STFU and Pay Your Taxes

The 2021 Union County Budget was passed unanimously today with only two members of the public piping up and, for any of you out there who feel yourself overtaxed and might want some answers of your own, here is a taste of what you can expect:

More from this meeting later as we look at detail and admissions (yes, the county is paying millions for those solar panels that were supposed to be free) but we start with the two questioners:

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And to tie a bow around it:

28 responses to this post.

  1. STFU and Pay Your Taxes
    Since when did El Feo start writing John Bury headlines 🤮🤦‍♂️🤮🤦‍♂️🤮

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  2. Did she say 50% of the dedicated open space revenue went to debt service (of open space projects)? Or did I miss understand what she said?

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  3. Posted by bpaterson on April 23, 2021 at 12:35 am

    Bascially they are dumb as rocks. Sad part is they are removing huge direct services from the county residents such as the juvy center, runnels hospital and now the county jail and ding shared services, yet there is no give back of savings. Instead they just bury the savings every year back into the annual budget where the surplus grows exponentially. Now at $102 million. This is such a cushion for them that they are able to screw up anything they do and then throw gobs of money at it to resolve the problem the stunods create. With so much money at their disposal, it is easy to bludgeon their way through the year with waste and abuse and actually look like they are doing something; instead of being a properly functining government. (Even the CFO Taylor mistakenly said they have to “clean up” things at the UCIA going back to 2015) Dumbasses there not becasue of integrity or intelligence but only because they pledge allegiance to senator scutari’s corrupt system. This is their legacy of such failures.

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  4. Posted by MJ on April 23, 2021 at 6:43 am

    My first impression was that, at least of the ones who spoke, they are not the brightest bulbs. They all had dull looks on their faces and I’m sure do not understand much about the budget or finances of the county. Maybe they were just tired after working all day 🙂
    But alas, this is typical of who we are stuck with across the state.

    I’m surprised they are not scrounging through John’s and Bruce’s old high school year books to dig up dirt so that they can cancel you. I also wonder how many other residents tuned in for the meeting.

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    • Posted by E on April 23, 2021 at 7:10 am

      I would say less than 50 people probably watched the meeting on zoom. Etc.
      don’t worry the educated folks in Va will run things for us. Oh wait…they got rid of accelerated math programs for smart kids until 11 and 12 grade. Huh? Halfway thru 12, kids are in college mode already. Senioritis.
      But it’s all about equity. Lol. Meanwhile Chinese kids are learning astrophysics and honors chemistry in elementary school. And oh yeah…..they’ve actually been in school. Not home on zoom. Dems tell us to believe the science. Ok. Are we going to teach smart kids advanced science? Or are we going to have the smart kids bored out of their mind and lose interest while the worst of us not give a damn about it from the beginning, but get coddled along the way? What a fucking job and this will be one the main reasons this country falls even further behind in almost every metrric (expect for wokeness, we will be the wokest country)

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      • I would say less than 50 people probably watched the meeting on zoom.
        I am surprised that there is not an online/on-camera verification of how many people are logged in/on and watching, well, at least logged on, this would put me into a deep slumber in a nanosecond, have me sawing some heavy ZZZzzzzzzzz’s …

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  5. https://www.nj.com/news/2021/04/nj-county-to-close-most-of-its-jail-send-prisoners-to-nearby-facility.html

    See TL! A long, maybe permanent decline in inmates (don’t kid yourself this is due to bail reform, which isn’t always the best thing for the rest of us) allows for a mostly closure of the Union jail. About 20% of corrections officers will remain for processing, temp accommodation until they transport to Essex. I imagine Essex may hire a few of them, but most will need to find a new line of work or a new jail to work at. This is quite different from your idea of laying off because of a one or two year dip in crime. I think about 200 or so were laid off. Jails are 20 miles apart. Very few are housed in jails anymore due to cash bail. The days of someone waiting in jail until bail or trial are over except for the most serious of crimes.
    Make no mistake though, this isn’t due to a lack of crime. Crime is up no doubt. It is do to the reduction or near elimination of prisoners sttting in jail pre trial.

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  6. Posted by Anonymous on April 23, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    Both Mirabella and that Chris Hudak are are so smug. Didn’t Chrissy get a politically connected job at Kean College after losing his politically connected job at DMV? Why yes, yes he does. Does Chrissy’s father have a politically connected job as Union County Superior Court Judge despite being dumb as a rock? Yes he does. The Hudaks, along with the rest of these freeloaders, are the pocks on the taxpayers. Yet they mock the people who pay their excessive salaries. F the F off.

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    • Posted by PS Drone on April 23, 2021 at 1:34 pm

      This is a microcosm of New Jersey: we, the public sector, have power and you, the ignorant and lazy taxpayer, do not. Therefore, STFU and PAY YOUR TAXES.

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      • Posted by E on April 23, 2021 at 8:32 pm

        Oh cmon PS. Biden tax increases will make your local PD taxes seem like child’s play. It’s all for equity though. But poor whites will still pay well off blacks. Only fair right?

