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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Spending Other People’s Money

Blue Jersey has just discovered Jersey City's School Superintendent and newly elected Assemblyman, Charles T. Epps Jr is “the poster-child for why your property taxes are so high.”

He just likes to spend our money instead of his.
No kidding, that’s the Democrats’ model for government – spending other people’s money, taxpayers be damned. Epps was the handpicked candidate of the Democrat Party for an assembly seat in the 31st distinct. Democrats knew what they were getting when they recruited the guy as we pointed out last September.

Epps is an arrogant superintendent of a failing school district with an outrageous contract with the state that includes:

  • $210,520 annual salary, plus guaranteed annual raises that will bring his base
    salary to $229,343 by 2007
  • Plus bonus payments of 5% of his salary per year
  • A $10,000 tax-deferred annual annuity
  • $575,000 for 493 days of unused sick time
  • A taxpayer supplied car and a $1,000-a-month housing allowance
Democrats brushed aside objections to Epps’ contract and the time away from school business that would be required to be a member of the Assembly. Jersey City schools may be failing, but Democrats needed this man in Trenton. He’s a wizard at spending other people’s money with nothing to show for it. Just their kinda guy, plus he is a reliable vote for teacher’s unions and Abbott school districts. What more could Democrats want in a assemblyman?

And while Epps in the Assembly may be in the running as poster-child for why our taxes are so high, meet a candidate for the honor in the state Senate:

Sen. Nicholas Sacco (D-Hudson) draws paychecks from three public jobs. He serves as mayor of North Bergen, as an assistant superintendent of the North Bergen Schools and as state Senator.
Yep, just another New Jersey public employee choosing “public service — not personal gain — as their life's work.” Blue Jersey is just beginning to understand why our taxes are so high. Better late than never.



4 Comments:

At 2:10 PM, Blogger njgalaxie73 said...

Nick Sacco is pretty much a political powerhouse in the 32nd Legilative District. He has been virtually untouchable ever since he became Mayor of North Bergen in 1988.

He plasters his name all over every and any newspaper ad for a North Bergen activity. Especially for Seniors. For example; "MAYOR NICHOLAS J. SACCO PRESENTS: Senior's Movie Night." Anybody who decides to run against him for North Bergen Commisioner is strictly barred from entering senior citizen complexes. That is pretty much his golden goose.

All he needes to do is to get all of the Seniors who elect him Commisioner every four years to do the same for him for State Senator and he's a lock.

A few people within his Administration have bit slapped with corruption charges that incurred jail sentences but nobody has been able to tie him to anything.

I hope you make it a point to highlight people like Nick Sacco more often. He needs to be taken down somehow.

 
At 7:39 PM, Anonymous Thomas Pfau said...

Not only is he earning three salaries, he's probably earning three pensions.

 
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