NJ Retirees – Politicians

Public servants often spend multiples of what their salaries will be in the jobs they seek in order to get those jobs since they have other incentives. One of those is likely the pension, even for part time employment, that comes with the job.

Though job-hopping makes it impossible to finger all the mayors or council people who game the system, here are some whose last employer was the Office of the Governor, Senate, or General Assembly who, based on data on retirees in the New Jersey Retirement System taken from the the state pension website are getting over $50,000 annually – along with some other familiar names.

That last name happens to have written a very good book on Soft Corruption prevalent in New Jersey, though unfortunately he passed away in 2018 and this is a survivor pension:

December 31 2019
NameSCHLUTER, WILLIAM E
Birth Year1927
Retirement CauseService
Last EmployerSENATE
Pension FundPERS – Public Employee Retirement System
Retire Date2002-02
Salary for Calculation$35,000
Months of Service172
Type of BenefitSURVIVOR
Monthly Pension Allowance$542.00
Monthly Cost of Living$69.00
Monthly Supplemental$0.00
Monthly Total$611.00
Last Standard Allowance2019
YTD Supplemental Payment$0
YTD Cost of Living Payment$891
YTD Pension Payment$7,052
YTD One Time Adjustment Pay$0
YTD Total Payments$7,942.00
Last Disbursement2019-12

39 responses to this post.

  1. […] Posted on February 1, 2021 by Mary Pat Campbell NJ Retirees – Politicians […]

    Reply

  2. Posted by Rex the Wonder Dog!🐶🐶🐶🐾🐾🐾 on February 1, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    I missed this one… How nice is “Jersey City”??

    Reply

    • Despite some areas of gentrification, it’s a shithole. I was born there. Margaret Hague Hospital. It’s No longer there. 50 years ago it wasn’t as bad as today. Although it’s better now than 15 years ago or so.
      I give him credit, if I was Springsteen’s son I’d be doing something else I think. But who knows.

      Reply

      • Posted by Tough Love on February 1, 2021 at 7:11 pm

        Maybe his father doesn’t “share the wealth”.

        Reply

        • Posted by PS Drone on February 1, 2021 at 8:26 pm

          He knows a good gig when he sees one. Jersey City is more active than most, but the average FF in NJ “works” about 10% of the time. The rest of the day/night they watch TV (or “films”), cook, lift weights. 25 or 30 years of that and then they get a pension that is about 200% too generous. A real scam.

          Reply

          • It’s a tough job but someone has to do it. lol. Firefighters are everyone’s friend while the boys in blue no one likes.
            My uncle worked for Kearny FD (later North Regional). Unfortunately he passed from colon cancer in his late forties. He used to tell me that when they backed up Jersey city on calls they had to station a firefighter to stay witb the trucks because there were no locks on them. The residents would help themselves to equipment etc. Jersey city had locks and they have to lock everything on the trucks. Yea, it’s that kind of city.
            As good of a gig as it might be, his old man is a gazillionaire. He didn’t hafta pursue public service. He and his kids, grandkids and further down the line are set up well. Let’s see if he finishes what he started. But…good start so far I guess.

            Reply

          • Posted by NJ2AZ on February 1, 2021 at 11:38 pm

            worked with a FT firefighter who was also PT at the place i worked. Nicest guy i ever met, but he worked i think it was four 12 hours shifts a week or something for the local PD and pulled down over $100k/yr and most of the hassle in my town was dumb ass kids pulling the fire alarm at the high school.

            now that i look, he retired at 55 a few years ago and now pulls down an $82,500/yr pension. good for him but damn thats not sustainable.

