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“People often talk vaguely of ‘the Norcross Machine,’ leaving many to wonder if the Norcross family is truly as corrupt as we are led to believe. Yet here we are, exposing the undeniable dishonesty and immorality of the monstrosity that is the Norcross Machine…. In 2014, Holtec’s president donated $10,400 to Mr. Norcross’ congressional campaign Camden’s Machine Boss George Norcross is on their Board of Directors.” http://www.alexlawforcongress.com/#!follow-the-money/h6ubd
Although we are unable to definitively say if Norcross operates a political machine or not, some clearly believe that he does. The information, below, looks bad, especially given Holtec’s history of bribery-kickbacks.
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/02/05/why-was-holtec-debarred-as-tva-contractor/ (Read more about Holtec by searching in our blog and here: http://sanonofresafety.org/holtec-hi-storm-umax-nuclear-waste-dry-storage-system/)
“The EOA Act was Mr. Norcross’ signature legislation during his time as a member of the New Jersey State Senate. It has funnelled hundreds of millions of our tax-dollars into his family’s companies and other organizations that donate to his campaign. In return, we have gotten vague promises of job creation at exorbitant costs per job.
1. Holtec International
Camden’s Machine Boss George Norcross holds a position on Holtec’s governing board. Cost per new job: over $1 million.
Follow the money:
In 2014, Holtec’s president donated $10,400 to Mr. Norcross’ congressional campaign
“4. Lockheed Martin
received $107 million from EOA legislation
Lockheed Martin and the Norcross Family have been friendly for a very long time. Since his arrival in Congress, Mr. Norcross has repeatedly voted with Republicans to expand defense spending whenever it meant Lockheed Martin would get a larger contract.
Follow the Money:
In 2014, the organization donated $2,000 to Donald Norcross’ congressional campaign
In 2015, Lockheed Martin donated a total of $5,000 to the campaign between organizational and individual staff donations”
Read more here: http://www.alexlawforcongress.com/#!follow-the-money/h6ubd
According to the Center for Responsive Politics-Open Secrets:
Top 20 Contributors, 2015-2016
Campaign Cmte Only
No. 11 Lockheed Martin $6,500
NOTE: “for the 2015-2016 election cycleand based on Federal Election Commission data available electronically on echo Monday, November 16, 2015. http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/contrib.php?cycle=2016&cid=N00036154&type=I&newmem=N
(Lockheed Martin also runs the Sandia nuclear lab. One of its workers wishes to up exposure of Americans to radiation from the nuclear industry 400 times higher than the US EPA max., which would lead to all Americans having cancer even by the most conservative estimates: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/09/08/proponent-of-radiation-is-good-for-you-has-solar-panels-on-his-own-roof-mark-l-miller-of-lockheed-martin-run-sandia-national-lab/ See also: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/12/07/sandia-corporation-lockheed-martin-agreed-to-pay-4-7-million-to-resolve-allegations-related-to-lobbying-activities/ and https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/06/17/lockheed-martin-opposes-usnrc-radiation-protection-rule-wants-to-keep-rule-from-1956-comment-deadline-22-june-11-59-pm-dc-ny-et/)
In “N.J. gives $260 million tax break to energy company with political ties“, by Salvador Rizzo, The Star-Ledger, July 10, 2014, it was observed that “New Jersey officials today approved a $260 million package of tax credits — the third-largest economic subsidy in state history… It was the largest tax subsidy awarded in recent years by the state Economic Development Authority, and it went to Holtec International, a Marlton-based company whose board includes one of the state’s most influential Democrats, George Norcross.”
(Emphasis our own).
Law was quoted in “Norcross and Challenger Alex Law Face Off Over the Future of South Jersey” by JT Aregood, 10/19/15: Discussing the tax incentives benefitting Holtec and Cooper Hospital Law stated that they are “too many for it to be a coincidence.” He furthermore “added that housing, education and economic development projects have yielded over a billion dollars, much of which has gone to Holtec and Cooper, where Norcross’ brother George Norcross III serves as board member and chairman of the board respectively.” Read the article here: http://politickernj.com/2015/10/norcross-and-challenger-alex-law-face-off-over-the-future-of-south-jersey/
“Campaign finance totals for the current election cycle were released by the FEC on March 09, 2015 and by the IRS on May 12, 2015, lobbying data was released by the Senate Office of Public Records on April 20, 2015, outside spending data was released by the FEC on December 6, 2015, and PFD data was released by the House, Senate, and US Office of Government Ethics starting in June 2011.” Center for Responsive Politics, CC-BY-NC-SA Read more details of who Holtec donates to and more, by year, here: https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/summary.php?id=D000034521