the problem with new jersey sadly is not democrat or republican. look at christie whitmans governing of the state! we just cannot get a decent candidate on either side.
that being said, newark and camden are two totally different beasts. camden, while poor, does support a large working class. i attend school in the city and volunteer time with the school to help better neighborhoods. when the jobs left camden, so did the people who worked those jobs, leaving thousands of abandoned houses, which over time, drug addicts and criminals found to be safe haven. demolish the houses, bask in the glory of a huge reduction in crime. (i believe there is still thousands of abandoned crack houses in camden.) the people of newark on the other hand, well, no comment
we all work. we make money, but we have known for decades that to live in new jersey, theres a price, no matter what party is running the show. christies tax breaks are not tax breaks at all, as he is dropping the funding to townships which will in turn raise your property taxes, making the state cuts barely noticable. here we have a republican running on change that will not happen, just as the democratic president has/is.
healthcare is fucked. sure many can afford to have good plans or get the from work, but many dont. is universal necessary? no, i dont think so. i think existing condition clauses and all that need to be regulated. cut costs of plans for people who work out, dont smoke, and have a healthy weight. the auto insurance company is finally catching on to discounts and stuff like this, its smart business. but healthcare is a foster child of a pharmeacutical industry with a shit ton of medical waste every year. democrats need to stop thinking they know it all, republicans have to stop being close minded fucktards, put themselves in the common blue collar worker's shoes and reform the current system.
oh yeah, legalize weed!
where in jersey are you from btw?