Who Would Donate to Christie For President?

This guy:

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This is Bill Palutcii, Christie’s former law partner, who first cashed in on Christie through prisons but apparently was not very good at it so in 2012 he got out of prisons and landed a new job. As it turned out his new employer then got tabbed by the state of New Jersey for a particularly sleazy task* which it undertook for  a fee that has now hit $1.7 million.  Some of that money is sure to find its way to Christie’s PAC based on past history and Bill Palatucci is hardly the only one eager to repay a favor to a patron generous with other people’s money.

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* $1.7 million are the fees that Gibbons P. C. billed the state of New Jersey in the last year to obstruct the discovery process in Barlyn v. Dow.

51 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Anonymous on July 1, 2015 at 9:58 am

    See my recent cooment OPEB with link to NJ.com article, more relevant here. There’s glunt and greed for all to be had. It really depends on which side of the aisle your on and what song you want to sing.

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  2. Posted by Anonymous on July 1, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Here it is again:

    http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/06/christies_finance_team_includes_big_nj_contractors.html#incart_river_mobileshort

    PRIVATE playing that “PAY to PLAY” game AGAIN, yeah that’s right at the expense of the TAXPAYERS!

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    • Posted by Tough Love on July 1, 2015 at 11:21 am

      “Chump-change” compared to just the UNJUST and EXCESSIVE SHARE of Public Sector pensions and benefits that our Democratic Legislators (whose favorable votes on pensions & benefits are BOUGHT with Public Sector Union Campaign contributions and election support) have granted Public Sector workers.

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      • Posted by Anonymous on July 1, 2015 at 11:28 am

        Just sing, sing a song….detailed historic numbers for both not the usual general one sided perspective.

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      • Posted by BH on July 1, 2015 at 12:37 pm

        Add up all the things “you think” are chump change and they become pretty big issues!!!
        Oh yeah, that’s right…TL refuses to look beyond anything but destroying the pensions for the hard working middle class public workers……
        Too bad. Too bad. With all the zeal she attacks NJs hard workers, she should utilize some to point the finger at something else for once.
        Now that her number one hero will be gone for at least the next 18 months…. Her chance at any real meaningful discussions about saving these poor people’s pensions will be put on the back burner…. Hopefully the next Democratic governor will care enough…. Raise taxes, end huge subsides and pay these people their pensions without fear from collapse.

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        • Posted by Tough Love on July 1, 2015 at 12:47 pm

          Same old, your greed is ever apparent ….

          Quoting …”destroying the pensions for the hard working middle class public workers……”

          No, reducing future Service Public Sector pension accruals (and retiree healthcare benefits) to a level EQUAL TO what Private Sector workers typically get from their employers (you know, the people you want to pay for YOUR pension) is not “destroying” anything. It RIGHTFULLY reducing what is now not necessary, just, fair, or affordable.

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      • Posted by Anonymous on July 1, 2015 at 1:16 pm

        What on earth does corruption in Hunterdon county by the Christie administration have to do with pension crisis? Because you loathe public workers, what happened and is happening in the Barlyn case is fine? You have a very warped moral compass, TL

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        • Posted by Tough Love on July 1, 2015 at 2:34 pm

          ????

          I was RESPONDING to an “Anonymous” comment (perhaps YOU ?) who always want to bring up stuff like (quoting from the comment to which I was replying) ….”PRIVATE playing that “PAY to PLAY” game AGAIN, yeah that’s right at the expense of the TAXPAYERS!”

          When BS like that is brought up, it quite fair to respond that its “chump-change” compared to the way Taxpayers are “ripped-off” by excessive Public Sector pensions & benefits.

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      • Posted by Anonymous on July 1, 2015 at 5:05 pm

        Where is your proof of corruption TL?

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    • Posted by summerphan on July 1, 2015 at 2:36 pm

      thank you for posting a link to this article. I guess NJ can afford to pay all these contracts and not ask the supreme court to allow them not to because of budget problems. HUM but no money for contracted pension payments. so much for public workers reaping benefits for votes and donations as TL just outright says. Only christies friends can do that. TL address that issue. Oh that’s right it’s chump change. Private sector owners (not workers) getting rich. investigate the liberty state park issue. the meadowlands commission and sports commission again getting rich.

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  3. Posted by Eric on July 1, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Barlyn v. Goliath ?

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  4. Posted by Anonymous on July 1, 2015 at 10:36 am

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4QbR7LAnDQ check out this outright lie. probably will be play during his presidential run by his opponents

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  5. Posted by javagold on July 1, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Christie is a fat liar. What a pig who has no chance and he knows it.

