Several of our New Jersey legislators are still doubled dipping from taxpayers’ pockets. Many do not give up their former public jobs after getting elected into the Legislature, leaving taxpayers to cover the salaries and pensions for those, even when they can only work one job at a time.
Assemblyman Ronald Dancer is in the minority. Although Asm. Dancer who works two public jobs, he voluntarily docks his pay at the adjusters office while he is working in Trenton. He tried to pass a bill in 2004 that would eliminate dual pay to government employees.
Every time this legislation has been brought up in committee, it gets stalled and goes nowhere. Not surprisingly, many of those receiving dual pay would want to give it up; they are too comfortable grabbing taxpayers’ dollars with both fists.
This is unfair to the taxpayers. We shouldn’t continue to pay legislators for two jobs while it’s hard enough for some of them to handle one. Maybe if we remove some of their distractions, they will take the time to read some of their own bills and realize how terrible they are.
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