Wake up everyone. Its time to start cutting back on government payrolls and programs. We always hear from city and state workers it costs alot to raise a family in a State like New Jersey, which is very true. But what they don't seem to understand is that the reason it costs so much is that taxes have to be high in order to pay for these people's salaries and government programs. Unlike the federal government, which can print money, the cities and states actually have to balance their budgets. Unfortuantely (I say fortuanetly) the one time quick fixes and voodoo accounting have run their course and its time to pay the piper. I can't afford any more taxes I'm simply tapped out. Now is the time to get rid of these workers and these programs.
Gov't workers feel no economic pain
Security, wages, benefits beat private sector's
By David M. Dickson
The recession and the ongoing jobless recovery devastated much of the private-sector work force last year, sending unemployment soaring, but government workers emerged essentially unscathed, according to data released Wednesday by the Labor Department.
Meanwhile, the compensation for state and local government employees continued to easily outdistance the wages and benefits for workers in private business, a separate Labor Department report showed.
Gov't workers feel no economic pain - Washington Times