Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Forrester to Codey: "Corruption Can't Be Ignored!"

New Jersey Needs An Independent Watchdog for the People; Inspector General’s Gaffe Symptomatic of the Continuing Denial of the Culture of Corruption in Trenton

( West Windsor) — Today Conservative businessman Doug Forrester again called for an elected Auditor General to guard New Jersey taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars, someone other than an appointee who fails to recognize there is corruption in Trenton.

“I believe we are more likely to solve this problem if we start with someone who believes it exists. If the President appointed an FBI Director who said she would fight crime, but wasn’t sure that it’s there, we would be appalled,” said Forrester. “It is important that we have an independent watchdog because the corruption and fiscal malfeasance in this state cost the taxpayers real dollars every day. Even worse, this is an appointment with no real power or accountability. Acting Governor Codey’s appointee will refer to the Attorney General who will then report to the Governor – this is just more of the same politics as usual – added bureaucracy with no added protection.”

“If the new Inspector General is uncertain whether waste, fraud and abuse exist, then I would suggest looking at the School Construction Corporation,” noted Forrester. “The government has spent billions of taxpayer dollars, but schools are left unfinished, workers aren’t being paid, and bills are piling up. Overruns and delays will waste more of our hard-earned taxpayer dollars.”

“This is yet another example of why we need an independent watchdog to protect taxpayer dollars, and real change in leadership in Trenton. As Governor, I will make sure that New Jersey families’ hard-earned dollars are put to work for them and not the Trenton insiders and their cronies,” said Forrester.

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Congress is Porker of the Month for November '04

(Washington, D.C.) - Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today named the entire U.S. Congress the November Porker of the Month for passing the pork-laden fiscal 2005 Consolidated Appropriations Act. The spending package contains nine of the 13 appropriations bills that will fund the federal government through September 2005. The President’s signature is being held up by an obscure provision, drafted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and inserted by an unknown congressional staffer, that would have given the appropriations committees the power to view the income tax returns of any American. The omnibus bill contains more than 11,000 pork-barrel projects.

If You're A Working Person Whose Had To Earn The Money You've Been Paid Read This

    2008 Election Issue!!
    Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions during election years.
    Our Senators and Congresswomen do not pay into Social Security and, of course, they do not collect from it.
    You see, Social Security benefits were not suitable for persons of their rare elevation in society . They felt they should have a special plan for themselves. So, many year's ago they voted in their own benefit plan .

    In more recent years, no congressperson has felt the need to change it. After all, it is a great plan.
    For all practical purposes their plan works like this:
    When they retire, they continue to draw the same pay until they die.
    Except it may increase from time to time for cost of living adjustments..
    This is calculated on an average life span for each of those two Dignitaries For example, Senator Byrd and Congressman White and their wives may expect to draw $7,800,000.00 (that's Seven Million, Eight-Hundred Thousand Dollars), with their wives drawing $275,000.00 during the last years of their lives.

    Younger Dignitaries who retire at an early age, will receive much more during the rest of their lives.
    Their cost for this excellent plan is $0.00. NADA....ZILCH...
    This little perk they voted for themselves is free to them. You and I pick up the tab for this plan. The funds for this fine retirement plan come directly from the General Funds;

    From our own Social Security Plan, which you and I pay (or have paid) into, -every payday until we retire (which amount is matched by our employer)-we can expect to get an average of $1,000 per month after retirement.

    Or, in other words, we would have to collect our average of $1,000 monthly benefits for 68 years and one (1) month to equal Senator! Bill Bradley's benefits!

    Social Security could be very good if only one small change were made.
    That change would be to:
    Jerk the Golden Fleece Retirement Plan from under the Senators and Congressmen. Put them into the Social Security plan with the rest of us .

    then sit back.....
    and watch how fast they would fix it.
    We need to be heard!!