Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Pallone and Radanovich seek Congressional support for aid to Javakhk

As reported here, it seems our good Congressman, FROM NEW JERSEY... In the United States of America .... is working hard again for the people of Armenia (see previous entry), this time with "bipartisan support"! 

Pallone and Radanovich seek Congressional support for aid to Javakhk
13.09.2008 13:21 GMT+04:00      
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ In a bipartisan appeal, Representatives Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and George Radanovich (R-CA) reached out to their Congressional colleagues to support targeting portions of the proposed $1 billion post Georgia-Russia conflict aid package for the Samtskhe-Javakheti region of Georgia and to help offset the economic impact of the recent crisis on Armenia, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

I guess there is no need to find some of that tax money New Jersey is paying into Federal taxes to offset the economic impact of the recent crisis in America?  I mean, it's not just the Wall St companies closing down, it's the people of New Jersey D6 who work for these companies and will join the unemployment line and/or fail to make their next mortgage payment, just making the situation worse. Anyhow...

In a September 12th Dear Colleague letter, the two legislators explained to their fellow Representatives that Armenia, which continues to be materially harmed by the fighting to its north, has remained "a constructive partner to Georgia through ensuring safe transit for humanitarian needs, reconstruction assistance, and diplomatic measures." They also stressed the urgency of providing funds specifically for Samtskhe-Javakheti, a chronically underdeveloped region in Georgia, heavily populated by Armenians.

Did I mention that New Jersey D6 is almost like a constructive partner to NYC, housing many workers who commute to NYC each and every day and NJ is in need of a few dollars for a new transit tunnel for human needs, construction assistance and tax-relief efforts? Our overdeveloped region in New Jersey, heavily populated by Americans, sure can use a few (of our own) dollars to aid our needs.

"The Armenian government provided safe transit for U.S Embassy and other international diplomatic officials, for hundreds of non-governmental organization representatives, and for thousands of Georgian nationals," Reps. Frank Pallone and George Radanovich said. 

The NJ government provides water and roads and schools and parks and courts and many other wonderful things for more than hundreds of non-governmental organizations and representatives and for more than thousands of Americans in New Jersey, does the New Jersey government win any money from Frank? Seems like NJ sure could use it, but yet, stop taking the money to begin with would be best....

"We thank Representatives Pallone and Radanovich for their vision and compassion in addressing the pressing humanitarian and developmental needs, both in Georgia and in Armenia, created by the recent fighting," said ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian. "We are hopeful that their colleagues will join with them in ensuring that the United States lends a helping hand to the people of Samtskhe-Javakheti and Armenia during this difficult time."

I get it now... the problem is that our Govenor, Mr. Corzine, probably doesn't know how to use "please" and "thank you", now I understand why I pay a lot of money into Federal taxes and then get nothing back, it's not Pallone's fault, it's Corzine's fault. Who knew!

Or maybe Pallone is just confused and Armenia and America sound a little to alike for him and no one has explained that he is elected to represent the people of NJ-6 in America, not the people of
Javakhk, Armenia.

Or maybe I just don't get it and I'm supposed to be sending my tax money to other countries as this is somehow good for me and the other people of NJ? Maybe the Armenian government is going to come build a train tunnel and clean up the Branchport Creek?


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