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Thursday, January 03, 2008

What’s Wrong With New Jersey? 2008 Edition - Exhibit #1

Here’s a great example of what’s wrong with New Jersey,

The idea:

Politicians in New Jersey and every state should wake up to this opportunity to fill their state treasuries. A system should be devised whereby all gift cards and certificates issued by chain stores, individual stores, shops and restaurants in a state must be consecutively numbered and accounted for. A state should be able to claim a substantial portion (75 percent) of any gift card or certificate that is not used or only partially used.
The rationale:

That money is public money until the product or service for which it was purchased is claimed. It is not and should not be a windfall for the retailer that sold it.
The hook:

That would truly be a gift to the children or residents of New Jersey.

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7 Comments:

At 7:59 AM, Blogger Mr. Bingley said...

Public money?

A private citizen gives his/her money to a private corporation...and this is public money?

The $20 bill I'm looking at says "this bill is legal tender for all debts, public and private."

It doesn't say "this money is public."

 
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At 12:31 PM, Anonymous ThominNJ said...

I am reading this again days later - AND I am STILL amazed that someone could call it public money. That is just horrific. Is that what we have sunk to?

 
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