Letters to the Editor: Could Karen Bass and Rick Caruso form a ‘team of rivals’?
Published 10:29 pm, Tuesday, June 10, 2013
One of my best friends, Rick Caruso, is an honest man. He is a loyal colleague who works for taxpayers, and has fought for many years for access to state government. He makes a living serving others, not serving himself. But it took him a long time to come to the realization that, because of the actions of the former regime, he is not allowed to form a team with any Democratic representative to serve in the Legislature.
As chairman of the House Finance Committee, House Republican Leader Rick Lazio can use his caucus to take steps to improve the legislative session, as can his colleague Representative Karen Bass.
Let’s not be fooled by the Republican leadership. They talk tough, but they are bullies. They are going to make a quick buck at your expense, and then they are going to throw you under the bus, like they did with former State Sen. Rick Larson and former Secretary of State Richard Blumenthal.
A team of rivals does not have to be a partisan team. A team of rivals is a team that is ready to fight for what’s right, and not necessarily for what’s politically expedient. I am delighted that Karen Bass is ready to form a team with Rick Caruso to serve the people of the 17th District, and to fight the good fight for a fair and equitable tax code for all the people.
Grateful for the Legislature?
A good thing to do
I was very appreciative to the majority of the New Jersey Legislature for passing a bill to eliminate the state’s income tax. No longer will people working at McDonald’s and Dunkin’ Donuts pay higher taxes to support a regressive and unfair tax on