            Reply

          • Posted by Rex the Wonder Dog!🐶🐶🐶🐾🐾🐾 on February 2, 2021 at 1:16 pm

            … the average FF in NJ “works” about 10% of the time. The rest of the day/night they watch TV (or “films”), cook, lift weights. 25 or 30 years of that and then they get a pension that is about 200% too generous.
            Yep, 100% truth. And they will all tell ya “Well you too could of applied and had this job!” As if ANYONE who is NOT connected in has any shot whatsoever at getting hired. In CA 5,000 applicants apply for each and every open Firewhiner position. And at least 50%-90% of the open positions are gifted out (hired on) to one of these four categories, in THIS specific chronological order of hiring: 1) Family; 2) Friends; 3) Affirmative Action; 4) Veteran. So the actual number of “open” Firewhiner positions AFTER taking in to account the “open” positions that are rigged/set-up/already-filled/spoken for, is about 1 in 100,000. I mean seriously … These are semi-skilled, blue collar occupations, they are no different than the construction trades. Except the construction trades are 10 times more dangerous, offer little to no overtime, are “seasonal” (not F/T jobs), and the wear and tear on their bodies requires them to stop working, at best, in their 40’s…

            Reply

          • Posted by Rex the Wonder Dog!🐶🐶🐶🐾🐾🐾 on February 2, 2021 at 1:18 pm

            As good of a gig as it might be, his old man is a gazillionaire. He didn’t hafta pursue public service. He and his kids, grandkids and further down the line are set up well. Let’s see if he finishes what he started. But…good start so far I guess.
            Fur Sure. And for this you have to respect him, bigtime 👍 I am sort of surprised I did not catch this story sooner …

            Reply

      • Posted by Rex the Wonder Dog!🐶🐶🐶🐾🐾🐾 on February 2, 2021 at 1:06 pm

        Despite some areas of gentrification, it’s a shithole. I was born there. Margaret Hague Hospital. It’s No longer there.
        Yep, same here, torn down 😥 The Pup was born and raised in Krazee KA. The hospital I was born in, in small coastal town San Luis Obispo, is no longer there either. San Luis was a College town, still is. I visited the area on a vacation with Mom many many years ago to see the old hospital, but it had been torn down. BUT I also needed a certified copy of my Birth Certificate. So off we went to either the City or County Recorder (forgot which) and they had it on microfiche 👍💖 B&W of course; but they printed the copy out on a beautiful multi-colored page and then stamped the page with their official certification. The homes in that area are astronomically priced today. In fact every coastal town in CA today is astronomical in costs.

        Reply

    • Posted by geo8rge on February 2, 2021 at 9:57 am

      “How nice is “Jersey City”??”

      After Covid the center of commerce might change from northern cities, like NYC Chicago SF, to Southern sprawl, Austin TX Charlotte NC Atlanta GA ect. If that is the case NJ would be best to position itself as an exurb of Washington DC not a suburb of NYC and Philadelphia. I’m thinking a tunnel from Cape May to Lewes Delaware and an upgrade to the rail service from AC-Philly-DC.

      I think the financial crisis is going to force an answer to the question does the mainland pay to build tunnels to NYC or does NYC pay to build tunnels to the mainland.

      Reply

  3. Posted by Tough Love on February 1, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    Off Topic, but a MUST SEE video………..

    Title: “Public Pension Timebomb, Explained | Former Mayor of Costa Mesa Jim Righeimer”

    Please (it’s worth it), view the entire video (28 minutes). It is the best, clearest, most accurate, and most thorough description of how Public Sector pensions are not only VERY VERY generous (and hence VERY VERY costly), but how the entire structure abuses the Taxpayers.

    And when your done, ask yourself WHO has been telling you the truth (and who has been lying), me or Stephen Douglas.

    Reply

    • Posted by Rex the Wonder Dog!🐶🐶🐶🐾🐾🐾 on February 2, 2021 at 1:25 pm

      The PD union, and their law firm that was representing them in contract negotiations with Righeimer, illegally put a tracking device on Righeimer’s car and were tracking him. Felony! But their biggest mistake was when their Private Investigator tracked/tailed Righeimer into a local bar, surveilled him, watched him leave the bar, tailed him home, THEN called the PD on him and alleged Righeimer was driving drunk. BIG MISTAKE. Righeimer was actually drinking a diet coke at the bar, and when the PI was connected to the PD union’s law firm it set off fireworks. PD union was sued, law firm was sued, PI charged with felonies, huge civil settlement, law firm imploded and dissolved, and PD union learned not to engage in felonious conduct, and not to fuck with Righeimer 👍

      Reply

  4. S/B “And when you’re done…”

    Wait for it…

    Reply

    • Posted by Tough Love on February 2, 2021 at 11:29 am

      I’m sorry Stephen ………..

