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DEATHtoGOMEZ

Member Since 11 Sep 2008
Offline Last Active Nov 15 2011 07:17 PM
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In Topic: Official License plates for NJ Devils!

02 November 2010 - 11:01 AM

Sorry if this is turning into a political rant. I think this idea is plain stupid. License plates should be there to identify cars and nothing else. If you want a Devils logo on your car, buy a bumper sticker. If we have the Devils logo on the NJ plate, we will get the flyers and rangers logo on it too. The next step to generate revenue will be having plates with advertisements. Then they will look like NASCAR plates if you like it or not. Keep the plates simple.


All profits from this plate go to benefit youth hockey in New Jersey. Just like the cancer plates go to cancer research, and the Pinelands plates go to funding preservation. Its not like the State is making money off this.

In Topic: Ballot Question

01 November 2010 - 03:55 PM

Shall the amendment to Article VIII, Section II of the State Constitution, agreed to by the Legislature, which: prohibits collection by the State of assessments based solely on employee wages and salaries for any purpose other than providing employee benefits; dedicates all employer and employee contributions collected for any employee benefit fund, and all returns on investments of those contributions, to the purpose of that fund; and prohibits any transferring, borrowing, appropriating or using of those contributions or returns for any other purpose, be approved?

INTERPRETIVE STATEMENT:
This proposed constitutional amendment prohibits the collection by the State of assessments based on employee wages and salaries for any purpose except paying employee benefits (or making other employee-authorized or federally required payments, in the case of the State's own employees), dedicates all contributions made to the unemployment compensation fund, the State disability benefits fund, or any other employee benefit fund, and all returns on investments of those contributions, to the purpose of that fund, and prohibits the use of those contributions or returns for any other purpose. The requirements of this proposed amendment do not apply to the gross income tax, which is exclusively dedicated by the Constitution to the purpose of reducing or offsetting local property taxes.



I'm not 100% sure I even understand what it's asking. I think what it's saying is this amendment makes it so the state has to use the money it takes out for disability, unemployment, etc. only for what it says they're using it for. If that's the case, does that mean that currently some of the money they're taking out of our paychecks for these things are being used for other things too? How would this amendment affect how much we pay in these taxes?


For years now the state has been using money contributed by its employees to fund their pension, disability etc etc, for other causes. This will put a stop to all the "borrowing" from those funds and leave the money contributed to the people that contributed it.
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