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Reader Calls Murphy’s layoff Threats “Classic Bureaucratic Strategy”

“Classic bureaucratic strategy. Pick services to shut down that have maximum impact and cause maximum distress to the public. Same strategy was used during government “shutdowns” when they closed parks to inflict as much pain as possible.

When this clown proposes a meaningful plan for coping with the revenue shortfall, then maybe start to pay attention.”

20 thoughts on “Reader Calls Murphy’s layoff Threats “Classic Bureaucratic Strategy”

  1. And if you disagree with him you should move to another state

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  2. He has a plan for coping with the revenue shortfall.
    Beg Washington for money.

  3. The state employees are going to take a big hit. The state highways will look like it was back in the 70s, filth and destruction. Remember the turnpike. I remember Bergen county had 400 workers that work for the county in the maintenance department. Now they’re down to lowest levels in history. That’s why Bergen on the roads they can’t even keep up with maintenance. As a resident in the villager Ridgewood for my whole life And I’m an old man. What I pay for taxes it’s amazing. I remember the village apartments we’re fully staffed now some of them are down to lowest levels in history. I and I’m an old man. What I pay for taxes it’s amazing. I remember the village departments were fully staffed now some of them are down to lowest levels in history.

  4. Just remember with a layoff, the law stands the newest youngest latest worker that was just hired goes first. So what that means is if the government or any union or organization has a layoff we will lose our newest employees that we just Trained. In many departments will have an old workforce.

  5. “And if you disagree with him you should move to another state”
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    Fixed that fer ya:
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    And if you disagree with him you should move to another state kick him out of office at the next election.

  6. Should be the oldest employees laid off first

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  7. Not gonna happen. Unless you change the laws. And you buy them out. Like I did 20 years ago,

  8. So as of 2016 the Village has thirty (30) retired police & firefighters who took a “special” early retirement (that only applies to PFRS and SPRS members) and are earning defined benefit pensions of $90,000 or more annually. That’s $3.12 million per year or 6% of the Village’s annual budget for reference.

    46 PFRS retirees earn more that $80,000 a year and 65 of them earn more than $70,000 annually. That’s $6 million annually, equivalent to 12% of the Village’s annual budget just on police & fire who’ve retired at an average age of 52 after only 25 years of service. They’ll earn these pensions for more years than they’ve served if they live an average lifespan.

    Conversely, only four retired BOE employees earn more than $100,000 TPAF pensions annually and none of them retired early. Seven retired educators earn more than $90,000 pensions annually, and only one of those was an early retirement after age 55.

    Source: https://data.nj.gov/Government-Finance/YourMoney-Retired-Pension-Members-for-2016/6n22-63a4

  9. It’s a lot mores than 30 now… that data only goes to 2016. 15 more cops & fire have retired since then.

  10. Teachers get social security benefits.
    Cops and fireman do not. Don’t forget to factor that in.
    By the way, teachers pension system is dead broke and on the verge of collapse.

  11. How old you have to be in the state pension to be bought out. Anyone know.

  12. Whoever the fool wrote that the oldest person should be laid off first .Why would they keep a new employee that’s been there two years what kind of Knowledge do you think that individual would have. You’re right very little. And the Law works on knowledge .the law works on seniority people. Yes if you work at a private sector they will let you off the person who makes the most money. And keep the young man or woman who makes very little and knows very little and retrain. Or they would tell the senior individual we can keep your job but we have to cut your salary by 20%.

  13. This is a bluff. This is his base we’re talking about. Trying to shame DC into paying more.

  14. You the fool
    “Whoever the fool wrote that the oldest person should be laid off first .Why would they keep a new employee that’s been there two years what kind of Knowledge do you think that individual would have”
    They work harder and not retired on the job just putting the hour. Less injuries and the don’t know how to beat the system yet. Most of all they are thankful for having a job. So get rid of the old dead wood who just complain.

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  15. Time to take a big poop !

  16. Q. Why didn’t the DPW worker open his window in the morning?

    A. There would be nothing for him to do in the afternoon if he did that.

  17. You’re complaining that selfish cops and firefighters in the PFRS don’t get social security? Yet you’ve taken a “special“ retirement after only 25 years of service (avg PFRS retirement age 52), received a payout on half of your unused sick leave that can be upwards of $100,000, contributed less than 10% to your defined benefit pension that you’ve drawn in full since age 52 (it’s now 10% for current employees), contributed less than 10% towards your “platinum” health insurance benefits with only $5-10 drug copays, plus you can get a mortgage subsidized by your pension plan that knocks about 0.5% off of your borrowing costs versus private sector borrowers.

    If a private sector worker retired at age 67 or age 70, they’ll only draw their social security benefit for 15-18 years if they live to 85, not the average of 33 years that you pigs get.

    Yes, that’s right: “special” early PFRS retirees draw their full pensions for more years (33) than they served (25) if they live an average lifespan. The math doesn’t work, it’s a Ponzi scheme.

  18. Time to diminish police & fire salaries and benefits. They’re paid too much.

  19. Ridgewood Taxpayer, on social security, note that even the maximum monthly benefit for someone who maxed out on social security payments over 35 years (not the 25 year “special” retirements for PFRS and SFRS members) is $3,011 at age 67 or $36,000 a year…

    What would you rather have: an annual $90,000+ defined benefit pension and “platinum” health benefits for almost free from age 52, or $36,000 a year in social security benefits and Medicare from a retirement age of 67?

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  20. The cops should have to work till at least 55. They should not get any special treatment they come up with a bullshit story that are dealing with too much mental stress. Please they bring it on themselves.

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