Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Ultimate Budget Cut: Newark to Stop Buying Toilet Paper

Another shining example of a Democrat-run city. They're so broke they can't even afford toilet paper.
Things are getting so bad in Newark that the mayor has ordered the government to stop buying toilet paper.

It's part of Newark Mayor Cory Booker's belt-tightening plans that include reducing most city workers to a 4-day work week and shuttering city pools.

Police officers, firefighters and sanitation workers would not be affected by the plan. City workers were already bracing for furloughs starting in August. The number of unpaid days would increase to 19 from 11 with Booker's plan.

The city budget shortfall is $70 million and Booker plans to meet the revenue shortfall with budget cuts instead of property tax increases.

Booker says property taxes in Newark have gone up 76 percent in last decade and 19 percent in the past five years.

At a news conference Booker also said, "Call me Mr. Scrooge, if you want, but they'll be no Christmas decorations around the city."
Can't we just blame Bush?

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