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  6. Posted by Anonymous on July 1, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    http://deadspin.com/chris-christie-blew-82-594-with-metlife-vendor-but-can-1707776360

    Anyone who can honestly relate to this guy is really out of touch with the working class mainstream American!

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  7. Posted by Anonymous on July 1, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Yes I tried but they don’t take $.01 yet but soon I’m certain.

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  8. Posted by Anonymous on July 1, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    I have an out of the box idea that should appeal to publics & privates, or at least 99% of them. A one time wealth redistribution, elimination of ALL Local, State, and Federal entitlements, pensions, subsidies, grants, etc. Basically everybody starts off at the same level, fair and equal. TRUE zero based budgeting at all levels of government. Rewrite Federal and State constitutions, everybody’s on their own now. You get sick you pay for it. You have kids you pay for their schooling. You get the idea, no generational advantages going forward.

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  9. Posted by Gill Faison on July 1, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Good post, John. The sleaze you describe does seem interconnected. Hopefully, the glare of the national spotlight will allow the country (NJ is already there if polls are any indication) to see this administration for what it is and what it represents. And no, things will not improve under the next likely Democratic administration. That doesn’t mean this doesn’t get the attention it deserves.

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    • Posted by Tough Love on July 1, 2015 at 4:38 pm

      Quoting … “And no, things will not improve under the next likely Democratic administration. That doesn’t mean this doesn’t get the attention it deserves.”

      I agree with BOTH of those sentences.

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      • Posted by Anonymous on July 1, 2015 at 5:25 pm

        I second that. Hopefully this bombastic lying leader’s legacy can be he paved the way for REAL P&B reform.

        The discussion is in the forefront now and the Democrats can’t sweep it under the rug. Kudos to the Governor for that but not much else!

        I think this position might have gained him even more overall respect from the left and right. Last BFY he should have agreed to the necessary tax increase(s) to make the full c.78 ARC payment for ONE YEAR. Clearly stating the need for more reforms before BFY end to maintain the funds solvency going forward.

        Voters/taxpayers have a tendcy to forgive or more likely to forget fast. And maybe we’d be in the same place BUT he would have made an honest “good faith” effort to honor his promise.

        Sorry can’t help but being a little naive to the whole process.

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        • Posted by Tough Love on July 1, 2015 at 7:06 pm

          Yes “Real P&B reform” ….. along the lines of the NJ Pension Commission proposals ….. FREEZE of the current DB Plans for all State and Local workers, and very material reductions in active and retiree healthcare subsidies..

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          • Posted by Anonymous on July 1, 2015 at 7:27 pm

            Oh and dont forget a dedicated funding source, like Larry The Cable Giy says “Git-R-Done!

          • Posted by BH on July 1, 2015 at 9:38 pm

            Yes!! Reforms to include each and every tax payer refunding every cent they profited from lower taxes due to the pension being underfunded!! And to include every cent the private sector scum received in subsidies while the pensions were underfunded. And every cent the brokerage firms made off a dying pension system in fees while the pensions were underfunded!!!! Yes. I agree
            Reforms are needed!!!

          • Posted by Tough Love on July 2, 2015 at 1:12 am

            Quoting BH …… “And to include every cent the private sector scum received in subsidies while the pensions were underfunded. ”

            So now the Private Sector who you want to pay for YOUR FAMILY’s (grossly excessive) Public Sector pensions & benefits is ………. “scum”.

            Attaboy ….

            Way to go …….

          • Posted by dentss dennagan on July 2, 2015 at 11:44 am

            So how do you get the people who have lived here all their lives and as you say “profited “and already left from paying their fair share ? Do you tell someone just moving here they must foot the bill for those that left …..It’s like going to the movies and the person selling tickets says the prices have doubled you have to pay for the people who just saw the show and are leaving now .

          • Posted by Tough Love on July 2, 2015 at 12:00 pm

            Dentss, You’re missing the BIGGER piece …… that their 3x-4x greater pensions (than their Private Sector counterparts) were never necessary, just, fair, or affordable from day one ….. and simply the result of their Union’s BUYING the votes of our Elected Officials with campaign contributions and election support.

            With the “generosity” 3-4 times greater than it should be, so are Plan costs and hence funding requirements.

            In total, NJ’s Taxpayers HAVE likely already paid 100% (or very near thereto) of the cost of a pension 1/3 -1/4 of it current “generosity”…. which is what would be EQUAL to what Private Sector workers typically get from their employers….. and THAT is all that is justifiable.

          • Posted by Anonymous on July 2, 2015 at 4:01 pm

            Well duh you think they’d take that into consideration before moving here.

