Slightly to the Right in New Jersey

Conservative comments on New Jersey

A radical idea

For awhile, I have been trying to think of ways that all levels of government in New Jersey could reduce the cost of government.  It has not been easy, but I do believe I have a solution that should greatly reduce costs.  The idea is what I call, “The Duplicity in Government Act”.  The idea is really simple, if a department, division, service or group is duplicated at any level of government, the ones that provide the least coverage are eliminated.  I will be posting some of the different groups that I fell should go over the next few weeks, so here is the first one I think we should deal with.

I live in Bergen County, New Jersey.  Bergen County, along with Union County are the only two counties with there own police departments.  Now, don’t get this confused with Sheriff’s departments, which each county has and are responsible for the county courts and jails.  No, these police departments are in addition to the Sheriff’s department.  I now I do know a fair amount about the Bergen County Police department, so I will give you some facts about them.  I am sure that the Union County department is organized along the same lines.

The Bergen County Police Department Headquarters is located in Hackensack.  It’s defined everyday responsibilities are patrolling Rts. 4 and 17.  They will on occasion set up truck checkpoints and might assist when a utility truck is working in the street, but what I have described is about all they do on a daily basis.  Now to be fair, they do have a K-9 unit and SWAT unit, but that is about it folks.

The reason I started here is because every thing they do is duplicated by another police department.  Let’s take the everyday items, patrolling the two major highways in Bergen County, truck checkpoints and utility truck protection (I will have more on this subject at a later date).  Every town that both Route 4 and Route 17 goes through has a police department.  Each town patrols them and responds to any emergencycalls.  Therefore, they are able to react quicker and with more knowledge due to their proximity to the area.  The Bergen County Police Department might react to an emergency call, but will almost always be the last one at the scene.  As far as truck checkpoints, the New Jersey State Police have mobile units, along with the Department of Motor Vehicle to carry out on the spot checkpoints.  Again, not a real reason to have the county police.  Finally, I really call into question this whole idea of having a police car and officer standing around while a utility crew is working on a pole or digging a hole.  All of these crews have cones, barriers and trucks with emergency lights, why do they also need a $100,000+ county police officer standing around?  I should have also warned you, yes, this police officers average more than $100,000 per year, along with all of the benefits like full medical, retirement after 20 years, etc.

One last thing to consider about the Bergen County Police Department, they have convinced the freeholders that they need a new headquarters.  This headquarters has been budgeted at about $60,000,000  and will located on River Road about a block away from the courthouse. 

So what am I trying to prove here?  Well, all of the “responsibilities” that the Bergen County Police Department say they have, are duplicated at other levels.  Street or highway patrol is also done, more effectively by the local town police.  Truck inspection is done by the State Police, why should Bergen County also do it?  SWAT team?  The State Police has multiple SWAT teams around the state that can respond very quickly.  K-9 police?  I don’t know about you, but to save a couple of million dollars, Fido can go.

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April 1, 2009 Posted by | Bergen County, Budget, Conservative, Counties, democrats, Liberals, Lonegan, New Jersey, Property Taxes, Republicans, Stupid, Taxes | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wow, what a plan from Governor Stupidhead Corzine!

It has always been said, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going”!  Nothing could be truer when it comes to the current financial situation in New Jersey, and the reaction of Governor Stupidhead to it. 

The Governor’s solution to these problems does not include things like reining in the outrageous union contracts the state is forced to pay.  It does not include eliminating departments and programs that duplicate efforts that are already addressed by the national programs (ie. DEP vs. EPA).  No, Governor Stupidhead is taking the really tough course, he is putting on his knee pads, and will be asking for $4.3 billion from the Economic Stimulus Scam!  What a gutless wonder we have for a Governor!

Hey Governor Stupidhead, we are coming for you in November, so start packing up your knee pads, your Rolodex of socialist friends because we will be giving your walking papers.  Until then, you and the other idiots in Trenton should never forget, “IT’S TAXES, STUPID!”

