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Gerontocracy - The Aging House and Senate

Gerontocracy - The Aging House and Senate
BY JOE SINAGRA
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

President Obama signed up for the "bronze" Obamacare plan, designed to promote enrollment which costs about $400 per month. Of course, there was no need for him to carry any healthcare plan at all since as Commander-in-Chief his coverage is provided by the military.

It was a PR stunt.

That’s still only the tip of the iceberg in terms of uncovering this law’s less-than-logical outcomes. Consider, for example, how roughly 23.6% of legislators are 65 years of age or older, with 47.9% of our nation’s state legislators age averaging between 50 and 64 years of age. As of 2011 the average age in the Senate was 62, and the average age in the House 57. In the 111th Congress Robert Byrd began the term as Senate president at the age of 91. When Byrd died, his former colleague Daniel Inouye, then 85, assumed the office.

 

Federal Funding Targeted in Fight Against NJ Heroin

Federal Funding Targeted in Fight Against NJ Heroin
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New Jersey has been fighting a heroin and prescription drug problem for a number of years. One New York politician wants to see the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area...

2 Changes Coming to US Post Office Service

2 Changes Coming to US Post Office Service
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The United States Postal Service is continuing to hemorrhage money, but they’re still trying new ideas.

Latest figures include a loss of $1.9 billion by the USPS in the ...

2014 NYC Fleet Week brings more meaningful Memorial Day

2014 NYC Fleet Week brings more meaningful Memorial Day
BY DANIELA SCHRIER

NEW YORK — 'Fleet Week' lands in New York this week, bringing a diverse group of nearly 1,500 sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen to the city. This year, the annual celebration of A...

Statue of Liberty Could Be Gone in Future

Statue of Liberty Could Be Gone in Future
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

However you may feel about global warming or climate change, a recent report says those forces may eventually tear apart some of the cultural landmarks of the United St...

UPDATE: Body Pulled From Staten Island Waters is Patrick Miller

UPDATE: Body Pulled From Staten Island Waters is Patrick Miller
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The body that was found in Staten Island waters last week has been identified.

The Coast Guard recovered a New Jersey fisherman’s body on Thursday.

SILive.com reported that...

New NAACP President Cornell William Brooks from New Jersey

New NAACP President Cornell William Brooks from New Jersey
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The largest civil rights organization in the U. S. has found a new president, and he comes from New Jersey.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peopl...

NJ Priest Falls to His Death on Mount Hood

NJ Priest Falls to His Death on Mount Hood
BY NATALIE PESETSKY
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A mountain in Portland, Oregon, has claimed the life of a New Jersey Priest who fell to his death in a climbing accident on Tuesday morning, authorities reporte...

Funding for Pre-K Programs Sees Disparity Across Country

Funding for Pre-K Programs Sees Disparity Across Country
BY CHELSEA HAMILTON
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

From early in the morning until the afternoon, children find themselves spending most of their time not with their parents nor at home, but at school with teach...

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