'Jersey Shore' Gets Huge Tax Credit
Anger is the situation in New Jersey
The Garden State approved the film tax credit for the inaugural 2009 season via a blind and automatic process that recognizes anyone who legally contributes to economic growth.
"When they are here, this place is busy," Seaside Heights Mayor P. Kenneth Hershey told The Star- Ledger in Newark, which broke the story. "A lot of the business folks here appreciate that."
Other politicians and Italian-American groups are incensed that New Jersey would reward a show that paints it in such a bad light – even if the credit adds up to less than 5 cents for each of the state’s 8.7 million residents.
"They are phonies, and the show is a false portrayal of New Jersey and our shore communities," a spokesman for Governor Chris Christie told The Star-Ledger, although he added that the governor has no veto power over the measure.
Commenters below The New York Post's coverage were the harshest, as you might expect. Tweeter Joyce Keane wrote, "We are being snookered by Snooki and her immoral cohorts. Where is the outcry for supporting this garbage?"
Tweeter Jerry Col called them "despicable maggots, all of them."
"They are a disgrace not just to NJ, but young people everywhere," the poster continued. "When someone meets a person from NJ, this is what they believe they are like."
Snooki was too hung over to comment. (Just kidding. Although you know she probably was.)
Wow, thats crazy amt of money! When did reality become TV? I catch some episodes some "parts", but most of the shows are dumb, and has no point to it..What is the real reason for airing? I have never been to the Shore, or New Jersey, but before reading these comments, 1. i didnt know they all wasnt from Jersey ( thts just like House wives/bastball wives, most of them ARE NOT WIVES at all...., and 2., i thought like " I hope everyone from there doesnt dress like and act like that...not CUTE....
TEEN MOM has a point...shows other teenagers the life/ things parents go through when having a baby at the young age..its not CUTE, nor EASY
What CRAP and Taxpayers PAY for this? Summary: a lousy story line, crappy actors & actresses, and it makes Seaside Heights, New Jersey look like a DUMP. The Mayor of SH thinks it's good for business? ... then let HIM & business owners pay for it - don't belabor the good Taxpayers with that stupid expense.
Folks from NY City I know go to see SH to brag, "It's not JUST ON TV, we SAW the DUMP in person!" Voters of SH - kick the Mayor & Town Council OUT!
What in the world happen to television, and what kind of xample we r setting for our young generations with this crap! we must of lost our mind when getting drunk and sleeping around and acting stupid became a show, we got guys dying in Iraq and Afghanistan and we got these idiots disgracing Jercy with there poor example and sorry for human beens. What kind of parents and moral upbringing did they give these looser, lets c what happen when they become the have beens? Drugs, alcohol and eventually death? It make me sick when they put these pathetic looser on d news as if they was doing something productive in sociaty r d community, shame on them! and what's with d little midget name spooky, tooky nooky r what ever, a short fat lil' stank. Wake up america, our kids r facing real problems and this **** isn't helping.....
Ok people...really? This show is about a bunch of young adults doing stuff that we did when were younger except that they were smart enough to get paid for it!!! Seriously....NJ is a great place to live and vacation. This show does not in any way, shape, or form show a false portrayal of New Jersey. Have you been to the Shore? I have and it's a fun place to be and people do get pissy drunk down there and make asses out of themselves. And so what if they get a tax break. It's NO different than a movie being filmed out there or in a different state. Do you know how many people go to NJ cause of this show????They should get a thank you for the amount of press and economic growth that NJ has experienced because of these knuckle headed kids....Seriously find something else to be pissed about.
Just have 1 thing to say: If you don't watch the show then how in the hell can you judge it or the people on the show. To the people with kids, just think of this- you could have spent 20 minutes with your children in the time it took you to read and post something on here. People really need to get a life, including me I guess-LOL!!