      Did I hear you challenge the validity of what was in that video? How the foxes run the hen-house (meaning that the Public Sector UNIONS control the Gov’t), granting the workers excessive pay/pensions/benefits, and screwing the Taxpayers at every turn ?

      And to head you off …….. yes, he didn’t mention that the Police pension, while no longer being 3%@50 for Officers hired AFTER the new pension law’s implementation (with the Officers hired before the change continuing to accrue pensions under the 3% @50 formula for the balance of their career …. over 20 year for some), it remains “ludicrously excessive”.

      Reply

      • You should be sorry. We clearly have different opinions about public pay and pensions, with some areas of agreement. Why does one of us have to be “lying”?

        Reply

      • And why do you automagically assume that a $25 million increase in police pay is excessive? (It is $12 million/year, by the way.) Do you have any idea of past increases/decreases/freezes, or the comparative police salaries in the area?

        Reply

    • Glad you brought that up. Let me answer with something entirely different. Please take a few minutes to read this report…

      “Public Servants or Privileged Class: How State Government Employees are Paid”

      1) It has good conservative credentials.

      2) The key findings include… “Nationally, no state government pays its employees on par or below what the private sector pays its employees, despite identical occupations in both sectors.”

      3) And, it has a catchy title.

      Seriously, this study and Biggs’ “Overpaid or underpaid? A state-by-state ranking of public-employee compensation ” should be a package deal.
      ——————-
      Same topic, same general state by state comparison format, same general time frame, same general conclusion… state workers are overpaid.

      On average.

      Hard to believe I hadn’t seen this one yet.
      ———————-

      There is nothing special about the Jim Righeimer video. It hits all the usual talking points about public pensions without mentioning that there are several states with similar pensions and …no… Time bomb.

      Also an interesting story about police union illegal and despicable tactics which he admits are very rare.

      Reply

      • Posted by Tough Love on February 2, 2021 at 5:15 pm

        Stephen,

        Would you mind enlightening us to to other States that have CA’s Cola-increased 3%@50 pensions and are not in “deep shit” when PROPERLY valued (NOT on the “aspirationally optimistic” assumptions/methodology basis) ?

        Reply

      • I wouldn’t mind reminding you that 3%@50 was only available for a period of about ten years, and that safety pensions are a relatively small portion of the total pension costs in any state. Given that, pension generosity in California is among the highest in the country, and California is nowhere near being one of the states in deepest crisis. The Time Bomb is ticking loudest in the states which blatantly ignored fully funding their pension plans.

        Also, 3%@50 was never universal in CA. It was an available option that many jurisdictions never adopted.

        Reply

        • Posted by Tough Love on February 2, 2021 at 7:33 pm

          So in other words, you above statement ……………..

          “…….. there are several states with similar pensions and …no… Time bomb.”

          Is bullshit. Couldn’t even name just ONE.

          Reply

      • Posted by Tough Love on February 2, 2021 at 7:29 pm

      • If you want EQUAL pay for state workers… quoting a wise man (guy)…

        “No problem*

        All you need is infinite data, several supercomputers, and unlimited autocratic control.

        *Sarchasm

        (Posted by A on January 30, 2021 at 11:44 pm)
        ————————–
        The CAGW report is similar to Biggs in many aspects. It separates workers into 22 occupational groups and compares private to public pay in each group, as well as an overall weighted average.
        They roughly follow the pattern that, in occupations requiring less education, state workers* earn more than private workers.

        Apparently, this ” state” study includes all public workers (state, local, and federal) in that state.

