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Its All About Fairness

Its All About Fairness

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Governor Christie Asks Legislative Leaders to Declare Whether They Stand on the Side of Fairness or on the Side of the Privileged 432
Governor Christie Asks Legislative Leaders to Declare Whether They Stand on the Side of Fairness or on the Side of the Privileged 432

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Published by: Governor Chris Christie on Oct 25, 2011
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It’s All About Fairness
Governor Christie Asks Legislative Leaders to Declare Whether They Stand on the Side of Fairness or on the Side of the Privileged 432
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Judges Want To Be Exempted From Paying Their Fair Share:
 
 
The Average Public Employee’s Salary Is $56,700 While The Average Judge’s Salary Is Over $166,000.
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There Are 500,000 Public Employees Paying Their Fair Share Thanks To Bi-Partisan Pension Reform, WhileJudge Feinberg’s Ruling Will Exempt A Privileged 432 Judges.
 
Judges Want To Continue To Contribute 3% Towards Their Pensions While All Other Public Employees NowContribute Between 6.5% - 10%.
 
Judges Qualify For A Lifetime Pension At 75% Of Their Annual Salary After As Little As 10 Years On The Bench.
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The Average Annual Benefit For A New Retiree Is $107,540.
 
Over The Entire Course Of Their Time On The Bench, A Judge Will Contribute Less Than $60,000 Toward Their Pension, And Once Retired Collect Over $2,300,000 In Benefits.
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That Means In Less Than One Year Into Retirement, A Judge Will Collect The Entire Amount They PersonallyContributed Toward Their Pension Fund. The Rest Of Their Lives Will Be On The Taxpayers.
Which Side are Assembly Speaker Oliver And Senate President Sweeney On, The Side of Taxpayers or the Privileged Judiciary? 
 
 Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver:
"I am not inclined to support pursuing a constitutional amendment… It sets a veryunhealthy precedent."
(Megan DeMarco, “Christie's Constitutional Amendment On Judges' Pay Gets No Support From Senate And Assembly Leaders,”
Star-Ledger 
, 10/20/11)
 
 
"To circumvent a judge's ruling and put a public question on the ballot is not an appropriate thing to do at that time."
 
(Angela Delli Santi, “NJ Legislature Won't Interfere In Suit Over Judges' Pension Payments,”
 The Associated Press
, 10/19/11)
Senate President Stephen Sweeney:
"Whether I agree or disagree with the decision, the judicial process must berespected… After the appeals process has been completed, the Legislature will then determine the appropriate reaction — if any."
 
(Angela Delli Santi, “NJ Legislature Won't Interfere In Suit Over Judges' Pension Payments,”
 The Associated Press
, 10/19/11)
 
Calls For The Legislature To “Get To Work” On A Constitutional Amendment Are Growing:
 
"This is an egregious and self-serving decision that protects a small class of individuals who believe they deserveexclusive treatment… I could not in good conscience stand by and watch hard-working state employees earning afraction of a judge’s salary pay their fair share while the judiciary exempts itself while claiming special constitutionalprotection.”
 – Governor Chris Christie, Remarks On Superior Court Ruling On Judiciary Pensions, October 18, 2011
 

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