Media Watching Itself

I just came across a One on One with Steve Adubato program recorded last March where Andrew George of NJBIZ makes three valid points (two overtly):

Needs to be pension coverage:
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Needs to be local coverage:
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Yet the point that seems to have eluded these two is that rather than fumbling for the term ‘unfunded liability’ and assigning various multi-billion amounts to it the general public (especially those in Roselle, NJ where the political machine is laying the groundwork for the first municipal bankruptcy in the state) would be far better served by informed discussions on both public pensions and the workings of government by payola. An audience exists. But discussions on what the media should be covering are mostly of interest to itself.

6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by George on August 14, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Bloomberg: NJ Transit Delays Mount After Agency Stalls Projects to Pay Bills

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-14/nj-transit-leads-nation-for-day-to-day-federal-budget-assistance

    NJ Transit is using a record $505 million of capital funds to pay for day-to-day expenses.

    “It’s entirely lopsided now, designed, step by step, to avoid obligations from the state’s general fund,”

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  2. Posted by Anonymous on August 14, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    ttfa to the rescue……lol

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  3. Posted by Tough Love on August 14, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    I have attended few meeting such as those in your linked “laying the groundwork”.

    Question……

    Do the people on the podium ever answer (or act upon) any of the questions asked? They didn’t in the included videos, and appeared annoyed that they even had to listen to the audience.

    If this is standard operating procedure, it seem pointless for citizens to vent at such meetings, but better to look for financial/legal support to initiate legal action for wrongdoing wherein a (hopefully impartial) judge might stop or reverse actions that are improper and that the Board refuses to address.

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