Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Question is Right Here

Let's put aside partisan politics for a moment. Let's look at the State of the State of NJ.

The roads are in horrendous condition because there is no money for road maintenance.

Hospitals are closing because there is no money to subsidize them.

The government wants to revamp the entire State pension system, eliminate benefits for State employees because there is no money to fund this sort of stuff.

The educational system in in complete upheaval, teachers and administrators are being let go by the hundreds because there is no money to give to the schools.

Taxes continue to increase in this State where we are considering changing the name from "New Jersey" to "New Taxes". The burden on the taxpayers is at an all-time high.

No services, no hospitals, no highways... where, exactly, is all that money going?


  1. Let's see. How much is the state paying in unemployment benefits? How much is the state paying in benefits to people who are so far out of work that they'll never get any?

    Further? How much is the state paying for ridiculous mandates that the federal government imposes on education? How much is spent on overpaying state employees who are incompetent to do menial jobs but cannot get fired because of the civil service employees unions?

    It just goes on and on and on.

  2. Good questions. I think that medicare, welfare, food stamps, government, and education most likely eat up most of the funds. Most things are pretty transparent to us on a daily basis.

  3. I think it's pretty much the same everywhere. A friend just lost his job, even with tenure, because his job is being elminated (he works for a very wealthy school system, as school systems go, that is.)How long can any of the states continue in this same fashion without being revamped?



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