      • Posted by Anonymous on July 1, 2015 at 7:26 pm

        things will get worse for TL her taxes will definitely go up and not a damn thing she can do about it

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        • Posted by Anonymous on July 1, 2015 at 8:02 pm

          Aren’t you forgetting the “New Mass Exodus” – thousands of NJ millionaires & businesses are; “loading up the truck & moving to Beverley”.

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        • Posted by Tough Love on July 1, 2015 at 8:03 pm

          More “denial” about the trajectory of your pension & benefits ?

          Yup, good “strategy”.

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          • Posted by Anonymous on July 1, 2015 at 8:13 pm

            Can’t speak for others but there’s no denying we need P&B Commission type reforms including a dedicated funding source. It just makes sense for ALL concerned!

          • Posted by Anonymous on July 2, 2015 at 2:33 am

            when christie leaves TLs taxes will go up and up , no doubt about it.

        • Wishful PS thinking at its finest. The jig is up, just ask the Greeks and the Puerto Ricans. The worse it gets the better I like it. Fiscal solutions in a sleaze pond like NJ only come when desperation arrives.

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          • Posted by Anonymous on July 1, 2015 at 11:14 pm

            YUP, so when ya moving if you haven’t already!

          • Posted by Anonymous on July 1, 2015 at 11:30 pm

            Well if it gets as bad as you’re hoping, they be no hope for any of us. Except the stinking wealthy which is the stinking problems. But if all else fails we can have ourselves one heck of a social revolution!

          • Posted by Anonymous on July 2, 2015 at 8:13 am

            PS interesting user name b/c drones are primarily used by first responders. Might you be a senior retired State LEO who wants to kick the can down the road until you (pardon the expression) “kicked the can”. OR maybe a Federal first responder (either ArmedForces or FBI, etc.) who doesn’t care as long as the Federal Reserve keeps printing money so you you keep getting yours?

  10. Posted by Anonymous on July 2, 2015 at 3:22 am

    “Literally, lies after lies from this utter fraud of a man. Start at the header of this blog with Chris Christie’s promise to teachers and other public workers from his 2009 campaign:

    * I will protect your pensions. Nothing about your pension is going to change when I am governor. In fact, in order to ensure your retirement savings are safe, I believe we must prioritize the protection of pension fund dollars and investigate the cause of Jon Corzine’s large investment losses to our pension system. Currently there is a $34 billion deficit in the State’s pension fund, which threatens the retirement and lifeline of so many teachers. We must do better for our teachers, future teachers and retirees. As Governor, I will work to close unfunded liabilities and make sure our state lives up to its promises, unlike Jon Corzine. I will not raid your pension fund to cover budgetary shortfalls like previous governors of both parties have done. One of the changes I will bring to Trenton is responsible management, investment, and oversight of state pension dollars. [emphasis mine]

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    • Posted by Tough Love on July 2, 2015 at 3:35 am

      Promises to whom ….. the insatiably greedy Public Sector Unions/workers/retirees who were promised (by successive administrations) far more than necessary, just, fair, or affordable.

      It’s wonderful that Christie has recognized that these grossly excessive pensions & benefits are killing NJ. He’s the FIRST one to try to actually fix it…. and NOT cave in to the Unions.

      BRAVO to you, Gov. Christie !

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      • Posted by Anonymous on July 2, 2015 at 3:31 pm

        Yeah he’s a REAL man of NO character. Lies his way into the job and then lies his way out of it to, only an ex prosecutor could accomplish such GREAT nothings.

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  11. Posted by Anonymous on July 2, 2015 at 3:34 am

  12. Posted by Ralphie on July 2, 2015 at 6:59 am

    Disappointing post John. When I first ran across your blog, I thought I had found a source of knowledgable information and perspectives on the most pressing problem facing NJ, particularly at-risk public sector workers. I believe that you know that there are very limited ways through this dilema, yet you chose the route of political pandering. Why not try bringing something productive to the table. You could help advance the solution to the problem

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    • Posted by Anonymous on July 2, 2015 at 7:27 am

      Yeah right, whatever!

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    • Posted by Anonymous on July 2, 2015 at 7:41 am

      The only answer at this time is a constitutional amendment outling the P&B Commission report. All HB savings and a dedicated funding source earmarked for unfunded liabilities (or whatever the acronym is).

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  13. […] Bill Palatucci: among other government favors and contracts – $1.7 for his law firm to obstruct justice […]

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  14. […] seems to be doing right now, with the Christie machine in control,  is running up legal bills by those who will kick back part of their fees to Christie-2016 looking for another political victory […]

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  15. […] donated to Christie’s gubernatorial campaigns and whose law firm (which also happens to be Bill Palatucci’s law firm) received $1.7 million to date to obstruct the discovery process in Barlyn v. Dow where it […]

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