STUDENT DEBT : COLLEGE LEADERS PETITION CONGRESS CONGRESSMAN SMITH IS OUT OF TOUCH WITH STUDENTS DEBT AND NJ NJ IS A BIG EXPORTER OF COLLEGE STUDENTS. COLLEGE DEBT IS A BIG ISSUE FOR NJ. WHY HAS OUR CONGRESSMAN, CHRIS SMITH, IGNORED THE ISSUE OF LOAN DEBT?
One reason is that Congressman Smith does not live among us and has no idea what it is to bea New Jerseyan. He has not lived in NJ for over 30 years. He does not deny it. Smith raised his family and educated themin Virginia. He even received VIRGINIA IN STATE TUITION. Must be nice. In Smith's second term as District 4 Congressman, roughly 1984, he moved full time to Virginia.Even though DC is a short drive to NJ, Smith chose to leave our state and live full time in Virginia.In order to represent NJ as our Congressman, Smith is required to maintain a DOMICILE in the state.For much of his 33 years as Congressman, Smith rented a townhome from a family member in Mercer.In recent election cycles, he was tagged for his living arrangements and it is rumored that he has purchased the property. Smith is said to be in NJ roughly 2 dozen days a year. When Congress goes on recess, other Congressman go to their home states and meet with constituents,Smith goes home to Virginia. He rarely steps foot in the state. District 4 NJ is one of the most under represented districts in the Country. Congressmen represent their districts in DC and collectively Congressman write our laws. We are not be represented properly Why do we put up with it? Student Debt: Congress Petitioned By College Leaders For 'Long-Term' Solution
How can Smith represent us in Congress when he does not live among us?