        They also follow Biggs’ pattern that the highest ” average ” public sector advantage occurs in those states with the highest metropolitan concentration, particularly coastal regions. (California, New York, New Jersey, Illinois), although it deviates somewhat in that Connecticut, which Biggs ranked as most overpaid, is only 30th highest in CAGW. And New Jersey is the median, 25th highest.
        —————————
        A Tale of Two Studies…
        What these (and countless other studies) show me is that one cannot logically make a blanket statement that public pay and pensions are excessive. And, if you insist on forcing them to be equal…

        All you need is infinite data, several supercomputers, and unlimited autocratic control.

        Reply

  5. A tunnel from Cape May to Lewes? The one thing that I would bet on being stronger than my pension being paid to me is that we will NEVER see a tunnel built from beautiful Cape May to very nice Lewes. The route is only a few miles shorter than the English Channel. There is no $$ for that.
    Most of North Jersey is over three hours from DC. No one that works in DC will want that commute and live here. No one.
    I agree with you in the NYC tunnel. Even money as to whether that thing gets built now. Ghost town. They can stick their congestion pricing right if the keester as well. Won’t be any congestion with the crime and work from home crowd.

    Reply

    • That ferry while overpriced and slower than going around, serves its purpose. It breaks up a long car ride. That’s it. Great if you have a buddy on the other side to pick you up. Pedestrian rates are very reasoanableb

      Reply

  6. Off topic
    https://nypost.com/2021/02/02/juliana-carlos-15-minutes-of-fame-not-going-great-after-lebron-james-feud/

    This lady probably drinking or not too bright or whatever. But let’s just for one quick second turn the tables. Let’s just say that a white athlete (let’s just say Tom Brady) was being ridiculed by a black fan and his wife. And let’s say during the exchange (regardless of who started it) Brady had been going back and forth with this man when his black wife jumps to his defense. Prompting Brady to say “shut the fuck up Bitch. What do you think the reaction of “social media and the pc crowd have been”
    TL as a female, I would assume you are OK with the “shut the fuck up” part and not so much the bitch part. Certainly not on par with a racial slur but not great either.
    Readers….would Tom Brady have gotten a pass if he in fact called a black woman a bitch during an exchange with her husband that she interjected herself into?
    Let’s be honest…..he wouldn’t have. In fact, if James had called a black fans wife a bitch (assuming she was black too) he wouldn’t have gotten a pass either.
    I mean, remember the Elected official who called AOC a fucking bitch? He got hammered.(rightfully so) I wonder why he got it so bad and James didn’t. Hmmm…..but we know why. Instead of James being labeled a misogynist, the female was labeled a “court side Karen” when she clearly didn’t start the exchange.

    Reply

  7. https://nypost.com/2021/02/02/man-convicted-of-sexually-assaulting-murdering-toddler-to-be-released/

    Disgusting. As far as I am concerned this mans life has absolutely no value. He should still be behind bars. There is no redemption here. He sexually assaulted and murdered a 20 month old child. Little over a year and a half.
    Here is a something that is a VERY common thread in many of these cases. The victim (male or female) is almost always in these types of cases, the girlfriends child and not his!!! The killer/abuser is the mothers boyfriend almost every time.
    When a lion defeats the former head of the pride, he will mate and then kill any lion offspring (if he can) belonging to the mate and another lion. It is a similar trait in these disgusting people.

    Reply

    • Posted by Rex the Wonder Dog!🐶🐶🐶🐾🐾🐾 on February 3, 2021 at 12:35 pm

      In Krazee KA almost all crimes are subject to the 50% off for good behavior rule. BUT there are a handful that are not, with murder at the top of that list. You get 25-life for a murder beef you are doing 25-life. Most Sex crimes do not get the good behavior time off and I believe crimes against children are also exempt from the good behavior rule. So in CA this dirtbag would not get a single day off.

      Reply

  8. […] Posted on February 11, 2021 by Mary Pat Campbell NJ Retirees – Politicians […]

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: