NJ Fiscal Folly

Monday, July 03, 2006

The Farce Continues

How is it possible that Gov Corzine is unable to find any significant headcount reductions in a state workforce of 84,400 employees (see pages 3 and 55), including at least 43,500 "non-essentials"?

As far as I'm concerned, the state government can remain shut down for a month. We'll barely notice the difference. NJ taxpayers will find out how much of their money is wasted on a bloated state payroll.


At 12:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a State Employee with the Judiciary for 20 years I take offense to your comments. My one hope is that there will come a time when you need to use our (my) services. You will be the first in line demanding that we provide you with a service that you may not even be entitled to and then will complain when you're not given what you want. Criminals on the streets, men and women being beaten and killed because the Domestic Violence office isn't open, children not receiving support because there's noone there to enforce payments, grand juries can't convene, petit juries won't be heard, valid lawsuits come to a screeching halt, no adoptions, need I go on? You will need our services some day - I would suggest you not bring your comments with you to the local courthouse.

At 8:55 AM, Blogger turf101 said...

In all due respect, after 20 years take your retirement get out. I am sure you don't run your house this way. Cut off the revenue stream with shutdown, increase taxes and increase size of government. Please tell me how do you get to balence? Please remember, we as citizens are asked to serve in your system of judiciary. Your service to this state is of the finest and should be duely noted.

At 10:04 AM, Blogger PN said...

Reasonable people can disagree about the appropriate services and staffing levels of state government. I have no particular beef with judiciary employees, but I will not concede that NJ taxes should be increased every year simply because state employees are untouchable. Anyone who refuses to consider headcount reductions in our current situation is a fool.

And speaking of the judiciary, one of the primary reasons for NJ's fiscal distress is the court-mandated spending for Abbott districts by judges that are neither elected nor accountable.

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At 10:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have seen the family court system routinely punish men (and some women) in divorce for the crime of marrying the wrong person, I have watched family court judges make up evidence on the spot, and have observed child abuse supported by the bench. I think it's appropriate that the judiciary be shutdown permanently. Your services are no longer required.

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