February 10, 2009 Posted by | Borrowing, Budget, Corzine, Crooks, Debt, democrats, Liberals, New Jersey, Republicans, TARP | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Governor Stupidhead’s Pit

The executive director of NJ Transit, Richard F. Sarles, wrote a rebuttal in NJ Voices (NJvoices.com) to an opinion about the Mass Transit Tunnel (MTT), which I now refer to as Governor Stupidhead’s Pit.  In the rebuttal, Sarles talks about how the new tunnel will benefit commuters, another way of saying that the real winner here is New York City.  But, one good thing came out of this, and that is his mentioning of 6,000 construction and related jobs, and a drop in air pollution by taking 22,000 cars off the highways.  This confirmation of these numbers can now lead to a crunching of these numbers and figuring out just what this will cost us.

In industry, it is typical to buy capital improvements with an outlook to getting the total return on investment within 18 months.  The price of this tunnel is calculated to be 9 billion dollars.  If we take the elimination of 22,ooo cars as realistic, it will cost $410,000 to remove each car.  Let’s say for this argument we figure each car has four passengers who will now take the train.  So it will cost $102,500 to for each new passenger who will use this tunnel.  If we assume that each passenger will go to work 250 days per year, then in 18 months he/she will have made 375 round trips.  In order to get an 18 month return on investment, each round trip will have to cost $273.00.  I don’t think anyone is going to pay that price.  Now, lets say the cost of a round trip is $27.00 per, it will take 15 years to pay for the tunnel.  Some might say that is a good deal, but just remember, all of the fare would have to go towards paying for the tunnel, what about the cost of the train?  From my viewpoint, this investment is not that good, and will result in the taxpayers of New Jersey having to subsidise this venture.

Sarles also writes about the jobs that will be created in the construction of this tunnel.  Let’s see how much each job will cost.  As I wrote before, they figure that 6,000 jobs will be created.  If we divide 6,000 into 9 billion dollars, the cost for each job will be $1.5 million.  Now, I don’t know where you come from, but where I come from, that is no bargain at all.

Once again, we do not need this tunnel!  It will only benefit New York City.  The cost of the tunnel can never be recouped, but will have to be subsidised by the taxpayers of New Jersey.  And the idea of creating jobs at $1.5 million per job is just plain stupid!  Why not take the money that New Jersey is suppose to contribute ($3 billion) and spend it to benefit the citizens of New Jersey?

To Richard R. Sarles, Governor Stupidhead, and the other idiots who are trying to force this tunnel down are throats, it is just a plain stupid idea, plus don’t ever forget, “IT’S TAXES, STUPID!”

February 7, 2009 Posted by | Budget, Corzine, Debt, democrats, Hudson River Tunnel, Liberals, New Jersey, Republicans, Stupid, Tolls | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Billion

Sometimes after going through all of the spam, an email will really hit you, here is one example:

How many zeros in a billion???
 
This is too true to be funny…
 
The next time you hear a politician use the word ‘billion’ in a casual manner, think about whether you want the ‘politicians’ spending YOUR tax money.
 
 
A billion is a difficult number to comprehend,but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of it’s releases.
 
 
A.
 
A billion seconds ago it was 1959.
 
B.
 
A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
 
C.
 
A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.
 
 
D.
A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.
 
 
E.
 
A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes,
at the rate our government is spending it.
 
 
While this thought is still fresh in our brain…
let’s take a look at New Orleans ….
 
It’s amazing what you can learn with some simple division.
 
 
Louisiana Senator, Mary Landrieu (D)
is presently asking Congress for 250 BILLION DOLLARS
to rebuild New Orleans .. Interesting number…
what does it mean?
 
 
 
A.
Well… if you are one of the 484,674 residents of New Orleans
(every man, woman, and child) you each get $516,528.
 
B.
Or… if you have one of the 188,251 homes in
New Orleans , your home gets $1,329,787.
 
 
C.
Or… if you are a family of four…your family gets $2,066,012.
 
 
Imagine, $700 billion bailing out banks in the US. 

