Public Sector eating itself alive

Repeat what I’ve been saying for about 5 years now…

“You can’t fund a public ______ when you are funding a public ______bureaucracy. It’s sad, but somewhat gratifying to have the things I’ve been talking about for years actually come true. It won’t get better until you end the reign of public employee unions. Find the politicians that have taken their money, and vote them all out of office.

Layoffs spreading among N.J. public-sector workers

They had it all planned out.

Jennifer Beese would give up her $65,000-a-year job as a sales rep and borrow money to go to graduate school. Her dream: to become a teacher.

Her fiance, John Cidoni, would support them on his income as a Lumberton police officer and save money by moving into Beese’s home in Bordentown City.

The couple would marry in June and have their first child next year.

Now New Jersey’s fiscal crisis has thrown their plan off course, as it has for thousands of public and private workers across the region.

Cidoni, 32, was laid off from his police job of seven years at the beginning of the month, along with five other employees, when Lumberton faced a budget deficit.

Beese, 30, is one month away from receiving her teaching certification from Georgian Court University but is concerned about finding a job at a time when many other school districts in the state are considering teacher layoffs.

Maybe it’s time all these young couples took a good economics class. You know, the kind that teaches that before wealth can be taxed, it actually has to be produced. Yeah, something like that.