Sunday, June 11, 2006

Death of a blogger

I've been writing this blog for over a year. I'm done. My writing isn't very good and I believe that all I do is whine about taxes and stupid stuff in The Star Ledger.

I thought I would be be a lonley voice, however, Enlighten, Smadanek and so many others are so much more articulate... I feel humbled.

I'll still read, but no longer post. After a year, I now see the futility of the pen vs. the gun.


Friday, June 02, 2006

A stand against State workers and unions

Sen. Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester), Assemblyman Gerald Green (D-Union) and Assemblyman Paul Moriarty (D-Gloucester) deserve strong backing for their stand on solving the State's budget issues by looking at State Employees and their benefits.
Sweeney, Assemblyman Gerald Green (D-Union) and Assemblyman Paul Moriarty (D-Gloucester) proposed saving about $700 million by cutting employee costs for New Jersey's 70,000 state workers by 15 percent, including sweeping reductions in pension benefits, longer working days without additional pay, and limits on vacation and sick time.

Yesterday's proposal was accompanied by a 34-page packet of statistical highlights the lawmakers said show state workers enjoy premium pay, benefits and vacation time in a period when private workers and taxpayers are being asked to cut back and pay more.

"This is not an attack on unions or employees, but we deal with reality," said Green. "The state of New Jersey cannot afford the luxury we had in the past. link

Let's see if we can get our own representitives to join!