Jersey Teen Murdered by ‘Devout’ Muslim

The Religion Of Peace: “Devout Muslim” murdered Livingston teen Brendan Tevlin for Allah Jihad came to West Orange, NJ. The man accused of gunning down a Livingston teenager in his car earlier this summer told investigators the murder was an act of retribution for U.S. military action against Muslims in the Middle East. According to court documents filed Wednesday in Washington state, where he is accused of killing three other men, Ali Muhammad Brown said he considered it his mission to murder 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin as an act of “vengeance” for innocent lives lost in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Iran. […]

Gas prices are falling, Do we question the timing…?

If there wasn’t an election in 2 months I might be happy about falling gasoline prices Gas prices are falling. I question the timing. Gasoline prices in New Jersey have dropped this summer and as of today, three stations in Union and Middlesex counties were charging as low as $2.98 for a gallon of unleaded. That marked the first time since February that a station in the state sold gas for less than $3 a gallon, highlighting what oil analysts say is a trend that should continue into Labor Day and beyond. Yup, “beyond,” to Election Day. The $2.99 gas […]