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Just How Much Have We Shared The Wealth?

Just How Much Have We Shared The Wealth?
BY JOE SINAGRA
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION

Congress receives pay at 3.4 times more than the average American worker makes.

Congress receives the equivalent of $14,000 in paid time off . . . assuming they only take half the time off of the average federal employee. Taxpayers contribute about $6,000 to each Member of Congress’s health and life insurance and another $9,000 to the employer’s share of Social Security and Medicare taxes.

Congress was in session just 126 days this year. They worked just two days in the month of August.

Congressional averages $3,346 per week, and their compensation including benefits totals around $285,000 per year. Unlike state and local government employees, who generally must contribute around 6 percent of their pay to defined benefit pensions, Members of Congress contribute only 1.3 percent of their salaries.

 

The Property Tax Debate: It’s Time to Put Every Idea on the Table

The Property Tax Debate: It’s Time to Put Every Idea on the Table
BY STEVE ADUBATO, PhD
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

Property taxes in our state have been out of control for decades. There is no quick fix, no silver bullet that would turn the situation a...

Champion or Villain: Is Ted Cruz Next Year’s Hero?

Champion or Villain: Is Ted Cruz Next Year’s Hero?
BY MICHAEL BUSLER
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION

The government shutdown has temporarily ended and the government has re-opened, although that may be temporary too. The main reason for the shu...

Booker Takes N.J. Senate Seat .... but Christie is the Big Winner

Booker Takes N.J. Senate Seat .... but Christie is the Big Winner
BY MICHAEL HAYNE
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

New Jersey finally got the answer to its $25 million question: Christie squandered $25 million tax-payer dollars to make sure that Cory Booker...

My Obamacare Nightmare

My Obamacare Nightmare
BY SYNNOVE BAKKE
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION

I may be exempt from Obamacare.

So recently I reluctantly decided to check out Obamacare because I’m a law abiding citizen and worry that I’ll get...

Lonegan vs. Booker: The Home Stretch

Lonegan vs. Booker: The Home Stretch

 

 

 

See Minute with Murray Video below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKoBcsHwH1Y

The Shutdown in New Jersey

The Shutdown in New Jersey
BY RUSH HOLT
U.S. REPRESENTATIVE FROM N.J.'S 12TH DISTRICT
COMMENTARY

About 31,000 New Jerseyans work for the federal government. Many of these public servants have been furloughed; the remainder are co...

Forget the 17th Amendment: Why U.S. Senators Should not be Elected

Forget the 17th Amendment: Why U.S. Senators Should not be Elected
BY MURRAY SABRIN
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

After watching the first debate between Newark Mayor Cory Booker and former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan, it is crystal clear that Booker is an ...

The Real Problem? Defining the Role of Government

The Real Problem? Defining the Role of Government
BY MICHAEL BUSLER
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION

The federal government has shut down all but non-essential services. The reason, of course, is that Congress and the President can not agree on...

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