This year we saw an unprecedented number of layoffs at the county level. Every department had to make concessions, and still Lou Magazzu and Jane Jannarone slap the fired county workers in the face by continuing to accept free healthcare. When is this insanity going to end, and when will Lou keep even one promise?
The Cumberland County Board of Freeholders is getting pressed to follow up on a 5-month-old commitment to drop health coverage for part-time workers.
The 2010 budget year enters its last quarter next week, and the bill for the coverage is in the $45,000 range, according to one freeholder.
It has been the position that part-time positions should not get full-time benefits, and this refusal to make a personal sacrifice after firing loyal county workers is unacceptable. No study is required for the elected Freeholders to make this decision for themselves. After all, no study was required when Lou demanded his constitutional officers accept a lower than legally mandated pay check.
This is another example of Lou saying “Do as I say, not as I do”.