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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 | , ,

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