Saturday, July 01, 2006

Anarchy in New Jersey

New Jersey has no government. It is without government.

Well, no. Not really.

Governor Corzine shut down the state government today and "[a]bout 45,000 state employees were immediately furloughed". Essential services remain operational.

This all has to do with the expiration of "a deadline to adopt a new balanced budget," specifically with Corzine's proposed sales tax increase (from six to seven percent). I'm sure the governor and the Assembly will work out some sort of deal in the very near future, but it amazes me that this sort of thing can happen. When politics shuts down government, you know something has to be wrong, seriously wrong, with politics.

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