That’s enough to fund complete medical care for every man, woman and child currently alive in the US for 11 years!!
50 billion to bail out the auto industry???   Washington , D.C. & Ottawa ON.
 
HELLO!!! >
Are all our calculators broken??
 
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL License Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax 
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Tax
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Property y Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service charge taxes
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax (Truckers)
Sales Taxes
Recreational Vehicle Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax upon Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
Income Tax
Everything Tax
 
 
 
STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY???
 
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago…
and our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
 
 
We had absolutely no national debt…
We had the largest middle class in the world..
and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.
 
 
What happened?
Can you spell ‘politicians! ‘
 
 
And I still have to press ‘1’  for English.
 
 
I hope this goes around the US & CANADA at least 1 billion times
 
 
What the heck happened???
To Governor Stupidhead and all of the other idiots in Trenton, I can give you a billion reasons why you have to go, but come November, the purge will begin, in the meantime, just remember; “IT’S TAXES, STUPID!”

January 17, 2009 Posted by | Borrowing, Budget, Congress, Corruption, Corzine, Crooks, Debt, democrats, Liberals, Recession, Republicans, Stupid, Taxes | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Think about this

The problem with most of the media today is they will somehow try to hide, sugarcoat or just plain  decieve the readers.  Sometimes though one can put two and two together and see through the deceit, here is one case of that. 

Back on the 9th of this month I wrote an article about the ILLEGAL ALIENS and how Governor Stupidhead’s commission wanted to give them special driver licenses and allow them to pay “In-state” tuition rates for attending state colleges and universities.  The article that I referenced came from the Bergen Record, and in it they also proclaimed that there are 500,000 ILLEGAL ALIENS in the state right now.  Well, sometimes it takes me a little bit of time to catch up on my reading and today I was reading the business of section of the Star Ledger from the 8th of this month.  I had put it aside so I could follow up on a new product from Polaroid.  Anyway to my surprise I noticed another article under the BIZ BUZZ title, “That moving van you saw today?  It’s leaving New Jersey”.  Now kids, catch this, between “2000 and 2008 about 439,000 more people moved out of New Jersey than moved in according to James Hughes, dean of Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy”!  And guess what the reasons were?  Give up?  Well, here they are:

  1. High Taxes
  2. Expensive Housing
  3. Retirees moving to less expensive areas

Now my question for the Governor, The Star Ledger, Bergen Record, Rutgers University and all of the rocket scientists in Trenton, “What, you needed a dean and other eggheads to figure out what every hard working citizen of New Jersey has been trying to tell you for what seems like forever, “WE ARE BEING RAPED BY YOU IDIOTS!”

For Governor Stupidhead, all of the idiots in Trenton, we are a hell of lot smarter than you, so get your bags packed because we are going to throw you out in November, but until then just remember, “IT’S TAXES, STUPID!”

January 13, 2009 Posted by | Borrowing, Budget, Corzine, Crooks, Debt, democrats, Illegal, Liberals, New Jersey, Republicans, Stupid, Taxes, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Getting rewarded for illegal activities

After 18 months and god knows how much money being spent, a Blue Ribbon Panel established by Governor Stupidhead will give it’s findings and recommendations regarding ILLEGAL ALIENS!  Now I have capitalized ILLEGAL ALIENS, because that is what they are, not “undocumented immigrants.”  Calling ILLEGAL ALIENS “undocumented immigrants”, is like calling a burglar an uninvited house guest.  It is stupid and shows the person using the expression to be an ignorant idiot.

Well, we will have to wait until Governor Stupidhead returns from Iraq, where I am sure the thought of fragging his sorry butt has crossed the minds of some of our brave citizen/solders who are protecting us all from the scum Islamic terrorists that infest the world.  Alas though, some of the recommendations that the panel will suggest be implemented have been leaked to the public, and it is enough to make one explode in anger.  Let’s take a look at a few of them.

