New Jersey can no longer afford the New Jersey Education Association. New Jersey, with it’s already crushing taxes is looking at a deficit of combined pension and retiree health care benefits of $253 billion . To make matters worse, by FY 2023, the projected state’s annual pension and benefit’s costs are projected to rise to 11.3 billion, or an unsustainable 27 percent of the state budget.
The root of the problem can be boiled down to two main causes, the state legislator and the New Jersey Educational Association. The NJEA has a 200,000 person army of public employees who drive policy and politics and have done so for nearly half a century.
it is astounding how much power this union has, how the NJEA rigs the political system to it’s advantage in what amounts to legal corruption. It forces teachers to pay dues who do not want to be in the union, to pay dues even thought they don’t want to. The dues are collected right from the teachers paychecks. The union also gouges by collecting” agency fees” from teachers as well.
The NJEA takes millions in fees and uses a great deal of it to contribute to politicians, corrupt politicians like Sen. . Menendez and Hilary Clinton. The NJEA continues to keep pushing the state of N.J. for higher taxes and more government spending. Anyone who questions the NJEA feels there wrath of it’s strong political operation.
Even as the it is estimated that the state can save 2 billion a year on altering health care benefits, the over burden of taxes has a lot of millennia’s leaving the state as well as retirees and businesses. With more people leaving the state then moving in, Robert M. Massimi believes that we cannot keep cow towing to the corrupt union, that like many other unions are nothing more then an organized crime front.
Most New Jersians do not realize that there tax burden is being used against them. The union is pushing for more and more government spending. We must demand legislators to make more fiscal reform. They could start by taking away and getting rid of agency fees like Wisconsin did.