May 21, 2012
Wayne Republican Party for the PEOPLE on the rise against Wayne Regular Republican Organization
Joe Bubba Jr., one of the heads of Wayne Republican Party for the PEOPLE, stands with Governor Chris Christie. ()
Looks like a new Republican Party is facing off against the long-established Wayne Regular Republican Organization (WRRO).
This week we spoke with Joe Bubba, Jr. and his colleagues, who are heading the Wayne Republican Party for the PEOPLE (WRPFTP) to find out why. â€œOur organization is focused on rejecting the tax-and-spend method of governing, in favor of a conservative transparent approach,â€ he said.
A recent poll reveals that Wayne voters reject any further property tax increases. â€œI wish the Wayne Democrats were to blame, but the out-of-touch moderate and liberal Republicans on the Council have gotten us into this mess. The insurgent WRPFTP is offering an alternative,â€ Bubba said. The Councilâ€™s apparent in-fighting and discord with Mayor Vergano may be exasperating the problem, he added.
Jacqueline Pisatowski, Communications Director of the WRPFTP said, â€œThe inner political circles know Joe was the lightning-rod for the Governorâ€™s grass-roots campaign in our county. Some of what Governor Christie has done for the state needs to be done in our Township. Wayne residents deserve a Republican Party that is accountable to the people,â€ Pisatowski commented.
She added that Joe Bubbaâ€™s father was the longest serving Republican Senator in the history of Passaic County and the most consecutive winning Senator since the incorporation of Wayne Township in 1847.
Bubba, a 20-year union member of the Communications Workers of America, spoke of how he planned on delivering a budget that was free of tax increases, yet would not result in union layoffs. â€œChristie not only passed a balanced budget, but he also used the line-item veto to further cut spending at a time when the legislature was dominated by Democrats. We need to bring the best of Governor Christieâ€™s philosophy to Wayne Township or we will continue to be choked by property tax increasesâ€.
When asked why he established a new Republican Party Bubba said, â€œI never intended to, I just wanted to bring our Republican voting habits in tune with the publicâ€™s will. I approached the WRRO with the WRPftPâ€™s conservative ideas, but the boss insisted on the status quo.
Bubba then started an organization that has grown to over 200 members. Bubba recently reached out in another attempt to bring the WRRO and WRPfhP together by creating an 82-person hybrid County Committee. The idea would have included representatives of the WRPftP and the WRRO in order to introduce independent thought and have a conservative presence on the committee. â€œUnfortunately the political boss again said no and that the status quo must continue,â€ Bubba said.
â€œWhat is perplexing is that the public is forbidden a chance to join this group of 82 Committee representatives. How can the underpinnings of our political system be controlled by this type of aristocracy? Does this sound like the Wayne Regular Republican Party or the despotic regime of North Korea?â€ he added.
â€œSome of these 82 operatives are township employees that have voted for their bosses and of course their bosses are in a position to reward loyalty. Others have been awarded municipal contracts and have made hundreds of thousands of dollars during their County Committee terms,â€ Bubba said
The general public has no say in choosing the Republican candidates running with their partyâ€™s support. The public is then limited to the backâ€“room favorite. Eventually, the wrong Republicans win the election and vote to tax the public to the point of exhaustion.
The Wayne Republican Party for the PEOPLE has nominated 26 members to run in this yearâ€™s Wayne Committee race. This motivated and thoughtful group are represented by public employees and private sector Republicans that consists of persons from all walks of life, including those with Board of Education, legal, financial, business and blue collar backgrounds.