The Daily Journal printed a letter today in response to Brendan Kavanaugh’s ridiculous whining diatribe crying poverty because he earned a measly $68,000 a year for a part time job, blustering as to why he needed that taxpayer subsidized retirement plan when most retired people in Cumberland County are seeing their Social Security and Medicare benefits that they survive on whittled down…
It isn’t often I laugh out loud these days when reading letters to the editor, but the letter from Mr. Brendan Kavanagh “demanding an apology” from The Daily Journal describing his $86K per year — whoops, sorry, $68K per year — job as a “plum” hits the mark. Of course, The Daily Journal did one better and ran a full front-page article.
Does Mr. Kavanagh realize that his part-time job pays more and is 40 percent higher than the median income of Cumberland County residents who work full time? Cumberland County is the poorest county in New Jersey with unemployment and poverty hitting 14 to 15 percent, and he demands an apology from The Daily Journal for his appointment being described as “plum.”
I’m sure that if The Daily Journal polled its readership, a job (county legal counsel) for which he campaigned that pays $68K per year for part-time work would overwhelmingly be described as “plum.”
Mr. Kavanagh’s disconnect from the very public he serves is indicative of the attitude of our current leadership, from our national leadership down to the city/county level. A $5,000 pay cut? Show me a person who makes $25K per year who takes a $5K pay cut, and I’ll show you someone who is willing to make a sacrifice for the people. A $5K pay cut from someone whose gross income, by his own admission, tops $150,000, does not and should not impress any rational person. I remember politicians campaigning on results, not their discounted services.
Stepping down as Democratic chairperson to remove any appearance of political bias deserves a chuckle. Your title doesn’t matter, Mr. Kavanagh; your intentions, however, do.
But, I am wondering, how much do the “plum” jobs in Cumberland County pay and where do I apply?
Why is this an issue on Magazzu Watch? Kavanaugh was promised this job for being a faithful foot soldier for Lou’s campaign. The job and pension was part and parcel of a deal for Brendan’s involvement in the shady personal loan to Lou of party money, as well as his alleged cover-up of a letter containing forged signatures, never approved by committee, and mailed to all county Democrats prior to the election.
Hush money? Hopefully the Christy administration will look more carefully into these allegations. There is nothing forthcoming from Magazzu about what really transpired, and the public deserves to know the truth. Registered Democrats really deserve to know what is happening in the back rooms of their party.