Cherry Hill Township laid off six police officers today, after negotiations with the police union broke down. “The township is in a financial crisis,” said Dan Keashen, spokesman for the mayor’s office. “We didn’t get the concessions we needed, which are not unlike what other townships have offered.”About half of the towns and cities in New Jersey are expected to lay off police officers this year, according to the New Jersey Policemen’s Benevolent Association. The layoffs, and reductions in other government services, have followed cuts in state aid to municipalities. The announcement of the layoffs in Cherry Hill comes during prolonged negotiations in which the city has proposed to freeze the pay of its 133 police officers. LINK
Well the Obama administrations stimulus plan is again proven to be nothing more than a rip off. It’s a sham and a lie and that’s now settled science. Despite what Obama, “Slow” Joe Biden and the rest of the insaniacs in Congress keep saying, Police Officers around the country are being laid off, furloughed and fired in record numbers. My father lives in this area of New Jersey so you can say the impact of this administrations incompetence does impact me. The safety of my family is always an issue for me.
We have to keep in mind that the 700 billion-plus the Democrats looted from the US treasury hasn’t done anything close to what they claimed it would. While cops and firemen are being laid of the government is HIRING census workers at a record pace. The best part of this? They are celebrating! The government is out of control.
BREAKING — OBAMA, BIDEN DECLARE “RECOVERY SUMMER”: Vice President Biden today will kick off “Recovery Summer,” a six-week-long push designed to highlight the jobs accompanying a surge in stimulus-funded projects to improve highways, parks, drinking water and other public works. Biden will present President Obama with a report laying out a spike in stimulus activity this summer, and how it will contribute to a steady climb to a total of 3.5 million Recovery Act jobs by the end of the year. Biden, Obama and other administration officials will travel to more than two dozen Recovery Act project sites in coming weeks. Tomorrow, the president will travel to Columbus, Ohio, to mark the groundbreaking of the 10,000th Recovery Act road project, around Nationwide Children’s Hospital. On Monday, Biden will travel to Midland, Mich., for the groundbreaking of the new Dow Kokam advanced battery manufacturing facility. LINK