Gas Tax – Not on Senator Jennifer Beck’s Watch – She commented on June 14th, 2016 rally at a Freehold Township Gulf gas station

TODAY – Senator Beck held a small rally against a proposed gas tax increase this past Tuesday, June 14th, at 5:00PM at the Freehold Gulf gas station, 376 Stillwell’s Corner Road, Freehold, NJ, across the street from the Freehold Township Municipal Building.

pumping-gas2-625The rally was held to promote her petition in opposition to a proposed 23 cent gas tax increase.

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BECK’S COMMENTS AT RALLY TO OPPOSE GAS TAX INCREASE at reported by New Jersey News, Politics, Opinion, and Analysis

“We’ve already had thousands of people sign our ‘No Gas Tax Increase’ petition online, but we need to do more to demonstrate the massive opposition to higher gas taxes,” said Beck. “Many who live along and commute on the Garden State Parkway will be hit especially hard. If you oppose paying hundreds a year more at the pump, I urge you to contact the legislative leadership in Trenton and make your voice heard loud and clear.”

While some in the Legislature have proposed increasing the gas tax by up to 40 cents per gallon to replenish the state’s Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), Beck has proposed a detailed 7-year transportation plan that is fully funded with NO gas tax increase.

May 25th, 2016 Meeting – Freehold Township Senior Center – Senator Jennifer Beck will present AARP Fraud Watch Program.

Wednesday. May 25th, 2016 meeting Senator Jennifer Beck and AARP NJ will present “Caught in the Scammer’s Net.

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Freehold Township, NJ – Senator Jennifer Beck and AARP NJ present “Caught in the Scammer’s Net: The Psychology Behind ID Theft and Scams” at Seabrook, an active continuing care retirement community in Freehold, NJ, on Wednesday, May 25 at 2:30 p.m.  in Senior Center on Jackson Mills Road. The event is free and open to the public. Guests will receive bags with information and resources during the event.  Following the program, dessert and coffee will be served.
For more information on AARP Fraud Watch Network, visit 
What:   Senator Jennifer Beck and AARP NJ Present: Caught in the Scammer’s Net: The Psychology Behind ID Theft and Scams
When: Wednesday, May 25th  2:30 p.m.
Where: Freehold Township Senior Center on Jackson Mills Road, Tinton Falls, NJ
Cost:      Free and open to the public
Contact:  Petra Shaw at 908-380-9096 or for more information


What’s waiting for New Jersey Voters in 2016. Constitutional Amendments and Redistricting.

Considering last year’s voter turnout was in the low 20% range, the prospect for 2016 should be a substantial improvement especially being a Presidential election. New Jerseyans, not unlike others, will be primed from one of the longest and loudest primary campaigns, and likely continuing with minimally the same fervor through to the election on Tuesday, November 8th.

Although it is possible that New Jersey voters will have “skin” in the game with Governor Chris Christie, according to Michael Symons of the Asbury Park Press,

Mike Symons voters will face other important decisions. Perhaps through constitutional amendments balloting, issues such as casinos, public worker pension contributions, redistricting, and gas taxes, will likely be on the list.

So why do we vote for political leaders at all. Maybe we should support a true democracy, as reported was the Roman Empire. We’d vote for everything, not just constitutional amendments. With all that would involve, even considering just hitting the like button on Facebook, if the party in power doesn’t like the outcome, the vote would likely be overturned through some manipulative procedure or partisan Judge’s decision.

We may not even get to that point if the current redistricting plans get adopted. The party in power wants to make it even more difficult to introduce, or oppose their points of view. Under the guise of fairness, a proposal is being moved along with the prose and conviction of a snake oil salesman. I apologize to the snake oil industry. The idea will make it virtually impossible for a member of the opposite party to be heard, or as a matter of fact, be elected. And we’d be blamed for voting it in under the constitutional amendment. That will give New Jersey another first, more slanted politically than Chicago.

This is so blatant that Patrick MurphyPatrick Murphy1.jpg, the highly respected and non-partisan Director, Monmouth University Polling Institute, did the unspeakable as a pollster. Risking his stature, and maybe his job, he took a strong position pleading to the Senate Committee responsible for government “to table this resolution.” To cite him, “This is a bald-faced attempt to pull the wool over voters’ eyes; making them complicit in a process that will only serve to increase their cynicism about politics.

So voter beware. Whether Democrat, Republican or Independent, be cynical. It’s a complicated process and likely to be explained with the simplicity of other memorable politician’s convictions. Remember “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan”?



February 22nd, 2016 Meeting – Freehold Township Republican Club Meeting – Timothy Tracey of the Monmouth University Polling Institute will be the guest speaker inaugurating the 2016 season.

Monday. February 22nd, 2016 will be the January meeting rescheduled due winter weather and is the inaugural meeting for 2016 season. Guest presenter will be Timothy Tracey of the Monmouth University Polling Institute.

Mr. Tracey has been a lifelong Jersey Shore resident who has received both his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from Monmouth University. Specializing in political science and public policy, and through his work as a Research Associate at the Monmouth University Polling Institute, he has developed a unique insight in understanding the electorate. Timothy Tracey

Tim has direct public policy experience as both an Intern and Staff Associate for Congressman Frank Pallone and as Director of Economic Development for the Borough of Carteret, NJ
 Along with many interesting aspects to his presentation, he may help us better understand how polling is done, what it really means, and how does it affect political campaigns and decisions made by leaders.
 What a great way to begin our 2016 meeting season.
Join us at the Szechuan Star Restaurant, Route 9 South near its intersection with Elton-Adelphia Road.
Dinner will be served at 6:30 P.M.  A nominal fee will be charged for dinner.