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  7. Posted by MJ on April 23, 2021 at 2:09 pm

    Anon, that’s how I interpreted their responses if you can call it that, mocking the very people who pay their lavish salaries and benefits.
    Disgraceful behaviors but I’m sure they are all quite woke.

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  8. Posted by Tough Love on April 23, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    Derek Chauvin seems to have a history of treating OTHERS like he did George Floyd, and the US Justice Dep’t may be charging him 2 separate crimes.

    I’d bet that if charged and found guilty, the sentence would be ADDED to the prison time he gets for his State convictions (and NOT run concurrently).

    The BIG shame is that he COULD have (and SHOULD have) been stopped sooner.

    https://kstp.com/news/after-chauvins-conviction-for-floyd-murder-doj-weighs-charging-him-for-2017-incident-involving-black-teen/6084716/

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    • “Chauvin and (the other officer) placed (the teenager) in the prone position and handcuffed him behind his back while the teenager’s mother pleaded with them not to kill her son and told her son to stop resisting,” Frank wrote, noting that at one point the teenager’s ear began bleeding. “About a minute after going to the ground, the child began repeatedly telling the officers that he could not breathe, and his mother told Chauvin to take his knee off her son.”

      About eight minutes in, Chauvin moved his knee to the teenager’s upper back and left it there for nine more minutes, according to Frank.
      Shocking conduct.

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  9. Posted by E on April 24, 2021 at 8:28 am

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/driver-drags-nypd-no-bail-murder-charge

    Honestly, if you think the Democratic Party is the same as it was in the Clinton days and hasn’t changed, you’re out of your mind. See TL, I’d rather this guy have had to pay some bail
    How on Gods green earth could you have voted for Biden? Or more importantly, do you wish he wasn’t giving in to the far left all the time?
    DC statehood, packing the court, capital gains tax, stupid income tax that penalizes marriage( me and my girlfriend live together and can earn $400,000 each before a tax increase, TL and her husband can only earn $400,000 total!!!). Disgusting, horrific border situation that Harris refuses to even talk about, and perhaps worst of all the complete lack of support for law and order—that is perhaps the worst by far. Watching these rioters night in and night out and not doing SHIT about it. This administration is quickly becoming the worst ever. And the media is even worse. Teachers still wanna teach remote a full year into this. And revising curricula the way are doing. And you want to deprive a guy of an AR? No thanks. It might be to late to save this once great country. We are so divided and it is worse or just as bad as it was under trump.
    DeSantis 2024. There’s a guy who has his shit together.

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  10. Posted by E on April 24, 2021 at 8:38 am

    https://nypost.com/2021/04/23/asian-man-in-critical-condition-after-brutal-attack-in-nyc/

    Cmon and visit. Bring the family. DiBlasio running a great city.
    What a fucking disgrace he is. Where is Lebrons outrage at this?? Media just ignores his comments. Lol. Why? Fuck him.
    I’ve said it before, if is wasn’t for sports gambling(which despite winning thousands at, I’ve gotten a little bored with🤷‍♂️) people would really have no interest in these games. I haven’t watched basketball (except for some of the ncaa tournaments) in decades. Baseball is awful now. Sooooo boring. Football? Eh.
    But again, here’s an Asian victim of a hate crime and a black suspect and nothing. Same with the guy who shot the 7 yr old in NC. White suspect? Nationwide news. This country is at that point of no return. We will never learn to get along with each other as long as one group is made out to always be the victim. That’s a fact.

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    • Posted by PS Drone on April 24, 2021 at 10:03 am

      Now you know why I am glad to be old. Our beloved and once-great Nation is going down for the count. Too much firepower arrayed against it – Soros, Pelosi, Schumer, Biden, the Obamas, the “Squad”, Democrat Governors, Sanctuary states and cities, open borders, welfare state, BLM, Antifa, Modern Monetary Theory morons, on and on. Sad. Once a “can-do” populace; now a nation of whining, self-absorbed, lazy, know-nothings.

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      • Our beloved and once-great Nation is going down for the count… Once a “can-do” populace; now a nation of whining, self-absorbed, lazy, know-nothings.
        Everything in life runs in cycles. I can GUARANTEE YOU that in the next election, 2022, the Dim’s will lose the Senate and will also lose the House. Like 1994. The Repug’s will then proceed to F up the country just as badly as AOC, Pelosi, Biden and the Dim’s did, after which the Dim’s will regain control of at least the house in 2024. Two sides of the same coin. Both parties are controlled by special interest $$. Big Business for the Repug’s and Public Unions for the Dim’s. Both are destroying/wiping out the poor and middle class. Wash, rinse repeat 🤮🤮🤮

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  11. Posted by E on April 24, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    https://www.inquirer.com/news/philadelphia-police-recruitment-pennsylvania-nj-jobs-20210423.html?outputType=amp

    It is not because of Covid. Not really because of low pay but that is definitely a part of it. It is because of the lack of support from elected officials and the public/media and the overall vilification of police officers.

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