How about a “Driving Privilege Card”?  Under New Jersey law, ILLEGAL ALIENS are forbidden from obtaining driving licenses.  The logic behind this is that an ILLEGAL ALIEN could not drive a car legally in New Jersey.  No kidding Sherlock!  Why do we have laws, if we are not going to enforce them?  Of course, these liberal bozo’s could just call any ILLEGAL ALIENS who are pulled over by the police and cannot produce a driver’s license “UNDOCUMENTED DRIVERS!”

Hey, think that is good, how about these idea, let’s give all ILLEGAL ALIENS the ability to go to any state college or university and only have to pay the in-state tuition rate!  Yes, these liberal bozos have come up with yet another way to waste our tax money.  Can you imagine this, a student who is a legal citizen of the United States from any other state would have to pay “out of state tuition”, but any person who just entered this country ILLEGALLY gets rewarded by being allowed to pay in-state tuition! 

Considering all of the budget problems we have in this state now, why are we spending money even discussing this nonsense?  Is this what we expect from our elected officials, new ways to send us to the poor house, by giving benefits to people who are here illegally?  I think not, and you should too!

To all of the clowns on the “Blue Ribbon Panel on Immigrant Policy”, we will be taking urine samples for drug testing.  For all of the idiots in Trenton, the LEGAL citizens of this are coming to replace you in November, but until then, IT’S TAXES, STUPID!”

January 7, 2009 Posted by | Budget, Corruption, Corzine, Crooks, Debt, democrats, Illegal, Liberals, New Jersey, Stupid, Taxes, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s Abbott District Time Again!

Hi kids, guess what time it is again?  It’s Abbott District Time!  Yes, it time to rape the taxpayers of New Jersey again!

Remember how we had the story of the City of Passaic, and how double dipping representative Gary Schaer has gotten almost a quarter of a billion dollars for his city.  Well, let’s take a look at three other cities in New Jersey, Millville, Phillipsburg and Trenton.

The administrators of the Millville school system hoped to receive $43 million dollars to help renovate their overcrowded high school.  Guess what Jon “Santa Claus” Corzine and the rest of the clowns in Trenton are sending Millville?  Well, Millville is getting $164 million dollars!  Yes kids, Jon “Santa Claus” Corzine is giving Millville, with the help of his elf, State Senator Jeff Van Drew (D) four times the amount that Millville requested to upgrade their high school, to build a brand spanking new high school!  It sure is great to be Santa Claus when you can spend other people’s money.

Now, how about Phillipsburg?  First off, Phillipsburg has already received $12million dollars of state money for architect fees and site preparation (what did they do, design the Taj Mahal and gold plate the land?) when they ran out of money.  So this time the officials in charge of this project are really thinking this out and planning for the future.  By doing this, they have raised the calculated amount of money they need from $64million dollars in 2004 to $174 million dollars today!  Almost three times the amount of money they need to finish this project, and don’t forget, they have spent $12 million dollars already!  So the new high school in Phillipsburg will cost $186million dollars! 

Finally, we have to visit Trenton, reluctantly but we must!  In 2004, plans to spend $123 million dollars for the renovation of the Trenton Central High School were developed.  Bids went out, but the project was canceled when only one contractor submitted a bid that was $23 million too high.  The rumor that he did not grease the right palm has not been proven, yet, but is still being investigated.  Now get this kids, the new Schools Development Authority (this replaced the “evil” Schools Construction Corporation)  has approved the proposal to spend $160 million dollars!  In other words, or figures, what would have cost $146 million dollars four years ago, will now cost an additional $14 million.  What a way to save our taxpayer money!

So let’s sum this up, three high schools, two new, one renovation, equals $510 million dollars!  Over a half a billion dollars!  But remember kids, they are watching out for our tax dollars!  Yes, they are watching our tax dollars going down the old toilet of political corruption, kickbacks and Christmas tree spending!

To all of the idiots in Trenton who are watching our tax dollars fly out the window, “IT’S TAXES STUPID!”

August 31, 2008 Posted by | Abbott Districts, Borrowing, Budget, Corruption, Corzine, New Jersey, Taxes, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment