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Gender MALE
Industry Government
Occupation Economist
Location Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Introduction Commentary on local and national politics from the viewpoint of a long-time Trenton city resident and union state worker. Before working for the state I was employed in the private sector as a production worker in various factories and as a painting contractor, so I know what it is to work hard for your money. Back in the 1970s I lived in Iowa and Nebraska and for a time worked at the Iowa Beef Processors packing plant in Dakota City, Nebraska and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Amalgimated Meatcutters and Butcher Workmen. Today I don't cut much meat, but don't hesitate slicing up politicians from either party, especially when they attack the interests of ordinary working people. If you want to hear from an economic liberal and union man who is a social conservative, you've come to the right place.
Interests New Jersey, New Jersey politics, Trenton, Trenton Politics, CWA Local 1038, unions, Democrats, health insurance reform, Republicans, Chris Christie, Doug Palmer, Paul Pintella, pension reform, property taxes, Steven Sweeney, George Norcross, a future for working people, an honest day's pay for an honest day's work.
Favorite Movies Reds, The Gangs of New York, F.I.S.T., Charlie Wilson's War, Stalin, Goodfellas .
Favorite Music The Doors, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, John Lennon, Led Zepplin, Joan Baez, Purcell
Favorite Books The Godfather, V.I. Lenin, Russia Leaves the War, John Reed