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NJECPAC is a Continuing Political Committee (CPC). A CPC is any group of two or more persons acting jointly, or any corporation, partnership, or any other incorporated or unincorporated association, civic association or other organization, which in any calendar year contributes to aid or promote the candidacy of an individual, or the candidacies of individuals, for elective public office, or the passage or defeat of a public question or public questions, lobby for the passage or defeat of certain legislative bills introduced in the NJ Legislature in accordance with N.J.S.A. 19:44A-8(b). A CPC is frequently referred to as Political Action Committee (PAC). The NJECPAC was formed to provide funding for legislative initiatives of its members and its member organizations representing the interests of Electrical Contractors, Small Businesses and Taxpayers throughout the State of New Jersey.

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Roberts, May Have Slyly Handed Election To Romney

As you have no doubt heard by now, the Supreme Court largely upheld Obamacare with Chief Justice John Roberts writing the majority 5 to 4 decision. Even Justice Kennedy called for the whole law to be thrown out, but John Roberts saved it.

John Roberts is playing at a different game than just about everyone else. While most are viewing a poker hand. He’s playing chess. 

Although we believe the concern is invalid, Roberts is concerned about keeping the Supreme Court above the partisan fray and damaging the Courts reputation

Roberts written opinion forces everyone to deal with the issue as a political, not a legal issue.

Roberts has expanded Congresses taxation power. By blocking the Commerce clause as an avenue for Congressional overreach, he has affirmed the Democrats are massive taxers.

Roberts opinion forces everyone to deal with the Health Care problem politically. Democrats are going to have a hard time running up to November claiming the American people need to vote for them to preserve Obamacare. The Law remains very unpopular with the American people. A vote for Health Care is now a vote for keeping a massive tax increase, we can not wait to see how that works out for them. 

Roberts decision also totally removes a growing left-wing talking point. Suddenly voting for Obama because of Supreme Court judges in November issue is gone. 

If they do not squander it Congressional Republicans have been handed an opportunity to try to shut down the individual mandate thereby Forcing Democrats on the record about the mandate. 

60% of Americans still agree with Republicans on the issue. The Democrats will continue claiming that individual pieces of Obamacare are quite popular. With John Roberts’ opinion, the repeal fight takes place on GOP turf, not Democrat turf. The all or nothing repeal has always been better ground for the GOP and now John Roberts has forced everyone onto that ground. 

It seems very, very clear to me in reviewing John Roberts’ decision that he is playing a much longer game, and can afford to with a life tenure. And he probably just handed Mitt Romney the White House. Read More Here

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Monday, June 25, 2012

NJECPAC Protecting NJ Electrical Contractors

Joseph Hovanec Jr. IEC National
Government Affairs Chairman 
We have seen unions being beaten back across the country which in the public sector and for taxpayers may be a good thing however, the consequence could be a focus and strengthening of Construction Labor Unions. 

Unions know that Merit shop construction trades are vulnerable and unorganized. NJECPAC primary focus is Electrical Contractors, we predict increased union activity and a rough road ahead for Merit Shop Electrical Contractors that will be forced to defend themselves against union organizing attempts. 

In NJ there are many separate Electrical Contractor Associations however, the large majority of Merit Shop Electrical Contractors do not belong to an Association, which leaves them out in the cold with no protection when they are targeted by a union. 

Another issue that is easily corrected is Organizations that do exist primarily focus on mandated Continuing Education and not much more. The leading organizations know the importance being active in Government and Regulatory Affairs and are members of NJECPAC.    

NJECPAC is the common thread protecting Merit Shop Electrical Contractors in NJ against egregious Legislation and Regulations coming from Trenton. Local Electrical Contractors Association squandered an opportunity to protect their members when they rejected a merger with an Association that works diligently to protect their interests in NJ and also in Washington DC. Power and influence comes with numbers.

Every NJ Electrical Contractor has an obligation to their industry and the survival of their own business to be members of the strongest Association(s) in the State.  A good place to start is with a NJECPAC member Association. 

NJECPAC Member Associations are the leaders in New Jersey providing Education in Government & Regulatory Affairs, Credibility & Strength to NJ's Electrical Contractors. Strong Associations provide their members with the ability to protect themselves from unscrupulous union organizing activity, damaging Legislation, and Regulations, all of which can put them out of business before they know what happened. 

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