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New Jersey's Economic Challenges

Friday, March 06, 2009

WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly talks about New Jersey's stimulus money, Governor Corzine's upcoming budget, and whether state government workers will be furloughed.

Guests:

Bob Hennelly

Comments [4]

sheila from washington heights

To have an intelligent conversation about this, someone needs to lay out details of public employees' compensation packages.

Government employees at every level (local, state, federal) have routinely voted themselves benefits at citizen expense, that same citizens can only dream of.

Leo from Queens provided good example of how far out of line they are with private sector reality.

sheila from the heights

Mar. 06 2009 10:43 AM
jeff from nyc

Scapegoating nothing new here. Read Erich Fromm for a complete outline.

Mar. 06 2009 10:34 AM
Leo from Queens

Hey Brian, Bob mentioned the problem with the municipal and state pentions. I know for a fact that retired cops in many municipalities in NJ have retired with pensions of more than $100K and even $150K a year. Shouldn't an effort be made to bring these down to VERY reasonable levels of about $80K a year and then move forward and adjust based on yearly cost of living increases. There are many young people (40s and 50s) retired with huge pensions

Mar. 06 2009 10:31 AM
hjs from 11211

do northeast representatives do enough to get tax money back from the federal government?
http://www.taxfoundation.org/UserFiles/Image/Blog/ftsbs-large.jpg

Mar. 06 2009 10:22 AM

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