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Why weren't these "perks" the first thing cut from EVERY government budget?

Perks such as personal drivers, cars, housing allowances, and government-issued credit cards could soon end for public employees in New Jersey.

Democrats in the Senate and Assembly are sponsoring five bills to eliminate or sharply pull back perks at all levels of public employment. That includes the governor’s office, the Legislature, state colleges and universities, authorities, and agencies. Local governments, school boards, and local fire districts would not be exempt.

The bills by Sen. Donald Norcross and Assemblyman Paul Moriarty would also bar employees from accepting gifts and limit travel. The measures were prompted in part by revelations that Delaware River Port Authority employees got free E-ZPass transponders and stayed in luxury hotels billed to government credit cards.

Chris Chrsti cut 800 MILLION for SCHOOLS getting PERKS?

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 4:10 PM on Oct. 13, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 4:11 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 4:12 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • It is ridiculous. I want to do a crappy job and still get tons of perks and then complain that the system is failing and point the finger elsewhere! ;)
    urkiddingright

    Answer by urkiddingright at 4:15 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • I know right..I could use a PERSONAL DRIVER@!!!

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 4:17 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Because the ones making the cuts are enjoying the perks! I agree though, let's knock down some upper management salaries and send the funding where it belongs.

    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 4:18 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Because the ones making the cuts are enjoying the perks!


    The same system that allows them to vote down the min wage for 10 years but vote to give themselves raises! and FREE HEALTH CARE!

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 4:22 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • school budgets should not be cut. He is an idiot.
    gertie41

    Answer by gertie41 at 4:37 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Everything should have to go through cuts... There is waste everywhere... Education, Military, Social Programs, etc... Cut nearly every program 5-10%.. Reduce the size of the IRS. Government salaries are at their highest level... How many gov't employees make over $100,000... Force them to become efficient and effective. There are not enough wage earners to fund government waste.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 4:41 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • One word.....UNIONS!!!

    UNIONS and their contracts are the reasons why all of these "perks" have been permitted, and NJ has been replete with all kinds of crooked politicians almost since day 1! Christie is finally trying to clean up the mess, and is not pandering to the unions, which is why they're all ticked off!!

    I think Christie ROCKS!! :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:11 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Some State senators in Mich are pushing for the same thing.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 8:09 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

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