While Lou Magazzu and Jane Jannarone enjoy taxpayer subsidized health benefits, and while Lou’s friend Todd Edwards continues to get healthcare and payola for the job he rarely showed up for last year, the axe is falling on as many as 55 dedicated county employees.
Cumberland County freeholders may lay off an additional 55 county employees in an effort to balance the county’s 2010 FY budget.
This is on top of 11 employees who were previously fired and 22 unfilled positions that were eliminated.
Part-timers still enjoy benefits at taxpayer expense. Lou still finds ways to reward his lawyer friends rather than cut legal expenses in half by creating a legal department in the county. But county employees will be adding to our highest in the state unemployment rolls.
Don’t think that these layoff’s will prevent yet another tax increase. The only time we don’t see a tax increase is when Lou is running for reelection, and then we see a larger increase the year after to make up for his recklessness.
The Cumberland County Freeholder Board gave the public its first glimpse of the county’s 2010 FY budget on Thursday, which would include a tax increase of 2 cents or 1.5 cents.
However, despite massive tax increases over the span of a decade, Lou has continued to spend like money was going out of style – more than doubling the county’s expenditures in that same decade. You can rest assured that lou’s cohorts will be safe int heir public jobs, as lower echelon workers face the unemployment line.