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What a deal!

Recently, the Star Ledger published a review of the overtime records of the Port Authority Police Department.  It seems that in 2007 the overtime pay was $48.9 million, or an increase of 12 percent.  This in spite of the fact that the agency paid KPMG $435,000 to study the problem of overtime and get it under control.  If you would like to read the full article, follow this link: http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/topstories/index.ssf/2008/04/port_authority_officials_fail.html

One officer, Morris Cofield, with 14 years on the force was paid $263,468 for averaging 80.75 hours per week.  Now consider the fact that there are 168 hours per week, he was spending almost half his time on the job!  What kind of efficiency can we expect from this man?   How much illegal activity (he is assigned to JFK airport) was not detected by him because of exhaustion?  Besides padding his weekly take home pay, the total of his earnings will be used for his retirement benefits, another insult to anyone who works in the private sector and knows that this practice never accords there.

Only a few months ago, all of the tolls and fares on PA bridges, tunnels and trains were raised by 50%.  The reasoning was that the money was needed to pay for improvements.  I suggest the money was reallly needed to provide officer Cofield and his fellow officers a nicer place to sleep while on duty.

When is Governor Stupidhead Corzine going to put a stop to this abuse of our money?  When is he going to deliver on his promise to clean up the waste of our money?

To the idiots in Trenton, and at the Port of Authority, IT’S TAXES (and TOLLS) STUPID!”

 

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May 6, 2008 Posted by | Corruption, Corzine, Counties, Gas Tax, New Jersey, Tolls | , , | Leave a comment

What is the gas tax in New Jersey really for?

One tax that is not the highest, or close to the highest rate in the country is the gasoline use tax in New Jersey, which is used to fund the “Transportation Trust Fund”.  You can read the article here:  http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/13/nyregion/nyregionspecial2/13gasnj.html?_r=2&ref=automobiles&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

But for some reason, all of the liberal politicians in this state want to raise it.  In fact, the reason they use is “it’s so low”.  Of course they then want to tell you that they need the money (what else is new) in order to fund “much needed repairs” of our highways.  But is that really where the money is going to, highway repair and new construction?

The simple answer is, not really.  A few weeks ago, in New York City, Mayor Bloomberg was all over the issue of congestion pricing.  He needed the state government in Albany to pass the plan in order to obtain $350 million in federal funds for the plan.  Well the same shell game is being played with the “Transportation Trust Fund”.  The only way Corzine can get his new Choo Choo Train Tunnel built under the Hudson River is if the “Transportation Trust Fund” can kick in $500 million.  So, no new roads, no fixing highways, no update of the Pulaski Sky-way.  Just more money being paid by New Jersey drivers so Governor Stupidhead (anyone who drives in a car without a seat belt deserves this name) can get another one of his dream projects done.

To all the idiots in Trenton including Governor Stupidhead Corzine, “IT’S TAXES, STUPID!”

May 6, 2008 Posted by | Corzine, Gas Tax, New Jersey, Republicans, Taxes | , | Leave a comment