The governors are reacting to the public outcry. Now they may sacrifice some cops and toll collectors while keeping all political hacks unmolested. In fact, the latter may even get raises from the savings achieved by laying off real workers.
That is how the two partiers function and that is what they call “reduction in government.”
By the way, almost simultaneously, the Port Authority has announced that it will review its 10-year, $25 billion capital plan that caused the toll increases.
The toll increases are outrageous. I assure you that if I am elected governor in 2013, there will be a very thorough look at all the river-crossing authorities; not just the PA. The primary question will be: Are their present operations, structures, and commitments in the interest of New Jersey?
Christie appointed a few of the Port Authority’s highest earners, including Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni, a former state senator who makes $291,000, and former Passaic Sheriff Jerry Speziale, Jr., who makes $198,000 as deputy director of public safety.