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Reduce state holidays while the economy suffers


[...] the public's respect for government will be eroded beyond repair if the state continues to pay unjustifiable benefits at the same time thousands of taxpayers are losing their jobs.

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Chorus of oinks heralds a second stimulus
tHE inK Was still drying on the american recov-            the discussion. But after lawmakers were done               which creates jobs and revenue. almost nothing in

ery and reinvestment act, it seemed, when people           setting aside money for federal furniture, a hybrid         the original stimulus included such provisions, and              November 23, 2009
started discussing the need for another one.               fleet for federal workers and an improved sewer             we don’t trust lawmakers to craft a bill that would do
      it really speaks to the effectiveness of legis-      system in Washington, there wasn’t much left for            so without including more christmas tree decora-              How to Reach Us
lation when it’s judged such a sweeping failure            construction — or anything else related to an eco-          tions than rockefeller center would ever need.
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that people want a do-over before the money’s              nomic stimulus. in our construction roundtable,                  Calvin Coolidge may have been the only politi-      njbiz, 220 Davidson Ave, Suite 302
been handed out — or, in the case of that $787             which appeared nov. 9, our participants — all guys          cian who got it right, when he said, “the business of    Somerset, NJ 08873
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see their breath when they walk into a bank, and           ing more pork than a slaughterhouse before Easter.
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    o it’s a good way to keep my                                                                                                                                                EDITORIAL
      employees happy.                                                                                                                                                          eDiTOR
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    o it’s a good idea, but should have                                                                                                                                         DePuTY eDiTOR - NeWS
      been launched after a recovery.                                                                                                                                           joe st. arney jarney@njbiz.com
    o it’s going to make it harder for me                                                                                                                                       DePuTY eDiTOR & RePORTeR
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      to stay profitable.                                                                                                                                                       Workplace issues/General News
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